COROS 2022 REVIEW: COROS VERTIX 2, VERTIX, APEX PRO, APEX Y PACE 2.
COROS 2022 REVIEW: COROS VERTIX 2, VERTIX, APEX PRO, APEX Y PACE 2. Our GPS WATCHsection brings us today complete analysis of the entire range of COROS by our colleagues Abel and Mayayo. With no news for the moment in 2022, we review one by one all the existing GPS watches of the house.
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COROS 2022 REVIEW:
COROS VERTIX 2, VERTIX, APEX PRO, APEX Y PACE 2.
A brand that is gradually settling in the world of GPS. Getting closer and closer to Garmin and perhaps having already positioned itself in second place, although for our followers, the best GPS 2021 was the Suunto 9 PEAK. Of all its strengths, perhaps the one that has surprised us all the most is its great autonomy, in which it is surely the most powerful.
Although in 2022 they have not released (yet) any new version of their GPS, we all look forward to that new APEX PRO 2 or APEX 2 that will surely bring us new functionalities, greater capacity and even more and more battery. In addition, at the end of 2021 they surprised us with the launch of the COROS Training Hub, improving one of its weak points such as the web version of its application, here we can see our colleague Abel telling all the ins and outs of it.
COROS VERTIX 2: (699€)
The strong point according to the data of this Corox Vertix 2 would be the expanded battery, the double satellite chip for maximum accuracy and data consistency. In addition, by now incorporating access to online and offline maps, along with a memory of 32GB, for many it seems to be the current leader, combining for less than € 700 quality-performance-durability.
With a larger screen than its predecessor of 50’3mm, with 16% more resolution and that allows us to visualize a multitude of data. We can add up to 8 data on each screen and still each data will be seen perfectly. You can see in the images examples of screens configured by us myself.
COROS VERTIX: 600€
Top of the brand’s range. For a price of € 600 will give us a superlative battery in a solid box. As a watch alone, up to 45 days. At the top of gps tracking (1sec) gives 60 hours, with the Ultramax mode it lengthens up to 150h. The new Suunto 7 Peak boasts of arriving a little more, 170h. You would have to see the accuracy of both compared, because in the case of Garmin that Ultra mode loses up to 15% accuracy over a distance of 100 miles, as a reference.
Very solid, with bezel and titanium case, but also light with a weight of just 63 grams. It monitors oxygen in the blood, which will help us in acclimatization. It stands out in cases of extreme cold, because in temperatures of up to -30ºC its battery manages to perform even at the top of gps up to 21 hours.
At the level of athletics, note that it has a special “Track Run” mode to avoid the usual uncomfortable deviations of gps watches when we are going to throw series on the tartan or similar work.
Common to the whole range: The manual and tactile control of the watch, the interface as a mobile app are also well valued, although it is missing to be able to cacharrrear with it on the PC to polish more things, as with all its brothers. Both Bluetooth and ANT+ connection An option that will allow you to recycle Garmin chest bands, for example with them, without buying a new one.
COROS APEX PRO 500€
Top range from the brand. For a price of € 500 will give us a good battery in a solid box and something more compact than the grandote Vertix. At the top of gps tracking (1sec) gives 40 hours, with the Ultramax mode it lengthens up to 100h. Solid, with sapphire crystal, titanium bezel and aluminum case, but lightweight with a weight of just 49 grams.
At the level of athletics, note that it also has the special mode “Track Run” to avoid the usual uncomfortable deviations of gps watches when we are going to throw series in the tartan or similar work.
It was the first Choirs to offer manual and tactile control of the watch. The interface as a mobile app are also well valued, although it is missing to be able to cacharrrear with it on the PC to polish more things, as with all its brothers.
- Pros: Very similar to its big brother, something more compact and lighter, also for 100€ less
- Cons: 20H less battery than the band leader and a tad less reinforced.
COROS APEX 46MM (350€) 42MM (300€)
Mid-range of the brand, two units distinguished by their dimensions and price, even with the same heart. For a price of € 350 the Apex 46mm and € 300 the Apex 42, They maintain the good battery and solid box of the brand, now in versions somewhat more compact than the Apex Pro.
The battery reaches up to 30 days in clock-only mode. At the top of gps tracking (1sec) gives 35 hours, with the Ultramax mode it lengthens up to 100h.
Solid, with sapphire crystal, titanium bezel and aluminum case, but light with a weight of just 45 and 38 grams respectively.
Perhaps, a priori, we can think of the Apex 46mm as more a tuned to the male doll, larger, while the 42mm fits better to the female. Now, these conventions of use in watchmaking have less and less real weight for many users. Decide for yourself, whether a little bigger or compact.
- Pros: Very similar to the Apex Pro, somewhat more compact and lightweight, also for € 150 / € 200 less, according to version
- Cons: It has 5H less gps butt battery than the Apex Pro. as the main handicap.
COROS PACE 2 (200€)
THE youngest and most urbanite of the brand, but with a tremendous value for money. If your brothers have mountaineering voation and very solid boxes, the specific digital glass and the plastic polymer case are not here so resistant, because it is designed to be used as an “asphalt” watch in the city. Or at least, where we are not going to rub it or hit it with rocks on a regular basis.
It is the smallest and lightest of the brand, with just 30 grams on the wrist. Perfect for weight obsessed in career like the pròpio Kipchoge. Handle the dual Bluetooth/ANT+ connection like all its siblings.
Despite its tiny size and weight, its battery reaches up to 30h in gops mode every 1sec. It’s a superlative achievement, which is 20% higher than the original Pace, which was already very good in itself. And in case you are an ultra-deep asphalter, it also has ultramax mode with which you can go until 60h of the pull, losing some clear precision. In daily use as a watch it only goes up to 20 days,
Remember that it is not only the duration of a charge that matters, but that the fewer charges / recharges we have to do, the longer the clock will last us in useful life. POr that this advance is worth double if we want an investment in the medium / long term.
- Pros:Lightness and minimal bulk, but great battery. All that for only 200€
- Cons: Asphalt and urhano approach. Good for training on the track too, not so for the mountain.
KILIAN JORNET & COROS?
When Kilian left his longtime sponsor Salomon, with whom he has been in contact since 2003, he only announced that he was working on creating his own projects. In fact, his wife Emelie Forsberg has been leading her own nurtition brand, Moon Valley, for several years now, alongside Ida Nilsson and Mimmi Kotka
On the other hand, with Suunto on the verge of leaving Amer Sports, it was not necessary to link the end of Salomon’s sponsorship to Suunto’s sponsorship. I could continue with the brand if it finally becomes Chinese. However, as you can see officially on the Strava account of his wife, Emelie Forsberg, a couple of weeks ago that she is officially using.
However, as you can see officially on the Strava account of his wife, Emelie Forsberg, it has been a couple of weeks since she is officially using the Coros Apex Pro
Thus, it seems that the chances are accumulating, little by little, that Kilian Jornet could well replace his usual Suunto with a Coros. So we can see it, in fact, also collected in media such as U-Trail or Monte-cardio-gps, among others.
From this website, we have first of all put ourselves in direct contact with both Suunto and Coros. Neither house has so far confirmed or denied the change, so from that side there is still no official confirmation.
We are still waiting and we are trying to move forward while why it would be a Coros.. and if so, which model in particular.
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