News : 10 TOP gps watches for all tastes and pockets
We introduce you 10 of the most significant sports watches of the moment, either for its quality and functionality or for its quality / price ratio. Praised are the Garmin Fenix 6, Polar Vantage V2 and Suunto 9 Baro, which with their very high performance occupy the top positions of the podium. However, not everyone needs a Ferrari because some of us don’t go much further from the bakery.
Although if what you are looking for is a simple, effective and cheap watch, you may be more interested in reading this article: What GPS watch to buy for less than 200 euros.
I propose three groups depending on your needs, and the best models in my opinion within each of them, with links to offers if you click on the names. In some I propose an “equivalent” that may be the previous version to save you a few euros, or an alternative
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We are going with these 10 gps watches for all tastes and pockets that will be a trend in sales in the coming months. Find yours and pay close attention to the offers!
Garmin Fenix 6
The Garmin Fenix 6 It is the spearhead of GPS watches on the market. An all-terrain multisport adaptable to any activity with unbeatable performance. Fresh out of the oven, this Christmas is called to be the Top Sales accompanied by good discounts. More information in our analysis.
You save: € 110.04 (17%) (17%)
Within the Fenix 6 there is a universe of possibilities, from the simplest version without maps or music, to the top with titanium finishes and a solar charging panel. 47 x 47 x 14.70 mm and 83 grams of weight for the standard model. With this image you can quickly see what I am talking about, and locate yourself with respect to your needs:
Here are offers for some of the specific models:
And be careful, given its recent release, it can be a very good alternative to take advantage of the price drops (around € 350!) Of the previous model: Garmin Fenix 5S Plus. Here I leave you the alternative in case you want to take a look … highly recommended!
You save: € 160.99 (29%) (29%)
Suunto 9 Baro
The evolution of the Spartan models that fuses concepts and construction of the Spartan Sport and Ultra. A mountain and multisport watch with maximum performance. It is designed for long-duration races and sessions and extreme adventures, with an autonomy of up to 120 hours with use of GPS antenna. 81 grams, sapphire crystal, stainless steel and all its functionalities at full capacity. The jewel in Suunto’s crown. There is the version with and without barometric altimeter.
You save: € 36.00 (8%) (8%)
If you like this watch but the budget escapes a bit even with the offer, you can always go to the version without a barometer for less than € 300.
Polar Vantage V2
A premium multisport gps watch, waterproof and designed for athletes who want to maximize their performance. If you are looking for a next-generation training partner for triathlon or marathon, Polar Vantage V2 is the perfect match. The new Polar Precision Prime ™ sensor technology ensures that the Polar Vantage V2 accurately monitors the heart rate even under the most demanding conditions. Here more information about him.
Although the great offer these days is the Polar Vantage V for just over € 300, which is very similar in characteristics. Here the comparison Vantage V2 vs Vantage V, to clear up doubts.
Garmin Forerunner 945
Garmin is not far behind and offers you the Forerunner 945, the natural evolution of the Forerunner 935. Here you can see the analysis and a video of its unboxing.
Here you can already find Garmin Forerunner 945.
And it is not at all unreasonable to value the purchase of its predecessor, the FR 935 that although it does not have music or contactless payment, it is a really good piece.
Garmin Forerunner 245
We start with the mid-range, which is what most of the terrestrial ones aim for both for real needs and for budget. Garmin Forerunner 235 has been one of the best-selling watches in recent seasons. Very functional, possibility of installing applications that complement its utility, etc. This new version comes with security alerts (like all the news from Garmin), a version with music, more GPS signals, pulse oximeter, more autonomy… Without a doubt, a very safe bet.
You save: € 35.51 (12%) (12%)
Here I am obliged to propose that you value the purchase of the Garmin Forerunner 735xt, because it is thrown in price in this offer. This watch has come out more than good, superior and contemporary to the FR 235, predecessor to the FR 245. Probably the best quality price you will find these days.
Polar Vantage M
Multisport GPS watch aimed at athletes who constantly set new challenges. Polar Vantage M is a combination of the latest sports technology with the lightest design. Avoid overtraining with the Training Load Pro tool. More information here. Its predecessor, the Polar M430, is still a good letter of recommendation for the good results it gave and the great feedback it has left behind.
You save: € 80.90 (29%) (29%)
Garmin Vivoactive 4
And if you are looking for something somewhere between a pure training watch and a smartwatch, the Vivoactive 4 may be your option, since in addition to all the benefits of a sports watch and being equipped with a good range of sensors (included barometric altimeter), you can also store music and make contactless payments. This piece is one of the most complete on the market! Here is our analysis article.
You have a smaller 4S version: Vivoactive 4 with 45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8 mm and a weight of 50.5 grams and Vivoactive 4S with 40 x 40 x 12.7 mm and 40 grams.
You save: € 50.04 (17%) (17%)
And if you’re into the AMOLED screen roll, this Garmin Venu offer might interest you. It is practically the same watch but with a premium screen.
And Suunto’s competition could not be absent, the attractive Suunto 5, which is a more durable and resistant watch concept. Good materials and finishes, good performance in the analysis and functionalities in accordance with its range. Without a doubt a piece to consider if you are moving in these terms.
- 46mm (diameter) x 14.6mm (thickness)
- Weight: 66 grams
- Bezel: Stainless Steel
- Lens: Mineral glass
- Submersible: 50 m (according to ISO 6425)
- Autonomy: Clock mode 14 days; monitoring 24/7 and mobile notifications 7 days; with GPS from 20 to 40 hours.
You save: € 100.01 (30%) (30%)
And finally a couple of proposals for the basic range of watches (almost bracelets), starting with a piece that pleasantly surprised me in the analysis. It is a basic proposal but with first-class features that surprises due to the low starting price, let alone if we apply the offer. Some cool features:
- Size – 43 × 43 × 8.5mm
- Weight – 35 g
- Color touch screen, resolution 240 × 204 pixels and Dragontail glass body.
- Autonomy: up to 17h in training mode (GPS and wrist heart rate monitor) and 5 days in watch mode with continuous HR recording.
- Fiberglass reinforced polymer case. Stainless steel bezel and button.
- GPS and GLONASS
- Water resistant (30 m) (ISO 22810, suitable for swimming)
Less than € 200 euros in this offer in black, and if you prefer it in other colors you can pay a little more and you will have them:
Garmin Forerunner 45
We are talking about a mixed cycling and running evolution of Garmin Forerunner 35, a good tool for popular athletes that achieves high satisfaction among its users. Here is his full analysis.
- Glass lens reinforced by chemical processes
- Dimensions: 39.5 x 39.5 x 11.4mm or 42 x 42 x 11.4mm
- Display: 1.04 ″ (26.3 mm) diameter color with 208 x 208 pixels
- Weight: 32g or 36g in large size
- Autonomy: Smart watch mode: up to 7 days; GPS mode: up to 13 hours
- Water resistance: 5ATM
- Memory: 200 hours of activity data
- Sensors: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, accelerometer, Garmin Elevate wrist HR sensor.
The Forerunner 35 is still valid, and it is not ruled out due to the good price that currently has around € 100.
We hope this article has been useful to you, greetings and see you soon.
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