Choosing a fitness watch can feel overwhelming. The endless options and multitude of features (battery life, GPS tracking, user interface, durability and more) makes it hard to find the perfect one to fit your wrist. It shouldn’t be difficult to get tech you can trust to provide accurate measurements for your training. A great fitness watch is one you don’t have to worry about—its there when you need it, otherwise it stays out of your way.
Whether you’re an elite athlete, weekend warrior, or taking the first step in your fitness journey, we’ll keep you up to date on the latest features from a popular brand!
In this article, we'll discuss the top 5 exciting new features in the latest COROS watches, and which models have them.
- Camera Control (w/ GoPro)
- Walk Mode
- Topo and Landscape Maps
- Komoot Route Sync
- Galileo Support
Camera Control (w/ GoPro)
Walking is an underrated form of exercise and recovery. Research shows that walking can increase mental and physical health. Walk Mode is a new sport mode based on the steps instead of distance. This is due to inaccuracy of the GPS in some urban environments (due to speed, frequent stops, arm movements and other factors). Step counting is a unique and improved metric that can be set up for indoor (GPS disabled) or outdoor use, giving you flexibility to track you walks when and wherever you want. In indoor mode, it estimates distance based on cadence and stride data.
Topo and Landscape Maps
On-wrist navigation comes to VERTIX and APEX Pro. Download maps from any region to easily navigates your runs, hikes, rides and climbs. Use the dial to zoom in and out, and touch screen to move the map around with your fingers, for the ultimate navigation experience. Landscape maps provide information about streets, major road networks, natural features, and waterways. Topo maps are a detailed record of a land area, showing geographic positions and elevations for both natural and man-made features. View the shape of the land, mountains, valleys and plains through contour lines.
Image courtesy of Komoot
Komoot Route Sync
With the latest app, COROS now integrates directly with Komoot, a route planning platform for outdoor adventurers. Once you connect your COROS account, the server will automatically sync routes from Komoot planned tours to the COROS navigation library. All COROS workouts will sync to Komoot, opening up more possibilities on your adventures while keeping you on course.
Trusted by top endurance athletes like Emma Coburn and Eliud Kipchoge, COROS helps you train to be at your best when it matters most. High-grade materials and ground-breaking technology combine to provide reliable results, even in the most extreme environments. For athletes who strive for continuous improvement, COROS supports your active and adventurous lifestyle. Join the COROS community @COROSGlobal on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest innovations!
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