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New GPS Watches from Epson Announced

The Epson Runsense SF-810.
The Epson Runsense SF-810. (Image credit: Epson)

LAS VEGAS — Epson is launching a new line of GPS watches in North America, which will be geared towards runners and other fitness buffs, the company announced here today at CES.

The new line of watches, called Runsense, includes three different designs, the SF-510, SF-710 and SF-810.

All of the watches will include GPS tracking, and be able to measure distance, speed, pace, lap time and calories burned, among other measurements. The watches can be calibrated based on a user's stride length. In addition, the SF-710 and SF-810 feature special training modes, including a mode that is specific to working out indoors.

The SF-810 also includes a sensor to monitor heart rate on the wrist.

All the models are waterproof up to 50 meters (164 feet), and the battery lasts up to 30 hours with the GPS on. (The battery for the SF-810 lasts 20 hours with both the GPS and heart rate monitor on.)

Epson will begin selling the watches in the second half of the year, and the prices will range from $250 to $350, depending on the model.

Last year, Epson launched the Pulsense fitness tracker, which can monitor steps, heart rate and sleep, but does not have GPS.

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Rachael has been with Live Science since 2010. She has a master's degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She also holds a B.S. in molecular biology and an M.S. in biology from the University of California, San Diego. Her work has appeared in Scienceline, The Washington Post and Scientific American.