New Balance Unveils Their Own Version Of The Fitness Watch
Dedicated to runners, the device packs GPS-tracking and up to 50 hours of music
New Balance joined the wearables game with the release of its new Android Wear smartwatch, the RunIQ. Designed in partnership with Intel, Google and Strava, this water-resistant watch has all the features one could expect from a fitness watch in this price range: built-in GPS, pace, course and distance tracking, a heart rate sensor and Bluetooth.
RunIQ uses Intel Atom Z34XX processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, enough to fit around 50 hours of Google Play music. In order to optimize the listening experience, New Balance also partnered up with Jabra who is releasing a pair of PaceIQ wireless earphones compatible with RunIQ, which features a special Sports button allowing for real-time in-ear coaching.
RunIQ is retailing for $299 and can be ordered through the New Balance’s website.