As a runner, I mostly want to track 3 things: time, pace, and distance. I've used quite a few watches and gadgets, but below I take a look at the best running watches under $100. Of course other things like calories burned, Strava score, heart rate, stride distance, etc. are nice to haves. And depending on your training needs, may or may not be necessary. I tend to go through cycles, where I’m training for something specific (half marathon, triathalon) versus times when I’m just exercising … [Read more...] about 10 Best Running Watches Under $100
The question of what’s the best watch for runners is not a very easy one to answer. First of all anytime anyone always brings up the word “best” that brings in issue of differing tastes and differing opinions. What one runner is looking for in a watch might not be the same thing that another runner is looking for in their watch. However, in general there are certain traits that many runners look for in a watch, and based on those traits you can at least get a decent idea of what some of the … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Watch for Runners?
If you have a runner or athlete on your shopping list regardless of the season—especially one that loves gadgets—then a running watch is certainly something you should consider. Of course if you're looking for the best GPS watch for yourself, then welcome and read on. Friends, family members, and fellow athletes often ask me what my recommendation would be for best GPS running watch's. As with all my answers on recommendations and from personal experience, it mostly depends on what you … [Read more...] about The Best GPS Running Watch’s
The Garmin Forerunner 410 GPS-enabled sport watch is for people who are serious about training. It accurately captures data like distance, pace, time, elevation, and heart rate. Touch the bezel to scroll and select the features you need, whether you are stationary or in motion. Customize up to three training screens, selecting from over 30 types of data. When you have completed your workout, data is automatically and wirelessly uploaded to the Garmin Connect Web site once you are within range … [Read more...] about Garmin Forerunner 410 GPS-enabled Running Watch
We like the Garmin Forerunner 405 for several reasons. One, it actually looks like a watch. So if you're like me and like to get out for a run during your lunch break at work, you can keep this watch on after the run and (although it's quite big for my smaller arm) it doesn't look to out of place. Secondly is the cool bezel that you swivel around to select different features which keeps the buttons on the sides to a minimum. Only down side to this from what we can tell is that the bezel is … [Read more...] about Check Out the Garmin Forerunner 405 Wireless GPS-Enabled Running Watch with Heart Rate Monitor
The top two most important items to own for every runner are running shoes and a running watch. Once the runner has selected the appropriate running shoes and it is not an easy or quick task, the mind can turn its attention toward planning, tracking and improving the true running performance. After all, a runner can only go as far as his or her shoes will comfortably take him or her. With the right shoes, that can be a tremendous distance, many times a week, with the outlook of continued … [Read more...] about Why You Need a Running Watch: Plus 2 Great Choices
Modern technology puts unique and original items within reach of the average person. One such item is a GPS running watch. The term GPS stands for Global Positioning System. It is a system generally used in motor vehicles for navigational purposes. Many people find a GPS system extremely useful for vacations or business trips. The system is based on a network of 24 separate satellites that feed information to the unit itself by reading its latitude and longitude. It was initially developed in … [Read more...] about Choosing a GPS Running Watch