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COROS Takes Your Watch “Beyond GPS” with POD 2 and Effort Pace

COROS Takes Your Watch “Beyond GPS” with POD 2 and Effort Pace

by Coros
13 Jul 2024

With its new POD 2, COROS pushes the limitations of satellite signals, offering never-before-witnessed accuracy. 

Irvine, CA, October 27, 2022 – COROS Wearables Inc., makers of endurance sports wearables and training software, announced today the release of the COROS POD 2. The POD 2 can be used in tandem with any of the brand’s current available GPS watches to provide the user with even greater running data for optimal training and racing.

While GPS technology continues to advance, it still has its limitations. Tall buildings can disrupt satellite signals, pace data often lags behind by several seconds, and tracking indoors is often just an educated guess. COROS continues its mission to “Explore Perfection,” as the POD 2 expands the capabilities of the brand’s watches to “Run Beyond GPS.”

The COROS POD 2 expands the capabilities of GPS in the following ways:

  • A more sensitive Instant Pace provides exceptional accuracy for workouts and races.
  • Enhanced distance and pace accuracy for indoor runners.
  • More consistent tracking around tall buildings and other areas with frequent signal disruptions.
  • Effort Pace – an instant, all-encompassing pace metric, to accurately reflect the runner’s actual effort, regardless of the terrain.

With a firmware update set to release in conjunction with the POD 2, Effort Pace will be available to all COROS users. With Effort Pace runners will see a pace on their wrist and in their COROS app, which accurately reflects their genuine effort. The COROS Sports Science Team, plans additional enhancements to Effort Pace in the future, including environmental factors such as temperature (available on the POD 2), humidity, altitude, and more.

“As a company dedicated to performance sports training hardware and software, we are excited to bring to market an innovative hardware accessory in the POD 2” said Lewis Wu, CEO of COROS Wearables, Inc. “The POD 2, is not your run-of-the-mill foot pod, with the addition of Effort Pace, it is hard to imagine a runner having a more complete and accurate solution for their training and racing.”

Additional POD 2 features and specs:

  • Battery Life – 28 hours continuous activity (included charging dock holds 140 hours of charge (5 full POD 2 charges)
  • Waterproof to 3 ATM (30 meters)
  • Onboard Barometric Altimeter, Thermometer, Compass, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope
  • Just 5.6g (0.2oz) – unnoticeable on the shoe

COROS POD 2 is available for purchase now on and through select running specialty retailers and international distribution partners, with a suggested retail price of $99 USD. For those in New York City during Marathon week, COROS will be hosting several group runs featuring opportunities to demo the POD 2.


COROS is a performance sports technology company that helps athletes train to be their best. For COROS it’s all about the outdoors, mountains, and a passionate active lifestyle. We combine high-grade hardware with innovative technology to provide endurance athletes with the gear they rely on in the world’s most extreme environments. Advanced technology with an efficient and intuitive user experience is at our core – when you use a COROS product, you know you are getting a tool that has been designed, tested, and perfected for the athlete, by the athlete. COROS users have set World Records and been to the highest point on earth, pushing our products to the extremes. At COROS, creation, and innovation are never-ending. Our customers, the athletes make COROS – be a part of our community @COROSGlobal on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

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