Seiko Epson Corporation has entered the ever-growing electronic sporting equipment market, by creating a highly accurate, comfortable and super-light GPS running monitor for serious sportsmen, especially for runners. So far, the lightest GPS-enabled running watch, with a body weighing no more than 50 grams, provides precise distance, pace and other valuable data.
In order to satisfy growing demands for useful and easy-to-handle fitness tracking gadgets, the company known for its printers and projectors put functionality on the first place, developing this great tool for professional and amateur sportsmen. That is why this watch is not the most attractive sport watch on the market, but it will certainly give you maximum effectiveness and pleasure. The incredible lightness, a slim rubber body with the thickness of 13 mm, a wide, multifunctional, easy to read display, a comfortable and flexible strap… In my opinion, this is more than enough to choose wearing Epson’s GPS watch during my everyday sports activities.
Despite its slim body, the new Epson’s wrist watch has a superbly accurate built-in GPS module and a long battery life. When it is fully charged, the watch can work up to 12 hours in a GPS mode, which covers even the long-distance sport events. That level of battery life is a distinction of high-quality GPS watches. However, Suunto has drastically raised the level of battery endurance with a new Ambit GPS model that is able to work up to 50 hours with GPS tracking on. (Read the review of this model.)
Epson GPS Running watch measures the distance, the pace, and the speed of running, on any course and with great accuracy. Unlike ordinary GPS running watches, it has higher water-resistance (up to 50 meters – 165 feet), which makes it suitable for swimming.
Later this year, Epson plans to release a commercial version of this concept watch, exclusively for Japanese market. So far, there is no information about its price and whether it will be available inAmericaandEurope.