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With the GPS turned on, battery life goes from around 24 days to 9 hours. This is likely fine for people who will always have opportunities to charge it after their run. However for anyone hoping to use the GPS for longer activities, such as hiking, that may not be long enough to be useful. See More
The daily activity goal is a good way to find out how active you really are in your everyday life. Here you can choose your typical activity level from three options and see how active you need to be to reach your daily activity goal. The time you need to complete your daily activity goal depends on the level you have chosen and the intensity of your activities. Age and gender also affect the intensity you need to reach your daily activity goal. See More
The "Sport Profile" feature allows you to customize what stats you want to see for each type of exercise. For example, you may want the GPS on for running but not for a circuit workout. These preset profiles save you from having to set up the device each time you exercise. See More
Even to date, the majority of sports watches don't offer particularly good hear rate tracking capabilities. You either have to buy an additional chest strap or rely on built-in sensors that are often imprecise. The M430 offers the best of the two worlds - you can get data nearly as precise as from a chest strap without having to buy and wear one. See More
Not only is this watch useful for running, you can leave it on for the whole day and it will monitor your sleep, give recommendations on training intensity as well as recovery, and keep your heart rate in check. With GPS off, it can work for 20 days, so you'll only have to take it off twice a month or so to recharge. See More
S2 runs Samsung's own Tizen operating system. It currently has a lot less apps than Android Wear or Apple's Watch OS and a lot of third-party apps perform badly on the device. It's unclear if developers will start to develop Tizen apps in the near future. See More
Either the dial or swiping can be used to navigate between screens. You access widgets right of the watchface and notifications left of the watchface. You can use the dial to select an app, a button on the side to take a step back or a different button on the side to return to the homescreen. See More
Nokia Healthmate can adjust things like time, position of the hands, what notifications appear on it. Shows/records your activity history, which includes heart rate, sleep cycle, steps, distance. On Android it communicates with Google Fit and underguards MyFitnessPal. It doesn't consume a lot of battery life either, maybe like three percent over a normal charge. See More
To manually turn on the display you must double tap the side of the tracker which can be difficult to do properly. It can also turned on automatically by the appropriate wrist/arm movement for checking the time. There is no way to keep the display on so it may take some fumbling every time you want to look at the display. See More
The Alta is available in three different sizes (small, large, and extra large). Each size can be adjusted by a minimum of 1 inch. This is a great tracker for people with wrists below or above average size who may have trouble finding a comfortable fit with other trackers. See More
The Alta fitness tracker is designed to be more of a passive tracker for the Average Joe as opposed to a complete activity tracker for enthusiasts. There is no GPS or heart rate monitor, so the stats you get are limited to steps, rough distance traveled, estimated calories burned, active minutes, and sleep tracking. See More
For its size, the Alta fitness tracker has a large display. The display will show steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep time. You can switch between these by tapping the side of the display (there is no button). The screen is easy to read at a glance while on the move except in bright settings. See More
It gives you a lot of stats on your activities thanks to the GPS, altimeter, and heart rate monitor. It can track your sleep, show you alerts directly on the display, and offers a variety of helpful features such as reminders to move and a breathing function that helps you relax. See More
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