How to Get the Most Out of Your GPS Watch

For most runners, heading out for a run without a training device is simply unheard of. How will you know how far you ran and what your pace was? But beyond pace and distance, there are a lot more features that can be utilized in your typical GPS watch. With the costs of these devices starting at about $50 and going up as high as $500, it’s best to know what you are paying for and how to get the most out of it.

If you purchase a device on the lower end of the price spectrum, you will get what you pay for. Usually, that means distance and pace. But if you can spring for one of the higher priced models of GPS running gadgets, you can really get some bang for your buck—if you understand all the features, that is.

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Beth Shaw

Beth Shaw is a USA Track and Field Certified Coach and a US Masters Swimming Certified Coach who has completed numerous marathons, road races and an Ironman triathlon. Beth writes a fitness blog called Discombobulated Running and has contributed to Women's Running. She also coaches runners to reach their athletic goals. You can follow her on Twitter.
Beth Shaw is a USA Track and Field Certified Coach and a US Masters Swimming Certified Coach who has completed numerous marathons, road races and an Ironman triathlon. Beth writes a fitness blog called Discombobulated Running and has contributed to Women's Running. She also coaches runners to reach their athletic goals. You can follow her on Twitter.

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