Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0
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.
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.
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.
It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
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.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
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.
You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.