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Gps Watches Help Monitor Five Areas While Training

Gps Watches Help Monitor Five Areas While Training

Just a decade ago runners and walkers would time workouts and them have to figure out how far they ran/walked.  If you didn’t know the distance of workout you may have to get in your car, drive the loop and hope your car measured the distance accurately.  Many don’t realize that often cars are not calibrated accurately.  This could mean the workout is actually longer or shorter than expected sometimes by a tenth or more per mile.  This could significantly affect the result of the workout.  The individual then would have to calculate their pace per mile by dividing the total time run/walked by the distance covered.  If you wanted to see how many calories you burned during the workout once again you have to spend time calculating your weight, distance, speed into calories burned.  The individual then had to keep track of all the data somehow. 

            With a GPS running watch the individual simply turns the watch on and is off to start the workout.  The GPS watch times your run while calculating your pace, distance covered and your calories burned all while you are running.  This information is helpful in keeping the individual running at the pace they should be training at. The individual knows instantly if they are running too fast, how far they have run to the tenth of a mile and total calories burned.  GPS watches are especially useful when you run in an area you are not familiar with.  The GPS tracks your every turn in the city or woods during your workout.   If you become confused just follow the plotted map back the way you came.  GPS watches also store the data for future viewing.  One can look back to see how far they ran on a certain day, week or month.  The Garmin Forerunner 205 Personal Trainer let you download recorded courses and compete against previous workouts.  The GPS watches need to be recharged. The battery life of a GPS watches is usually between 10-13 hours.  With a battery life this long it means you get several workouts in before you have to recharge the watch. The data stored in the GPS watch is not lost even if you let the battery die.

            GPS watches help the individual monitor speed, distance, pace and calories burned during a workout so you can train smarter, more effectively and enjoy the feedback of the latest technology!

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GPS Watches Will Help You Get the Most From Your Workout

GPS Watches Will Help You Get the Most From Your Workout

If you run or walk for exercise and fitness a GPS watch should help you get the most out of your workout. It is well known that maintaining your target heart rate is essential to get the best workout. These watches are ideal for storing multiple routes so you can vary your routine to keep things interesting.
Most models provide the opportunity to enter multiple routes so you can view your progress with only a quick glance at the watch. Of course the data is also stored so you can review it after your work out is complete. Some watches even come with software which can be used to analyze a workout to almost any degree of detail.
GPS watches operate using the same satellite system used by automobile and marine GPS receivers with which many people are familiar. The key difference is that the watch receivers do not have the display screens large enough to provide true mapping capability. They do share the impressive accuracy with regard to position, speed, direction and time.
These little devices have really come along way in a shot period of time. By that I mean the reduced size, price and of course available features. Having a watch that has all the GPS tracking features, a heart rate monitor and a cycling cadence counter is very useful and versatile.
Some manufacturers have also offered software programs to help analyze and keep track of workout data. Using a USB port and docking station allows quick connectivity with your PC and Training Center software. Training Center allows you to create a course on the PC and transfer the data to the watch for use while running, walking or biking.
After you return home from your workout you can connect the watch to the PC and the real fun begins. The software allows data to be overlaid on a map showing the workout including hills and other intervals. This allows a user to compare the recent workout to other benchmarks for the same route. You can see very quickly where you can improve. Progress is, of course, very easy to see which may be just the encouragement needed to keep at it.
The MotionBased service which is available via subscription allows you to share data with others in the service. While this may be more suited to a very serious athlete the ability to share course maps and data could be another way to add interest to your work out which may help with the struggle against monotony.
One feature we really liked was the Virtual Partner. This requires no software or connectivity, instead it comes built in to the watch. After a quick set up the screen displays your data and compares it to your virtual partner. It is a great pace setter and again helps to prevent the monotony of a routine work out.
It is not hard to see why people who use these devices really like them. They can be easily worn, have a ton of available features and in most cases are fairly easy to operate. When you consider the cost against all the great features and usefulness buying one seems like the only option.

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How To Use A GPS Watch To Help You With Distance Training And More

How To Use A GPS Watch To Help You With Distance Training And More

How To Use A GPS Watch To Help You With Distance Training And More

GPS or Global Positioning Systems are becoming more and available to the average person. You can now get GPS installed in phones, cars and the latest Garmin GPS Watches. With more navigational uses Garmin GPS watches have joined the ranks of technology and advancement .In the United States alone, interest for navigational systems has exploded making the average person ready to experience Garmin GPS watches.

Some of the newest and most popular Garmin GPS watches are the Forerunner 201 and Forerunner 101. These watches have a lot to offer both for navigation and training. With easy to use programming anyone can learn to use these new high tech watches. Both watches have many available features. For example the Forerunner 201 has a comfort based ergonomic wrist strap, easily readable display, and GPS sensor for all your training wants and needs. Offering precise measurements in speed, pace and distance the Forerunner 201 is and excellent piece of training equipment. There are also training assistant capabilities available on the Forerunner making tracking your data simple and carefree.

The virtual partner feature available on the Garmin GPS Forerunner 201 watch will enhance your training just as though you have a personal trainer. With the advanced technology available in this watch you can set the programming to suit your speed, pace and personal tracking requirements making the watch individual as the person who uses one. You will be able to track your progress therefore enhancing your personal output abilities. Studies have shown that when trainers track your progress you will be more able to stick with your workout regimen and succeed at a greater level than when you train alone. The virtual training partner will act as a person trainer to ensure success.

Although the technology is advancing ever faster than in the past you will not be left behind. By purchasing and using a Garmin GPS watch you too will be advancing with the technology. Why pay a lot of money for a personal trainer at a gym when you can have a person trainer on your watch who can be available anytime anywhere. The benefits of these new hybrid watches will far outweigh the cost once you have experienced the feeling of succeeding on a personal level without help from an expensive trainer.

New advancements in technology are happing at lightning speed but the new watches from Garmin are advancing right along with it. With excellent navigational, performance tracking, and virtual training partner these high tech watches can help you attain the goals you have set for yourself. Garmin GPS Watches will go the distance with you!

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