Garmin Forerunner 225
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.
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.
It tracks how far you travel.
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.
The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
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.
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
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.
MyFitnessPal is a popular app designed to help you lose weight. With a compatible fitness tracker you can sync data between the two apps.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
In power save mode you can still check what time it is and other basic functions. A long battery life is good if you wear the device day to day.
Casio Pro Trek PRW2500T-7
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.
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.