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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Epson Dives Into Sport Watch Market

epson running watch

Epson Runsense

Epson, a company known for printers and other office-like equipment has, surprisingly, delved into the world of sport watches with two activity and heart rate trackers called Pulsense and a line of GPS running watches called Runsense.

This UK company has two models of Pulsense which offer heart rate tracking to help monitor your activity during exercise and during the day. They also can track caloric intake and monitor your sleep. The Pulsense exercise band and the watch are supposedly available in the U.S. as well as Europe, but I didn’t see a ‘buy’ button on their site. Only a ‘subscribe for updates’ screen. read more

New GPS Sport Watch with Connected Devices Announced

Suunto Ambit3 family GPS Watch App Heart Monitor

Suunto has announced a whole family of connected devices to help athletes and outdoors enthusiasts get the most out of their sports adventures. Suunto’s first Bluetooth Smart compatible product family consists of a new Suunto Movescount App, Suunto Ambit3 Peak GPS Watch and Suunto Ambit3 Sport GPS watch, and the Suunto Smart Sensor for heart rate monitoring. The device family can either be used together or separately, and will be available for purchase in the beginning of September, 2014. Details on price have not yet been released. read more

Introducing the Bad Elf 2200 GPS Pro

Bad Elf 2200 Pro

The Bad Elf 2200 GPS Pro is a handheld GPS receiver and datalogger designed for iPod, iPhone and iPad products. Able to sync with up to five devices at a time, this simplistic device has a myriad of applications for adventurers such as sharing geolocation data with your entire crew, passengers, family members or anyone with an applicable device and marking waypoints without having to keep a GPS app running on your phone. read more

New Rugged GPS Released for Extreme Conditions

sXtreo GN11 Precision GNSS Device

sXtreo GN11 Precision GNSS Device

Stesalit has announced the availability of their sXtreo line of handheld GPS computers, designed to withstand just about anything. Designed for use in field surveys, field work under extreme conditions, industrial use, and infrastructure sectors such as agriculture, forestry, roads, security and construction, these devices are rated IP68 and are waterproof, dustproof and shockproof with a wide range of features including  built-in mobile GIS applications. All the devices come with a USB port for uploading data, and the ability to do waypoint surveys, geotagging photos and other GPS features. Initially designed to be used in India’s varying climate, these devices would be suitable for use in dozens of other countries as well. read more

TomTom Cardio series announced

TomTom Cardio seriesRemember our sneak peek of the TomTom Cardio sportwatch? Well the company has made it official, with not one but two new sportwatches, the Runner Cardio and Multi-Sport Cardio, adding an optical heart rate monitor to their previous releases. No more chest straps! read more

TomTom Cardio GPS watch clears FCC

TomTom Cardio GPS watchLooks like TomTom is coming up with a new sportwatch, the TomTom Cardio GPS watch according to their FCC filing. read more

TomTom Runner GPS Watch review

TomTom Runner GPS Watch review

Hands on with the TomTom Runner GPS Watch

The TomTom Runner GPS Watch is the company’s latest offering within the running category after a few years of partnering with Nike. So it was a bit expected that they would be releasing a dedicated unit for runners. After 30 miles of outdoor running in December, it’s time to look at how it performed. read more

SPOT Gen3 satellite messenger

SPOT Gen3 satellite messengerWe’ve known about this one for awhile, but now it’s official — the SPOT Gen3 satellite messenger has been announced. The new device offers expanded tracking options, longer battery life and a motion sensor. The minimum service plan price has increased to $149.99 per year, but it now includes a basic tracking plan (every 10 seconds for 24 hours). Unlimited and extreme tracking plans are available for an extra fee. read more

Rand McNally Foris 850 review

Rand McNally Foris 850 GPS review

The Rand McNally Foris 850 marks the company’s first entry into the handheld GPS market. It appears to use the same hardware as the Falk Lux 22 which came out in Europe earlier this year. Let’s take a look and see how it holds up to scrutiny… read more

SPOT Gen3 satellite messenger vs DeLorme inReach SE

SPOT Gen 3 vs DeLorme inReach

Which satellite messenger is right for you?

There’s a little more info trickling out on the SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger, including its ability to send your position at 30 minute intervals for up to 45 days on a single charge. The SPOT Gen3 lists for $169.99 and is expected to be available later this month. read more