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The best GPS watch devices cater to the modern day athlete, by incorporating fitness trackers and heart rate monitors to apprise of calorie loss, mileage and other factors.


The best watch GPS units combine great portability with easy handling: are sweat proof/waterproof, sport a clear transreflective screen and are light enough (less than 0.35 lb) to carry which makes them the best picks for runners and hikers.

Garmin has a neat collection of watch GPS devices that combine sports oriented features and ranging between $200 and $500.

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Garmin Approach S3

Garmin Approach S3 GPS Receiver


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Garmin Approach S3
Motorola MOTOACTV
Garmin Fenix
Garmin Forerunner 610
Timex Marathon
Garmin Approach S3 GPS Receiver
Motorola MOTOACTV GPS Receiver
Garmin Fenix - GPS Receiver
Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS Receiver
Timex Marathon GPS Watch
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Release Date
Apr 2012
Mar 2012
Aug 2012
May 2011
Mar 2012
Designation
Outdoor, Watch, Golf
Outdoor, Watch
Outdoor, Watch
Outdoor, Watch
Watch
Map capabilities
Internal
Internal
Internal
No
Form Factor
Watch
Watch
Watch
Watch
Watch
Input Method
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Keypad
Buttons
Touch Screen
Buttons
Screen Size
1.0 inch
1.6 inch
1.7 inch
1.0 inch
User interface
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Keypad
Buttons
Touch Screen
Buttons

Screen display is clear enough for you to see the numbers and measurements

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Extremely versatile and possessing the flexibility of Android

Excellent for hands free tracking and navigation

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Resistive touchscreen display

Non-phone device for tracking their runs or bikes

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