GPS Running Watches
Available in many different styles, GPS running watches make it easy to record your run or walk and view real time data. Running watches may also keep track of your health and heart rate and monitor your fitness levels.
A type of wearable technology, GPS watches allow runners to measure and track their route from start to finish, providing statistics along the way. Many GPS watches record significant details such as steps taken, distance travelled, calories burnt and floors climbed. Some will even monitor your heart rate, sleeping patterns and give you an insight into your individual running style.
GPS watches come in varying colours and designs. They're comfortable to wear and also work as a regular timekeeping accessory making them multifunctional.
Many running watches work independently as a standalone device. Some, however, can be teamed with a smartphone for connectivity that delivers everything from smart notifications and audio prompting to live tracking. In-built activity trackers monitor your movement even when you're not running, keeping you informed of your progress throughout the day. Smartwatches are also compatible with a variety of mobile fitness running apps.
Running watches have long been considered a fashion accessory with technological advancements making them even more appealing to those who keep up with the latest trends. Companies with extensive experience within the GPS world such as Garmin , TomTom and Forerunner have all produced running watches that not only look good but offer a wealth of additional features that make navigation and planning easier.
Running watches are designed to make you more aware of your general health and running ability, with information presented on an array of elaborate and beautiful dials. Most watches pick up GPS signals from anywhere in the world and are therefore ideal for people who travel regularly.