The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
MetaWatch M1 Core
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.
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.
It tracks how far you travel.
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
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.
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
Your sleep data is analysed to give you a report, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see the quality of your sleep and to help you make improvements.
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Garmin Vivomove Luxe
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
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.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
Amazfit Verge Lite
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.
The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.
You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.
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.