Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Garmin reveals Forerunner 15 GPS watch for run tracking

updated 02:44 pm EDT, Tue May 6, 2014

GPS running watch can track heart rate, synchronizes with online service

Garmin has introduced what the company claims to be its lowest-priced GPS-enabled running watch. The Forerunner 15 is a step down from the more-recent Forerunner and Fenix releases, in that it keeps track of standard running-related statistics and activity tracking functions, but without adding enhanced features nor smart watch-style smartphone connectivity.

The Forerunner 15 can track steps taken, calories burned, and the distance traveled over the last seven activities. Runners will be able to view the current pace, set a target lap pace or average pace, and receive automatic alerts for every mile traveled. The watch can also track the wearer's heart rate with an optional monitor, while a foot pod will let the Forerunner 15 be used for training indoors. It will even remind wearers to move after one hour of inactivity, with the reminder reset after a few minutes of continual walking.



Water resistant to 5 ATM (50 meters or 164 feet), the 1.3-ounce watch has a 55x32-resolution display and four buttons for control, and a battery that will last up to five weeks in watch mode and 8 hours in training. Though it does not directly synchronize with a smart watch, connecting the Forerunner 15 to a PC or Mac will sync it with Garmin Connect, the company's online fitness community, providing training analysis and goal tracking, as well as various social elements.

Garmin is shipping the Forerunner 15 this spring for $170, or $200 when combined with the heart rate monitor. The foot pod will be available separately.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

IDrive cloud backup and sync service

There are a lot of cloud services out there, and nearly all of them can be used for backing up key files and folders. A few dedicated ...

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News