Soleus Adds Three New GPS Watches To Their Comprehensive Portfolio
Posted on 24 June 2015
One is the simplest model, satisfying the preferences of many recreational runners as well as elites who value pen and paper and record their activity in running journals. Living in a technology-driven society we often overlook the purists who still value the simplicity of running. Retailing at only $79, One offers the accuracy of all other GPS models but revels in the simplicity of a one-touch start. With a display that has three lines of data, the user can easily monitor their run time, pace and distance and be done. One is the perfect tool for people who embrace the experience of running and don’t want to electronically store all their data.
Fly is an upgrade to Soleus’ number one selling watch, the Fit. The added features include a smaller casing and band width for a more comfortable fit, and a refined user interface by utilizing descriptive icons in place of finely printed words to describe navigation. The Fly is offered in four new colorways and retails for $99. Similar to its predecessor, the Fly measures and stores all relevant data like time, pace, distance, and calories burned, and is uploadable to multiple popular online training communities that allows runners to log their workouts and interact with other athletes.
Turbo, in addition to One, is new to the Soleus GPS family. It fulfills the needs of the active community who are seeking enhanced real-time feedback and data by adding brand new features. Turbo measures and displays all of the standard GPS information: time, pace and distance, and has included metrics that make it a more enhanced training tool. “Pace Partner” allows you to pre-determine a pace range in which you’d like to maintain for a run. “Pace Alerts” will then notify you by a beep or vibration when falling off pace. Also, in an effort to make the device more user-friendly, especially when running through congested areas that require frequent stops, Soleus introduces “Auto Pause.” This uses GPS data to identify when you’ve stopped forward progress, and automatically pauses your run. The Auto Pause function then recognizes when you’ve begun running again, and starts the watch, all without the user having to hit any buttons. Like Fly, Turbo is compatible with online training communities, and allows the user to upload all of their stored workouts.
“Our relationships with runners all over world, especially our elite athletes, gives us tremendous insight into the needs and wants of every type of runner,” says Soleus founder and CEO, David Arnold. “Our goal is to have a full portfolio of products for every type of runner, and with One, Fly and Turbo, we’re serving a growing and diverse population of runners.”
Ultimately, this new line of timing products highlights Soleus’ continued commitment to the running community and collaborative investment in the athletes they sponsor and support. One, Fly and Turbo are evidence that high performance doesn’t have to come at an extreme price point, and can help grow the scope of runners who can benefit from Soleus’ diverse portfolio.