This might be on the highly nerdy side of life, but I have noticed a lot of fitness trackers and other smart devices being worn by athletes at the Rio Olympics – one that really caught my eye? The big white watch on the left wrist of Australian Gold Medalist Chloe Esposito.
I spoke to Chloe for my 2UE Sunday Afternoon radio program today and she was still buzzing:
I did put my nerdy tech had on and ask her about the big white watch on her wrist.
— Chloe Esposito (@chloeesposito91) August 20, 2016
As suspected, it’s a Garmin Fenix. It’s one hell of a top class smart watch, the multisport training watch has GPS plus GLONASS support for fast and accurate location fixing, a 1.2 inch screen easily readable in the sunlight, barometer, altimeter, compass and a whole range of features.
At $899 it’s at the top end of the sports watch and smart watch spectrum.
No doubt Chloe makes a lot of use from the running and tracking features, and as she said to me on 2UE – she wore it at the games because she wears it all the time in training so why approach the Olympic event any differently!
— 7Olympics (@7olympics) August 19, 2016
So there you go, Gold Medal to Chloe – and I’m sure Garmin will be among many others looking to sign her up because she’s got a big future ahead!