GPS Watches For Running
With so many different GPS watches on the market it can be difficult to know which one may be the best for your sport and type of training. Most GPS watches record the basic speed, distance and time statistics but the top of the range units each have their own combination of features that make each unique and better suited to a particular sport
Garmin Forerunner 910
This is probably the most advanced GPS watch on the market at the moment. Able to record upwards o 50 training metrics the 910 can connect to a variety of sensors such as speed, cadence and cycle sensors that make this the perfect addition to any serious bikers armory.
This watch is not only suitable for cyclists but it is the first of its kind to be specifically designed for open water swimming. Although the GPS isn’t entirely accurate, the advanced software calculates when you hand enters the water and therefore anticipates the loss of signal
As well as the features above, the 910 provides advanced course creation, downloadable maps, a virtual racer and the ability to upload all of your training data to the award winning MyConnect training portal
The Motoactv is the first GPS watch attempt by the American giant and has been making waves in the fitness community for its unique music playing and mobile phone connectivity functionality.
As well as all the usual statistic recording, the Motoactv syncs with your Itunes library so that you can have access to your music whilst on the move, without the need for an additional MP3 player. The watch can track what music you perform best so you can create the perfect playlist for when you are trying to break that elusive personal best.
The Motorola GPS watch also has the amazing ability to act as a hands free kit for your mobile phone so even if your cell is packed away in your saddle bag you can still take calls and see when you have received text messages.
The Polar RCX3 is a new release and has been designed to make advanced heart rate training easy for the individual athlete to incorporate into their training regime. This is a watch that not only can tell if you are tired, but can also guide your training with the help of heart rate zone alerts and a targeted training plan that you can create using Polar’s online personal trainer web portal.
Choosing the right GPS watch can be difficult but there are some indepth reviews available to help you decide which is right for you. For some polar, Motorola and Garmin reviews, see the runtheline.com running blog.
This look at the top three running, cycling and swimming watches was provided by RunTheLine