Sport and Outdoor

Suunto Unveils 2 New GPS Sport Watches and Mobile App - 07/14/2014

Finnish outdoor instruments maker Suunto has unveiled two new GPS sport watches that will be available on the shelves in September 2014: Ambit3 Sport and Ambit3 Peak. Ambit3 Sport was developed with running, swimming and cycling in mind. The GPS...

Adidas FiT SMART: Running Watch Without GPS? - 07/10/2014

Adidas yesterday launched a watch-like fitness tracker called FitSmart that measures heart rate, calories, pace, distance and stride rate. The device, priced at $/€ 199.90, is intended for sport exercices, not be wore all day long like fitness bands...

Off the Road GPS App Viewranger Debuts On Android Wear - 06/30/2014

ViewRanger, an off the road GPS app for smartphones has unveiled last week its development for Android Wear, ready-to-run on smart watches from LG, Samsung, and Motorola. ViewRanger allows a range of key data to be viewed by glancing at the watch....

TomTom Launches Multi-Million Euro Campaign to Promote Sport Watch - 06/24/2014

TomTom is launching this week a multi-million Euro advertising campaign to promote its Cardio GPS watch. Developed with its usual agency partners DDB and Tribal Worldwide, the advertisement aims to create maximum awareness of TomTom’s GPS watch...

2.35M Activity Trackers sold in Q1: Fitbit, Garmin Leading the Market - 06/23/2014

According to ABI Research 2.35 million activity trackers were sold worldwide during the first quarter of 2014. Fitbit, Garmin, Nike and Jawbone were the leading brands in this category in the first quarter. But with Nike getting out of hardware and...

Garmin Launches Golf GPS Watch with Swing Metrics - 06/19/2014

Garmin today announced the Approach S6 ($400), a new GPS-enabled, color screen watch that helps golfers improve their swing, available on the shelves this summer. The watch offers three metrics: SwingTempo, TempoTrainer, and SwingStrength....

TomTom to Sell 500K Sport Watches this Year - 06/19/2014

According to an article of French daily newspaper Le Figaro, TomTom forecasts to sell half a million sport watches in 2014. The article was based on an interview with Corinne Vigreux, head of TomTom consumer division. Thus far TomTom was very shy...

Canalys: Fitbit and Pebble Leaders in Activity Trackers and Smart Watches in Q1 - 05/22/2014

According to market research firm Canalys a total of 2.7 million “wearable bands“ shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2014. Canalys segments the market between “basic“ and “smart“ bands, i.e. activity trackers such as Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike’s...

Rip Curl Teasing GPS Watch for Surfers - 04/28/2014

Surf brand Rip Curl has been teasing since last week a GPS watch for surfers. The idea seems quite interesting and innovative, yet another application for GPS-enabled watches in sport. The Rip Curl Search GPS Watch will allow users to “Track your...

Garmin Debuts High End Cycling Computer Edge 1000 - 04/16/2014

GPS maker Garmin unveiled last week Edge 1000, a new high end cycling computer priced at $600-$700. “The Edge 1000 combines the essential legacy features cyclists love from the Edge Touring and Edge 810, with exciting new features including a large...

DeLorme Adds Route & Waypoints to Satellite Communicator - 04/15/2014

DeLorme has announced today inReach Explorer, a new version of its Iridium GPS tracker that now includes the creation and navigation of routes and waypoints. the device is expected to be available in May for $379, with a choice of annual satellite...

Nike Unveils Digital Lab in San Francisco - 04/10/2014

Nike announced today the opening of its Nike+ Fuel Lab in San Francisco, a place dedicated to building partnership with mobile and wearable companies and expand the Nike+ community that currently gathers 28 million people worldwide. NikeFuel At the...
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