COROS Wearables - Press Release (August 2021)
COROS Wearables, the makers of performance sports wearables, announced today (17/08/21) the introduction of several new products including the VERTIX 2 GPS Adventure Watch and the Eliud Kipchoge Edition of its award-winning PACE 2 GPS Sports Watch.
These two new styles celebrate the best of running and the outdoors, furthering partnerships with 2-time Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist and World Marathon Record Holder Eliud Kipchoge along with new COROS Pro – Climbing Legend Tommy Caldwell.
VERTIX 2 brings Next Generation Adventure to its users with the following great features:
- Equipped with Dual-Frequency GNSS Chipset for best-in-industry accuracy
- Communicates with all 5 major global satellite systems simultaneously
- Global Offline Maps including Landscape, Topography and Hybrid Views
- 140 hours – full GPS battery life
- 60 days daily use battery
- 32GB of internal storage including onboard music storage
- Insta360 Action Camera integration
- 1.4-inch sapphire glass screen with touch screen capabilities
- New and Improved user interface
- Special reusable hard/protective water-resistant case
- Unique watch carabiner available for climbing and other activities (sold separately)
The VERTIX 2 GPS Adventure Watch will be available in 2 colors – Obsidian and Lava with a retail price of $699.99 (£507.75).
“Ever since the launch of the VERTIX in May of 2019, our team has been planning for the next generation and I am incredibly proud of what we have announced with the release of the VERTIX 2,” said COROS CEO and Co-Founder Lewis Wu.
“Our tag-line ‘Next Generation Adventure’ means more than just the second-generation product, rather being on the leading edge of the technology available for a GPS wearable,” continued Wu.
The brand also shared plans to release the Topo Map feature to their VERTIX 1 and APEX Pro watches before the end of 2021.
The Eliud Kipchoge Edition PACE 2, showcases the Marathon World Record Holder’s favorite COROS products while embracing the colors of his native Kenya. This special edition includes:
PACE 2 – the model used by Eliud during his Gold Medal winning run at the Tokyo Olympics in a special color combination featuring red and green accents inspired by the Kenyan flag
COROS POD (Performance Optimization Device), used by Eliud and his technical team to analyze his training
Silicone Band with red and green accents
Nylon Band with red and green trim
Special Packaging featuring Eliud Kipchoge and a note to the user from the world’s greatest marathoner himself.
The PACE 2 Eliud Kipchoge Edition includes $300 worth of COROS gear, but will have a retail price of $249.99 (£219.99) with just 5,000 units being produced globally.
“When we initiated our partnership with Eliud Kipchoge we immediately envisioned creating a signature watch with this legend of our sport. To see it come together, and time it right after his dominating Gold Medal performance in Tokyo is better than we could have ever imagined,” offered COROS Director of Global Sales and Marketing Dan Suher.
ABOUT COROS WEARABLES
COROS is a performance sports technology company that helps athletes train to be their best. For COROS it’s all about the outdoors, mountains, and a passionate active lifestyle. We combine high grade hardware with innovative technology to provide endurance athletes with the gear they rely on in the world’s most extreme environments. Advanced technology with an efficient and intuitive user experience is at our core – when you use a COROS product, you know you are getting a tool that has been designed, tested and perfected for the athlete, by the athlete. COROS users have set World Records and been to the highest point on earth, pushing our products to the extremes. At COROS, creation and innovation are never ending.