Keep Track of How Fast & Far You've Gone With a Watch

Keep Track of How Fast & Far You've Gone With a Watch

Joel Pirela
Apr 4, 2011

When you go on a hiking trip or for a quick run, the less equipment you have to carry, the better. Today's watches are packing so much power and lots of useful features, including a tech previously only found inside the best cell phones and auto GPS units. Here are a few wrist-size watches that keep track of where you are...and how far you've gone.

Garmin Forerunner 405CX GPS Watch
This is like a portable computer on your wrist with the added bonus of having a heart rate monitor built-in. It continuously records your time, distance, pace and even the calories burned. The Virtual Partner actually challenges you to try harder and keep going! It lets you share your locations, advance workouts and courses wirelessly with other users; and as an added bonus, it will transfer all your date to your computer automatically once it is within range. Priced around $219.

Timex Ironman GPS Watch
For $175, you can get this Ironman Global Trainer, that will help you measure your distances and speed. Using what they call SiRFstarIII GPS technology, the Ironman is capable of recording up to 100 waypoints, measuring altitude ascent and descent distances and you can even create 50 custom routes, so you can race against your previous personal best.

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