What Are The Benefits Of A Gps Watch?
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What Are The Benefits Of A Gps Watch?

A watch for your fitness needs? That idea seems too futuristic, right? Well, maybe if it was 1992. But with today’s advanced technology it’s not only possible, it’s a regular thing. However should you invest in a GPS watch? Consider these seven benefits of a GPS watch before you make the choice.

Simplicity and Practicality. Most runners, as well as walkers, look like they’re wearing too much bling when they do their routine. They have a watch, activity tracker, music player, more gadgets here and there. It’s like the only thing missing is a sign which says ‘This run is sponsored by…’ A GPS watch simplifies all that by combining elements of a watch and activity tracker. At basically have the price, or even less. Plus you don’t get confused mid-run because of the stuff you’re wearing.

Challenge Yourself. When people run, walk or even swim, they don’t necessarily compete with others. They have to be better than their old self first. Break their old records. Doing this is easier with a GPS watch. You can accurately monitor your progress. Hook it up in a computer or go online (yes, GPS watches can be synched to a site) so you can compare your previous performance. If you want to be technical about it, most GPS watch sites have statistics, as well as tips to help improve performance.

Helps Your Weight Loss Goals. If you’re exercising to lose weight a GPS watch is a good investment. Quality GPS watches have features which help you track not only your weight but the number of calories you have burned based on the physical activity. Others help keep track of the number of calories you need to make sure you’re still healthy but don’t gain weight.

Monitors Your Heart. Why the need to monitor your heart when you exercise or train? Well, there is a specific beat per minute which is ideal for men and women. While this may vary individually, on average your heart rate should be around 50-60 bpm during brisk walking, 60-70 for a mild, steady run. The range for a strenuous run should be 70 to 80 and above. If you’re below the bpm, it means you are not exerting enough effort. Your heart, after all, is a muscle. If it isn’t working enough, you’re not burning much calories or challenging your body. So while it sounds like a song, just ‘listen to your heart’.

Rugged Outdoor Use. You’ll be surprised how tough GPS watches are. James Bond-tough. Suave too. GPS watches are waterproof and have specially made bracelets which can withstand heavy training. So yes, wear them as you run, trek, hike, even swim and they can take it.

Effective Indoor Use. Okay, so the weather isn’t cooperating. It’s either incredibly hot or as wet as the Niagara Falls. You’re only choice is to stay indoors. But the treadmill’s monitoring system isn’t accurate, right? Well, that’s where a GPS watch can help you. Outdoor or indoor, it’s pretty reliable.

More Accurate Than Apps. There are a lot of apps which mimic the features of GPS watches and activity trackers. While they’re only a download away, the perks can stop from there. Most apps aren’t as accurate as the GPS trackers. It’s also inconvenient when you take out your smartphone all the time just to check your training progress. Now, just glancing at your wrist, that’s cool.

A GPS watch is definitely beneficial when you want to be serious about your training. Beginners can try Soleus. Besides providing GPS, its watches have heart monitors, among other features. It’s easy to use and a rugged outdoor training partner. Athletes and people who train regularly can try its more advanced models. Soleus watches are available at your favorite online shop.


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