There has been a lot of interest in the running gadgets used by Eliud Kipchoge recently among marathon fans. The main focus has been on his running shoes Nike Alphafly 3, but another key piece of running gear has also come under the spotlight following his race in the 2023 Berlin Marathon. Here I tell you more about Eliud Kipchoge’s running watch that he wore in the race and all there is to know about this watch.
Eliud Kipchoge’s running watch – COROS PACE 3
The observant may have noticed that Eliud Kipchoge wore a new running watch during the 2023 Berlin Marathon. It was the COROS PACE 3 that he wore during the race – a new GPS running watch launched at the end of September 2023.
Eliud Kipchoge wore the COROS PACE 2 running watch during his world record-breaking race in Berlin in 2022 and he has been faithful to the brand for years, along with several other top runners in the world.
It is therefore with great interest that we now follow the launch of the sequel in the series – COROS PACE 3.
COROS Launches PACE 3: A Revolutionary GPS Sports Watch
COROS is a well-known name in the field of GPS sports watches, and has now unveiled its latest innovation – the PACE 3 GPS sports watch. This remarkable new watch promises a host of advanced features tailored for the multi-sport athlete.
I have previously mentioned the COROS PACE 2 as one of the most affordable in my post on the best running watches. Therefore, it is now especially interesting when the sequel to this watch comes out on the market.
Key Features of the New COROS PACE 3
The new COROS PACE 3 has a number of updated features compared to the PACE 2. Here are some of them:
Improved GPS Capability
The PACE 3 features a state-of-the-art All Systems satellite chipset that promises to maintain impeccable GPS accuracy. With an optional Dual Frequency feature, users can expect accurate data even in challenging locations like dense forests or tall skyscrapers.
Extended Battery Life
Prioritising endurance, the watch offers an incredible 38 hours of continuous GPS tracking. Alternatively, for users seeking longer daily functionality, there is an impressive 24-day battery life with regular use.
Advanced Navigation Tools and Transflective Display Technology
With PACE 3’s Breadcrumb Navigation and Turn-By-Turn Alerts ensuring safe exploration beyond familiar territory and for optimal visibility, PACE 3 is also equipped with an always-on touchscreen. Whether you’re in broad daylight or the darkest of nights, the watch ensures easy readability.
Entertainment On the Go
Now you can also download, store and play MP3 music directly from your watch, enhancing the experience of your workouts. Pair it with Bluetooth headphones or speakers and you’re good to go. This was one of the weaknesses of the previous model and has now been addressed.
Various Health and Fitness Measurements and Activity Modes
You can also keep track of your health with the next generation optical heart rate sensor. Track accurate heart rate data, monitor your sleep, measure SpO2 and benefit from wear detection. Whether you hike, run, ski or snowboard, PACE 3 is equipped to measure everything with precision.
COROS PACE 2 was the lightest running watch on the market when it was launched and COROS PACE 3 is also incredibly light on the arm at 30g.
Variants and Availability
PACE 3 is launched in five stylish variants, including white nylon, white silicone, black nylon, black silicone, and the exclusive PACE 3 Track Edition.
With price tags from $229, it is now available on Amazon. The Track Edition will hit the shelves in October 2023.
Every PACE 3 user also gets free access to a comprehensive range of COROS training solutions:
- COROS EvoLab: This revamped platform revolutionises sports training, offering tailored insights into fitness, fatigue and performance.
- COROS Training Hub: A state-of-the-art tool for in-depth training analysis that facilitates direct interaction with your coach.
- COROS Coaches: Benefit from authentic advice and personalised guidance from the expert team at COROS.
- Custom training plans: Tailored plans ranging from a 5-kilometre race to an Ultra, designed by you, your coach or renowned COROS Pro Athletes, including Emelie Forsberg, Kilian Jornet and Molly Seidel.