How to Choose Accessories for Cardio Watches

All watches cardio of course measure the heart rate, but they offer also other additional very useful functions to manage his training. Apart from the price criterion, it is therefore not easy to choose the model that will best meet its needs. Here is a summary of the main features available on these devices. You can also view our comparative lap watches.

With or without GPS? A GPS or Kit?
Some cardio watches are equipped with a GPS integrated or sold as a separate kit. The Global Positioning System (GPS) picks up signals from satellites, and shows the position. This type of watch calculates the distance, instantaneous speed, pace, elevation. A useful addition in sports such as jogging, trail running, hiking or swimming in the sea where there is a lack of these information. Having a memory models to program a route to follow and record the traveled route. The latter can then be traced on a computer, using Google Earth for example. So you can see your route in detail. The GPS function allows you to plan intervals to go for training in split or intervals. The analysis of the data (distance, speed, heart rate) allows to optimize his training.

According to Nonprofitdictionary, the first watches with a GPS function could board the GPS in their case. It was to be worn separately in a pocket or a cuff. This limitation no longer exists thanks to the miniaturization but the kit remains interesting with ultra-plattes watch models.

Memory: it is used to store your data, or even to transfer from or to your computer

The watches have a memory record details of the course: heart rate, average and maximum, duration, calories expended, data combined with those previous recorded during field trips, etc. Practice for the follow-up of your training. The high-end watches offer more possibilities. They record these data at regular intervals, for example every 5 to 60 seconds and allow to transfer this information to your computer for analysis. Conversely, you can program your watch from a computer, for example by creating a training plan or a route to follow.

The memory size will determine the maximum recording time or the accuracy of the data. Thus, for very long trips or use on several days (raid in the mountains, circuit bike for example), prefer a having a relatively large memory model. Manufacturers specify in general time limits for registration on the product description.

The sensor: abdominal belt, wrist or finger sensor

Preferably choose a device to belt abdominal, more reliable than a measure the wrist or finger. The belt attaches around the chest. It is usually more or less flexible plastic. Some manufacturers offer very flexible patterns in fabric perfectly matching the thorax.

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TomTom Runner 2 Music/Cardio GPS Watch – GPS

TomTom Runner 2 Music/Cardio GPS Watch - GPS

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Multi-Sport Cardio (Green/White)

Multi-Sport Cardio (Green/White)

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TomTom – Runner 3 Cardio Music GPS Sportuhr

TomTom - Runner 3 Cardio Music GPS Sportuhr

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TomTom Cardio Comfort Strap

TomTom Cardio Comfort Strap

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POLAR M430 GPS Watch

POLAR M430 GPS Watch

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BuyDig.com

BuyDig.com

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POLAR M430 GPS Watch

POLAR M430 GPS Watch

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POLAR M430 GPS Watch

POLAR M430 GPS Watch

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Brooks UpHold Cross-Back DD-Cup Sports Bra

Brooks UpHold Cross-Back DD-Cup Sports Bra

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Brooks FastForward Crossback at Zappos.com

Brooks FastForward Crossback at Zappos.com

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Igloo Legend 1/2 Gallon – Go Outdoor

Igloo Legend 1/2 Gallon – Go Outdoor

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Body Power Heavy Rubber Gym Mat (71.7" x 47.6" x 0.6")

Body Power Heavy Rubber Gym Mat (71.7" x 47.6" x 0.6")

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SIGMA PC 22.13 WOMAN Cardio Watch

SIGMA PC 22.13 WOMAN Cardio Watch

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TomTom Runner Cardio

TomTom Runner Cardio

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Champion The Infinity Stripe Bra at Zappos.com

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