The Power of Navigation on Your Wrist
GPS watches bring the power of navigation to your wrist while being ergonomically light and convenient. GPS watches come in a variety of colors and materials while offering a variety of features.
Features to Consider When Purchasing a GPS Watch
Primary Navigation Versus Bread Crumb Navigation
Bread crumb navigation is a secondary navigation type that will reveal the location of the user and a trail back to their origin point. Primary navigation allows you to select a destination point, and the navigation system will lead you there.
The choice between a solar-powered system or a lithium ion battery with a charging cord will be a choice you have to make as well. If you are expecting adventures with an extended period away from a reliable source of power, then the solar-powered feature is a definite necessity. If this is not the case, then the power source is something to push down on your checklist. Take a look at power banks if you decide to go with a watch without solar-power charging to keep your device charged.
Health Monitoring Features
Strenuous activities should be partnered with monitoring the heart rate. Many GPS watches come with heart rate monitors, and activities such as hiking or jogging typically lead to elevated heart rate. This is certianly a feature to consider when purchasing a GPS watch.
- Solar-powered recharging
- Thermal, shock, and water resistant material
- Feature management that allows you to improve battery life
- Heart-rate monitor which is estimated with alerts if your bpm is too high or too low for too long.
- Pulse Ox feature which estimates your oxygen absorption