Garmin Forerunner 220
Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
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These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Polar RCX3 GPS
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.
It tracks how far you travel.
Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)
With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
Tech4o Traileader Jet
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
Friends using the same app can be integrated with your account, allowing you to compete with them. This increases your motivation and makes it more enjoyable.
Waypoints are locations or landmarks worth recording and storing in your GPS. These are locations you may later want to return to, for example favorite restaurants, bars etc.
Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire