Spartan Sport Trainer Wrist HR
$380–450 Garmin might rule the roost when it comes to GPS watches, but Finland-based Suunto has been making a real run over the last few years to become more of a player in the GPS watch space. Renowned for years for its heart rate monitors and diving watches, the Spartan line offers a myriad of features in a stylish and functional package. The Spartan Trainer is compact, slim and lightweight, making it a great option for those with smaller wrists. The optical heart rate sensor accurately measures your HR from your wrist, and you get an impressive 10 hours of battery life in training mode and GPS tracking that will give you all the speed, pace and distance data you’ll need along with that HR information. During the day, the watch serves as a calorie and step counter, but it really shines when it’s time to do a workout. There are lots of sport-specific modes – you simply find your sport on the list and hit start to get all the pace, speed, altitude, HR and distance information you need from your workout. You don’t get quite the same battery life with the Sport Trainer as you do with Suunto’s higher-end Spartan Ultra, but 10 hours of GPS and HR tracking will get you through most long training days or races.