Top 10 GPS Running Sport Watches to Buy in 2017
For runners, GPS watches are the mate they could rely on. Since over a decade, these sport watches have been with them and consistently helping them in having a precise analysis of data. It’s always tough to make a right choice while buying sport watches, yet, our list of Top 10 GPS Running Sport Watches may help you get the best pick
Top 10 GPS Running Sport Watches
Here is the rundown:
1.Garmin Forerunner 935:
The device that comes straight from the house of Garmin seems the top choice of runners and triathletes. The device is built with massive abilities to gather and analyze data. The watch is incredibly accurate at displaying metrics like your heart rate, altitude data, training status, stress levels and power to weight ratio. The watch offers full support to Garmin accessories and houses a battery that lasts for a week or even longer.
2. Garmin Forerunner 735XT:
The second GPS enabled sport watch in our list is he Garmin Forerunner 735XT. Again, this is a fully-featured multi-sport watch from Garmin that comes packed with some striking features. On specs front, the device seems identical to 935, though, fails to impress with design and display. In term of GPS and heart rate metrics, Garmin Forerunner 735XT is an indeed great device. The watch comes with multiple customization options and smartphone alerts.
3. Polar V800:
Polar V800 is another fabulous sport watch from the house of Polar. Keen at offering insights around heart rate, V800 integrates GPS while sticking to chest strap connected heart rate monitoring. Polar V800 is Polar’s flagship sport watch that comes with a metal finish and easy going strap. The highlights of the device include GPS, a chest HR strap, barometer, motion sensors. Moreover, the Polar V800 is compatible with Polar’s other sensors and offers features like smart notifications as well as activity tracking.
4. TomTom Adventurer:
Beyond any doubt, TomTom Adventurer is the most powerful and feature-heavy GPS watch from TomTom. The device offers accurate wrist-based heart rate tracking with additional data about how much climbing a runner has done. Its Bluetooth connectivity allows runners to connect it to headphones to play music on the run. You can also connect it to the smartphone, but unfortunately, it won’t show up notifications from you phone.
5. Garmin Vivoactive HR:
Meet Garmin Vivoactive HR, our 5th contestant in our power-packed GPS enabled sport watch list. The device seems the best choice if outdoor running is on your mind. Like its siblings from Garmin, the Vivoactive HR too comes packed with a wrist-based heart rate tracker and GPS. An additional altimeter is also there to give you distance climbed rather than just linear tracking. Even if the device presents the data accurately after syncing it with Garmin Connect, its little bland design could disappoint you.
6. TomTom Spark 3/Runner 3:
Meet another contender, TomTom Spark 3. Also known as TomTom Runner 3, the watch keeps its focus on fitness carries the same hardware as the TomTom Adventurer. The downside of the device is that it misses premium strap and doesn’t offer altimeter function. For runners, the watch offers features like wrist-based HR tracking, GPS performance and route tracking. Smartphone notifications are not available with the device, yet runners can have all-day activity tracking with their data syncing to TomTom Sports.
7. Fitbit Ionic:
If you’re looking for a more advanced fitness tracking watch, Fitbit Ionic is not your cup of tea. The watch is a perfect tracking mate during major sports such as running, cycling, swimming with integrated GPS and heart rate tracking.
Being lightweight and less bulky, it’s more comfortable to wear than a lot of the watches on this list. What seems disappointing is that the presentation of the information isn’t as customizable as you’ll get from Garmin.
8. Fitbit Surge:
The highlights of Fitbit Surge are its decent size, smart notifications, multiple sports tracking and a built-in heart rate monitor. The elegant looking device comes packed with an elastomer strap, clear app platform and excellent touchscreen monochrome display. The watch is compatible with Fitbit app all other services as it allows easy integration with them. Likewise, the Fitbit Surge offers constant wrist-based heart rate monitoring and activity tracking.
9. Garmin Forerunner 35
It’s best suited Garmin GPS watch for those looking at a branded yet basic device. This quite a compact and slim device accommodates only the required features and focuses on just the information you need.
With the Garmin Forerunner 35, you can access the features like wrist-based heart rate tracking, GPS and an accelerometer to take care of your daily step tracking.
10. Polar M600
The Polar M600 is an Android Wear Smartwatch that offers a lot more information on activities and presents them in an organized way. With features like integrated heart rate and GPS, the Polar M600 allows excellent tracking of your activities and syncing all your data to Polar Flow. Polar flow is a diagnostic app which provides plenty of feedback on the effectiveness of your exercise.
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