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Smart sports watch streams smartphone app data

Smart sports watch streams smartphone app data

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The ultra low power operating characteristics of the nRF8001 help enable the Magellan Echo to be powered by a single CR2032 coin cell battery. This supports a traditional light-weight (44g) sports watch form-factor while leveraging Bluetooth Smart wireless technology to connect to the latest smartphone sports apps and GPS functionality.

"Echo is the real sporting smart watch," comments Clark Weber, Senior Director of Fitness & Wearable Products at Magellan. "It was designed by athletes who use these kinds of products daily, and as a result has all the light-weight, small form-factor, and extended battery life benefits of a traditional sports watch while supporting the latest smartphone sporting app functionality."

The Echo from Magellan puts the power of the users’ favorite smartphone apps right on their wrist, including the ability to remotely control common smartphone functions such as music replay, all built into a product with a sleek design that can also function as an everyday watch. Magellan has also added additional specialized app support on the Echo for golf, skiing, hiking, running, and other outdoor activities.

"The Echo provides both professional and weekend athletes with a new tool that improves not only their performance during their activity, but also creates a personalized data set that can be analyzed over time," adds Weber. "In contrast, many competing ‘smart watch’ products available today suffer from enormous power drains and so typically have to be re-charged every two or three days, which is very inconvenient for end users."

www.nordicsemi.com
www.magellangps.com

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