HOW TO CHOOSE A GPS WATCH?

Originally designed for runners, GPS watches made a breakthrough in other sports such as cycling or hiking. They are for everyone who want to push back their limits thanks to accurate and detailed performance data.

 

The choice of a GPS watch is based on 3 criteria: speed and pace measurement, heart rate monitoring and product connectivity.

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1. SPEED AND TRAVELLED DISTANCE MEASUREMENT

The basic feature of GPS watches is to provide an instant view of your speed and distance travelled, so that you can better manage your efforts.

 

If you do sports on an occasional basis, choose an easy, intuitive GPS watch that only measures basic parameters such as:

> instant speed

> average speed

> distance travelled

2. HEART RATE MONITORING

More advanced athletes will need a more comprehensive tracking of their fitness level.

 

In this case, we recommend to opt for a GPS watch that is compatible with a heart rate monitor, including the following features:

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HEART RATE

To keep an eye on your heart rate during workout

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INTERVAL TRAINING

To make progress by alternating fast, slow and recovery phases

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TARGET ZONE SETTING

To set goals and reach them by managing your efforts

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3. CONNECTIVITY

For optimal performance tracking and customised coaching, choose a watch that is Bluetooth compatible and connect it to a dedicated app (e.g.: Decathlon Coach) to benefit from:

- Analysis and coaching functions

- Maps to view your routes

- Speed, distance and heart rate graphs

- Session log & comparison with other users

ADDITIONAL ADVICE

If you are into water sports, make sure to choose a water-resistant model!