SPORT WATCHES

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - SWIM BIKE RUN TRANSITION -

RE­MEM­BER THE DAYS when heart rate mon­i­tors were huge, clunky weights on your wrist? Or the days when you had to strap a GPS unit to your arm or clip it to your belt, then sync the info with your watch? Those days are long, long gone – as you can see from the three mini-com­put­ers that are not much big­ger than a reg­u­lar watch. And, to top it off, you’ll get more train­ing data from these sport watches than you might want, but it’s great to have the op­tions. Be­ing able to down­load your data from these sport watches is now pretty much a given – all three of the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ prod­ucts we look at in this re­view of­fer ex­cel­lent soft­ware that will al­low you to down­load all your in­for­ma­tion, of­ten with­out hav­ing to plug the watch into any­thing. a com­pass to keep your bear­ings, dis­tance and stroke fre­quency in the wa­ter, power, dis­tance, speed on the bike and even ground con­tact time, stride length and ca­dence while you’re run­ning. In ad­di­tion to even more train­ing and race data that’s avail­able, the 935 will eval­u­ate your train­ing sta­tus and let you know if you’re un­der­train­ing or over­do­ing it. The mul­tisport mode even al­lows you to switch from sport to sport, per­fect for brick work­outs or races. Some­how all this is pos­si­ble with a crazy amount of bat­tery life – two weeks in watch mode and up to 24 hours in GPS mode. The Tri-bun­dle in­cludes two HRM straps – one for the wa­ter and one to gather ad­di­tional run data, as well as two ex­tra watch straps.

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