New Balance RunIQ Smartwatch, Silver, One Size
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- Sync with Strava - Connect and share workouts with a global community of athletes
- Bring the music - sync, store and Listen to Google play playlists via Bluetooth Headphones
- Map every workout and keep the pace - Track course, pace and distance with built-in GPS and Track time and intervals with dedicated lap button
- Track hr - monitor heart RATE in real time and stay in the target zone
- Track a marathon - up to 24 hour Battery life with typical Use, or up to 5 hours continuous life with GPS and hr monitoring
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Fear No Forecast
Water resistance up to 5 ATM stands up to unexpected downpours and even quick swims.
Battery Life for the Long Haul
Enjoy up to 24-hour battery life with typical use, or up to 5 hours continuous life with GPS and HR monitoring.
Award Winning at CES 2017
The New Balance RunIQ received the 'Editor's Pick at CES 2017' from Runner's World. 'An optical heart-rate monitor on the backside keeps tabs on your pulse. The one small feature that sets it apart from every other smartwatch: a dedicated lap button. Tap the bottom button on the right side to take a lap split mid-workout or race.'
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Details Internal GPS, accelerometer, and gyroscope track location, pace, distance traveled, and cadence on-the-go Optical Heart Rate Monitor generates real time data Compatible with Android™ and iPhone for smartphone notifications and access to the MyNB App Connect to a smartphone using either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Sync and store up to 50 hours of Google Play™ music Listen to music with Bluetooth® compatible headphones (not included) Strava pre-loaded on the device for optional connecting and sharing of workouts with a global community of athletes Programmable Heart Rate zones for targeted workouts Step counting Timer/stopwatch with lap function Time of day (12/24h) Day/date Interchangeable bands Third party App capability Configurable watch face for personalized style and performance 410 mAh Battery Battery life: 24 hours with typical use, or up to 5hr continuous life with GPS and Heart Rate monitoring Water resistant to 5 ATM Display: 400 x 400 pixels, AMOLED color display Display diameter: 1.39 in / 3.53 cm Accessories (sold separately) New Balance PaceIQ Wireless Sport Headphones Interchangeable bands
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As a wearer of a Samsung Gear S3, I still think Google hasn't quite got the watch OS down. I think Tizen is a much more organized and easy to use wearable interface. It could also have to do with the rotating bezel. Samsung knocked it out of the park with that feature, and I think New Balance/Intel/Google really missed the boat on that. Running and swiping one of four directions, remembering which direction to swipe, where everything is, etc.? Not a home run.
That said, the 2.0 update made a huge difference. I played around with the watch prior to the update and Android Wear prior to 2.0 was a total loss. I would not have given the watch to my wife, who is absolutely not a technical gadget person, without the update to 2.0.
The build of the watch is great. While I'm not a rubber/silicone band person (metal bands for me) I wore it for a bit and it's comfortable enough. I don't feel the body of the watch is 'large' but many will. I like big faced watches (I think Diesel faces are about the right size :-) ) and my wife is fine with the size of the watch.
The build quality is good, no worries about it falling apart or breaking easily.
The heart rate monitor seems to work quite well. Our testing shows it to be accurate and it picks up the heart rate without any issues, unlike other wearables we've tested.
The GPS feature is really nice. My wife doesn't like to take her phone when she runs, so having something that can accurately track her path and map it out has been a great feature for her. It tracks strides, pace, and several other metrics that she has not been able to track and is now getting into serious analysis of her run because she has the data. She's been able to make some changes to her stride based on the data and feedback from a coach that have really helped her time and quality of the run. While there are certainly more advanced watches out there, as her first foray into a running watch this has been a huge plus for her.
Integrating with Strava is neat from a tracking perspective, but the need for social networking everything in life seems a bit far-fetched. it's good that you can use the software without having to succumb to the 'hey everyone, look at me and my amazingness' mentality that drives this generation.
The ability to track progress over longer periods of time via Strava is helpful in looking at longer term effectiveness of her runs.
The one problem I have had with the unit is charging. I admit a bias to the Samsung Gear charging stand -- I really like it and I think it is one of the best designs I've seen for charging a watch -- but the charging dock on this watch suffers from a design flaw. The band is a silicone material, and therefore somewhat springy. The charging 'connector' on the watch is at the top of the face, and that band connection is not very flexible, by design I think. What we've experienced is that if you set the watch on the charging stand and aren't really careful or don't allow that top band to hang over the side of the night table, it can spring back up just enough to not allow the watch to charge properly. It's a weird thing to describe, but I think they understood the likelihood of this happening based on the strength of the magnet in the charging base. It's strong, but not ALWAYS strong enough to keep the watch from popping up just the slightest bit if you aren't on the ball about how it is sitting. I'd love it if NB had a stand that lifted the watch up off the table so the band hung down and couldn't put pressure on the connection point. Or if they would move to a cradle system like Samsung uses.
All in all I think this is a great piece of kit. It might get replaced in a year or so with a more specialized Garmin or whatever the next gen is, but for now this is a huge advancement over what she's had in the past.
* It looks great. It's not too bulky for a ~170lb male. it might be a tad too bulky for a very lightweight lady.
* It runs AndroidWear 2.0. This means tons of apps, watch faces, widgets, and you can customize the physical button functionalities. There are very few fitness friendly AW2 watches, so if this matters to you, this item should be on your radar.
* It can locally store downloaded music. Caveat: Right now only Google Play. Not sure if this is a OS limit or just apps are taking time to support the feature.
* The battery can get you through 2 days. This is quite a bit more than 2nd gen Apple Watch but less than non-android wear watches like Garmins or Fitbits.
* It does not by default track your heart rate passively throughout the day, which will hurt the accuracy of your calorie-burn count. This IS fixable with additional apps. Most workout apps put the watch in an active tracking mode, so default heartrate is fine during dedicated workouts.
Lets get the bad out of the way.
This thing comes with AndroidWear 1 and you have to do the upgrade yourself. Non-techies will hate this, and the vast majority of the reviews here were made before this update happened, which really hurts the overall amazon review score of the watch, because the update fixes many of the issues. New Balance shot themselves in the foot with this decision, which probably single handedly made the watch an also-ran at the time it was reviewed by most tech sites and youtubers.
My first watch showed up and the primary (center button) was totally inactive. Customer support was **awesome** and I had a brand new watch in about 2 weeks, but I'm not the only reviewer who had this issue, so, theres clearly some quality control issues.
Doesn't have a rotating bezel like the Samsung Gear series, which would help when fingertips get sweaty or are wearing gloves.
Battery. Coming from a MS Band 2 that lasted 2 days a charge, this watch feels comparable. If 2 days is too short for you, consider it a negative. Its a heck of a lot more time than my Apple Watch got, but not nearly the time my wife's Fitbits or friend's Garmins get (but neither of those are "true" smartwatch OS's with big app stores).
The default apps are NewBalance and Strava. I used NewBlance twice and never used it again. Same with Strava. This is neither a pro or a con because how you like the apps will vary by your specific use cases. If I was competitive about my running or cycling and wasn't turned off by the rampant amounts of cheating on the platform, I could imagine Strava could be pretty motivational. As far as NewBalance, I use this watch to track my fitness. Perhaps I am missing it, but I dont see how to import calorie burn from NewBalance into google fit or MyFitnessPal, which makes this app 100% useless for my use case.
While AndroidWear has far more app support than Tizen or any non-Apple alternative, it does not yet have a good system for multitasking. Bouncing between apps is not as fluid as pressing the "Square" button on your android phone.
Limited support of GoogleFit by MyFitnessPal. For example, your calories burned under "other" aren't imported, but your calories burned under "running" are. So if you take the stairs or walk a lot during the day, you are going to have to add those calories manually to MFP (which is easy because google seperates them for you, but inconvenient). It's also not a fault of the watch directly, but google fit is probably the go-to-calorie-counter most people will use when wearing this watch.
Google Fit widgets update stats at an interval (might be configurable?), so your steps and calorie burns are behind what you would see on a fitbit that actively updates unless you happen to glance at it just at the update interval.
AndroidWear 2.0 blows Tizen, Garmin and Fitbit out of the water in terms of app support and available watch faces (though it does have more battery drain than the latter 2). It's a true Apple WatchOS competitor. Google Maps on the wrist is pretty great for a wrong turn or a road not often traveled. It also means you can remap the buttons to launch apps you want to use. I remap mine to Google Fit (tracks SO many different kinds of workouts and mostly syncs with MyFitnessPal) and Google Play music (not because its any good, but because they are the only option for on-board storage), so I can do my workout and leave my damn phone at home.
On board music storage + bluetooth. I hate running with my phone. It is not Bluetooth 5.0 though (to be fair, most things aren't).
Notifications. Any notification on your phone that you want to get on your watch, you can. Anything you dont want, you can block. Perfect.
Bright and Always on Display. Because its a watch and you shouldn't have to twitch your wrist to get basic info. Apple watch does not have this.
Heart rate apps exist. Many of them. This means the problem of the watch not recording your heart rate all day like fitbit is easily solved by a trip to the google play store. I'm using Heart Trace. LMK if you find a better one.
Design wise, it's light and looks fine for work (not "fitness band" looking like a polar, fitbit or gearFit) and fine for the gym (not a giant piece of metal, like the Gear S or LG Sport). If you want more flash, there are some overpriced colored bands available. The band is very breathable, and while the plastic may not "feel premium", I do enjoy it's light weight.
The pedometer is pretty accurate, I run on a treadmill 3-4 times a week and it ranged from spot on to off by .1 miles, comparable to MS Band. Good enough that when I run outside I don't feel like I "have to" use the GPS.
It has GPS. Honestly I dont use this often but its a nice have. Never had any trouble with it acquiring a link, but I live in a well populated suburban area so your mileage may vary (pun intended). Yes, this kills the battery from 100 to zero in 4 hours, so if you are hoping to marathon with this watch, it aint happening for most of you. I dont consider this a con because almost every watch with GPS experiences this with notable exceptions for some of the most expensive Garmins, though those aren't running AndroidWear. Trade offs people.
I would say Wifi is a really cool feature, but most big things like app connections or updates are done over bluetooth, which sort of kills usefulness of having wifi on the watch.
**My typical settings for reported battery life are:
Always on Display. GPS allowed (passive, for weather). Bluetooth on. Wifi off. Tilt-to-Wake off. HR Monitor passive every 5min (from Heart Trace). 30-40 minute workout every other day, 50-70minute workouts in between those other days (screen stays mostly-awake, music playing, heart rate in active monitor mode).
I would recommend this watch to anyone with an Android phone who wants one AndroidWear watch for both work and fitness. There are better AW2 watches for pure fitness like the Polar M600 (which predictably does a better job at HR without 3rd party app help), but it looks like a powerbrick and will get frowns in an office setting. There are also better AW2 watches for an office setting, like the LG Sport 2 (which can also come with LTE if you are big fan of paying monthly fees to act like Dick Tracy), but its heavy and metal and I'm not a fan of jewelry in the gym or on a run or bike ride.
Firstly, if you are outside of the US or Canada the MyNB app will not be available to download through the Play Store. If you know where to find a trustworthy apk and how to side load it then it isn't really a problem, just inconvenient. If none of that made sense to you, skip this watch and look for something supported internationally.
Secondly, the battery life isn't great. I picked the watch up straight off the charger at 100% and ran for 1h15m using GPS and music. The battery had dropped 65%. Judging from that, battery life is probably about 3h30m from 100% to dead using GPS and music.
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