New Balance RunIQ
Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
It tracks how far you travel.
Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.
Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
The device can connect to WiFi.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
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With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
When your paired smartphone is running low on battery, the smartwatch will notify you.
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.