Garmin Forerunner 920XT

Garmin 920XT

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, is excited to unveil its most advanced multisport GPS watch to date – the Forerunner 920XT. Your expert personal trainer on your wrist, the Forerunner 920XT records detailed metrics for swimming, cycling and running – perfect to take elite and keen athletes’ training to the next level. Whether it’s a triathlon, Ironman or marathon you wish to conquer, the Forerunner 920XT has the know-how and the drive to take you there.

With a super slim profile, the Forerunner 920XT is 15 per cent lighter and 18 per cent thinner than its predecessor, and offers an extremely comfortable fit with its flexible, hinged watch band. ‘Watch-mode’ and daily activity tracking features are ideal for all day wear to monitor steps and calories. Receiving GLONASS signals as well as GPS signals, the watch ensures users are totally connected with smart notifications, including incoming texts, emails, calls, and calendar reminders – all on the high-resolution colour display – when in range of a paired Bluetooth®-smart device.

Dan Bartel, Garmin’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales, says, “As a pioneer and leader in GPS multisport watches, we’re excited to introduce our most advanced, all-in-one solution for triathletes and multisport athletes. Recording in-depth metrics for swimming, cycling and running, tracking daily activity, while keeping users connected, the Forerunner 920XT is ideal for training, racing, and everything in between.”

The new Forerunner has a water rating of 5 ATM4 (water proof for 50 meters/165 feet) and offers advanced swim metrics for training in a pool or open water, including drill logging, recording swim distance, pace, stroke type, stroke count and SWOLF score, as well as distance and time alerts to let users know a set is over, or time alerts The Forerunner 920XT also includes two types of rest timers to keep time pushing off the wall.

On your bike, the watch has a built-in altimeter for precise ascent, descent and gradient data during training. When paired with compatible ANT+™ power meters, including Vector™ S and the dual-sensing Vector system, the Forerunner 920XT displays power data including average watts, left/right balance5, power zone, and when paired with a heart rate monitor, it can derive users’ VO2 max estimates for cycling to help monitor changes in fitness.

Using Garmin’s advanced running dynamics, athletes can measure and track their running form with the Forerunner 920XT. Reporting cadence (total steps per minute), vertical oscillation (amount of “bounce” in a runner’s step), and ground contact time, the Forerunner 920XT even shows a colour gauge to enable comparison between running peers. It also features a metronome, with vibration and audible alerts, to guide cadence training, a race predictor based on VO2 max for running, and a recovery advisor indicating how long a runner should rest before attempting another hard effort1.

For ultra-runners, the Forerunner 920XT offers an UltraTrac mode that turns GPS off at certain intervals, extending its GPS mode battery life from 24 hours to up to 40 hours.

Athletes can track their workouts using the Forerunner 920XT as a remote for their VIRB®or VIRB Elite action camera3, by starting and stopping recording, and taking stills right from their wrist. Synched with Garmin Connect, users can seamlessly upload workouts and start a LiveTrack session from their smartphone2.

Garmin 920XT Red

The Forerunner 920XT is available in black/blue or red/white, RRP £389.99 and £419.99 for the premium heart rate monitor bundle. With a software update available in early 2015, the Forerunner 920XT will become Connect IQ compatible, making even more applications available to users for their active lifestyles.

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TomTom launch new GPS products

TomTom today announces availability and pricing for its new range of GPS watches that deliver at-a-glance performance information for runners, cyclists and swimmers. The TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport are available to pre-order from today at http://www.tomtom.com, and to buy from leading running speciality retailers later this month. They will be priced from £149.99 and £179.99 respectively.

Both the TomTom Runner and the TomTom Multi-Sport feature an extra-large display, full-screen graphical training tools and the industry’s first one-button control to make it easier for users to access the information needed to stay motivated and achieve their goals.

TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport also include a broad range of advanced features that are designed to address the needs of runners and multi-sport enthusiasts alike:

· Ultra-Slim Design: At just 11.5mm, the slim design of the watch module, comfortably fits men and women, and all wrist sizes
· Indoor Tracker: Accurately track indoor runs using built-in sensors to count strides, so that users can monitor pace and distance even while running on a treadmill.
· QuickGPSFix: Get started faster by using the latest in GPS and GLONASS satellite technology to quickly find their precise location.
· Desktop Multi-Platform compatibility: Sync, analyse and share stats on popular running sites and community platforms, including the TomTom MySports website, MapMyFitness, RunKeeper and TrainingPeaks.
· Super-Tough Display: Scratch- and impact-resistant glass stays easy-to-read, workout after workout.
· Weather- and Waterproof: Waterproof up to 50 metres/5ATM
· Long-lasting battery: Up to 10-hour battery life (GPS Mode)
· Heart Rate monitor*: Use the Bluetooth® Smart Heart Rate Monitor to track training zone for weight control, performance or speed.

TomTom Multi-Sport includes all the features included in TomTom Runner, and also allows multi-sport athletes to track their distance, time, speed and other key metrics when they cycle or swim. The TomTom Multi-Sport is also enhanced with the following features and options:

· Dedicated Bike Mount: Easily see key stats at a glance with the specially-designed bike mount
· Cadence Sensor**: Track cadence, speed and distance, indoors and out.
· Built-in Altimeter***: Accurately track elevation, ascent, descent and grade with the built-in barometric altimeter
· Swimming Motion Sensor: Check detailed swim metrics such as laps, strokes, time and speed, and calculate a SWOLF score to show swim efficiency

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Suunto Ambit2 S

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29th April 2013

Suunto launches Ambit 2 S – a multisport GPS watch for athletes

Suunto App Zone and Movescount.com are also upgraded

The new Ambit2 S is a light and sleek GPS watch for multisport athletes that packs all the features needed for cycling, running, swimming and multisport training. The GPS provides accurate pace, route navigation and tracking, while the heart rate monitor lets you train within your ideal zone.

  • Cycling: The new Suunto Ambit2 S will support power meters (ANT+) and offers various power measurement values and numerous options for in-depth analysis.
  • Swimming: The Ambit2 S also offers comprehensive swimming functionality, including pace and distance, automatic intervals, stroke rate and swimming time related to different pool lengths. The Ambit2 S will also learn to recognize your swimming style, which makes performance analysis easier.
  • Running: Runners benefit from highly accurate pace and distance thanks to FusedSpeed™, the Ambit’s accelerometer integrated GPS, as well as interval timer and autolaps for training.
  • Multisport Training: Users can switch between sports, making the Suunto Ambit2 S ideal for recording your multisport training or race.

Available from May 2013.  Ambit2 S £275/Ambit2 S with HR £325.

App Zone and Movescount.com are also upgraded

Suunto is also upgrading the Suunto App Zone, the community forum where users can find and create free Apps for the Ambit GPS watches. Since it launched in November 2012, the App Zone  has proved popular with users, who have created over 5,000 Apps so far. The upgrade gives Ambit owners the chance to create and share more advanced Apps. Suunto’s online sports community Movescount.com which hosts the App Zone, will also be updated to provide new  tools for in-depth analysis, enhanced navigation and improved opportunities for sharing.

For more product details and full specs, visit www.suunto.com