Adidas Previews Its Smartwatch That Will Challenge The Nike FuelBand SE

Still, many details are up in the air--like, what the heck is the name of this smartwatch?

Adidas has hopped on the smartwatch bandwagon, debuting a wrist-worn tracker Wednesday to take on Nike's revamped FuelBand SE.

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Paul Gaudio, vice president of Adidas Interactive, told the crowd at GigaOM's Mobilize conference that the company's smartwatch for runners will be available Nov. 1 for $399. The smartwatch, which doesn't require wearers to be tethered to a smartphone, can monitor heart rate, location, and speed, and can also provide coaching on the watch face or through Bluetooth headphones. SlashGear reports that the watch will include GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and an accelerometer, but lacks a digital compass.

Details are still scarce--for one, we don't even know the name of the watch yet. Furthermore, Adidas doesn't have plans at the moment to open its API, which could limit its potential.

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