2012 is setting up to be a big year for the fitness market, with many well-known GPS companies adding new cycling and running gear to their fitness lines. Magellan is one of these companies and has been in the GPS game for a while. At the end of last year, the rumor mills began buzzing with reports of the Magellan Switch Up. This cycling GPS is ANT+ compatible, and will work with all ANT+ cadence monitors, power inputs, and heart rate monitors.
Compact and powerful, the Switch Up is a true multi-sport device. The fitness watch features a high-sensitivity GPS for precise positioning and customizable profiles. Additionally, the Switch Up is able to function up to 50m underwater. It includes a Mounting Kit that is ideal for all types of athletes. The quick release system integrates wrist and bike mounts for seamless transitions between sports.
The Switch Up is Magellan's attempt to compete with the customer favorite Garmin Forerunner series. The Forerunner series offers different models that appeal to runners of all levels, from beginners to professional athletes. With additional accessories like heart rate monitor and cadence sensors available, the Forerunner line of GPS running watches make it easy to track your workouts and train for races. Garmin's highly anticipated Forerunner 910XT is expected next month and also offers a version that comes with a premium heart rate monitor. The 910XT is for cycling, biking, and swimming.