GPS Watches for Runners: Is it Important?


Gears pretty much help every newbies and athlete’s training. It can be a tad daunting knowing the market has been evolving and consistently innovating better versions of one after another. The question remains, How do you choose the right gear for your sport? Honestly, It all boils down to what your goals are.

It sure does look nice to have something on your wrist that can tell how many calories you’ve burnt, distance you’ve logged in and if you’ve improved from your previous runs.  There are different types of GPS watches available in the market. Aside from knowing what your goals are on planning to have such tool, you’d have to take deep consideration on your budget.

Here are few main things on why you should have a GPS watch:

  • Allows you to quantify your training
  • Get to control the intensity of your race (and get to exactly know how far you have left to go)
  • It helps you train at the intensity you intend to train at.

This means:

  • You don’t over or undertrain
  • You execute your intended race strategy.
  • You get to know your body’s capability.

These watches also allow you to:

  • Map your route
  • Get to activate your heart rate monitor (typically you have to wear a Heart rate monitor belt)
  • Have an idea on the altitude of the route

Click here to find GPS watches for runners

There’s no doubt that for some people, the lure of nice shiny equipment and gadgets is one of the highlights of doing triathlons. – See more at: http://www.intelligent-triathlon-training.com/triathlon-gear.html#sthash.hvJqklVQ.dpuf
There’s no doubt that for some people, the lure of nice shiny equipment and gadgets is one of the highlights of doing triathlons. – See more at: http://www.intelligent-triathlon-training.com/triathlon-gear.html#sthash.hvJqklVQ.dpuf
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5 thoughts on “GPS Watches for Runners: Is it Important?

  1. Gary says:

    I used to always run on a track so never had much use for a GPS watch but i’ll definately have to look into getting one now that i’ve moved home and no longer have access to a track nearby.

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