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New Balance RunIQ now available

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch with Intel Atom processor
New Balance RunIQ
This Intel-engineered smart wearable by New Balance features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, multiple sensors, runs Android Wear and comes with Google Play Music support. It should hit the market soon for around $300 USD.

Smart wearables seem to be back on track, at least when it comes to the frequency of new products that hit the market. New Balance has just unveiled a new smartwatch with Android Wear on board that uses an Intel Atom processor and can monitor multiple fitness/health parameters.

New Balance RunIQ has a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, an unspecified Intel Atom processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi connectivity, but there is no mobile data version to talk about at this time. However, it can sync and store music with Google Play Music, while workout data can be shared and analyzed via STRAVA.  The list of sensors includes a gyroscope, accelerometer, as well as one that performs optical heart rate monitoring.

Being loaded with Android Wear, the RunIQ is expected to support only English, Spanish, German, French, Korean, Italian, and Japanese until Google updates to system with support for more languages. New Balance promises up to 24 hours of typical use on a full charge, but only up to 5 hours when both the heart rate monitoring and GPS tracking are enabled.

The price if $300 USD and those interested should be able to purchase New Balance's new smartwatch starting one of these days. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02- 3 (Update: 2017-02- 3)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.