Magellan has announced two new running watches designed for those more active than I. The Magellan Switch ($249.99) and Magellan Switch-up ($299.99) feature high resolution displays with a black background and gray letters (for readability in direct sunlight). They track location and distance, and record speed/pace and elevation–all thanks to a highly precise GPS that enables 3-5 meters of accuracy. You can expand the capabilities as well by adding an optional soft strap heart rate monitor, as well as other third party accessories. Of course, being a watch, they are water resistant, and on the Switch-up model you’ll get an added vibration motor for notifications, plus a barometric altimeter to capture accurate elevation information, as well as a temperature sensor.
About the author: Marc Aflalo
After more than a decade of working with such media giants as CHUM Limited, Standard Broadcasting and Corus Entertainment, Marc Aflalo decided to combine his diverse expertise and form his own, now highly regarded corporation, Aflalo Communications Inc. His intersecting skill-sets in broadcast engineering, radio programming, audio/video production, streaming and internet marketing have resulted in an elite client base that includes such multi-million-dollar companies as Pivotal Payments, GotVMail Communications, Credico Marketing, XM Satellite Radio, Media-Alive, the IndyCar Series, and other businesses developing operational strategies to both grow and form a stable infrastructure. Aflalo was part of the pioneering team who launched XM Satellite Radio Canada in 2005, and oversaw the development and creation of infrastructure and programming. Day to day he manages French operations, Condition of License, Production as well as some of the internal web properties for XM. He oversaw the creation of state-of-the-art broadcast facilities in Montreal (Qc), Quebec (Qc) and Newmarket Ontario for the launch of ATN Asian Radio on XM.
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