The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
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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Polar RCX3 GPS
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
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 cadence sensor measures the revolutions of the pedals on a bicycle. You can monitor your revolutions per minute, i.e. how fast you are pedalling.
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.
With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.
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.
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 iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
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
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.
It can periodically download data on the future position of GPS satellites. This enables it to lock on much faster, so you don’t have to wait around to get a GPS fix.
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.
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.
It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.