Best GPS Watches of 2017 That Money Can Buy
July 24, 2017
If there is one aspect of technology which has seen a boom in the recent past, it is in the field of wearables. And nowhere is the trend as prominent as the smartwatch and GPS watch segment. The segment has had a lot of recent entrants but in the end, only the fittest survive, as Darwin said. Here is the guide to the best GPS watches of 2017, as chosen based on their features, specs, user friendliness, and ease of use.
Best GPS Watches of 2017: Why Use A GPS Watch
GPS, or Global Positioning System, can triangulate the position of any user in real time in physical space. In the end, it can also act as a fitness tracker as well, as it can safely and surely determine how many steps you have walked, or how many miles you have run. Why, some of the best GPS watches even have heart rate sensors as well as foot pods. Besides acting as the quintessential smartwatch, these watches can also act as a beacon to fitness.
Here is the list of our 3 best GPS watches of the year.
Best GPS Watches of 2017
- Garmin Forerunner 35
This is the ideal watch for beginners. Garmin is a household name in this respect and must be taken seriously. The watch is priced under $300, a departure from high priced Garmin devices. The tracking tech is good and has an excellent GPS tracking unit. Besides, it is also a very neat standalone device as well. Buy it also for the looks. But also buy it for what it is: a great GPS watch in its own right. However, the heart rate monitor can be a tad shaky.
- The Fitbit Blaze
An excellent device from the house of Fitbit, this has all the best features and a good price tag as well. It has an improved heart rate sensor and also has an updated form factor which makes it great to look at as well. Besides, it can also serve as a decent standalone device and is water resistant, making it ideal for swimming or using while working out. Also good is the price tag.
- Polar M600 Sports Smart Watch
This device is very competent in the most extreme conditions. It is good looking and is also easy to use. The price point is especially attractive as well. Besides, the GPS in the watch is excellent. You can also connect to Polar Flow via the dedicated button on the device, and use it for outdoor sports activities.
As we finish this short list of best GPS watches of 2017, we realize that the big brands are not the only ones who can manufacture great devices. Even the mid-level ones can sometimes be great. Stay tuned to our site for further updates.