April 5, 2012. Samuel Valero
Letting technology help need not be a bad thing. All things considered, no one can live without the benefits technology brings. The same can be said about these runners’ watches. These are devices that most serious runners cannot live without.
One can be considered a serious runner when a runner does the following:
- Regular workouts
- Improve performance
- Keep a training diary
Even runners who join fun runs can be considered serious runners. These runners also regularly train even if it is mostly for health or fitness reasons. Constant improvement is important for every runner. Those who run for a cause or recreation also tend to be competitive. These people may not need personal trainers. However, they may need the right running watch. The right running watch can help with all of the above.
Through using a running watch, one can easily plan workouts with the software it comes with. The watch then helps any runner stick to the workout planned through alarms or vibrates. While running, a runner can check their performance as well by looking at their watch.
Marathons or any other running event can be held anywhere and may pass through any route. With a GPS enabled watch that has navigation functions, one never has to get lost in unfamiliar areas. In addition, some watches are capable of providing the amount of time to finish the race based on one’s speed. Some running watches can even provide the amount of time to get to the next marker.
Simply through knowing their current statistics, any runner can work towards improving their performance. Knowing their speed, distance travelled and time is made possible through GPS technology or using a foot pod. More about GPS enabled watches can be seen in any GPS running watch review.
Updated April 5, 2012. Published May 28, 2011. Samuel Valero