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The World's Lightest GPS Watch Comes From An Unexpected Source

A GPS tracker can be an essential tool for athletes looking to monitor and improve their performance. And even more so when it’s packaged into a thin 50g watch that isn’t going to weigh them down or impede their workout.

But you wouldn’t expect the world’s lightest GPS watch to come from Epson, a company synonymous with imaging products like printers and projectors. It’s actually even lighter than the smallest offerings from Garmin, and in order to shave off that extra weight Epson had to develop a brand new GPS module that promises increased accuracy with longer battery life.

Info on pricing and availability are still quite a ways off, and even the image of the watch is still a concept at this point. But when it goes on sale sometime this year it’s promised to provide up to 12 hours of GPS tracking on a single charge, with other fitness-oriented features for those buying it to stay in shape, and not just because of the new tech it’s packing. [Epson via FarEastGizmos]