I, sort-of, loved the XPLOVA X5 and then, sort of, didn’t. Aspiring awesomeness mixed with annoying quirkiness at time let it down.
Acer have updated the X5 to the EVO version. I suspect that there is not going to be too much interest in this product so I have not invested much time in looking at what’s new.
The looks of the hardware are the same but the software interface has received some tinkering. Indeed @CraigMiddleton gives some feedback that the video capabilities have received a welcome few improvements.
Some of the documentation I’ve read online seems improved in the “readability of the English” sense.
Yet the iTunes app still shows lots of Korean things to its English audience.
The document linked to, below, also has some nice QR code links at the end. Excitedly (sigh) I downloaded a QR code reader to get to the manual. The link didn’t work.
There is now the ability to overlay performance stats onto video, which I seem to remember dcrainmaker suggesting would be a good idea (it is).
Original Detailed X5 Review: (link to: the5krunner.com) – worth an interesting read in a quiet moment perhaps
Summary info: here (link to: xplova.com)
|Display||3-inch, Trans-reflective type, with 240×400 pixels (capacitive), auto light condition adjust|
|Water Rating||IPX7 (Max.1m under water for 30 mins)|
|Video Camera/Spec.||120 degree wide-angle camera with HD 720P@30fps|
|Internet Connection||Wi-Fi; BLE|
|GPS||High sensitivity GPS/GLONASS dual system|
|Recording Modes||Support data-linked auto recording, time-lapse recording, loop recording and manual recording|
|Map||Support OSM maps/Xplova’s website provides route planning and downloading services|
|Size and Weight||110 x 62 x 23 mm, 120g|
|Battery||Rechargeable Lithium Battery/1500 mah/ approximately 12 hours (Wi-Fi/Backlight off; GPS 3D-Fixed)|
|Languages||English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Thai, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
|Built-in Sensors||Temperature, Barometric Altimeter, Ambient Light|
|Support ANT+||HRM Chest Belt, Speed Sensor, Cadence Sensor, Combo (speed & cadence) Sensor XA-CS2, Power Meter|
|Xplova Connect /Video App||Andorid 5.0 or above; iOS 10 or above; BT4.0 with BLE|
|Package||Xplova X5 Evo, Extended Holder, Micro-USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Strap|
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