Here we go again, it’s another year, and probably you still did not get your GPS watch, or you need to upgrade your old one, well you’re in the right place, because this is a top 5 list of the Best GPS Sport Watches you can get for this year 2017.
Number 5 is the Polar M430, the latest GPS watch from Polar, and the successor of the M400, the plus here is mainly a sleeker design, and the addition of the heart rate monitor with 6 LEDs instead of the usual 2 or 3 LEDs on the back, which should help on accuracy. The device can monitor your daily activities including swimming since it is waterproof for up to 30 meters.
The battery is decent enough to take you on 5 days without recharging it.
The downside is its size, unfortunately you cannot swap bands to adapt it to smaller wrists, and it will be also noticeable that you’re wearing a sport watch when you’re in the office.
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Beside of the HRM, the M430 is not big improvement over the M400, so if you’re on a budget, the M400 is still a good deal for this year.
TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music
Number 4 on the list is the TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music, the company stands out from the competition basically with the internal device storage for carrying music with you while working out, so no need for a smartphone, you can just pair a bluetooth headset with the watch and enjoy. the Spark 3 cardio is a GPS watch, a heart rate monitor, an activity and a sleep tracker.
The supported activities are running (outdoor and indoor), cycling, gym training and pool swimming. its heart rate is pretty accurate, but it will will not work when in swimming mode.
Battery life is ok when GPS is ON, it is about 11 hours on tracking mode, but if your workouts are not just GPS based, you can then get extra days of juice, but the thing you might miss is smartphone notifications.
The cool deal here is that you get a free bluetooth earbud when purchasing this one, a bundle by TomTom to put the line under the device’s music capabilities.
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Garmin FORERUNNER 935
Number 3 is a more expensive one, but it is the best for Triathlons, if you like to combine multiple sports, this will be the best for you, the GARMIN FORERUNNER 935 packs a diversity of sensors and features making it suitable for multiple sports. the device packs a barometer; altimeter and an electronic compass to keep you on track.
Beside of the triathlon features, you get also smartphone alerts and notifications. battery life is good enough for a gps watch, you get about 20 hours on tracking mode, and you can get extra days without a GPS use.
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Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR
Number 2 is the Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR, it is a long name, but it deserves every letter, if you’re looking for an accurate HRM, this is the most accurate one you can find on any GPS watch, and beside of the round sleek design, the device is packed with plenty of features, you can actually track a huge number of 80 different sport activities including, running, swimming, cycling, triathlon, hiking, strength, and the list goes to 80.. You can also create custom training plans on the web portal, wish is great.
another good feature is the heat map, you can actually see on the map which place is more popular by Spartan users to do certain sports.
Suunto Spartan Sport is a multisport GPS watch for experienced endurance athletes who are driven by passion for progress.
You get also smartphone notifications on your wrists and you’ll be able to read messages, see incoming calls and more, this guy is actually on sale, and you can check the banner to see the updated price.
Garmin Fenix 5 series
This is the latest and greatest from Garmin, the Fenix 5 series, there is the 5S aimed for smaller wrists and women, the 5, and the 5X that holds the whole package, the 5X is bigger in size and it is aimed for outdoor navigator and enthusiasts, so if you’re a serious outdoor explorer, the latter is for you, the Fenix 5 serie comes with improved design compared with the Fenix 3 and 3 HR, and a Quick release feature for easily swapping bands, so if you want the best looking GPS watch, the Fenix 5 is definitely the one.
For activity tracking, you get the HRM, the GPS and all the activities you could think of, along with smartphone notifications such as messages, calendar alerts and more..
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So if you want to hit all fitness tracker pillars, features, battery life and design, this is definitely the one to get, and since it is a little pricey, the older Fenix 3 HR is still a good choice with almost all the same features.
So this was my list on the Top 5 GPS sport watches you can get for this year, hope it was helpful, if you have any questions or anything to add to the list, feel free to tell me on the comment section!