Usually when we think of Epson we think of printers, but the Japanese electronics company hopes to change that with its new line of smartwear for your eyes, your wrist, and your golf club that will help you improve that golf swing, get a better look at life, and more.
The first big wearable announcement to come from Epson is its new smartwear for your golf club, the M-Tracer MT500GII. The smartwear works by analyzing the shape and form of your golf swing, transmitting the information to an app on your tablet or smartphone. The smartwear can store up to 200 swings-worth of information and has a battery life of about four hours, which is plenty of time for most runs on the golf course. It collects information on every from your club-head’s speed, path, face angle, tempo, and more – displaying it all in an easy-to-understand graphical interface on your device. The M-Tracer MT500GII will launch in March for $300.
For those who run, Epson has its new “Active” series of Runsense running monitors and GPS watches. Runsense will allow runners to monitor all their vitals and performance using proprietary software designed by Epson. The various models will let you track and store your vitals information along with GPS data to accurately track your runs. It has 20 to 30 hour battery life, depending on the model, and will retail between $250 and $350 starting in Q2 2015.
Lastly, Epson has also announced an update to its BT-200 smart glasses, which look to compete against the hype of products like Google Glass. The BT-200 has been launched with an update to Android 4.0, bigger HD-canvas for augmented viewing, and a bunch of new apps and API functionality to support new developer applications. The BT-200 is available now for developers for a hefty $700. No word yet on a consumer model and potential price.
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