Do you run or walk with a GPS enabled watch, which one, and what's the coolest feature it offers?

I rely on my phone apps when I am running. My daily go to app is Map My Walk (it offers the same options as Map My Run), and for the Sunrise Coffeehouse and Ice Cream Tours, I use Run Go. When I start training in the winter for April, I use Intervals Pro to help me with pacing. Of those three, Run GO is my favorite! The audio directions are awesome and it means that I don’t have to be looking at something to figure out the direction I need to go. The other essential is my music app to get me through those 6.2 miles. Nothing like a great song to get you moving and motivated!

Maria

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Of course, I always run with a GPS-enabled watch, and my preferred brand is Garmin. I’ve been using the Forerunner 245 since September 2021. I love its activity stats and daily progress tracking. The coolest feature is the ability to access predefined training plans and create custom ones based on my goals. It also has an easy-to-use interface and can sync data with multiple mobile apps like Strava, Runkeeper, and Google Fit. I can’t imagine a day without my Garmin watch on my wrist.

Happy Running

Satish

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I use the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music watch and I think my favorite features are the sync to Strava so you can get courses to help keep you on track if you’re directionally challenged like I am. Also I downloaded my Spotify playlists on to it so I can listen to music if I forget my phone or something else happens to it.

I also use Runkeeper on my phone because that was the original app I started running with. If you’re doing intervals, I love that they have preset plans or you can create your own in the free edition.

Mary

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I use a Garmin Forerunner 235. I’ve had it for a couple years now and it’s been good to me. Battery life is decent and it lets you set training intervals. 3 minute run/1 minute walk really helped me get thru the hot summer months.

Sabrina

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I use the Galaxy Watch and Samsung Health app to track my activity. I like how they sync together.

Robert

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I always wear my Garmin Venu to record all of my activities…If you don’t record it, it doesn’t count – ha ha! I love the waterproof option.

Sharon

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I run with the Garmin Forerunner 45 and I really enjoy it. I am able to track all my runs and see my next scheduled workout.

Josh

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I use the Garmin Forerunner 935. I like the heartrate zone feature and large display. I also use Strava. I enjoy tracking & giving Kudos to local and other athletes from all over the world.

Sara

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I love my Garmin Forerunner 935 for its accuracy and functionality. You will see it on me at all times. It is very easy to use and can even see incoming text messages.

Robby

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I have been a faithful Garmin user for years. But I have been frustrated with the increasing cost for a decent watch, all of which include features I don’t need, while the lower priced Garmin watches I don’t find reliable.
I switched this year to the Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL Multisport Watch . It has all the sport features I need: running, biking, swimming, strength, walk, etc… and even has a triathlon mode that automatically tracks each leg and transitions. Of course it tracks heart rate as well. I have really enjoyed it. I also have the wahoo bike computer, and I think all the Wahoo products track elevation better than Garmin.

Julie

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I run with a Garmin Forerunner 235 and I love it! I’ve had it for about two years. The watch is very accurate and easy to use. I like that I can set it to intervals, which I started doing during the summer to conquer the heat. I also like that it tells me the recovery time needed after each workout. I like to compare times with my friends! I can receive text and other notifications and the watch has even helped me find my phone on occasion. (I can’t seem to keep track of it at work!) It’s a perfect fit for my needs and I highly recommend it!

Susan

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I have a hard time wearing watches, in general. It’s been a thing since I was a kid. So, no watch for me, but I use my phone to track my runs and use the following apps (depending on the situation): Runkeeper, Card.io and RunGo. If you’re interested, you can join the Card.io Sunrise Tour group here: https://cardio.page.link/yaXk

David

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I used to carry my phone with me on my runs– I decided to upgrade to an Apple Watch. I’ve been using my Apple Watch for my training and I love it! It’s easy to use seamlessly with the Strava app.

Mark

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I run with the Garmin 735XT. I love how accurate it is with tracking distance and the battery life is amazing! Of course, nothing is official unless that run is then uploaded to Strava!

Jennifer

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I run and do my walks with our dog Elena. It’s a Garmin Forerunner 35. Honestly, I have to say it doesn’t really have a feature that jumps out at you, which is why it’s perfect for me. Simple GPS watch for a simple runner. If you need a watch to just keep up with your splits and distance to go along with GPS coordinates this is a cheap running watch for you!

Scott

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I run with a Forerunner 235 GPS/Bluetooth watch. I absolutely love my watch as it has a big watch face that I don’t have to squint my eyes to see my pace while running. Also I love the fact that it’s easy to work with and It can help with your training plans as it will notify you when to pick up the pace or how much you’ve improved from your previous run. So many great features that this watch has to offer.

Kristi

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I wear a Garmin Forerunner 55 and then upload the data to Strava afterwards. I like to review my heart rate, mileage splits, and running cadence. I’ve also added a few add-ons to my Strava account such as klimat.app and dewme.app. These add-on apps are fantastic because they allow me to monitor the environmental conditions of each workout. I particularly enjoy the emojis that dewme.app provides to illustrate the weather conditions.

Timothy

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I run using my Fitbit Charge 5. The coolest feature about it is that it is lightweight and syncs with the virtual challenges I complete on the IronMan Virtual Club platform. I also use the MapMyRun and Strava apps as well for running. I like to participate in the virtual challenges on these apps because it keeps me motivated to earn the digital badges.

Airon

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I use the Apple Watch because when I forget to start it, it asks me and backtracks to when I started.

Iram

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When I remember to charge it I use the fenix 5 but it runs out of battery quick. Lately I have been using the Strava app on my phone.

Adriana

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I have an apple watch, latest generation. I bought one when they first came out, but found it impractical because I listen to music and wanted to run without my iphone. This new one is fantastic because it has full cellular so I can talk to friends, listen to music, return messages, etc. Also, pulse rate monitoring, blood O2 levels as well as all other features are pretty darn handy…it is also the Nike running version, so that’s cool to have as well.

Ian

I always run with my Garmin watch. Of course I use Strava to track my running because if you don’t track it, it never happened, right? My Garmin watch is synced with my Strava app so everything is automatically recorded for me. Just have to remember to press the start button on my watch.

Nina

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I use an Apple Watch. It makes mom life so much easier to have my notifications on my wrist as well as being able to track my workouts. Plus who doesn’t love the game of closing all your rings?

Chloe

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