Even though you are just a woman or a man with an active life style, who wants to get more out of exercise and other recreational activities, or if you are a professional who works hard to beat hundreds of a second, you should at least be interested in fitness watches. These affordable, multifunctional devices can help anyone to maximize effects of training, by providing a number of useful data about the fitness condition.
There are so many types of these watches and so many functions they perform that it is difficult even to find the perfect name that will implicate all of them. They are sometimes called sports watches, heart rate monitor watches or GPS watches, but since their basic functions imply the improvement of fitness and health in general, we call them “fitness watches”.
From basic models that track a few performances, such as distance or speed, to advanced watches that minutely inform about almost every body movement and heart beat, fitness watches are specialized for a number of different sports, both indoor and outdoor (running, swimming, skiing, surfing, golf…). Offering advanced features, such as heart-rate monitors, training software and GPS, these devices can also be attached to a computer for more detailed tracking and analysis, alone or with friends and large online community. Several brands (such as Garmin, Polar, Suunto…) are specialized in making fitness watches and other useful devices for training. Every year, with the most advanced novelties, they reach new levels of quality, contributing to the rapid growth of the fitness watch market.