HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR GPS WATCH

In just a few years, the GPS watch has become an essential tool for runners looking to optimise their training. Thanks to its features, it offers 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.

 

how to choose gps watch

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

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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

HEART RATE MONITORING

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

In this case, we recommend choosing a GPS watch that is compatible with a heart rate monitor, incorporating the following features:

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CONNECTIVITY

To optimise monitoring of your performance and benefit from personalised coaching, opt for a watch with bluetooth and connect it to a dedicated app (e.g.: Decathlon Coach) in order to benefit from:

- Analysis and coaching service

- Mapping for viewing your routes

- Speed, distance and heart rate curves

- Session history & comparison with other users