RUNNING | HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR GPS WATCH

For every runner, a good pair of running shoes is an ideal starting point. And as you pursue speed and distance, a decent running watch will be your second piece of gear. 

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In just a few years, the GPS watch has become an essential tool for runners to optimist their training. Its features offer an accurate and detailed measurement of performance. Connectivity allows for an in-depth analysis of each session and a record of the runner’s progress. 

                                                                   Choose your GPS watch according to 3 criteria: speed and distance measurement, heart rate monitoring, and product connectivity.

MEASUREMENT OF SPEED AND DISTANCE TRAVELLED

The basic function of your GPS watch is to instantly show your speed and distance travelled in order to better manage your exertion.

If you are an occasional runner, opt for a simple and intuitive GPS watch that only measures basic details such as > instant speed > average speed > distance travelled

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HEART RATE MONITORING

More experienced runners will need more comprehensive monitoring of their physical condition.

In this case, we recommend a GPS watch that measures your heart rate on your wrist or is compatible with a heart rate monitor.

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HEART RATE

To keep an eye on your heart rate when exercising

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INTERVAL TRAINING

To make progress by alternating the acceleration, recovery and resuming phases of exercise

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NAVIGATION TRACK

To display pre-uploaded routes on grid as a bread crumb trail with real time information that helps you get back on course.

CONNECTIVITY

To optimise monitoring of your performance, opt for a watch with bluetooth and transfer your sessions to a tracking app to benefit from personalised coaching:

- Analysis and coaching service

- Mapping for viewing your routes

- Speed, distance and heart rate curves

- Session history & comparison with other users

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