Epson, which has had some success in the enterprise wearables market with its Moverio eyewear, has decided it likes the space and is getting into the sports tech business with a new series of consumer-level wearables.
The Epson Active product line has three pieces: the Pulsense continuous heart rate monitor, Runsense GPS sports and running monitors, and the M-Tracer golf swing analyzers.
The Runsense, Epson says, is a wrist device that takes 35 different measurements, including heart rate, cadence, laps, time, and distance. It syncs using a smartphone app, which also downloads GPS data to the watch. The Runsense can run for up to 30 hours. The three different models will be available in the second quarter of the year, at prices between $250 and $350.
The M-Tracer golf swing analyzer clips to a club grip and sends data to a smartphone app at 1,000 frames per second. Among the data captured is swing path, club speed, and club face angle at impact. The app shows the swing in 3D and can model it against an “ideal” swing or previously saved swings. Available in the second quarter, the M-Tracer MT500GII will cost $300.