COROS has launched the follow-up devices to its popular first-generation Apex range. Those new watches are the Apex 2 and the Apex 2 Pro and they come with a heap of new features.
The Apex and Apex Pro were released as COROS's premium multisport options, combining a wide range of activity types with a tough outdoor build and sleek aesthetics. Along with detailed data tracking, both are popular with endurance athletes due to their impressive battery life and navigation capabilities.
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COROS has focussed on a number of areas to improve on the previous Apex models, with the most prominent being GPS and navigation. As well as a redesigned GPS antenna for 50% better performance there's global offline map navigation with checkpoint support, offline landscape and topographical maps, and support for all systems satellites for maximizing signal quantity.
Activity tracking improvements include a newly redesigned optical HR sensor with wear detection for aerobic training, heart rate variability support and a blood oxygen sensor that monitors your status at altitude.
Design updates include tweaked buttons and an updated digital dial to improve operation with gloves on, a full touchscreen experience from launch and a new titanium bezel that's twice as scratch-resistant.
Other features include MP3 functionality and music support for future firmware updates, connectivity through WiFi, Dual Mode and Bluetooth 5.0, and a night mode that operates a dimmed light overnight and automatically shuts off at sunrise.
The Apex 2 Pro sees additional functionality including support for all systems dual frequency GNSS Chipset to reduce GPS reflection from steep walls, a larger 1.3-inch screen versus the 1.2-inch on the Apex 2 and the Apex Pro, Multi-Pitch Climbing Activity Mode and larger on-board storage of 32GB.
Both the Apex 2 and the Apex 2 Pro also see improvements to the already market-leading battery life. The Apex 2 has 45 hours in Standard Full GPS mode with the Apex 2 Pro lasting for 75 hours, with All Systems On mode (GPS/QZSS+GLONASS+Galileo+BeiDou) that drops to 30 hours with the Apex 2, and 45 hours using the Apex 2 Pro.
The Apex 2 Pro also has 26 hours in Dual Frequency + All systems (not available with the Apex 2) and Daily Use mode will get you 17 days with the Apex 2 and 30 days in the Apex 2 Pro.
Both watches also give you access to COROS's range of training features designed to help improve performance and deliver insights into activities. That includes COROS Training Hub and COROS EvoLab
The Apex 2 will set you back $399 while the Apex 2 Pro costs $499. Both devices are available now. Click here to find out more.