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GPS Watches for Running

GPS Watches for Running

GPS running watches are a necessity for anyone living an active lifestyle. They allow you to track many different aspects of your workout and almost act as digital coaches. They take the guesswork out of staying in your preferred heart-rate zone, hitting desired distance/time splits, and enable you to concentrate on getting the most out of your run. 

Global Positioning System watches allow you to seamlessly track important metrics like pace, distance run and grade. Heart rate can be tracked via an optional monitor. GPS watches with a foot pod even allow you to keep track of the distance run on a treadmill or in indoor arenas where GPS signals aren’t available. Advanced models can also track calories burned and allow for customizable workouts so you can ensure you achieve your specific goals. 

When running in unfamiliar areas, a GPS running watch will ensure that you never get lost. Create a dynamic route that shows the exact path that you have traveled. Most watches allow you to reverse this path and return to your starting location. Save previous running paths and run favorite routes without worrying about getting lost. 

Purchasing a running watch with Global Positioning System capabilities will give yourself unprecedented control over your workouts. Combine the tracking and navigational ability with the fitness capabilities of the watches created for runners and you have a watch that every serious runner should have. The wrist unit communicates with software on your computer for an after-workout analysis.

Visit to see specs of models and learn more about how the use of one can improve your training.


Click HD for best view. X10 or X10 Military? Its a question we are seeing a lot! There really are minimal differences between the X10 and its military counterpart apart from the obvious styling – the X10M sports an all black facial. The military version also features a red backlight and compass in degrees of mils units A lesser know difference is that the GPS funtion of the X10M can be set to use the MGRS system (Millitary Grid Reference System): The MGRS system was designed to simplify the specification of position and passing of coordinates for soldiers and marines. The MGRS system allows users to abbreviate the 13-digit UTM coordinate, making it easier to use. We have not found any immediate advantage here – unless of course you are calling the US army out to rescue you, they may find you a little faster! If you really want to buy Suunto X10, have a look at its instruction manual first, at Have a look at its forum,

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