The emergence of the GPS technology has allowed runners to receive accurate speed and distance information while doing their runs. GPS watches have the ability to lock onto GPS satellite signals and using precise positioning data can calculate speed, distance and elevation to a high degree of accuracy. There is a lot of confusion, when it comes to buying the right GPS watch, so to help, here are five of the best GPS watch models to consider when you are looking for the right watch.
Timex Global Trainer Speed and Distance GPS Watch
The Timex global trainer watch is Timex’s answer to the Garmin Forerunner. Not only does the screen on this watch look very similar to some of Garmin’s Forerunner watches, it has the same chipset and a similar set of functions. The Timex Global Trainer GPS watch is a great choice for those who want a user friendly intuitive watch that is the Timex hallmark, but with the power and advanced features that only a GPS watch can offer.
The Garmin Forerunner 610 watch is Garmin’s latest Forerunner watc (at the time of writing). The watch has many of the same features its predecessor, the 410CX watch, but with a tap screen interface that brings ease of use in a GPS watch to a new level. The watch is smaller and more watch-like that the older Forerunners, which is sure to make the Garmin Forerunner even more popular than ever.
Garmin Forerunner 410CX
With the release of the Forerunner 610, the price of its predecessor, the 410CX can be expected to drop, making it great value for money. Of course the older Garmin will not have the same whiz-bang features of the new model, but with support for Garmin’s best known features like Virtual Partner, Advanced Workouts and Courses, unless you are someone who pushes their watch to its full potential, the Forerunner 410CX will be more than a welcome addition on the wrist of most runners.
Garmin Forerunner 110/210
For those who want to keep life simple, without missing out on the many nice benefits offered in a GPS watch, the Garmin Forerunner 110 and 210 watches might be just the ticket. While these runner’s watches lack the power of more advanced watches like the Forerunner 410CX and others, they are more user friendly in that you navigating through complex menu systems is not necessary and much cheaper too.
Garmin Forerunner 305
The Forerunner 305 is an older watch, but still has a lot of the same features that is found in more modern Forerunners. The down side of the 305 is that it is features the older chipset, which makes the watch more bulkier and uncomfortable, but if you prefer power over comfort this watch is great value.