Suunto Spartan Sport
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.
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.