New Balance Unveils Android Wearable Device Designed for Runners

The RunIQ features a heart-rate monitor, gyroscope and accelerometer
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The RunIQ features a heart-rate monitor, gyroscope and accelerometer
Image via: New Balance

Image via: New Balance

New Balance has teamed up with Intel to launch the New Balance RunIQ, an Android Wear watch created by and designed for runners. It sports a 1.39-inch AMOLED display and features an optical heart-rate monitor, gyroscope and accelerometer. The battery will last 24 hours with typical use, or five hours if you use GPS. Under the hood is Intel's Atom Z34XX processor, along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. 

Android Wear 2.0 provides Google Now integration and the ability to sync music over Google Play, and a partnership with Strava allows the wearer to easily to upload and share workouts. Additionally, wireless headphone maker Jabra is launching companion PaceIQ wireless earbuds, offering playback from Google Play and real-time audio in-ear coaching.

Priced at $299.99, the RunIQ is available for pre-order now at newbalance.com.