Runtastic Launches Its Own Fitness Hardware For U.S. Market

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Not sure if you've noticed, but Spring is here. Which means that you have a crazy short amount of time before your beach body needs to be in tip-top shape. So let us introduce you to a new gadget designed to help you get there: Runtastic's new GPS watch + fitness monitor. One of the best-known names in the fitness app world has just launched new fitness hardware on Amazon for U.S. users. This announcement comes as the Runtastic fitness community surpasses 25 million mobile users, 10 million registered users on Runtastic.com and averages one app download per second.

Runtastic's proprietary hardware has been designed to work with Runtastic apps to provide users with the most comprehensive set of tools for monitoring fitness activities. The top-rated apps - including Runtastic, Road Bike and Mountain Bike-track critical performance metrics such as distance traveled, speed, elevation gain/loss, rate of climb, calories burned and pace. The hardware adds additional layers of data such as heart rate, speed and cadence statistics.


The Runtastic Bluetooth Smart Combo Heart Rate Monitor uses the latest Bluetooth and 5.3 kHz technologies to broadcast heart rate data directly to Runtastic apps, without the need for an additional smartphone adaptor, for both indoor and outdoor exercise activities. If you don't want to carry a smartphone when exercising, the Runtastic GPS Watch with Heart Rate Monitor tracks workouts and transfers data to Runtastic.com.

The Runtastic Speed and Cadence Sensor, in combination with the Runtastic Road Bike or Runtastic Mountain Bike apps, turns your smartphone into a professional-grade cycling computer. Users can mount their smartphones to the handlebars with the Runtastic Bike Case and Bluetooth Smart technology transmits measurements directly to the screen so users can view speed, cadence, GPS position, distance, elevation gain/loss and more all in one place.

No pricing is mentioned, but it'll no doubt have a serious rival in Garmin. Let the fitness wars begin!
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