Ratings Overview - GPS Sports Watch

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Garmin Forerunner 935
Lightweight. Packed with features. Battery for days. Dead accurate. A cinch to use. After weeks of testing, it's hard to find much to complain about in the Garmin Forerunner 935, and that's why it...  read more >
$500

Editors' Choice Award
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91
Features - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 10 of 10
10
Accuracy - 9 of 10
9
Portability - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Set-up - 7 of 10
7
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 5
The Garmin Fenix 5 is an outstanding GPS watch that was the clear winner of our Editor's Choice Award before the slightly more awesome Garmin Forerunner 935 came along and stole the title (little...  read more >
$600

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86
Features - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 9 of 10
9
Accuracy - 7 of 10
7
Portability - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Set-up - 7 of 10
7
Apple Nike+ Sportwatch
Apple designed their smartwatch for day to day efficiency and collection of basic health and activity data. As a tracker of dedicated training, it is either serviceable or completely inadequate...  read more >
$330

Top Pick Award
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86
Features - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Use - 9 of 10
9
Battery Life - 3 of 10
3
Accuracy - 9 of 10
9
Portability - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Set-up - 9 of 10
9
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music
New to the field in 2018, the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is a compact, feature-filled GPS smartwatch that can store up to 500 music files locally. Users can bliss out to music on the run and leave...  read more >
$450

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Features - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 7 of 10
7
Accuracy - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Set-up - 6 of 10
6
Suunto Ambit 3 Peak
Suunto Ambit 3 Peak
Across the board, we are examining small electronics doing big tasks. Manufacturers must balance criteria that are inherently at odds. Instrumentation, batteries, and screens take up space and mass...  read more >
$500

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77
Features - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 8 of 10
8
Accuracy - 9 of 10
9
Portability - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Set-up - 5 of 10
5
Garmin Vivoactive
The VivoActive offers precisely what some consumers want. There are features omitted, but not everyone needs heart rate monitoring and extensive navigation or smartwatch functionality. The...  read more >
$270

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Features - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 9 of 10
9
Accuracy - 9 of 10
9
Portability - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Set-up - 7 of 10
7
Fitbit Surge
Fitbit Surge
Discontinued Product - 2018 Fitbit is phasing out the Surge from their lineup, but for now, you can still get your hands on one at a discount! Check out our full GPS Watch Review to see which...  read more >
$250

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Features - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 10 of 10
10
Battery Life - 6 of 10
6
Accuracy - 5 of 10
5
Portability - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Set-up - 9 of 10
9
Garmin Forerunner 35
Garmin Forerunner 35
Larger devices like the Suunto Ambit family or the Garmin Fenix 5 have more features and battery life, but the Forerunner 35 has exactly what most runners need. It is similar in features and...  read more >
$200

Best Buy Award
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Features - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 9 of 10
9
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Accuracy - 6 of 10
6
Portability - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Set-up - 5 of 10
5
TomTom Runner
TomTom Runner
This is the simplest, least expensive device we tested. What little it does, it does very well. Essentially, it tracks distance and time, laying your track over an app-based map when you are done...  read more >
$130

Best Buy Award
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67
Features - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Use - 9 of 10
9
Battery Life - 7 of 10
7
Accuracy - 10 of 10
10
Portability - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Set-up - 8 of 10
8
Polar M400
Polar M400
We reviewed a deep field of well-designed devices. As smartwatches merge with GPS watches and then absorb activity trackers and heart rate monitors, the features options you have to grow deeper and...  read more >
$230

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Features - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 3 of 10
3
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Accuracy - 7 of 10
7
Portability - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Set-up - 2 of 10
2
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Nixon Mission
Nixon Mission
This contender is a smartwatch that can be used to track outdoor adventures. Its priorities are the opposite of most of the devices we tested. Our GPS watch review focuses on products for tracking...  read more >
$400

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Features - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Use - 4 of 10
4
Battery Life - 8 of 10
8
Accuracy - 3 of 10
3
Portability - 3 of 10
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Ease of Set-up - 4 of 10
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Total 11 products tested