The New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch is now available for purchase. First announced at last year’s CES before becoming a real product at this year’s CES, the watch is supposedly “made by runners for runners.”
It starts at $299, comes in black, and features everything you would want in a modern smartwatch made for runners. You’ve got Strava support built-in, heartrate tracking, GPS, and water resistance at up to 5 ATM. New Balance says to expect about 24 hours of use or 5 hours with continuous GPS and HR monitoring. That’s not next-level battery life, but it sounds about right for an Android Wear watch. The watch is also powered by an Intel processor and a round display.
If interested, you can buy one at New Balance’s shop. Amazon should have it soon as well.
As a runner, I do plan to pick one up. Just a heads-up for those looking for a review, I’ll see what I can do.