The International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) is proud to announce a brand new venture for 2015 with luxury sport watch manufacturer Alpina Watches, a Swiss family-owned firm manufacturing exceptionally strong mechanical and connected athletic watches engineered and constructed to withstand extreme natural environments, especially in high altitudes — that the perfect match for skyrunning.
As Official Watch of the 2015 Skyrunner® World Series and European Skyrunning Championships, Alpina Watches will be current in a multitude of occasions stretching across the globe in the skyrunning heart-land from the Alps to north of the Arctic Circle, East to Hong Kong and West to America’s rugged Montana mountains.
An integral element of the partnership between Alpina and the ISF is that the Alpina Smart Time Prize, which will award outstanding functionality by participants based on this”Smart Time Formula”. The formula relies timing in the maximum point of the race with a bonus given to older and younger competitors, putting everyone in the exact same level, irrespective of their last race result. The men’s and women’s champions of this Alpina Smart Time Prize will each be awarded with an Alpina Horological Smartwatch.
Marino Giacometti, ISF President and skyrunning founder, says,”Together with Alpina, we studied an exclusive formulation to reward runners’ performance according to a smart equalizing algorithm. In this game the rewards do not just come from touching the sky! We’re very happy to be able to encourage all participants together with this extra prize which corrects performance to the age of the athlete.”
Guido Benedini, Alpina CEO, comments,”Innovation, when coupled with purpose, becomes progress. At Alpina, our creations are exclusively devoted to serve the functional and design needs of those individuals challenging the toughest places in the world – such as the Alpine summits – house to Skyrunning. The best example is our new Horological Smartwatch. We’re proud to partner with the ISF, which will be leading the phenomenal worldwide Development of trail running”
About the Skyrunner® World Series
The Skyrunner® World Series is an annual circuit of high elevation running races that stretch across the planet’s mountain ranges.
Skyrunning was set in the Alps in 1992 by Italian mountaineer, Marino Giacometti, and is regulated by the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF), which counts 34 member countries. In the first records in the Alps more than 20 decades ago, the sport, now worldwide, is quickly growing in popularity and numbers.
Contrary to other conducting areas, skyrunning represents the ultimate challenge where races are measured not only by space, but also by vertical scale and technical difficulty – in a natural mountain environment where earth meets sky.
Alpina, renowned for its red noodle touch, is an independent, family-owned fine watchmaking manufacture located in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1883, Alpina’s watchmaking history spans over 130 years. A real pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Alpina has been the source of many inventions, patents and calibers. Alpina invented the idea of the sport watch, as we know it today, with the arrival of its legendary Alpina 4 at 1938.
Faithful to its long tradition of creating mechanical calibers, Alpina produces, in its own Geneva-based Manufacture, five in-house moves in house: the Tourbillon AL-980, the Flyback Chronograph AL-760, the World Timer AL-718, the Automatic Regulator AL-950 and the Little Date Automatic AL-710.
Alpina’s mission is to engineer and design luxury sport watches that operate with the best precision and reliability potential in the toughest sporting surroundings, such as the Alps.
Concerning the Alpina Horological Smartwatch
The Alpina Horological Smartwatch signifies the bridge between Silicon Valley and the Swiss watch industry. Powered by MotionX®, the Alpina Horological Smartwatch is effective at bi-directional communication with both iPhone and Android programs.
The Alpina Horological Smartwatch is the synthesis of high-tech invention and traditional Swiss watch craftsmanship. There’s absolutely no digital screen on the Alpina Horological Smartwatch. Instead, the beautiful laser cut hands on the watch dial screen information in analog form. The Alpina Horological Smartwatch keeps its natural sporty beauty and delivers the advantages of the quantified self without ever having to recharge a battery.
- Always-on date & time
- MotionX® action tracking
- Sleeptracker® sleep tracking
- Sleep cycle alerts
- Get-Active alerts
- Adaptive coaching
- two + years battery life
The MotionX patented sensor-fusion engine tracks sleep and activity patterns with higher precision. Activity and sleep advice is presented in real time on the Swiss Horological Smartwatch using beautiful traditional analog dials. The Swiss Horological Smartwatch synchronizes automatically with programs on Apple along with Android smartphones. On the iOS and Android apps, easy and easy-to-understand graphics highlight how much one has moved and slept during the day, week, or month. This information will assist users to better knowing themselves, and along with appropriate goal setting and smart training, will improve their well-being. Better sleep and a much more energetic lifestyle are widely recognized as easy, but effective, positive behavioral modifications. The Alpina Horological Smartwatch now combines the characteristics and functionality of the MotionX® technology system with a luxury timepiece.
The Alpina Horological Smartwatch in the Skyrunning occasions. Read more…