With so many GPS watches available in the market, it can be overwhelming to go through all of the reviews to figure out which one is right for you. The first step is to narrow down to a brand. I’ve compared Suunto vs Garmin in a previous post, and this time I’m pitting Polar vs Garmin.
All the well-known brands manufacture several series of GPS watches with varying features and in a range of prices. All this means is that there is something for everyone.
If you’re looking to purchase your first GPS watch for running, check out my post on GPS watch mistakes not to make, so you don’t end up getting more than what you need and spending more money than necessary.
This side-by-side comparison should help you better understand the different features and narrow down your choices.
Not interested in all the research and just want to know what I’d pick?
It has more than enough features to last you through that first 5K all the way through many marathons and is more cost effective than other options.
How to Choose the Best GPS Watch for Running
Both Garmin and Polar make great, high quality GPS watches. You can’t go wrong with either brand.
Picking the right watch for you is a matter of preference for features like the display, various tracking modes and activities, and the app used to sync the data from your watch. Each brand makes a variety of watches to suit different budgets and needs.
To help decide on the right…