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5 best sports watches

These sports watches are true virtual assistants, capable of anything to keep you motivated and healthy during training.

You sports watches modern devices are increasingly versatile and complete. It is no longer enough for them to record their heart rate or count the kilometers they run or nothing.

State-of-the-art watches provide you with real-time data on your sports performance and are true virtual assistants capable of making you train better, faster, more efficiently and in better health.

Sports watches: our options

Coros guarantees that this is the perfect watch for the wearer to achieve his new record, whether training on land, in water or in a weight room. Water resistance up to 50 meters makes it a great surfing companion, Night Mode lights up your early morning runs, and its breathable, color-chosen nylon strap lets you shine in the gym.

With a light weight of 29 grams, this watch offers 30 hours of total battery life in GPS mode. Changing it for kids, Coros guarantees that the battery can withstand 20 days of average daily use, including monitoring heart rate even when sleeping, and sending notifications and alarms every day. Learn more here.

Price: around €200 (Decathlon)

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Garmin Forerunner 245Music

Music to go further is the slogan used by Garmin to promote this model of sports watches. User can transfer up to 500 songs and playlists from their Spotify, Deezer or Amazon Music accounts. A supplementary effort for the battery, but the company assures it is not problematic. In GPS mode and with music playing, the battery has autonomy for 6 hours straight.

The user can choose from different activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, track running, elliptical, stepping and much more. The aim is to end your training routine. You can also stay connected to the virtual world and receive emails, text messages and alerts directly on the watch when it is paired with a compatible smartphone.

If you are given to embarking on extreme and solitary outdoor adventures, you can use LiveTrack. In an emergency, you can rest assured because your family and friends will know where to find you. Learn more here.

Price: around €250 (Sport Zone)

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The Chinese company’s new smart watch was launched this year for the global market and is strongly betting on features for runners. As usual, the watch has a sensor (TruSeen 5.0+) that tracks the heart rate in real time, allowing alerts and reminders to stop, drink water, take a deep breath or perform alternative exercises to the race. Its scientific running program offers professional training features, even when the user is going to run without their mobile phone by their side.

Its weight of 38.5g makes it perfect for walking, but also for swimming or any outdoor activity. As extras, it also offers NFC for interaction with touch-free authentication and payment systems. Huawei guarantees that you don’t have to worry about the battery as the company confirms a duration of up to 14 days in traditional use and 8 days in heavy use. Learn more here.

Price: around €320

This Apple model offers not only smart workouts, but innovative features that allow more versatile tracking of your health data. Measuring the level of oxygen in the blood or doing an electrocardiogram simulation capable of recording important information for your doctor, are extras that are now available on your wrist. The American company also guarantees that this is the most robust model of its watches.

Despite offering a larger screen, which is easier to see and touch with your fingers, its resistance to shock, dust (IP6X certification) and water (WR5) is guaranteed. You can also choose between 5 different colors, listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks and stay connected to the world via your data connection even when you leave your phone at home.

And by the way, you can also leave your wallet and keys behind. The Wallet app of these sports watches can let you open the door, start the car and make payments without touching anything. Learn more here.

Price: around €439

This is the most expensive of our sports watch suggestions, but also the most complete. The highlight goes to the Power Glass 1.4 lens that uses sunlight to extend battery life by increasing the time between charges. Constructed of robust materials – exclusive bezel in titanium or DLC-coated titanium in carbon gray – this model also guarantees the usual “healthy” features: advanced sleep, hydration or heart rate monitoring.

With preloaded ski maps for over 2000 resorts worldwide and capable of displaying specific climb or descent metrics on a climb, this is a favorite of skiers and climbers. But cyclists, golfers and all other sportsmen will surely find a feature that will make them fans of this high-end model from Garmin. Learn more here.

Price: around €600

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