THE OVERALL WINNER IS…
GARMIN FORERUNNER 645 MUSIC
WE’RE IMPRESSED It’s got the most accurate GPS and HR, with the most advanced running metrics, now with added smartwatch perks (and without needless gimmicks), good battery, good functionality, and it’s light and comfy on the wrist. It seems churlish to want more.
WE’D IMPROVE There’s no touchscreen (though that can be a distraction) and music streaming would be the next logical level. The interface is occasionally slow and some will be put off by price.
THE FINAL WORD Garmin is still the market leader. And now its flagship Forerunner is a stylish little blighter too.