A chic sports watch or fitness watch leaves no room for couch potatoes anymore! The practical device measures your pulse, counts your steps and documents your training that you can analyse with your sport watch’s app afterwards. The looks of fitness watches vary between a sporty, slim design with water-resistant screen or sport watches in smartwatch style that includes a colour display and messenger features for example. Discover the future of digital watches and make your sports watch a reliable companion.
This features will make you as fit as… a sports watch
For fitness fans - and those who want to want to be - a sports watch is a motivator and a workout partner at the same time. Basically a sports watch or fitness watch is a completely electronic watch with a digital display. The difference to a normal digital watch is that a sports watch has some very special functions that a normal watch does not provide. As the name suggests a sports watch has to support your training. For that a step counter is standard and in combination with a heart rate monitor you get a brief overview of your daily activity. This apps do not only analyse training activities but it informs you about how much you move every day. That is a motivation to use the stairs isn’t it? For real sportive activities a sport watch or fitness watch offers certain programs – depending on the model you use: For example the watch counts sit ups or your sports watch takes your running speed per GPS function. For a more precise heart rate analysis you can combine your sports watch with a chest strap that is closer to your heart than a bracelet. Another interesting feature is the sleep rhythm analyses. By wearing the watch during the night it documents how much you sleep and how often you wake up. You should keep in mind that your sports watch is no medical device. The sports watch might warn you when your heart rate is high but its assessment refers to the parameters of a healthy person.
Sports watch or smartwatch – what is the difference?
Actually you will find many similarities between sport watches and smart watches, the most important one is that you have to combine your watch with a smartphone to get its full potential. Using apps you can analyse, document and share the data that your watch collected. Sports watches are made for sporty activities, that becomes obvious when looking at their sporty design. The bracelets of fitness watches are made of silicone or other synthetics, but there are models with an exchangeable bracelet. Sports watches provide a digital display as well but it is usually in black and white and it can be dimmed down to save energy. The functions of a sports watch are much more specific than a smart watches’ and show a clear focus on training. Additional features like showing news or chat messages are not available for every model. A sports watch with smart watch features is the best choice for you if you want to wear your watch in all-day life and not only for training.