Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
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
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.
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.
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
Garmin Fenix 5 47mm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.