multisport GPS watch Bia, announced today the addition of live tracking to the already impressive roster of functions offered by the relatively new brand. Bia is the first and only GPS watch on the market to offer this feature.
The addition of live tracking allows Bia users the unique ability to
share a private URL with friends, family or coaches, so these select
individuals can track the user’s location in real time, both on race day
or during a regular workout via their computer, tablet or smartphone.
An added benefit of this new feature is that athletes only need the Bia
device to enable live tracking, versus having to carry a smartphone to
access the cellular connectivity required for this type of live
“From not only a safety but a social standpoint, this feature is a
game changer for our athletes,” said co-founder Cheryl Kellond, “Now
they can stay connected to friends and family on race day, during a long
workout or whenever they want an extra set of eyes looking out for
them. We are thrilled to offer Bia athletes the peace of mind and
connectedness live tracking will provide.”
Live Tracking can be used in two forms: Race Day Tracking and Anytime
Tracking, both included in a subscription of $3.99 per month or $36.99
With Race Day Tracking, users can create a one-time URL that will go
live on the requested date of their race so friends and family can track
their loved one’s progress during the race or locate them post race.
On the web, fans will see minute-by-minute updates creating an accurate
and near-real-time depiction of where the athlete is at any given time
during the race. Because Race Day links are public, they will be
deactivated after 48 hours for privacy purposes.
With Anytime Tracking, Bia users can give their inner circle private,
secure access to daily workouts. Athletes will invite their closest
friends or family to a list, giving these individuals permission to
follow to the user anytime she/he turns the “live tracking” setting on.
Whether users prefer the option for safety, accountability or fun,
they’ll feel confident knowing that a private and confidential group of
loved ones can follow their workouts real-time view and see their
location on a map.
Boasting an impressive 2G connectivity, Bia is able to not only offer
groundbreaking new features like live tracking, but also a bevy of
other functions including, SOS safety alerts, 17 hours of battery life,
water resistance up to 50 meters, quick-loading GPS, wireless uploads to
online training logs and over a dozen workout modes.
For more information on live tracking and Bia, please contact Jenny Radloff at Jenny@OutsidePR.com.
About Bia Sport
Bia Sport, a multisport GPS watch built by women for women, was
crowdfunded into existence through a Kickstarter campaign in 2012.
Founders Cheryl Kellond and Sylvia Marino raised $408,000 in just over a
month and got to work building the device. In June 2014, Bia became
available for purchase. Packed with 2G cellular connectivity, 17 hours
of battery life, water resistance up to 50m, quick-loading GPS, Bia
refused to “shrink it and pink it”. The watch comes with SOS safety
alerts, a sleek ergonomic fit that feels great even on smaller wrists,
wireless uploading to Bia’s website, Strava, TrainingPeaks, or
MapMyFitness, and over a dozen workout modes.
For more information about
Bia, visit bia-sport.com.
Source Bia Sport