Posts Tagged ‘Consumer Electronics Show’
Kinomap Trainer has just announced a major update of its app, which key features including new equipment configuration page, search by location on a map, new Facebook connectivity and even Apple TV/HDMI display mode within the map.
We first heard about Kinomap back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show, and this cycling and running training app lets you hit the road from the gym or living room offering, while sharing of routes with users remains key. We’re looking forward to seeing Kinomap in action at Interbike in two weeks. Video after the jump
Outdoor Retailer Show Growing!
Welcome to the Thursday reading list. The trade shows continue, we’ve already seen new products come out of the Consumer Electronics Show and SHOT Show and it seems that this week’s Outdoor Retailer Show is outgrowing its home in Salt Lake City reports KSL.com, which noted (video above):
The Salt Palace Convention Center has expanded twice to host the show. The outdoor industry, and all the products associated with it, just keeps growing, and more and more companies want to be a part of this show every year. It’s kind of a nice problem to have, companies say.
There was no shortage of rugged cameras at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. From Olympus it wasn’t just rugged, it was tough, as in the Tough TG-320, the latest in the company’s line of go anywhere cameras. This one is ideal for the budget conscious, as it will cost just $179.99 when it arrives later this year.
As with most rugged point-and-shoot digital cameras it is waterproof, shock-proof, freeze-proof dust-proof and still offers 14megapixel resolution. It will feature a 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom with a 3D photo mode, and HDMI port for easy connectivity to a TV. While it can’t go deep underwater, reportedly only to about 10 feet, it will still survive a little water, which can go a long way.
Olympus Official Website
At last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas we saw a lot of waterproof devices, and accessories to protect from a few spills – liquid or otherwise. But then there was Liquid Image that introduced products that were anything but all wet. And while not designed for the water, these sports tech products did make us take notice.
Liquid Image revealed two additions to its Xtreme Sports Cams line of goggles with built-in video cameras. These feature the camera along with Wi-Fi and GPS, and can of course be controlled via a smartphone. The Apex HD snow goggles will feature a 136-degree wide angle lens with Line of Sight video capture at 30FPS in full HD 1080p mode, or 60FPS in 720 action mode. This one can even take 12megapixel stills – which is very impressive from a wearable camera. Read the rest of this entry »
While traveling, or even just a day by the pool, many a bad thing can happen to your electronics. At CES this year Vivick showed off some of its products to help make sure that these will survive a few spills or other dangers. Among these was the Vivick Aqua Guard for the iPad 2, which features a triple-layer waterproof seal, provides viewing of the device through a transparent window and offers protection from water, sand and snow.
Vivick Official Website
Music can make fitness routines a little more enjoyable and a lot less routine, while encouragement can help get someone through a workout. At the Consumer Electronics Show Iqua Ltd. got into the rhythm with its new Iqua Beat training solution for iPhone. The company, which is a designer of hands free headsets has launched the new Bluetooth stereo headset and iPhone app for the North American market.
Iqua Beat can be used to tracks heart rate, pace, calorie consumption, and distance traveled, while providing audio feedback, encouragement, and guidance during the workout work out. The headset monitors the user’s heart rate from their earlobe, and the patented earpieces provide a secure in-ear fit ideal for a wide range of sports. Read the rest of this entry »
There is something to be said to turning water into wine, and a whole industry exists to do just that (with a little help from grapes and time), but Swedish fuel cell pioneers myFC has introduced the world’s first portable fuel cell charger that runs on just ordinary water. With PowerTrekk just add water and you’ll never run out power again, making this an excellent way to juice over your mobile devices when an outlet isn’t available. And best of all it something you can use when the sun isn’t shining.
Unlike solar chargers – which do need the sun – fuel cells recharge quickly, and there is no power degradation as there are typically with batteries. The result is a reusable device. Just add water!
myFC Official Website
Press Release after the jump
This week at the Consumer Electronics Show Magellan announced it was switching things up, and is entering the fitness market with the launch of its first two products, the Switch and Switch Up. These new series promises to be powerful, adaptable, and customizable for those looking for GPS watches that can meet the needs of runners, cyclists, and multisport athletes. And with a Magellan fitness website and third-party integration, users can easily analyze and share their activities.
For runners there is the Switch, which is packed with innovative features including nine customizable sport profiles, easy to read high-resolution display, eight hours of battery life, a high sensitivity GPS receiver, 50-meter water resistance, and compatibility with ANT+ sensors. The Switch Up offers the same features as the Switch plus additional features designed for true multisport athletes, including a barometric altimeter for precise elevation data, a thermometer to capture outside temperature, vibration alerts, and an innovative quick release mounting system to easily transition between sports. The Switch series will launch this spring. Press Release after the jump
What do we know about the gobandit digital camcorder? Not much, but the CES teaser said to “Get ready for something new,” and promised readers: “Now you can shoot, show and share much more than a video clip. gobandit captures experience more detailed than ever. Full HD, GPS, acceleration sensor, gyroscope and 150° wide angel show you more than words could ever tell.”
We’ll be sure to check out this at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Gobandit Official Website
If the holidays weren’t stressful enough for us we have the Consumer Electronics Show to look forward to – just one of several trade shows that is happening over the next few weeks. Since we can’t get away, we might want to consider HeartMath’s emWave2, a self-tracking mobile device that offers the promise to help change the way we respond to stress.
Too bad we have to actually to CES to see the emWave2 to reduce our stress! Press Release after the jump
We’ll be interested to get a closer look at the Wahoo Blue HR Bluetooth heart rate monitor that will be officially unveiled at next month’s Consumer Electronics Sow. It will reportedly connect with an iPhone 4S as well as other devices that are Bluetooth Smart (4.0) ready. Video and full press release after the jump
The New Year is less than a week away, and the Consumer Electronics Show is just a week later. It is a time for many to think about a healthier lifestyle, and UnitedHealth Group will be at the Digital Health Summit at CES in Las Vegas to offer expert advice. Press Release after the jump
There are apps to map your ride, and now there is an app for iOS to map your training. At next month’s Consumer Electronics Show attendees will get to see the new Cardio Mapper app, which can connect and read data from Bluetooth Smart (formerly Bluetooth 4.0) , and SmartHRM WiFi.
CardioMapper is designed to help users with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and includes an interval coach that tells when to increase or decrease intensity, as well as offering full real time and post exercise analysis including: calories, duration, pace, speed, and of course distance. The app utilizes the iPhone’s GPS to track a user’s route while running, hiking, or biking and thus provides metrics including speed, calories burn, and distance.
Additionally, CardioMapper is the first iOS App approved by Apple that supports BLE Heart Rate Monitors, and connects with the newest dongle-free devices such as the SmartHRM and Bluetooth Smart 4.0 (BLE). Live pulse data will graph heart beat rhythm to match your heart.
The new CardioMapper 1.0.0 app is available now from the Apple App Store ($1.99), for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It could be a map to a new level of fitness.