Timex has a new watch that uses GPS to tell you how far and how fast you’ve excercized. The GPS unit, by Garmin, straps onto your upper arm, and connects to the watch part using low-power FM (what — no Bluetooth?).
The 50-lap version costs $200; a 100-lap version costs $225. It occurs to me: if you’re doing laps, why precisely do you need GPS to tell you where you are? Interestingly, the watch does not seem to display your location — only how fast you’re moving, how far you’ve come.and similar lap-related functions. And, of course, the time. But not your actual location, making it kind of worthless for a lot of applications. (Question: can this be hacked?)
They’re out of stock, but they promise more by Father’s Day.