The growing popularity of smartwatches has not removed the interest brokers may have made with a GPS running watch, because normally these devices have very advanced and specific features you will not find on the best military watch or timepiece.
It is also clear that no single GPS watch for running (and other sports) that is best for everyone. It depends on your needs and will often be somewhat complicated to find the best option.
Some are expensive, others are more affordable, most have GPS and a few have complete maps. We will also find a few that monitor heart rate and others that can even be used in swimming, cycling and sky.
The best watches for running
1. Magellan GPS Switch UP (Price: 129 euros)
A multi-sport option at a very reasonable price. It includes a screen of 1.26 “, heart rate monitor, bike frames and can also plunge 50 meters.Its design is not your strong point (somewhat thicker), but its features are exceptional.
We will meet with an altimeter, barometer and GPS that will help us record the elevation, pace, distance and direction tracking. But its real strength is its ability to mount on the handlebars of the bicycle or submerging to 50 meters. It can be customized for any sport activity profiles 9 and vibration alerts (time, distance, speed, pace, calories, heart rate, cadence and power).
2. TomTom Runner – GPS Watch race (Price: 117 euros)
Dutch GPS giant has created a really simple and easy to use GPS clock. The screen of 1.37 “is easy to read, shows our statistics pace, distance, speed, and if we link to a heart monitor unlocks zone training and a function” Race “that allows you to compete in real time against your previous personal bests . The battery life could be better and the shape of the watch is not it very cool. You have to synchronize every two days to ensure the accuracy of GPS and is waterproof up to 50meters. It is a good choice for novice runners.
3. Garmin Forerunner 15 (Price: 126 euros)
Another all-terrain GPS sports watch that is designed as a fitness solution “all in one” instead of being a single clock running. The built-in GPS gives you the distance and pace and can connect a wide range of external sensors including heart rate monitors, sensors bicycle or foot measuring additional statistics such as the number of steps you’ve taken or calories. It is also water resistant to 50 meters. The battery life in GPS mode is 8 hours or five weeks in tracking mode activity. In addition, all data can be synchronized and controlled via smartphone applications and web Garmin Connect.
4. Polar M400 + H7 heart rate sensor (Price 180 euros)
One of the best options in conjunction with the much more affordable than the V800 sensor Polar Polar H7 heart rate and. The Polar M400 measures the pace, distance and altitude through GPS built and is water resistant to 30 meters. It can be used for running, cycling, sky etc … Measure each training session and daily activity 24/7 and allows you to plan and analyze your training with the app and Flow Polar web service which means you can use it as a fitness bracelet. It has many functions motivation will give an estimate of when you’re going to end your career on the basis that current pace. The battery life is 8 hours (with GPS and heart rate sensor) and up to 24 days (activity log).
5. TomTom Runner Cardio (Price: 240 euros)
The Cardio Runner has a screen of 1.37 “and comes with an optical heart rate monitor included that works really well and, of course, with GPS. You have the possibility of interval training and you can compete against yourself. It is water resistant to 50 meters and the battery lasts about 8 hours. Against? The software collects data from the device, but the clock is exceptional. For triathletes there is a version Multisport swimming and cycling.