Today, Garmin announced a new addition to their fitness line of devices, the FR60. The FR60 is a fitness watch that can be used to accurately record your workout data and then transfer it to a nearby computer for further analysis. It can be rather annoying when you spend a whole lot of time exercising, but are not exactly sure how high your heart rate is, your average speed and distance if running, or how many calories you are burning.
The FR60 uses the ANT+ interface to record data from other ANT+ compatible devices and stores that information on the watch. The FR60 is available in both men’s and women’s versions, and comes with a wireless USB ANT + stick that you can put into your PC or Mac to transfer the data. Whenever you are in close enough range to a computer, the data will wirelessly transfer from your watch to the computer. The heart monitor and foot pod even turn on themselves when movement is detected, so just in case you forget to turn the device on, it will automatically start recording. In addition, the watch itself can store up to 15 hours and 100 laps of workout information, so no need to constantly delete previous workouts.
Now, for people who like to swim or workout on bikes, the watch is also waterproof, and works well underwater, and the watch has special bike features to record data when biking. Garmin also has their Garmin Connect website, which allows users to upload their information onto that site and they can share their information with trainers, friends, family, and coaches.
The watch is available in black, lilac, or red, and every watch comes with a heart rate monitor, and select packages also come with the foot pod.
Read [Garmin Press Release]