Tech4o Introduces Next Generation of TraiLeader Watch

Tech4o's TraiLeader Pro features heart rate monitor and PC link; Accelerator Pulse and Proformer watches cater to runners and fitness enthusiasts.

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (August 2008) – Based on its successful launch into the digital personal performance category in 2007, Johnson Outdoors' Tech4o® is introducing its next generation of sport watches. Designed for hikers, trail runners and backpackers, the TraiLeader Pro can be linked to the PC. For outdoor fitness enthusiasts who want to monitor their heart rate but do not need an altimeter and barometer, Tech4o unveils the Accelerator Pulse and Proformer watches. These new products, on display at booth #25027, will be distributed through specialty outdoor retailers.

“This next series of Tech4o products deliver accurate measurements, are easy to use, and are very affordable,” said Rob Marcello, product manager, Tech4o. “We have seen rising consumer demand from those interested in gauging their own performance and have incorporated new features based on customer feedback. The heart monitor and PC capabilities are on target for a fitness trend that shows no sign of stopping.”

The TraiLeader Pro watch goes further than the TraiLeader with the added heart rate monitor and PC link, in addition to the speed, distance, calorie measurement, altimeter, barometer, compass and thermometer capabilities. The TraiLeader Pro accurately monitors heart rate and syncs with a PC to monitor workouts over time. Its built-in accelerometer technology is a highly accurate, yet easy to use tool for measuring personal speed and distance. The TraiLeader Pro is available with a ventilated polymer band. MSRP: $199.99

The Accelerator Pulse watch features accelerometer technology to accurately measure speed, distance, calories and step. In addition, it has time, date, alarm, stopwatch, timer and second time zone features. However, the most useful feature is the heart rate monitor strap that is worn around the chest that is able to communicate data back to the watch. The Accelerator Pulse is available in both men's and women's versions. MSRP: $89.99

The Proformer watch, especially designed for running, swimming or biking, accurately calculates interval/lap times and compares that data with the athlete's personally programmed target times. While typical running watches are nothing more than a simple chronograph, the Proformer features personal programming options so the runner can set mile/lap goals and see how their results compare to their goals in real time. The Proformer is available in both men's and women's versions. MSRP: $39.99

Tech4o, based in Binghamton, N.Y., designs, manufactures and markets industry-leading instruments that provide feedback on one's personal performance and environment including handheld and watch-style digital computers with functions such as speed, distance, heart rate, altitude, barometric pressure, compass and time, for a number of activities. Tech4o,, is part of the Johnson Outdoors' family of innovative, market-leading brands. Johnson Outdoors is a leading global outdoor recreation company that turns ideas into adventure. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of award-winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment.

Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include: Old Town® canoes and kayaks, Ocean Kayak™, Necky® kayaks, Escape® electric boats, Minn Kota® motors, Humminbird® fishfinders, Scubapro® and UWATEC® dive equipment, Silva compasses, Tech4o® digital instruments, and Eureka!® tents and sleeping bags. For more information, visit



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