GPS Watch Recommendations For Runners


RUNNING WATCH RECOMMENDATIONS ⌚️We get a ton of questions about what watches we recommend for running. GPS watches are amazing for runners to track their runs in one spot. Many watches are similar capabilities, and a lot of athletes wonder, ‘Which watch is the one I need to get?”. Today we will be breaking down some of the different features in the most popular running watches on the market.

Check out our top picks:🔥


Garmin Forerunner 45 ($200): Heart rate, smart notifications, incident detection, up to 7 days of🔋life, lightweight design

Garmin Forerunner 235 ($250): Heart rate, counts daily steps/calories/sleep, ability to download other watch faces and widgets from Garmin Connect app, 9 days of🔋life/11 hours while on GPS

Garmin Vivoactive 3 ($250): music capabilities,  heart rate, incident detection, ability to send and receive texts, up to 5 days of🔋life

Garmin Forerunner 245 ($300): Music capabilities, heart rate & training load, incident detection, 6 hours of🔋life on GPS, lightweight design

✅Garmin Forerunner 645 ($400): music capabilities, Garmin Pay, provides advanced running dynamics, heart rate and training status, up to 7 days of 🔋 life/ 5 hours on GPS with 🎵

✅Garmin Fenix 5 or 6 Series ($600+): Heart rate and pulse oxidation, has preloaded maps, music capabilities, 14 days of🔋life, multiple sport options from 🧘‍♀️ to 🏋️, smart notifications, weather functions


✅Polar Ignite ($230): heart rate, multiple sport modes, daily activity tracking/steps/calories

✅Polar Vantage M ($280): heart rate, multiple sport modes, training status, lightweight design

✅Polar Vantage V ($500): heart rate, measures running power without a food pod, training load, durable


✅Suunto 9 ($350): Heart rate, over 80 sport modes, smart notifications, 25-120 hours of GPS tracking using FusedTrack (combines motion sensor data and GPS data to track distance)

✅Suunto 5 ($330): Heart rate, fitness level/stress and recovery tracking, adaptive training guidance, over 80 sport modes

✅Suunto 9 Baro ($600): heart rate, weather functions, 25-120 hours of GPS tracking, barometer functionality


✅Coros Pace ($200): heart rate, 25 hours of🔋life on GPS, running analytics, multi-sport watch, lightweight

✅Coros Apex ($300+): heart rate, training load, navigation features, running analytics, 30 days of🔋life/35 hours on GPS, durable


Features to look for


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