Oct
22
2013

What is the best GPS watch with HR monitor for mountain biking and running?

I love to mountain bike and run so I am looking for a watch that handles both, that isn’t too bulky. Most online reviews are outdated and product reviews seem too vague.

I think it’s going to depend the bike features (if any) you want. Any GPS watch on the market can track time, distance, and speed (in mph or kph) which are the basic things you’d probably want to see while mountain biking.

But some watches come with bike specific features like: speed and cadence sensors, power meter support, custom bike settings (good if you use multiple bikes with different wheel sizes WITH the speed and cadence sensor).

The problem is most of the watches with these features are found on the bulky, triathlete GPS watches.

But the TomTom Multi-sport might work for you. It has some bike features, supports a HRM, and isn’t too bulky.

Some good non-bike feature watches with a HRM are Garmin’s 210 and 610 — or, if you can wait a few weeks, these are being replaced by the 220 and 620.

If you want to read some more about the different features available, you can check out this buyers guide I wrote here: http://athletesgps.com/2013-gps-watch-buyers-guide/

One Response to “What is the best GPS watch with HR monitor for mountain biking and running?”

  1. I think it’s going to depend the bike features (if any) you want. Any GPS watch on the market can track time, distance, and speed (in mph or kph) which are the basic things you’d probably want to see while mountain biking.

    But some watches come with bike specific features like: speed and cadence sensors, power meter support, custom bike settings (good if you use multiple bikes with different wheel sizes WITH the speed and cadence sensor).

    The problem is most of the watches with these features are found on the bulky, triathlete GPS watches.

    But the TomTom Multi-sport might work for you. It has some bike features, supports a HRM, and isn’t too bulky.

    Some good non-bike feature watches with a HRM are Garmin’s 210 and 610 — or, if you can wait a few weeks, these are being replaced by the 220 and 620.

    If you want to read some more about the different features available, you can check out this buyers guide I wrote here: http://athletesgps.com/2013-gps-watch-buyers-guide/
    References :
    http://athletesgps.com

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