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Tech4o Discover GPS Watch

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Fitness watches today could accurately be referred to as wrist-top computers. The secret agent watches of yesterday with steel-cutting lasers and micro-fine cable rappel lines seem pale in comparison. Manufactures push the limits cramming the latest functionality and technology into the smallest package. Don’t be fooled by the circa 1981 1st generation computer graphics on the watch screen Tech4o is here to play. They have thrown their hat into the ring with the Discover GPS watch and much to our surprise it worked really well!

MSRP: $199

Fitness watches today could accurately be referred to as wrist-top computers. The secret agent watches of yesterday with steel-cutting lasers and micro-fine cable rappel lines seem pale in comparison. Manufactures push the limits cramming the latest functionality and technology into the smallest package. These “watches” provide the user with data such as time, distance, pace, direction, and caloric expenditure. Fitness watches use an accelerometer or GPS communication to track pace and distance. GPS watches require no tuning or adjustment relative to accelerometer watches and prove to be more accurate over rugged terrain.

Enter the Discover GPS watch by Tech4o. The Discover GPS comes onto the market packed with features and priced well under comparable units. I initially judge these watches by size, battery life, and the technology used. The Discover GPS is lighter than other models tested and I found its size and shape to be superior. The watch features a rechargeable lithium battery which lasted several days on a single charge during normal use. The battery is more than ample to power all features even on the longest runs. A power saver mode can be enabled to get the most from the battery while on longer expeditions such as extended hikes, cycling, and alike. The people from Tech4o have somehow hidden the GPS receiver in the Discover GPS to produce a watch that is no larger than the standard G-Shock, while providing solid GPS reception.

The Discover GPS provides the user with a full complement of data points and display modes.  Best of all, the Discover GPS allows the user to customize the layout of the display modes. If you would like elevation, time, and pace on one screen, just set it in your profile. View settings can be set from both the watch and from the included PC interface. This makes for a great user experience and sets the Discover GPS apart from other units. The PC interface and included software allow you upload and download workout statistics, routes, and tracks. Elevation, time, and pace, is graphed for you and data can be viewed in Google Earth. Tech4o seals the deal by throwing in a wireless heart-rate monitor chest strap.

The Discover GPS is feature rich, light, and easy to use. This model will serve a number of sports and with no other accessories needed to purchase. The Discover GPS package and price point makes this a great value.

Be aware that these watches are only usable on PC interfaces, I say again these watches will not work with Apple computers!

For those folks that are eager to get an all in one package that is fairly easy to navigate and gives real world data from your adventures then this watch may be the answer.

 

 

 

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