Wearable training tech is a fast moving part of the triathlon industry. Relatively new to the market is tech company COROS (www.coros.com) and they sent over a test unit of their APEX Pro model which is aimed at Multisport participants.
We take a quick first look whilst we put it through its paces in a more in-depth review coming shortly.
What CORUS say: The APEX Pro offers 40 hours of full GPS battery life – a 14% increase over the original APEX. Now you can get through that Mountain 100 miler without having to debate about switching into Ultra Max Mode.
Rotating Digital Dial
COROS is introducing touch screen technology for the first time in the APEX Pro. With touch screen we take the already easy to use functionality of the APEX and make it even easier. Using touch screen along with the rotating digital dial, you can move your navigation track up/down, left/right and easily zoom in and out.
- Display: 46mm: 1.2 in. 240 x 240 (64 colours)
- Screen Material: Sapphire Glass
- Bezel Material: 46mm: Titanium Alloy
- Physical Size: 46mm: 46 x 46 x 11.9 mm
- Weight: 46mm: 59 g
- 30 days of regular use
- 40 hours in Full GPS mode
- 100 hours in UltraMax mode
TRI247 say: COROS is a company that has emerged from Kickstarter and Indiegogo roots back in 2016 with their smart helmets. More recently they have released a range of sports watches with the APEX Pro one of their latests to come to market. We recently featured their SafeSound helmet HERE.
We are testing out the watch now for a full review in due course, but our first look indicates the watch to be a very promising new addition to the sector. If you are in the market for a new watch then you might want to consider COROS alongside the usual brands in the GPS/Smart watch space.
Easy to read screen
The APEX Pro is lightweight and well constructed with a bright, crisp, good resolution screen that is easy to read in the sunshine.
Build quality is great, solid construction and premium feeling materials make this a contender for your shopping list.
Two buttons and a rotating selector dial keep things simple. Scrolling through menus is fast and fluid. Combined with the buttons is a touchscreen but it’s not essential to operating the watch and seems sensitive enough.
A USB charging cable plugs firmly and securely into a proprietary charging socket on the rear of the watch; this looks like it will provide a long lasting, hard wearing connection over repeated charging.
One of the key selling features is the extremely long battery life which is claimed to be good for up to 100 hours. A huge amount that still logs your GPS data. Full GPS recording offers up to 40 hours. That’s going to be long enough for most of us!
COROS provide a training APP for IOS and Android which pulls plenty of data out of the watch and so far has been easy to use and syncs solidly with the watch.
Full review to follow soon. You can visit the COROS website here.