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Coros Apex Field Test & Athlete Review By Sam Hopper

I’ve been using the Apex 46mm for the past month and easily has to be the most reliable training companion I’ve ever used. I’ve been focusing on my marathon debut over the past year and averaging 20km/day is a pretty demanding ask on any GPS watch. The COROS Apex 46mm however, has been giving me at least 12 days of heavy GPS use per charge. As a working athlete like the majority of runners in Australia, battery life is a huge qualm when time management is often a hard balance to find. Having to charge your Apex ONLY ONCE a fortnight eliminates this stress completely. COROS has battery life like nothing the running industry has ever seen before!

The COROS app interface is simple but at the same time sleek and sophisticated. Personally, I’ve never been too tech savvy and I prefer to keep stats to a minimum. As a notoriously bad sleeper, I decided to test out sleeping with the Apex each night. Taking mental note of my regular 2am wake ups and checking in on the apps accuracy over breakfast each morning. I was stoked with how accurate the sleep cycle data was. Small bonus features like this are having a significant impact on enhancing my training and recovery. 

Majority of Australian distance runners train on the athletics track at some point during their season. GPS data is typically horrendous around the 400m track and the COROS calibration is RIDICULOUSLY ACCURATE compared to its competitors. This is an incredibly handy feature for when you're running fast and quick math is that last thing you need to be doing. I cannot stress enough, how much of an aid to your train the COROS range is.

Do yourself a favour in 2021 and join the company of Kipchoge, Stewy and the majority of Australia’s elite athletes and invest in a COROS!

 

Words by Sam Hopper

 

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