Following Tuesday's announcement of the ANT+ adapter for iPhones, Garmin released another ANT+ enabled product this morning - the FR70 fitness watch. By supporting wireless ANT+ technology, the FR70 can connect with compatible devices like the heart rate monitor, foot pod, and cadence sensor for a complete workout analysis. The pairing of the fitness watch and its compatible accessories lets users track heart rate, calories burned, time, pace, and speed.
The FR70 helps users train indoors and outdoors. When paired with Garmin's wireless foot pod, runners can hit the treadmill and still record their distance, speed, and cadence despite running in place. With warmer weather, runners can easily transition to the street or trail using the same foot pod. For users who prefer cycling over running, the cadence sensor, when used with the FR70, can track distance and speed on a bike. The sensor securely attaches to the rear wheel of a bike and can easily be moved from an indoor training bike to an outdoor racing bike.
Described as lightweight and stylish, the FR70 is the latest addition to Garmin's continuously growing fitness division. Designed for style and comfort, the FR70 is sleek and less bulky than other sports watches. The longer, more oval screen is a change from the more common round display screens.
According to Garmin, the FR70 watches are expected on shelves November 2011.