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Why should you use COROS?

After launching their first watch in 2018, COROS has been a massive success in the sports community and slowly taking over as the best GPS Sports Watch company for runners, cyclists and all athletes combined. 

COROS have merged innovative technology with high-grade hardware to create the perfect GPS Fitness Watch for endurance athletes. Their watches offer the best features of a GPS Sports Watch mixed into a regular Smart Watch. Creating the ultimate, must-have sports watch for any endurance athlete out there.

What are the main COROS features?

COROS offer many high-end features across their watches, differing for which watch you have. Listed below are some of our personal favourite features for ALL COROS Watches we get everyday use from:

COROS EVOLAB.

EvoLab is a brilliant app, packed into all COROS watches. Put simple, EvoLab is your very own FREE personal fitness evaluation on your wrist, and in your pocket.

It monitors your Training Load, Training Effect (Scoring your Aerobic and Anaerobic Training), Base Fitness, Load Impact & Fatigue.

EvoLab also evaluates your current ‘Race Readiness’ showing your predicted times for a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon. It can also identify whether your most recent workout improved your overall fitness or not and categorizes your workouts to indicate what part of your training is being prioritized.

If you are currently preparing for a marathon and want to know your current marathon level, the EvoLab shows you an overall score for your marathon and how close you are to full fitness before race week.

COROS EvoLab Features

You can view your EvoLab either on your watch or on your mobile app, and will work on all COROS watches. 

Sleep Monitoring

You can track how much sleep you are getting, and what kind of sleep you are having with all COROS watches too.

COROS Sleep Monitoring

This is a very useful feature for athletes looking to monitor how much deep or light sleep they are getting. You can also view your average heart rate and heart rate range during sleep.

What is the battery life on COROS watches?

The battery life of a COROS watch is simply outstanding, with each release the battery gets better and better. Listed below is how long a COROS watch will last on daily use:

COROS Pace 3 – 24 Days

COROS Apex 2 – 17 Days

COROS Apex 2 Pro – 30 Days

COROS Vertix 2 – 60 Day

The battery life of COROS beats any GPS Sports Watch on the market today, and with their batteries improving year in, year out, it’s no wonder they are taking the world by storm.

How to use GPS maps on COROS watches?

Topographic Mapping on the COROS arrived late 2021, and it is a brilliant feature for any adventurer out there.

COROS Topographic Maps

Allowing athletes to follow a route, which will overlay their route within the map layers. Only available for the Vertix & Apex Pro.

If you would like to download Topographic maps onto your COROS watch simply, visit coros.com/maps and download the required region. Once you have installed your files, plug your watch into your computer and transfer the files onto your COROS watch.

What COROS GPS Watch is best for me?

With four different watches to choose from at XMiles, picking the right one may be a tough decision. We have listed the key features for each watch below, making it easier to pick that perfect running partner for all your future sessions:

Product

COROS Pace 3

COROS Apex 2

COROS Apex 2 Pro

COROS Vertix 2

Price

£219

£349.99

£449.99

£599

Water Resistance

5 ATM

5 ATM

5 ATM

10 ATM

Charging Time

> 2 Hours

> 2 Hours

> 2 Hours

> 2 Hours

Daily Use

24 Days

17 Days

30 Days

60 Days

COROS EvoLab

Swimming Heart Rate

Sleep Monitoring

Phone Notifications

3rd Party Integration (Strava, TrainingPeaks, etc)

Structured Workouts & Training Programs

Breadcrumb Navigation

Touch Screen Mode

 

 

Topo Map Layer

 

 

 

Wi-Fi

 

 

 

Music

 

 

 

What workout are supported on COROS watches?

COROS watches have loads of brilliant features, but they have up to 29 different supported workout modes, from running to windsurfing.

Take a look at them below:

Supported Workout Modes

COROS Pace 3

COROS Apex 2

COROS Apex 2 Pro

COROS Vertix 2

Run

Indoor Run

Track Run

Trail Run
Hike
Mountain Climb
Outdoor Climb
Bike
Indoor Bike
Open Water
Pool Swim
Flatwater
Rowing
Whitewater
Speedsurfing
Windsurfing
Ski
Snowboard
XC Ski
Ski Touring
GPS Cardio
Gym Cardio
Indoor Rower
Walk
Jump Rope
Indoor Climb
Triathlon
Multisport
Strength
Training
Training Plan

What accessories can I use with my COROS watch? 

COROS are the leaders when it comes to accessories for their GPS Sports Watches. From Keychain Chargers to the COROS POD. They have every tool that any athlete will need.

COROS POD 2

Meet the all-new COROS POD 2. A lightweight, water-resistant watch accessory that clips onto your shoe or waistband for next level running data accuracy. With optimized sensor hardware and intuitive software algorithms, the POD 2 measures your run directly from your foot or body movements. It connects to your COROS watch to provide real-time data, so you can always train or race with the right information.

The COROS POD 2 expands the capabilities of GPS in the following ways:

  • A more sensitive Instant Pace provides exceptional accuracy for workouts and races.
  • Enhanced distance and pace accuracy for indoor runners.
  • More consistent tracking around tall buildings and other areas with frequent signal disruptions.
  • Effort Pace - an instant, all-encompassing pace metric, to accurately reflect the runner’s true effort, regardless of the terrain.

With a firmware update set to release in conjunction with the POD 2, Effort Pace will be available to all COROS users. With Effort Pace, runners will see a pace on their wrist and in their COROS app, which accurately reflects their true effort. The COROS Sports Science Team, plans additional enhancements to Effort Pace in the future, including environmental factors such as temperature (available on the POD 2), humidity, altitude and more.

  • Battery Life – 28 hours continuous activity (included charging dock holds 140 hours of charge (5 full POD 2 charges)
  • Waterproof to 3 ATM (30 meters)
  • Onboard Barometric Altimeter, Thermometer, Compass, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope
  • Just 5.6g (0.2oz) – unnoticeable on the shoe

It is easy to use. Just shake to activate your device, then connect to your watch or COROS app and clip on to your waist or in the centre of your back. 

COROS Keychain Watch Charger

*ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH COROS PACE 2/APEX/APEX Pro/VERTIX*

Because the battery length is so good with COROS watches, and you aren’t needing to charge it every night it is more likely to lose your charger. The COROS Keychain Charger prevents this from happening, by keeping you always equipped.

Compatible with all COROS watches, this charger fits snugly on your keychain and allows for ease of use when you need it most.

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