(Pocket-lint) – COROS has introduced not one, however two completely different watches dubbed APEX 2 and APEX 2 Professional because it seeks to compete with Garmin and comparable manufacturers.
COROS is a model that has constructed itself to the purpose of with the ability to stand as much as extra established names, and with the APEX 2 and APEX 2 Professional it is constructing on its earlier success. Each watches are comparable of their look, and each characteristic touchscreen controls. However there are a few key variations between the 2 of them.
Beginning with the APEX 2, the 1.2-inch show is coated in sapphire crystal glass to maintain it secure and sound. There’s additionally 50-meter water resistance and a brand new coronary heart charge sensor in-built, whereas ECG and HRV reviews are included. Hikers may also benefit from the world panorama and topographical mapping, too. Shade choices embrace black, gray, and coral.
The APEX 2 Professional options a lot the identical, with the colours being inexperienced, black, and gray on this occasion. There’s the identical display and sapphire crystal show, however now it is barely bigger at 1.3 inches and has a barely increased decision. There’s additionally 50-meter water resistance and all of the mapping you can want.
The place issues get extra attention-grabbing for the Professional mannequin is what differs between the 2 fashions. It additionally advantages from extra on-board reminiscence — 32GB in comparison with the 8GB of the usual APEX 2. The Professional mannequin additionally positive factors dual-frequency satellite tv for pc connectivity, identical to the Apple Watch Extremely as properly.
Each fashions promise respectable battery life, with the Apex 2 coming in at 45 hours and the Apex 2 Professional promising 75 hours in commonplace GPS mode.
All of it sounds fairly promising, with the APEX 2 occurring sale for $399 / £419 / €479 and the APEX 2 Professional setting consumers again $499 / £499 / €579. You may pre-order yours proper now, with supply anticipated to take a few weeks or so. Further bands may also be accessible for each watches, and so they’ll be interchangeable between the 2 fashions, too.
Writing by Oliver Haslam.