Sunday, March 18, 2012

GPS Surf Watch Coming Soon

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So, I have to admit I’m not much of a surfer. I don’t live near the ocean, so the idea of tracking your surfing with GPS seems a little odd to me. However, this product has had some pretty good reception, so I thought I’d take a sec to cover it anyway. The watch is basically the surfing equivalent of a GPS running watch, with tons of measurements and stats recorded and then synced to your phone.

This new surfing GPS watch was created by RipCurl and will be called SearchGPS. This watch is designed to help surfers track and count the waves they catch, register top speeds, total session time, average speed, longest ride, paddle distance, and more. The watch comes with more than 1,300 locations in its database along with information about high and low tide, etc. It even plots out all of the information on a map—somehow—and can be synced with your phone via an app. It is, of course, waterproof and has an easy to read digital screen.

The device isn’t available just yet, but you can sign up to be notified when it becomes available on their website. The watch is expected to market for around $400.

Here’s a video promoting the watch:

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