New Balance RunIQ, New Android smartwatch for sportsmen

After one full year by the announcement of the opening of the Digital Sports Division , New Balance presented RunIQ, its first specific smartwatch for runners , based on Android Wear and developed in collaboration with Intel and Strava.

This smartwatch design is simple with a plastic shell, interchangeable straps and mainly devoted to functionality rather than the stylistic accuracy. Watching him, in fact, you immediately notice its sporty nature thanks to three customizable physical buttons , the perforated strap to allow adequate breathability, and the sensor for the heartbeat in the lower part.

New Balance RunIQ, new Android Wear smartwatch for sportsmen at CES 2017
Inside of this New Balance smartwatch we find an Intel processor and a battery that provides 5 hours of battery life with the active GPS and heart rate monitoring , or up to 24 hours of normal use. The wearable is also water resistant to 5 ATM (50 meters). As for the software, New Balance has been working intensively with Strava realizing a Fitness app that allows you to parse and display many detailed statistics on your training and then share them with the entire community of sports.

The RunIQ can be combined, of course, a couple of BT headphones, useful to listen to your own music playlist during your workout using Google Play Music , and, in this regard, New Balance also presented NB PaceIQ EarBuds , a couple of sports headsets from Jabra developed that will be available for purchase at a price of 115 Euros .

At CES 2017 also room to smartwatch and in particular to the new RunIQ Platform Android Wear made by New Balance in collaboration with Intel, Strava and Google

Powered by Intel Processor Z34XX , the RunIQ New Balance has a 1:39 inch AMOLED display and 512 MB RAM with 4GB of native storage inside. The back of the case houses an optical heart rate monitor, and a GPS is integrated. RunIQ is water resistant to 50 meters, can withstand sudden storms and even a quick dip. The battery promises a battery life of 24 hours depending on mode (without GPS, and control of the active beat) and up to 5 hours with GPS and control of the active pulse.


The first New Balance smartwatch, however, will be sold at a price not exactly content of 375 Euros , and both can be pre-ordered with shipments that will take place starting next February 2 . Interesting to point out that all those who purchase it before the actual availability , will be honored with 3 months Strava Premium .

For more information, please visit the official page of the manufacturer.


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