Category: Features
Features

Features

What are the biggest factors that distinguish one GPS watch from another? Its features. Mainly, these are software features, i.e. the things your watch can do with the GPS ...

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Features | Hardware

Features | Hardware

Battery-life Most watches run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and hold enough power to last for up to 8 hours per charge in exercise mode. This means that, in theory, you ...

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Features | Data Fields

Features | Data Fields

Distance, Time, Pace/Speed The cornerstone of any GPS watch. This is the difference between a GPS watch and a standard sport watch. Briefly, distance is measured real-time, ...

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Features | Maps & History

Features | Maps & History

History GPS watches come with varying degrees of memory. In turn, this directly determines how many laps, activities, and waypoints (see below) a watch can remember. How much ...

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Features | Alerts & General Features

Features | Alerts & General Features

Auto Lap Found on almost every GPS watch, this feature does what it sounds like: automatically marks a lap. How often can be adjusted by programming the watch. With most watches, ...

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Features | Syncing

Features | Syncing

Computer Downloads Most watches will download your workouts from watch to computer. Usually this is done with a USB cord, but some can download wirelessly. Downloading is left ...

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Features | Accessories

Features | Accessories

Heart rate monitors By far the most common GPS watch accessory – and something worth considering even if you think you might not use it right away – are heart rate monitors. ...

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Features | Training Aids

Features | Training Aids

Interval Workouts Found mostly on mid- and high-end GPS watches, interval workouts allow you to program a set of intervals based on time or distance. We love this feature ...

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Features | Other Functions

Features | Other Functions

Basic Watch Functions These are fairly common especially on budget and mid-range watches that can double as standard watches. In addition to time and date, many watches have dual ...

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