bookmark_borderHow to choose a sports watch?

A productive workout is impossible without taking into account their individual performance, to help professional athletes and sports lovers come to watch. They combine many functions, the main of them is the pedometer, heart rate monitor and GPS tracker, some models use a tonometer.

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bookmark_borderGarmin Forerunner 645M

It would be a mistake not to mention Garmin Forerunner 645M when you are talking about the selection of watches for Multisport. He has the ability to store offline music to play on the go, this will interest music lovers.

On the sports side, it tracks running, Cycling, swimming and many Multisport, as well heart rate is embedded with all the skills VO2 Max. However, it plays well with iHeartRadio, Deezer, offline MP3. The company is working on other services, though nothing specific.

bookmark_borderPolar M430


Functions: GPS | Optical heart rate sensor | Race planning

While the V800 can be dad sports watch by Polar, the M430 is a versatile alternative that is a little bit like a child.

The natural successor to the excellent M400, M430 belongs to the same series, adding a heart rate monitor, which is significantly improved in performance since the last update.

You can expect all the usual Polar chips, including new training opportunities that will help you better understand how valuable was your current session. It also includes Polar Running Index and Running Programs to help you make plans for the races and see how your work evolves over time.

Polar also sought to improve our performance, and when training indoors, adding improved motion sensor accelerometer to provide more accurate tracking of the treadmill. If you care about the accuracy, reliability, and decent battery life, the M430 will cover these needs.

bookmark_borderPolar M600

Functions: GPS | Optical heart rate sensor | Android Wear

Polar M600 is the first running watch Polar and in the second they work with Android Wear. This is undoubtedly a fitness device so that almost have nothing to compare it to.

The first thing you need to do is to connect the Polar Flow web service, and you can log in the fitness platform with the help of a special button on the clock. One-click launches the app on your phone, which is your gateway to tracking workouts. GPS tracks your running training, statistics, the metric is sent to the application Flow, which makes them the best smartwatch for runners.

bookmark_borderGarmin Forerunner 35

Functions: GPS | Optical heart rate sensor | Waterproof up to 50 m

High-quality cross-country functions, stunningly manifest themselves in entry-level devices with good speed, and one such evidence is the Garmin Forerunner 35. Maintaining a line of GPS-watches Garmin Forerunner successor 35 supports notifications, heart rate, activity during the day and a variety of learning modes.

After testing, I can say that for beginners and more high-level athletes – there is no better device on the market. At the same time, it lacked the data necessary for sports science, Forerunner of the proposed 935 and multipartite modes Vivoactive, it simply tracks the areas of pace, distance, heart rate and time for Jogging and Cycling, and is waterproof to 5ATM.

While its pricing has been usurped by the new Polar M200, we would still prefer budget Garmin watch, as it boasts most of the features that you need when you jog.

bookmark_borderTomTom Spark 3

Functions: Mode: Multisport | GPS | Optical heart rate sensor | Direction route | water Resistant to 50 m | Musical plays, wrists

Now consider the 3 Spark, if you don’t need all the extra features for running or huge run time that you get with Forerunner 935, then you should consider this gadget. Especially if you are a beginner in running and don’t want to Rob a Bank to buy watches that will track your workouts.

It contains the usual performance (distance, speed, time), its optical heart rate monitor passed the tests, showing good results and it connects to almost every running application. It can also store MP3 files it will playback through a pair of wireless headphones that will help separate it from Garmin, Polar, and Suunto. Don’t underestimate the sensation of running without your phone.

The new version also has a function of Route Exploration, which allows you to upload GPX routes (which you can quickly do in Strava or Map My Run) and follow it with a clock. This is a great feature and very useful for learning new spaces.

Although it’s not without problems. Pair sometimes is a nightmare. But there are solid stats, with each update constantly improving the app for smartphones, the ideal heart rate sensor, and an extensive list of additional functions for a Spark to earn a place in this list.

Although it is not such a functional gadget like the Garmin Fenix 5 (or even lower), it is a half cheaper and has a better HR monitor on the wrist, which we tried. Therefore, for most runners, TomTom Spark 3 should cover everything needed. If you want full (GPS, heart rate, playing music), you will pay a bit more, but if you are willing to sacrifice some of these features, you can get it for very reasonable money.

bookmark_borderApple Watch Series 3

Functions: Mode: Multisport | GPS | Optical heart rate sensor | Waterproof to 50 m | Smartwatch functions | LTE | Apple Pay

Stop what the Apple Watch 3 – Yes, this smartwatch may seem odd among sports watches, but it looks poor with other gadgets. Third-party apps such as Strava, make it a super sports watch, it has built a multi-sports tracker, and is the perfect companion for training.

Using Wi-Fi signals around you, the Apple Watch 3 shall immediately set the GPS, so not worth the wait in the cold start. Sync playlists Apple Music ridiculously easy, and you can pay for a drink of Apple Pay when you’re done training. Moreover, the addition of LTE means streaming listening on-the-go and even call.

Although you will want to choose a third-party heart rate sensor, built-in but also well suited for training. It is far from perfect, but still able to provide useful data, to train in the zones and to receive feedback on the HIIT sessions.