Garmin Forerunner 230
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.
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
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.
Multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling and swimming. This is ideal for those who need to change quickly between different activities, eg. triathletes.
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
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.
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
It is compatible with a range of Windows Phone devices.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
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With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.
Casio Pro Trek PRW2500T-7
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
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.
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
It allows you to share information to popular social networks.
This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.
It can provide you with the exact time when the sunset or sunrise will take place. This feature will help you to plan your day by knowing when daylight starts and finishes.