On 6th Jan, Magellan, GPS navigation specialists, known for its in-car navigation systems announced pair of GPS fitness watches “switch and switch up” at the CES ‘12. The Switch series watches will be Magellan’s first step into the fitness tech game that will utilize GPS technology to meet the needs of multisport athletes.
Similar to Garmin’s Forerunner watches, the dominant company in the workout space, switch and switch up can be mounted to your wrist and includes a bike mount for those competing in triathlons. Although the primary design is intended to support runners, the company is expecting an influence on all the multisport athletes.
The main features of the switch series fitness watches are the customizable sport profiles, 1.26 inch high-resolution display, battery life extending up to eight hours , a high sensitivity GPS , 50-meter water resistance, and is also compatible with ANT+TM sensors. The Magellan GPS Switch series will be hitting the markets in the spring of 2012. The Switch is available at a price of $249.99 or $299.99 with Heart Rate Monitor. The Switch Up with a Multisport Mounting Kit is available at a price of $299.99 or $349.99 with a Heart Rate Monitor.