Even if Epson has made its name on inkjet printers, the tech company is now placing its stakes on wearables. At the company booth at CES 2015 there are barely any printers displayed and its press announcements focused primarily on wearables designed for fitness activities. While the organization didn’t come with any totally new fittings at CES 2015, it is launching some more gadgets on the U.S. market dubbed “Epson Active.”
While Epson’s wearables don’t feature blasting characteristics they may be attractive for who need help keeping the pace during fitness hours. Also, it’s not difficult to picture a time when the now small industry of wearables will turn out to be more profitable than the inkjet printer market.
The flagship device is Epson’s Runsense watch, which has imbedded GPS and can gauge the recurrence and length of runners’ paces. Epson doesn’t lack competition if one thinks about the new GPS watches designed by Fitbit or Garmin.
Clients can tweak their running rounds through a sidekick application, and the watch will aid them keep the right pace as they alternate speedier and slower interims. The starting price for a basic Runsense is $249 and the model offers vibration alarms along with the possibility to completely personalize the length of each running sequence. A more expensive model, costing $349, offers heart rate monitoring as well. The gadgets will be available for purchase in the first semester of 2015.
Epson is likewise presenting its M-Tracer golf analysis gadget from Japan, which has been its only outlet until now. The $199 gadget attaches to golf clubs and uses a whirligig and accelerometer to measure the speed, angle and swing direction. The M-Tracer’s connected application gives information on every swing, but not so much advice on future actions. All things considered, the gadget targets mostly professional golfers and coaches and will be dispatched in the following few months. It lacks the GPS tracking of Runsense, but it uses a heart rate monitor to measure pacing. A $130 version uses simple LED indicators to show workout intensity, while a $200 version has a basic display that shows heart rate and time.
Epson’s current Pulsense fitness tracker is going under the Epson Active new brand, even if this gadget is already retailed. It fails to offer the GPS monitoring of Runsense, yet it utilizes a heart rate tracker to quantify pacing. A $130 edition uses basic LED pointers to show workout power, while a $200 model has a simple screen that displays heart rate and time.
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