Epson Runsense 710 1$ 300
A SIMPLE, STRAIGHFORWARD WATCH Great size, basic look, gives data appropriate for all levels without too much complexity. Compatible with popular running apps including Strava, MapMyRun, Runkeeper.
FANTASTIC BATTERY LIFE Thirty-hours; sleeps after extended non-use. QUALITY ADDED
FEATURES A built-in Smart Stride sensor that tracks your stride length and rate so the watch can be used if the GPS signal is weak. This also makes it feasible to track your workout while on a treadmill or at an indoor track. When outside, the Runsense grabs GPS signal quickly; typically less than a 15-second wait time. UPLOAD TIME Via Bluetooth is really quite slow (four-five minutes to upload a single workout).
BULKY CHARGING PORT Somewhat awkward for travelling. Only comes with a USB charger but no wall adaptor.
MARRIED TO YOUR PHONE Many of the watch settings need the mobile application to be changed which can be problematic for those without a smartphone. At $300, Epson’s first foray into running watches is surprisingly strong. The Runsense gets many things right, but stumbles with some of the minor details. We liked the simplicity and overall functionality of the 710 and are eager to see their next generation of running tech.