WearIt Wi-Fi sports smartwatch keeps you on the map
Designed as an all-in-one wrist computer for sports, WearIt works with ANT+ sensors for biking and heart rate monitoring.
From Microsoft to Sony, it seems like everyone's starting to makethese days. It's an increasingly crowded field, but if you're into sports, here's one that might suit you.
WearIt, from Montana fitness electronics firm Heart Rate Watch Company, packs in GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 .b/g/n, ANT+, and Bluetooth Smart 4.0 LE connectivity, as well as USB 2.0.
It can connect to external sensors, such as heart rate monitors and bike speed sensors, displaying data on its 240x240-pixel resolution touchscreen.
Under the hood, it's got a Cortex A8 processor, running Android 4.1 Jellybean, with 256MB RAM and 4GB of storage. There's also an accelerometer, magnetometer, pedometer, and a digital compass.
WearIt is designed to be a versatile smartwatch for sports. Depending on the app that users select, it can be used to display info when cycling, golfing, jogging and more.
For instance, the smartwatch can keep you on the right path and show your pace while mountain climbing, according to the company. With Wi-Fi, you can upload your data to the Internet and share it with friends.
"The WearIt watch is going to force companies like Garmin, Suunto, and Polar to react because they won't be the ultimate multisport watch solutions anymore," Heart Rate President Rusty Squire said in a release. "Why buy a watch that won't let you do all sports and won't connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi?"
WearIt is slated for release in December or January, with a possible starting price of $349.