How GPS Watch Weight Affects Runners By HRWC Blog

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A new article was recently published by the Heart Rate Watch Company blog on the topic of "GPS Watch Weight - Why It Is Important" which has profound implications for runners and other athletes.

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Suunto Ambit 2 Weighs 2.9 Ounces and the Suunto Ambit 2 Sapphire Weighs 3.1 Ounces

What a lot of runners do not realize is that one ounce difference in a watches weight can lead to moving an additional 937 pounds of weight over a marathon ....

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The Heart Rate Watch Company blog has published a new blog article entitled, "GPS Watch Weight - Why It Is Important."

"What a lot of runners do not realize is that one ounce difference in a watches weight can lead to moving an additional 937 pounds of weight over a marathon if you swing your arms 15,000 times," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company.

GO LIGHT FOR RUNNING

Lighter GPS watches like the two ounce Polar RC3 and 2.1 ounce Timex Run Trainer 2.0 are better suited to runners according to Squire: "A watch like the Suunto Ambit 2 Sapphire weighs 3.1 ounces so we don't recommend it for runners."

IT ALL DEPENDS UPON THE SPORT

While cycling your GPS watch is static on your wrist or bike's handlebars so it has virtually no impact because you are not moving the weight according to Squire. "It's really in running where the weight of the GPS watch becomes super critical which is why we recommend that runners go light," says Squire.

"We've put together photos of many of today's popular GPS watches on a digital scale so buyers can see what the true watch weight differentials are," says Squire. He adds, "Running is definitely the sport where it is most critical but Nordic skiers swing their arms a lot too, so it is most relevant for these sports."

The Heart Rate Watch Company is recognized as a leading national authority on the subject of GPS watches and heart rate monitors. "We invite interested readers to stop by the Heart Rate Watch Company blog to read the post as we think many will find it enlightening," says Squire.

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