A Buyers? Guide for Outdoor Watches
Outdoor Watches include the functions of sports watches with others specifically for outdoor activities, providing the ideal training companion for those athletes who want to combine fitness features with outdoor navigation functions. Although features vary between models, some of the most popular features which these heart rate monitors may include are:
- · Highly sensitive GPS.
- · Altimeter, barometer and compass.
- · Advanced fitness functions.
- · Multisport mode (races, swimming, cycling, etc.)
- · Data about pace, time, distance, interval training, autolap, etc.
- · Fitness data.
- · Complete connectivity with optional sensors.
These devices (depending on the model), provide advanced navigation functions so that users can freely explore countryside locations, safe in the knowledge that they can always find the way back to their starting point. It?s also possible to create your own routes, waypoints (points of interest on a route) and track points, and to plan, study and share all your routes from your own home with the online brand communities.
What can a GPS do?
As a GPS: date, time and position.
As a navigation calculator: direction, speed, distance, time, route deviation, etc.
Track points & Waypoints
Track points are coordinates for locating reference points on a route or track using GPS. This route, and therefore its Track points, (1) can be logged into the device from a map or transferred from another user who has set up the track previously. But (2) it is also possible to create your own route while training. In this case, the device fixes a track point every X seconds (determined during device setup) along the route and then joins them in straight lines.
Waypoints or Points of Interest are the characteristic or outstanding points fixed by the user along a route. They could be places of interest such as drinking fountains, restaurants, hotels, etc.