Top 5 Best GPS Watches of Early 2016

If you are your toughest competition or you just want the chance to track your weekend warrior jaunts, here's a solid review of six of the best GPS watches to record your cycling, triathlon training, runs, and other unscheduled adventures. How else are you going to have bragging rights on Strava or Map My Run on the peaks you'll be bombing down this weekend or the distance you'll cover? Put your money where your GPS watch is.


Many GPS trackers are now stacked with typical smartwatch features like alerting to calls/texts, taking and receiving calls/texts, heart rate and sleep monitoring, and even measuring your VO2 max, a measure of the maximum amount of oxygen a body takes in during exercise, which is a key improvement indicator for elite athletes and amateurs alike. 

 Jeff Rizzo brings you a solid video review of GPS running watches, although, by default he admits to eliminating a ton of worthy competitors (like Microsoft Band) to keep to the Top 6 target. Still if you're looking for a bit of guidance on watches that will track your run or ride plus other performance and personal bells and whistles, check out this video. 

Included on the list are a lot of Garmin watches, which tells you something about the super-popular A to Z standalone vehicle-route-navigation brand, plus a few other household names. (Links below will take you to pages for more info): 


Garmin Forerunner 630

Garmin Forerunner 235

Garmin Forerunner 225

Garmin Forerunner 25

Fitbit Surge

TomTom Spark