COROS Launches VERTIX GPS Adventure Watch
Aside from the fantastically orange “Fire Dragon” SKU, the COROS VERTIX watch has a slew of very nice features/sensors. Including: heart rate, oximeter, altimeter, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and thermometer. As well as 45 (!) days of battery life, as long as you stay off the GPS (which is “only” 60 hours), & BTLE (phone connectivity) / ANT+ (sensors). It also supports “HR Broadcast”; so you can use it as a heart rate sensor for other devices. Which is a feature sorely missing from my current wearable…
All in, the $599/$699 adventure watch, looks like a worth competitor to the recently announced watches from Garmin both in features and 76g (claimed weight) form factor.
COROS Launches the Most Powerful GPS Watch Ever Built
Building on the success of its award-winning APEX, COROS introduces the VERTIX GPS Adventure Watch
Tustin, CA, May 14, 2019 – COROS Wearables Inc., makers of endurance sports wearables, announced today the biggest product launch in company history with the introduction of the VERTIX GPS Adventure Watch. According to COROS, VERTIX is the longest lasting, most powerful watch ever built and will help make running, cycling, climbing, and other activities safer and more efficient for all explorers.
Exciting features of the new premium GPS watch, include:
- Extended 45-days of battery life in regular use and 60+ hours of battery life in full GPS mode, giving it nearly twice the battery life of the next most powerful watch on the market.
- Innovative Altitude Mode – meant for the mountains – with 24/7 blood oxygen monitoring, altitude performance assessment and built-in alert system to notify the user when they are safe to resume climbing.
- Industry leading low temperature performance – Works down to -4°F/-20°C with less than a 30% depreciation in battery performance. Extreme temperature testing showed 21 hours of battery in GPS mode at -22°F/-30°C.
- Four color options including the unique “Ice-Breaker” model with a clear casing that lets the user see inside the unit.
For the last several months, VERTIX has been tested by a variety of climbers, runners and outdoor explorers in various conditions. The watch will be available for purchase on coros.com and at select running and outdoor specialty retailers.
Additional VERTIX features and specs:
- Titanium frame and bezel with Sapphire Glass screen
- 150-meter water proof – the only GPS watch with this rating
- 150 hours of battery life in UltraMax GPS mode
- Navigation with interactive touch screen for easy viewing
- Detailed training metrics and performance evaluations
- Barometric Altimeter for precise altitude readings
- Oximeter to measure blood oxygen levels
- 76g – the lightest watch in its class
“As someone who is personally passionate about both climbing and trail running and who aspires to train for big mountain expeditions, I could not be more excited to bring VERTIX to those who share my love for the outdoors,” said Lewis Wu, CEO of COROS. “VERTIX is the longest lasting, most powerful and incredible GPS watch ever built and will make adventures safer and more efficient for all explorers.”
Shipping will begin on or before Tuesday June 4th with a suggested retail price starting at $599.
COROS also announced today that thanks to the fast growth the brand has achieved over the last 12 months, they will be able to provide their original PACE GPS Multi-Sport Watch at a new lower price of $199. “As the brand has grown, we have been able to negotiate better pricing with our suppliers, and we feel it is best to pass these savings onto our customers,” said Wu. Users who purchased PACE over the last year at the original price will receive up to a $100 coros.com credit by sending an email with proof of purchase along with their 6-digit watch ID to email@example.com.
ABOUT COROS WEARABLES
Started by a group of passionate individuals with a shared interest in bridging sports and technology, COROS products empower explorers and athletes worldwide by providing more inspiring experiences under extreme conditions. It is in our heart to incorporate the most innovative technology into the outdoor sports world and design the best products for explorers and athletes around the globe. Follow COROS on all social media @COROSGlobal