[CES 2012] Magellan Switch is a GPS watch for runners and multisport practitioners, and an optional Multisport Mounting Kit accessory allows mounting on a bike. The device features a 1.26” high resolution display with a black background and gray letters for better readability in direct sunlight, it tracks location and distance, records speed/ pace and elevation thanks to a high precision GPS receiver that enables 3-5 meters of accuracy.
In case you like to get more biometrics and performance data, you can add an optional soft strap heart rate monitor and other third parties devices via ANT+ wireless technology. The Magellan Switch is water resistant to 50 meters and can be worn can be worn for an extended period of time in water while swimming or windsurfing for example.
The GPS watch offers eight hours of battery life in work out mode and 3 weeks in watch mode, can store up to 60 hours of activities and nine customizable profiles with over 80 data fields to match each discipline. The device comes with a Magnetic USB cradle for charging and data transfer to a Windows or Mac computer. It is compatible with an external battery pack that provides 16 hours of additional battery life to be used during long distance race. The Switch retail for $249.99, and for $299.99 you will get the same package with the heart rate monitor.
The Magellan Switch-up provides similar features with the addition of a vibration motor that delivers alert notifications such as distance, time and performance alerts when audible sounds are difficult to hear. The Switch-Up gets also a barometric altimeter to capture accurate elevation information and a temperature sensor that monitors outside temperature as it relates to an activity.
The device retails for $299.99 with Multisport Mounting Kit and for $349.99 with Multisport Mounting Kit and Heart Rate Monitor.
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