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Garmin Forerunner 220 In-Depth Review

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By default this will cover things like pace, distance, time, and heart rate. … Whereas in reality, the below FR610 tops out at 5:23/mile, which is within :01/mile of the specified treadmill speed (point scored for footpod!).

Garmin Fenix3 Multisport GPS Watch In-Depth Review

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First is to use the built-in accelerometer within the Fenix3 to capture pace and distance. … You can go ahead and pair to trainers such as the Wahoo KICKR or TACX Smart series trainers, which broadcast open ANT+ metrics like power, speed and cadence.

Garmin HRM-PRO Plus Heart Rate Strap In-Depth Review

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The new HRM-PRO Plus adds an indoor run pace & distance option, while also changing the battery door situation to be tool-less (hopefully reducing straps dying after battery swaps). … Here you can see I’ve got it paired as a running footpod (speed), a heart rate sensor, and a running cadence sensor (all via Bluetooth Smart in this case).

Motorola MOTOACTV In Depth Review

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Inside the watch can use either an ANT+ footpod, or it can use the units internal accelerometer to estimate distance. … In other words, using the internal accelerometer you can just jump on a treadmill without any additional accessories and get speed and distance.

Garmin Forerunner 610 In Depth Review

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It works quite some distance away (a few rooms away). … And finally, if you have an ANT+ bike speed/cadence sensor – you guessed it, you’d want to pair that as well.

Garmin Forerunner 230 & 235 In-Depth Review

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At this point, the unit will show you current pace from GPS as well as distance and any other metrics you choose. … As far as sensors goes, the FR230 & FR235 both support connecting to ANT+ heart rate sensors, ANT+ footpods, and ANT+ cycling speed/cadence sensors (more on the bike stuff later).

Garmin Forerunner 55 In-Depth Review

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You can customize the Interval duration based on distance, time, or lap button (open), as well as the number of repeats and rest duration/distance/lap, plus if you want to add a warm-up or cool-down. … From a sensor standpoint the FR55 is fairly basic, but it does support external ANT+ & Bluetooth heart rate sensors (such as a chest strap), as well as ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart cycling cadence sensors, speed sensors, and combo speed/cadence sensors.

COROS Pace 2 In-Depth Review: A $199 Multisport watch with Running Power

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You can also tweak a couple of minor settings, including some alerts (Distance/Pace/Cadence/Heart Rate/Nutrition), enable/disable Auto Pause, and turn on/off the metronome. … And you can see from the speeds, they were.

Polar M400 GPS & Activity Tracker Watch In-Depth Review

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With the internal accelerometer the unit will track steps, distance, and sleep (along with calories), throughout your day. … This function relies upon you moving to function however, since it’s not a magnetic compass but rather one that takes into account your current speed.

Polar RC3 integrated GPS watch In-Depth Review

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In the below photo, I’ve selected to show my current pace (7:30/mile), my current lap distance (.49 miles), and the current lap time (4 minutes and 1 second). … When you first turn it on, you’ll go through a typical Monty Python style questioning asking for language, age, weight, airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow and more.

Garmin Forerunner 10 (FR10) GPS watch In-Depth Review

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Now, this differs from other Garmin units which show you how far behind/ahead you are (in distance/time). … Whenever you drop below the speed threshold (roughly a slow walk), the unit will automatically pause the timer/recording.

Garmin Forerunner 110 In Depth Product Review

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At this point, it’ll start to show you distance travelled, lap pace – and if you have the heart rate strap, your current heart rate. … In the ‘instant pace’ scenario, the speed/pace would show your speed at that exact point in time (fast).

Garmin Enduro GPS Watch In-Depth Review

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Basically you can now set one of two alerts, either an alert at the start of the climb, or an alert prior to the climb, at a configurable distance ahead of it – for example, .25 miles or .50 kilometers (configurable in whichever system you use). … Given that we are using heart rate as the key input to determine your effort, it’s important to understand that there are times when your current HR accurately reflects your current speed and there are times when it does not.

Garmin Vivoactive In-Depth Review

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This means that it tracks your steps, distance, and calories from your daily wanderings around the world. … Note that it doesn’t contain a magnetic compass, so you must be travelling forward for the little directional arrow to work (as it uses GPS speed/direction to determine where you’re going).

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music GPS Running Watch In-Depth Review

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In addition to standard pages, you’ve also got functions that include auto lap (based on a pre-defined distance of your choosing), lap banner customization (to specify what info is shown when a lap is triggered), auto scroll (constantly changes your data pages while your run), auto pause (pauses the timer at a stop-light), and metronome (self-explanatory). … It can pair to ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart speed and cadence sensors (speed-only, cadence-only, and speed/cadence combo).

TomTom Spark (Runner 2) In-Depth Review

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Of course, in the meantime there are certainly new features like the ability to see step tracking and distance walked each day. … And all versions support connecting to Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Straps and Speed/Cadence sensors.

Garmin Forerunner 210 In Depth Review

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Like nearly all devices within the Garmin fitness line, the FR210 contains the Auto Lap capability, which allows you to automatically have the unit create lap markers at pre-determined distances. … The reason for this was that folks new to GPS based speed and pace found that the instant pace jumped around too much – due to the way the GPS watches handle slight changes in satellite reception and changing accuracy information.

Garmin Forerunner 225 In-Depth Review

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When you press the start button to begin your run the unit will utilize GPS to show you pace and distance. … It’s usually fairly close to my mid-range running speed, but the accuracy decreases as I go faster/slower from my long-run pace.

Garmin Forerunner 935 In-Depth Review

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That includes things like proximity and navigation alerts (for distance to waypoint, and time/distance remaining to destination). … This also includes displaying your data, such as distance and pace/speed.

Adidas Bluetooth Smart miCoach (Mini) Footpod In-Depth Review

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Because of the Bluetooth Smart nature of the footpod, it means that you can easily just place your phone on the treadmill without any special adapters and dongles and get accurate pace and distance information while indoors. … So when Adidas quietly listed for sale their new Adidas miCoach SPEED_CELL Bluetooth Smart footpod, I ordered one up and decided to give it a shot.

Fitbit Versa In-Depth Review

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Be it stairs, distance, or heart rate. … Inversely, if you’re out for a bike ride, you’ll get zilch for distance/speed without your phone.

Fitbit Ionic GPS Smartwatch In-Depth Review

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This includes steps, distance, calories, floors (stairs), active minutes, all alongside your resting heart rate. … To get you quickly up to speed, I wanted to bulletize all the major new stuff in one tidy section.

First look at Garmin’s new FR620 & FR220 GPS running watches

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They won’t track strokes or distance in the water, but they will come out alive and well. … Note that while it does have a Bluetooth Smart chip in there, it’s not configured as a master to pair to Bluetooth Smart sensors such as Bluetooth Smart Speed/Cadence sensors or Bluetooth Smart heart rate straps.

Polar Bluetooth Smart Stride Sensor (Footpod) In-Depth Review

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By giving it a baseline ‘known distance’, the footpod can then be calibrated for future use – at any speed or distance. … The Bluetooth Smart footpod is a running accessory that attaches to your running shoes and gives you speed/cadence data both indoors and out while connected to a smart phone.

Garmin Forerunner 965 In-Depth Review: Now with AMOLED Display!

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If you increase intensity, it’ll decrease your duration till death (in either distance or time). … Exceptionally good sleep can speed this up, and inversely, a high-stress day can slow this down.