GPS and Running Watches

GPS running watches use satellite and computing technology to track people's locations on a map when running, accurately assessing their routes. You can use this information to calculate the total length and time of your run. Some GPS watches also include other functions valuable to runners for distance and fitness training.

GPS and Running Watch Brands

There are many brands of GPS running watches, and often, runners who employ specific brands for other fitness technology items want to continue using the same brand. Fitbit, Forerunner, Garmin, TomTom, Suunto, and Nike are all highly recognised and popular brands of GPS running watches, and many pair with other items from the same brands, like smart shoes and fitness trackers.

GPS and Running Watch Sizes

When purchasing a GPS running watch, it's important to consider size. Few GPS running watches are unisex, and most bands offer small, medium, and large sizes. To get the most accurate fit, you should measure your wrist where the watch would sit. Size small GPS running watches usually range from 12.7 to 17.2 centimetres, large sizes commonly run from 15.5 to 22.1 centimetres, and medium sizes cover the spectrum in between.

GPS and Running Watch Accessories

Fitness technology has improved a great deal in recent decades, and GPS running watches are no exception. Accessories to consider alongside a GPS watch include a desk and car charger for charging on the go, a bike mount for the watch, and a replacement strap. Before buying GPS running watch accessories, always make certain that the parts are compatible.

GPS and Running Watch Functions

GPS running watches fulfill multiple functions at once, and as the 'watch' element of the name implies, on top of using GPS tracking for your runs, they also tell time. Most also include wrist-based pulse monitors, pedometers, calorie loss counts, speed sensors, and even interval training applications.