Here are the top 10 Best GPS Watch For Running in year of 2015 or probably towards 2016 end according to The Independent UK and Running Shoes Guru. These devices won't just give you the time of your jog – but calories burned, your heart rate and the route taken.

1. Soleus FIT 1.0, £69, amazon

Soleus claims this has everything you need and nothing you don't – and for an entry-level running watch. Water-resistant to 30m and with a built-in rechargeable battery, it's accurate at measuring speed, pace, distance and calories burnt and it's easy to set up.

2. Nike+ SportWatch GPS, £209, amazon

You'll be hard pushed to find a running watch that finds a GPS signal quicker than this, helped by the fact that it's powered by TomTom. Stylish and waterproof, it will keep you updated on current location, distance covered, number of laps and calories burnt.

3. Garmin Forerunner 610, £119, amazon

The two best things about this watch, which is small enough to wear as a normal watch during the day, is that it's touchscreen and has vibrate alerts. As you'd expect from Garmin, it works excellently with GPS signals and it's packed with impressive features, although the battery life is quite limited.

4. Timex Run Trainer 2.0, £200, amazon

The hi-res screen makes this a groundbreaking, next-generation GPS watch for athletes at any level. The easy-to-use upgraded menu system and logical interface makes monitoring pace, speed and distance a breeze. Alerts remind you when it's time to hydrate or refuel.

5. Garmin Forerunner 10, £99, johnlewis

This is a well-priced, entry-level watch that's light and small enough for women's wrists, as well as being waterproof and available in a range of colours. Don't expect added extras, but do expect good basic functionality. One of the best GPS watch

6. Polar RC3, £176, amazon

Polar's first integrated GPS watch with new Orange and Tour de France versions coming out this month. It's spot on when it comes to data on heart rate and calories, plus pulse and distance. And along with recording your route, it also gives you your endurance levels for a post-workout review.

7. Nike Fuelband, £143, amazon

Described by the Huffington Post as "the sports watch you never knew you needed," this soft-touch and lightweight watch is more like a piece of futuristic jewellery than a running watch. But it's hi-tech too – measuring all of your activity (and calories burnt) and syncs with your iPhone to show the results.

8. Suunto Ambit2 S HR, £215, amazon

This is better suited to off-roaders rather than urban runners and although it's quite big, it has a simple, stylish design and is easy to use, as well as being compatible with the thousands of Suunto apps available.

9. Garmin Fenix 2 at a Glance

With all the Fenix2’s features, it’s safe to say this GPS watch may just be the only watch you ever need.  Runners: pace, distance, cadence, vertical oscillation, ground contact time and recovery advisor. Another one of the best GPS watch.

  • Cyclists: speed, cadence, power meter support
  • Swimmers: Indoor and outdoor stroke count, indoor lap count, distance and time
  • Other Modes: Ski, Rock Climbing, Fitness, and Trail Running.

10. Suunto Ambit2 S

The Ambit2S is a smart, easy-to-use multi-sport integrated GPS ANT+ compatible watch that transitions easily from swimming to biking to running, making it an awesome choice for triathletes or runners looking to branch into other sports.

  • Runners: Track distance, pace, and speed.
  • Cyclists: Track bike power, speed, cadence,
  • Swimmers: Track the number of laps (manual and auto), stroke count, and pace


Whether you’re a trail runner & cyclist, plus an occasional triathlete, an outdoor enthusiast and avid swimmer, or an indoor runner wanting to more accurately track pace and calories burned, there’s something for you when it comes to Best GPS Watch.