GPS Company Magellan Gets Into Digital Fitness

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[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

GPS company Magellan is getting into the digital fitness business with Switch and Switch Up, two crossover GPS watches that integrate with third party sites.

The Switch is a fitness training device that include customizable sport profiles, high resolution display, eight hours of battery life, a high sensitivity GPS receiver, 50 meter water resistance, and compatibility with ANT+ sensors. The Switch Up includes the functionalities of Switch, plus a barometric altimeter, among other things.

The Magellan GPS Switch series will be available Spring 2012. The Switch is expected to retail for $249.99 or $299.99 with Heart Rate Monitor. The Switch Up with a Multisport Mounting Kit will cost $299.99 or $349.99 with a Multisport Mounting Kit and Heart Rate Monitor.