Updated on 2 August 2013 by

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
Motorola MOTOACTV
Garmin Fenix
Garmin Forerunner 610
Garmin Approach S3 GPS Receiver
Motorola MOTOACTV GPS Receiver
Garmin Fenix - GPS Receiver
Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS Receiver
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Release Date
Apr 2012
Mar 2012
Aug 2012
May 2011
Map capabilities
Internal
Internal
Internal
Designation
Outdoor, Watch, Golf
Outdoor, Watch
Outdoor, Watch
Outdoor, Watch
Form Factor
Watch
Watch
Watch
Watch
Input Method
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Keypad
Buttons
Touch Screen
Screen Size
1.0 inch
1.6 inch
1.7 inch
1.0 inch
User interface
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Keypad
Buttons
Touch Screen
Average Rating
 4.4 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.2 stars