Updated January 28, 2019 by Sheila O'Neill

The 10 Best GPS Running Watches

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Whether you want to train for a marathon, improve your endurance, or have a friendly competition with your friends, it's nice to have a way to keep an eye on your running analytics. A good GPS watch can not only track your distance, but also monitor your heart rate, steps, and more. The options on this list range from top-of-the-line models to utilitarian, budget-friendly choices. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best gps running watch on Amazon.

10. JoyGeek Smart Bracelet

9. Suunto Ambit3

8. TomTom Runner

7. Garmin Vívoactive

6. Amazfit Bip

5. Polar M430

4. Coros Pace

3. Fitbit Ionic

2. Garmin Forerunner 35

1. Garmin Forerunner 645

Editor's Notes

January 27, 2019:

Mostly focused on running (of course), but made sure to include some watches that have modes for other sports and activities (like swimming, golf, etc.). Made sure to find a good number of options that can be used as an everyday smartwatch, not just a "sports watch." Mostly focused on practical features, but tried to keep aesthetics in mind as well.


Sheila O'Neill
Last updated on January 28, 2019 by Sheila O'Neill

Sheila is a writer and editor living in sunny Southern California. She studied writing and film at State University of New York at Purchase, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree. After graduating, she worked as an assistant video editor at a small film company, then spent a few years doing freelance work, both as a writer and a video editor. During that time, she wrote screenplays and articles, and edited everything from short films to infomercials. An ardent lover of the English language, she can often be found listening to podcasts about etymology and correcting her friends’ grammar.


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