While the price tag on some GPS watches could have your heart-rate monitor registering a few skipped beats, many connected features have trickled down to more affordable models. The M200 is an all-day activity tracker with a built-in heart-rate sensor, accurate GPS and basic phone notifications.
'DROID OWNER’S CHOICE
New Balance RUNIQ
Powered by Android Wear, the RUNIQ is an all-day connected watch that can track your runs with GPS even when you leave your phone at home. A built-in Strava app seamlessly syncs your data to the popular online log.
Apple Watch Series 2
This new model can track runs without your having to lug your phone along for the ride. Plus it stores music so you can unleash your power tunes of choice via Bluetooth headphones.
Tomtom Spark 3 Cardio + Music
While other watches here (from Apple, New Balance and Samsung) also play music, the Spark 3 does it and saves you cash if you’re not interested in lots of battery-draining smartwatch features.
PHONE ON YOUR WRIST
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
The future is here – and it’s on 4G. The Gear S3 Frontier packs mobile network connectivity so you can take calls and respond to texts while on a run – without a phone.