As the name implies, this GPS is indeed shaped like a wristwatch. Emerging technology and sophisticated is able to make a wristwatch equipped with GPS According to Wikipedia, a GPS watch is a device with integrated GPS receiver that is worn as a single unit strapped onto a wrist, in the manner of a watch.

The watch can have other features and capabilities depending on its intended purpose. GPS watches are most often used for sports and fitness purposes. Many can connect to external sensors by the wireless ANT+ protocol, and/or to a computer by USB to transfer data and configuration. Common sensors used are heart rate monitors and footpods (running cadence and speed sensor). A footpod can be used to supplement or replace GPS data, such as providing treadmill speed and distance for the watch to log and share. Recharging by USB is commonplace.

Optional features include the following such as :-

  1.     Display (Illuminated or passive)
  2.     Time display
  3.     Speed/pace display
  4.     Map display
  5.     Routes
  6.     Route tracking
  7.     Heart rate monitor compatibility
  8.     Running cadence and speed sensor (footpod) compatibility
  9.     Cycling cadence sensor compatibility
  10.     Cycling power meter compatibility
  11.     Weight scale compatibility
  12.     Compatibility with sport transitions (such as triathlons)
  13.     Training programs (such as intervals)
  14.     Computer connection for logging, mapping and sharing data
  15.     Hydration/nutrition reminders
  16.     Reminder alarms to alternate between running and walking
  17.     Accelerometer for tracking indoor swimming
  18.     Touchscreen
  19.     Larger add-on rechargeable battery for longer events (marathon, etc.)


Purpose
Commonly a sports watch. It may be designed for one particular sport or other purpose, or provide modes and features to suit several.

Examples of common purposes :

  1. Data logging
  2. Navigation
  3. Fitness training (Many can be used for many sports such as running, walking, hiking, cycling or swimming)
  4. Specific sport assistance (such as golf)
  5. Locating children and adults with intellectual disabilities that are at risk of wandering or elopement.

Brand List GPS Watch

  1.     Adidas Micoach Smart Run
  2.     Bia Sport
  3.     BB-runner BB-GPSHRM-1266
  4.     Casio Pathfinder[1]
  5.     Easygreen WR67 (golfing watch)
  6.     Garmin Approach S1 (golfing watch)
  7.     Garmin Approach S2 (golfing watch)
  8.     Garmin Approach S3 (golfing watch)
  9.     Garmin Approach S4 (golfing watch)
  10.     Garmin Approach S5 (golfing watch)
  11.     Garmin Approach S6 (golfing watch)
  12.     Garmin epix (map display watch)
  13.     Garmin fēnix
  14.     Garmin fēnix 2
  15.     Garmin fēnix 3[2]
  16.     Easygreen WR67 (golfing watch)
  17.     Garmin Foretrex 101
  18.     Garmin Foretrex 201
  19.     Garmin Foretrex 301
  20.     Garmin Foretrex 401
  21.     Garmin Forerunner 10
  22.     Garmin Forerunner 15
  23.     Garmin Forerunner 50
  24.     Garmin Forerunner 101
  25.     Garmin Forerunner 110
  26.     Garmin Forerunner 201
  27.     Garmin Forerunner 205
  28.     Garmin Forerunner 210
  29.     Garmin Forerunner 220
  30.     Garmin Forerunner 301
  31.     Garmin Forerunner 305
  32.     Garmin Forerunner 310XT
  33.     Garmin Forerunner 405
  34.     Garmin Forerunner 405CX
  35.     Garmin Forerunner 410
  36.     Garmin Forerunner 610
  37.     Garmin Forerunner 620
  38.     Garmin Forerunner 910XT
  39.     Garmin Forerunner 920XT
  40.     Garmin Tactix
  41.     Garmin Quatix
  42.     Garmin Vivoactive
  43.     GlobalSat GH-625
  44.     I-gotU GT-900
  45.     Kogan
  46.     Leikr
  47.     Magellan Switch/Switch Up
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