New Balance RunIQ: Android Wear Smartwatch for Runners; Reportedly Heading Towards Ditching Apple Watch [VIDEO]By Xien Palacios, UniversityHerald Reporter
Apple is likely to step down soon as the queen of Smartwatch because another Android Wear operated wearable is about to invade the market this year. New Balance delivers RunIQ, a Smartwatch that is solely made for runners. See Runiq's full specs and features here!
RunIQ Smartwatch Will Invade the Market Soon with Great Features
Another Android Wear operated Smartwatch RunIQ is not like any ordinary one available in the market today. According to Digital Trends, the Smartwatch is an output product from the collaboration of Intel, Strava and Google as well as New Balance who authored the idea of bringing a Smartwatch to athletes such as runners.
So what to expected from RunIQ Android Smartwatch? As noted by the same publication, the Smartwatch carries a general purpose and that is for athletes to track on their performance through the use of the wearable's features. For tracking, pace and measurement of distance, there is GPS and for the athlete's full track of its health, a heart rate monitor will do the thing.
Furthermore, RunIQ Android Smartwatch also comes with a wireless headphones to provide secure fit, premium audio and rapid charge time. The wireless headphones are made by Jabra and has its own buttons that shows the runner's performance through a real-time audio.
In addition, a social community is also integrated in RunIQ Android Smartwatch called New Balance Global Run Club in which users are able to share their workout experience, connect with each to each other to track performance, celebrate accomplishments and share favorite routes. This also comes with a virtual training program and various races that can be participated by the members.
New Balance RunIQ Smartwatch Release Date
New Balance introduces RunIQ Smartwatch in CES tech show in Las Vegas and is reportedly hitting the shelves in February 1 for $300 according to Wearable. Pre-orders are also available in New Balance website. The Smartwatch is available in two color variants - black and gray.