Running GPS watches are great motivators. Whether you’re a serious athlete, have just got into running or are simply determined to get more active, these will monitor your fitness and give you details of how you are progressing over time.
You can use a running watch as an all-day fitness tracker and pedometer – it will detect and classify activity and remind you when to move. It can also be your personal coach, incorporating training tools such as auto pause, auto lap and pace/speed selection, and an estimate of VO2 Max, showing your fitness level. These watches are invaluable in a home gym with a treadmill or exercise bike. Data and feedback from the watch will allow you to build a fitness programme that’s perfect for you.
The Garmin running watches include the Forerunner 235, which can predict your race times for several distances when used with heart rate data. It also includes connected features like smart notifications, audio prompts and customisable widgets, apps and watch faces.
There’s a vast array of Fitbit smart watches. The Fitbit Versa features 24/7 heart rate info, apps, coaching and phone-free music, and has a battery life of more than 4 days. You’ll get personalised onscreen workouts that play on your wrist and you’ll even find female health tracking on our women’s watches.