Epson ProSense 367 – Specifications | Opinion |

Epson-Pro-Sense-367-specifications-review--buy-price-saleEpson ProSense 367 – Specifications

I’ve done a cut and past job on the official specs of the high-end device in the ProSense range and they are further below. I’ve been predicting (guessing) an Epson tri-watch for a couple of years but had given up hope.

Hope has arrived. Like a London bus.

Then TWO/THREE tri watches and TWO running watches come along. That will do nicely Mr Epson

(it will be a Mr).

Opinion

This looks like a very utilitarian collection of watches. The hardware and the high level pieces of functionality seem to be broadly in place. For example 5 buttons, audio alerts and vibrational alerts.

Nothing is particularly noteworthy in the spec. And that actually is good. ie nothing stands out as being missing for a sports watch that is designed for sports (rather than an activity watch buying lattes from Starbucks). Well, I say nothing stands out, actually the battery life looks quite tasty.

If, like Polar and Suunto, Epson have realised that Garmin’s Achilles heel is component accuracy then Epson could be on to something.

I’m glad they have a range of watches. People like me get a bit excited at the thought of a new triathlon watch but, actually, the money will be in the ProSense 57 model. That’s where the volume is. But…that’s where the competition is. But…that’s where non-sporty characteristics can be sought after by purchasers.

People like us also get a bit excited about North American and European markets. As we saw in Garmin’s financials yesterday, it’s ASIA where the more strongly growing markets are. So whilst we might not see too many XPLOVAs or EPSONs during our races being used by other people, the situation might be different on the other side of the world.

Maybe the ProSense 307, entry-level tri watch ($250), thinks there is a market there to be won against Suunto’s Trainer (review) or the aging (and soon-to-be-replaced)  Garmin 735XT (review)? Maybe.

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Les Betes Noires

Other than missing accents:

  1. The screen looks in line with everyone else producing sporty watches. I honestly think a pretty colour screen can make a big difference.
  2. The earlier software infrastructure was, err, not great. Epson have had time to improve it. But is that so important? Many of us use STRAVA or TP or SportsTracks or whatever. If Epson try to copy Polar or Garmin or the beauty of Suunto’s site then they could well end up spending a small fortune. Then everyone immediately exports their data out of that data ecosystem and to somewhere else (or they could buy TomTom’s app…that’s probbaly for sale)
  3. The watches look a bit chunky although that didn’t hurt the Fenix. But a heavy watch is more inclined to have poor oHR.
  4. Sensor support? ANT+ Power meter support for both tri watches hopefully. Hopefully…hopefully.
  5. I could mention STRYD running power support here, but I won’t :-). Reason being that there is no external sensor support. That’s probably not the end of the world on the base running model(s) but not on a $400 tri watch! (Source: Epson Manual)

Prices at the end

———————– Specs ————————–

Epson ProSense 367 – Specifications

 

 

  • Built-in GPS — RouteSense GPS technology accurately tracks your route, distance, pace and more
  • Ultra long GPS battery life, #1 in its class1 — up to 46 hours with GPS on
  • Stylish, lightweight design; robust and water resistant — comfortable fit designed for premium performance
  • EasyView display with easy-to-read mineral screen — wide-angle, high-contrast screen for superior readability
  • Wrist-based heart rate monitor — highly accurate and convenient CardioSense HR technology
  • Ideal for multisport applications — supports running, cycling, swimming and indoor workouts
  • Automatically uploads your data to the Epson View App — customize your goals and settings, including workout screens
  • Easy-to-use menu — easily navigate via 5 simple buttons
  • Smart notifications and music control — conveniently receive alerts on your watch, and control your playlist
  • Advanced training features — add VO2max estimate, recovery time and training effect metrics, along with interval training, workout alerts and waypoint navigation

General ProSense 367 Details:


Battery Life: GPS and HR: Up to 46 hours, GPS: Up to 50 hours
7 days activity tracking, 60 days Watch ModeSize: 1.8″ x 1.8″ x 0.6″ (47.0 x 47.0 x 15.5 mm)Weight: 0.2 lb (0.1 kg)Lens Material: Sapphire glassBand: Quick-release Pro SiliconeDisplay Type: EasyView display (Electronic Paper Display), reversible black-and-whiteDisplay Size: 1.1″Display Resolution: 240 x 240 pixelsWater Resistance: 10 ATMBattery Type: Rechargeable lithium ionSensors: GPS, integrated heart rate sensor, 3-axis accelerometerMemory/History: Up to the lesser of 248 workouts or 7,000 lapsBacklight: YesAlerts: Vibration and soundLanguages: English, French, Japanese, ChineseWaypoint Navigation: YesAuto Scroll: Through Workout ScreensSport Modes: Walking, Treadmill, Triathlon, Indoor BikeWarranty: 1 year

Epson ProSense 57 – Specifications

  • Built-in GPS — RouteSense GPS technology accurately tracks your route, distance, pace and more
  • Wrist-based heart rate monitor — highly accurate and convenient CardioSense HR technology
  • Easy-to-use menu — easily navigate via 5 simple buttons
  • Long GPS battery life — up to 10 hours with GPS on
  • All-day activity tracking — track steps, calories and sleep
  • Automatically uploads your data to the Epson View App1 — customize your goals and settings, including workout screens
  • Smart notifications and music control1 — conveniently receive alerts on your watch, and control your playlist
  • Stylish, lightweight design; robust and water resistant — comfortable fit designed for performance
  • Built-in training features — vibration alerts to manage pace, distance, interval training and more; includes stopwatch
  • Supports popular running apps —automatically upload data to Runkeeper, Strava and others
  • Optional chest strap available — track your heart rate during your workout; ideal for zone training

General ProSense 57 Details:


Size: 1.8″ x 1.8″ x 0.6″ (47.0 x 47.0 x 15.5 mm)Weight: 0.2 lb (0.1 kg)Lens Material: PlasticBand: UrethaneDisplay Type: LCDDisplay Size: 1.1″Display Resolution: 128 x 128 pixelsWater Resistance: 5 ATMBattery Type: Rechargeable lithium ionSensors: GPS, integrated heart rate sensor, 3-axis accelerometerMemory/History: Up to the lesser of 64 workouts or 2,000 laps

Prices range from $99 to $400 (ProSense 17, 57 Running models and ProSense, 307, 347 tri models)

 

 

2 thoughts on “Epson ProSense 367 – Specifications | Opinion |

    • designed for a younger generation whose thumbs have become adept at any task after years spent tapping a smart phone screen.
      PS The screen can be rotated 180 degrees through software.

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