2015 International CES, Sands Expo Booth 74728 – January 5, 2015 – Epson America today announced its RunsenseTM GPS sports monitors that give runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all levels precise data to plan, monitor and improve their performance.

The Runsense SF-810 includes a wrist worn continuous heart rate monitor with GPS that features Epson’s proprietary bio-sensing, GPS-tracking and motion-sensing technologies to measure, analyze, compare and share performance data. The compact and sleek design features a scratch-resistant interactive display with four customizable screens that include real-time data, with up to three measurements per screen. Runsense is water resistant up to 50 meters, making it the perfect device regardless of your terrain or conditions. 

Epson Runsense monitors outdoor running and walking by providing up to 35 different measurements, including continuous heart rate, time elapsed, distance, pace, laps, intervals, speed, calories burned and many more, directly from the wrist without requiring a chest strap. The devices also feature powerful training modes, such as an indoor mode that measures activity level in the gym, helping athletes achieve better results.

“Epson’s Runsense is the ideal product for keeping me on track with real-time data on my pace, heart rate, and distance,” said Meb Keflezighi, Olympic silver medalist and winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon, the first American male to do so since 1983. “After my run I can easily review my statistics against past workouts to monitor and improve performance, making it great for runners of all levels.”       

Using Epson’s proprietary technology for highly efficient energy usage, Runsense is capable of active GPS tracking for up to 30 hours without recharging. Users can download their workouts, stats and measurements either via Epson’s Runsense View portal or the free Run Connect mobile app. The app also enables AGPS (Assisted GPS) to download GPS satellite data directly to the device for faster initial GPS connection. 

“Epson has a long history as a core developer of location sensing technologies, and is now bringing that expertise to the North American market with the complete line of Runsense watches,” said Randy Bergstedt, manager, Epson Active.  “The inclusion of our wrist-mounted heart rate technology sets the Runsense line apart as one of the most advanced in sports technologies.  Having the chance to launch this product with the support of a world-class athlete like Meb is a great opportunity for Epson and our customers.”

Key Features

  • Built-in optical heart rate monitor  (SF-810 only)    
  • Smart stride sensor - learns individual techniques to calibrate stride length – if GPS signal is lost, this will still provide accurate distance measurement
  • Long battery life  (20 hours for SF-810 with GPS and HR sensors on) 30 hours for SF-710 and SF-510 with GPS on)
  • Accurate Epson GPS sensor
  • Compact lightweight design
  • Analyze and evaluate runs with the Epson Runsense View portal
  • Smartphone app for simple product set up and fast GPS connection
  • Highly customizable screens – easily cycle through four screens with up to three measurements on each
  • Pace, Interval, Lap, Run, Cycle and Walk modes
  • Set distance or time goals to receive respective time or distance estimates depending on real-time progress
  • Water resistant to 5 atm
  • Assignable tap function to switch screens, turn on light or set laps
  • Vibration alert (available on SF-710 and SF-810)
  • Indoor Mode
  • Store up to 400 laps of information without needing to sync
  • Bluetooth 4.0 connection to smart devices
  • Connection to PC via USB

Runsense will be shipping in Q2 2015 through a wide range of retailers and online resellers in three different designs including the SF-510, SF-710 and SF-810 from $249.99-$349.99.

The SF-510 incorporates tap and smart stride sensor technology, ideal for those looking to improve their stride and getting detailed information on their runs. In addition to the smart stride technology, the SF-710 and SF-810 feature highly customizable interval, pace and lap training features, total ascent/decent data and gradient for advanced performance driven runners. To learn more about Epson Runsense products, please visit: www.epson.com/runsense.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

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