GPS Sports Watch:
The first type of GPS watches to find mass appeal is the athletic or fitness watch. This little goodie is perfect for a variety of different sports and outdoor activities, especially those where tracking your speed and movement is of some value. These “runners'” or “running” watches are a sports watch and a distance tracker that also shows your current speed.
Being able to keep track of your pace can also be extremely advantageous in a sport like running or cycling where speed is of the essence. Also important is knowing the overall distance you have covered in the course of a workout and a GPS running watch can tell you just that. Many GPS sport watches have a number of features that can help you keep track of your total work out and even the number of doughnuts (calories) you worked off!
But runners aren’t the only ones who can reap the benefits of GPS. Some GPS navigation watches have features that can guide you to local landmarks, help you find your way back to your starting point if you get off course or to an indicated marker you set along your travels. Some GPS wrist devices also have maps with slightly larger viewing areas to better see the details. GPS can also tell you the direction you are facing while moving and direct you to a ‘signpost’ along the way.
Then, once home, you can download your tracking data on to your PC or laptop for reviewing in more detail with a traditional mapping software application. And, the reverse action can be done on your PC by making a set of markers and coordinates (like cyber Reece’s pieces) on a map and then transferred into the watch. Pretty nifty.
If you want features like a good ‘old fashioned’ compass, thermometer or barometer, there are plenty of outdoors or navigations watches that provide that, too. Throw in a barometric altimeter for elevation info and you’re all set.
GPS GOLF WATCHES
Turn those bogeys into pars…or better by knowing yardages on the golf course with a ‘handy’ GPS golf watch. These new ‘bogey busters’ (like the Garmin Approach S1) display precise yardages to the front, back and middle of greens and come preloaded with thousands of courses so you don’t need any subscriptions or downloads. Just pick the course you want and hit the links.
With the Garmin Approach S1 you can measure individual shot distances, track how far you walk on the course, and even use the alarm to make sure you don’t miss that early tee time. During the course of play, Approach S1 displays the hole from where you are on the golf course, so your golf watch calculates the angle and distance to your target. It’s like having a caddy on hand!
And, it’s pretty sharp style is as impressive in the office as on the course.
As Garmin says, “The Garmin Approach S1 GPS Golf Watch is golf’s first full-featured sports watch and golf GPS system in one.”
CHILD LOCATER GPS WATCHES
Being a parent, nothing is more valuable than a child’s well being and safety and no cost is too high to keep a “cyber-eye” on your kid. That’s why the new GPS Watch Child Location devices are quite a God send especially ones like the Brickhouse GPS Child Locater and the LoK8r NuM8 (pronounced ‘New Mate’) and others.
GPS Child Locator Watches are different from other GPS locator devices because the GPS Child Locator watch and your child are always one. While other devices may be placed in a child’s backpack or on their coat or sweater, GPS locator watches cannot be removed by the child or an unauthorized person. If this DOES happen and the GPS Child Locator watch is removed or tampered with an alert is sent to your cell phone and email. Although this won’t prevent an unwanted incident, it can be invaluable in tracking a lost or errant child.
Imagine the peace of mind you’ll have knowing that your child can easily and quickly alert authorities and they can use the GPS watch to find and assist them in minutes.
Personal GPS units for kids are not cheap and the smaller the device the higher the price. But is any price to high when considering the safety and well being of your child? In today’s world it’s impossible to be TOO safe and these GPS Child Locater Watches can sure help give us parents some much needed peace of mind.