NEW YORK – Home and car audio supplier Pyle is entering
the sports accessories market with a line of sports
watches with built-in fitness monitoring capabilities.
At the top of the line, Pyle is shipping a GPS sports
watch that comes with a 2.4GHz digitally coded wireless
heart-rate monitor chest strap to help fitness
enthusiasts track and analyze workout data.
The GPS watch combines personal
training and navigation functions
and can be customized
for various outdoor
activities, including jogging,
running, biking, hiking,
skiing, sailing, hunting
The watch has four main
function modes: Compass, Time, Navigation
and Workout. Workout mode, which
works together with the navigation mode,
records and displays a user’s current performance,
including speed, distance traveled, coordinates,
workout duration, heart rate, calories burned and
other useful data.
Compass mode can tell users the direction of an object
or location from a certain point in the 16 most commonly
used forms of cardinal direction. Direction can be specified
in azimuth as well, which communicates via angles
between north and the desired object or location.
In addition, the GPS watch can monitor four target
heart-rate zones, including health, fat burn, aerobics and
user, and offers audio alerts to inform users when they are
above, in or below their preferred zone.
The HRM chest strap features a conductive contact
pad to retrieve heart-rate stats and the adjustable elastic
band keeps the monitor in place during workout routines.
Once the strap and the watch are successfully paired,
the heart-rate data will automatically be transmitted to the
Water resistant up to 30 meters under water, the GPS
sports watch comes with a built-in rechargeable lithiumpolymer
battery. The included GPS Master software and
the USB cable, which can also charge the device,
assist users with their workout analysis, route
planning and training summary reports, to offer
a detailed post-workout breakdown. Users
can also monitor battery life and available
Pyle’s GPS sports watch
and heart-rate monitor (model
PSWGP405) is currently
available in black with either
blue or black accents
for a retail price of $138 at
PyleAudio.com and Amazon.com.
Apps are available at no cost from
Apple’s App Store.
Other watches in the line include
the PSWMR40 Marathon
Runner watch for men, which features a dual-display chronograph,
up to 150 lap memories, target time setting for
up to 50 laps and an audible alert when target time has
been exceeded, as well as four operation modes: Linked
Timer, Repeat Timer, Singer Timer and Count Up Timer. It
is water resistant to 100 feet and retails for $44.99.
Pyle’s PHRM38 heart-rate monitor and watch, available
in black, silver, pink or green, and the PHRM36, available
in orange, display minimum, maximum and average heart
rates along with target fitness zones. Both models retail
for $29.99, and come with a built-in calorie counter, stop
watch, daily alarm and an energy-saving mode. They are
water resistant up to 33 feet.
Pyle’s PHRTMW1 digital sports watch and heart-rate
monitor adds an audible alarm to alert users of specified
target heart-rate zones and minimum and maximum heart
rates. It retails for $34.99.