ON THE RIGHT TRACKS

An ingenious wearable from French start-up onTracks for those keen on cycling, running or hiking, the GuideWatch claims to be the world’s first GPS3.0 watch. Using a smartphone app into which the user can pre-programme a route, and a device on each wrist, the system eliminates the need to stop and check one’s location with visual and vibrating direction prompts on the relevant hand, alerting the user to whether they need to turn left or right. GuideWatch also offers the features of most GPS watches including heart rate, speed, distance travelled and altitude, but its safety implications – that one can navigate without stopping or trying to check a smartphone on the move – mean it has applications for motorcyclists too; onTracks has already developed a bikers’ glove which can independently house the GuideWatch unit.

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