Demo of Garmin New GPS Watch at MWC 2016

Demo of Garmin New GPS Watch at MWC 2016
GPS manufacturer Garmin is demonstrating their new GPS-enabled watch with heart rate monitor at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona these days.

The watch truly offers multi-sport support from running/cycling up to more exotic disciplines such as Paddleboarding:

Running – Using a built-in accelerometer and GPS users can track runs either indoors or out. Additional features include “Auto Lap“, “Auto Pause“, and vibration alerts for heart rate, pace, run/walk intervals, and more. Post-run summaries include stats such as total mileage, calories, average pace and overall time.

Cycling – The cycling app measures time, distance, speed and calories. It is compatible with speed and cadence sensors, and the Varia® lights and radar (sensors and radar are sold separately).

Pool Swimming – In addition to tracking total and interval time, distance, pace, stroke count and stroke type, the swimming app also features easy pausing for rests, complete with rest timers, and can calculate swolf, a measure of swimming efficiency.

Golfing – Users can view a simplified view of the green, measure shot distance and be pointed in the right direction with PinPointer while golfing on one of the 40,000 course maps worldwide available for download from the Garmin golf course database.

Stand Up Paddleboarding and Rowing – Users can easily track and view pace, time, distance, stroke count, stroke rate and distance per stroke. When using an indoor rowing machine, users can track time, stroke count and stroke rate.

Skiing and Snowboarding – The skiing and snowboarding app measures 3-D speed by calculating the speed and distance on an incline versus latitude and longitude. It also provides splits automatically and features Auto Pause, which freezes the timer automatically when users stop or ride the lift.

GPS Business News was on-site in Barcelona to look at the device. Watch the video below:

Monday, February 22nd 2016

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