Fall has ushered in cool, crisp nights, making it the perfect time to start your running routine. Although, you definitely don’t need special gadgets to get moving, a GPS watch can help you maximize training and even set a new personal record.
For example, many smart watches, like Gamin, inform you of how long to wait before logging another run. Some models include running coaches to guide you through a 10k running program.
One popular watch, the Garmin Forerunner 235, is on sale for a great price on Amazon. Originally $329.99, the model is currently discounted 30 percent, making it a great time to invest in a running gadget and save $100.
This model includes a heart rate monitor, activity tracking, and an estimate of your maximum volume of oxygen during activities.
According to one Amazon reviewer, this watch is durable, fast, and has a long battery life. “This is the third Garmin watch I’ve owned after the past 5 years—not because they keep breaking, I just keep upgrading,” they wrote. According to the review, this model offers lots of free faces to personalize your watch, quickly picks up on your GPS location, and stays connected to your phone to seamlessly upload data.
Another reviewer was impressed with how long the watch lasts on just one charge.
“The battery life is excellent, giving me between 5 – 6 days of usage with ease even when I make use of the step tracking throughout the day, bluetooth for notifications and sport / fitness tracking of around 1 hour on a daily basis. Charging times are respectable,” they wrote.
If you’ve been looking to get a Garmin, now is a great time to make the investment.