Garmin has unveiled the Forerunner 610 GPS sports watch—a weather-proof touchscreen solution for runners. The watch will be available by the end of the second quarter, and was announced in preparation for world-class marathons in Boston and London as well as the Australian fitness expo.
The Forerunner 610 uses a vibration motor for alerts such as heart rate, pace and distance when audible tones cannot be heard (heart monitor included in some bundles or available separately). With the heart rate monitor, the watch also allows runners to track their training intensity via the new Training Effect feature. Training Effect measures the impact of exercise on aerobic fitness and lets the user know how the workout improves their fitness in real time.
Brooks Sports has unveiled their PureProject collection, a new line of footwear that promotes natural ride and an aligned footstrike in a lightweight package. The goal of the PureProject styles is to proactively promote an individual’s ideal biomechanical alignment as he or she runs through the gait cycle, delivering a more efficient, natural stride.
River Rock's new multi-task Nightfire camping lantern produces 136 lumens of 360 degree light from three AA batteries. Remove the lantern top cap and it transforms into a powerful flashlight. For attention, the Nightfire can be set to flashing, and for smaller spaces it can toggle to a low light setting. At full brightness users will get roughly 25 hours of useable light and in both low-light and flashing modes about 50 hours.The weather proof Nightfire also features a small LED that helps the user locate the lantern in darkness, while its anodized aircraft-aluminum body has rubber caps on both ends to absorb hard knocks and to provide optimal grip.
Korkers Products has filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for an updated version of the outdoor footwear company’s Interchangeable Outsole System. The new patent builds upon over a decade of patents submitted by the company.
The new version of the company's unique OmniTrax Interchangeable Outsole System dramatically improves the use of the system by providing a variety of traction options for shoes and allowing the product to become sleeker via a lower profile.
GoPro has launched the Battery BacPac, the second in a line of removable expansion modules for the company’s 1080p HD Hero camera. The Battery BacPac is a standalone battery charger that also attaches to the back of the camera, nearly doubling video and time-lapse photo record times to over 5 hours. The new item follows the removable LCD BacPac screen released this past February and is available for order with an MSRP of $49.99.
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