RunIQ fitness watch might be in competition with Apple Watch Series 2. New Balance is determined to win the fitness smartwatch competition. Its new device features the Android Wear-based RunIQ. Analysts have compared the New Balance smartwatch with the one from Apple due to the fact they both have similar features like a heart-rate monitor and a built-in GPS.
If we were to look at the prices of these two smartwatches, RunIQ fitness watch costs $300, while the Apple Watch Series 2 costs at least $369. The smartwatch from NewBalance has a similar perforated band with the one of Apple Watch Nike. The only difference is that the one of Apple’s smartwatch is not as bulky and as heavy as the one of the RunIQ watch.
Specialists argue that the screen of Apple Watch Series 2 is better than any other smartwatch there is. It is easy to be used in any circumstance. To reach to that performance with the RunIQ smartwatch, you need to increase luminosity level up to 4 or 5 to be able to read the screen on a sunny day. Nevertheless, high brightness means a severe battery drain.
The New Balance smartwatch is said to have a 410mAh battery that lasts for 24 hours or up to 5 hours when the owner uses heart-rate tracking and GPS simultaneously. When you are ready for a run, and you go outside and set your smartwatch to find a GPS signal, it may take a while for the RunIQ to start. But Apple’s smartwatch will start within 30 seconds.
The New Balance fitness watch is outfitted with three buttons used for music, one as a home button and the third one as a start/stop run. The Apple Watch Series 2 has only two buttons. When it comes to heart-rate accuracy, both smartwatches have the same performance. They are both on target. RunIQ, as well as the Apple Watch, offer the user the opportunity to download and play music the smartwatch, listening to the songs via Bluetooth connected earbuds.
However, RunIQ may have an advantage here. If you purchase Jabra’s NB PaceIQ Earbuds, you will see they include a special button which, when pressed, will offer you workout status. The RunIQ is equipped with a black case. In March, there will be launched more band color options.
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