This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CES 2013: The Multifunctional Leikr GPS Sports Watch
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CES 2013: The Multifunctional Leikr GPS Sports Watch

2:47 /

Antuan Goodwin takes an early look at the almost fully kickstarted, multifunctional Leikr GPS Sports Watch.

What's up, guys? This is Antuan Goodwin with CNET.com. On the floor at CES 2013 with a very early look at the Leikr GPS Sports Watch. This is a product that's coming out at Kickstarter and it's rapidly approaching its goal with an expected delivery date of June 2013. It's a sports watch that uses a GPS antenna built inside of it to track a number of different elements here. For example, you can track your current location, you can track your pace, how fast you've been running, how long you've been running. It's also got wireless connectivity built into it so you can pair it with an N plus heart rate monitor or a number of Bluetooth low energy accessories. It's a really big screen here, 2 inches, this is probably the biggest in its class we're told and it basically uses the really interesting technology that the more lights you put on it the better it looks. So, it's gonna be really good for those of you who like to run outside in the daytime, you don't have to worry about that screen washing out in the sun. It's a full color screen and it has built-in compatibility with open street maps, that's an open source mapping projects. So, you can actually upload your maps to this and upload routes to it. So, for example, if you have a running buddy who has a favorite route in your city, they can send it to you, you can upload it and you can pretty much follow the dotted line on the full colored map right here. It uses a Gorilla Glass screen, so you don't really have to worry about cracking it and a medical grade rubber band, so you don't have to worry about any sort of irritation. A lot of times when you're running with a sports watch, you'll have sweat under the band, starts irritating, you don't have to worry about that with this watch right here. It charges via USB with a cradle right here and you can also use the USB to sync but we're told that most users are probably gonna use the WiFi connectivity built-in for all the map syncing and downloading of the GPS data, no wires, nothing to really worry about right there. This is a very early look at a pre-production version of it. The final product is actually gonna have a number of changes. For example, this is IPx6 waterproof, the final products targeted IPx8. So, you should actually even be able to use it when you're swimming. That's good for triathletes if you wanna swim with this thing on. You've also-- we have also been told that there are gonna be a couple of changes to the interface. For example, the main screen right here that shows six very small attributes of what you're doing right now will possibly be customizable to show larger data so it'll be easier to see while you're running. Well, I've been Antuan Goodwin with CNET.com and we've been on the floor at CES 2013 with the Leikr GPS Sports Watch.

New releases

Belkin's WeMo LEDs light up the...
2:15 September 18, 2014
These connected bulbs impressed us -- how do they stack up against Philips?
Play video
Disable lock screen app suggestions...
1:15 September 18, 2014
Not fond of random apps being recommended to you on your iPhone or iPad's lock screen? CNET's Dan Graziano...
Play video
Pioneer Sound Base: Powerful sound...
2:03 September 18, 2014
The Pioneer Sound Base delivers some of the best sound we've heard from an affordable pedestal-style sound...
Play video
Motorola's Moto X (2014) is a premium,...
2:34 September 18, 2014
In addition to its Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 1080p display, and 13-megapixel camera, Motorola's...
Play video
Super slow-mo on the iPhone 6
0:24 September 18, 2014
Slow motion video can be recorded at 240 fps. Here's an example.
Play video
Install a custom keyboard on iOS...
1:24 September 18, 2014
You now have the freedom to change the keyboard on your iPhone or iPad. CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how...
Play video
Can-Am Spyder: Sportscar performance...
5:41 September 18, 2014
This three-wheeler is the first road-going vehicle from BRP, a company better known for its snow and water...
Play video
2014 Kindle Fire tablets start...
1:50 September 17, 2014
Amazon has unveiled its all-new Kindle Fire line, with a full range of new tablets starting from the 6-inch...
Play video