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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for fitness watch for runners.

As you run, your watch can track your distance, time, and pace. It can also tell you how many calories you're burning, the elevation of your route, and even your heart rate. These devices will help you get a more efficient training session. Browse the top-ranked list of fitness watches for runners below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Garmin - Instinct 2S 40 mm Smartwatch Fiber-reinforced Polymer - Graphite - Front_Zoom
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    "So far I enjoy this watch - it has way more fitness tracking functions than I need, is pretty easy to get accustomed to, has an AMAZING battery life and I love the poppy color....I feel like the Forerunner is SO powerful for runners and triathletes! I just don't exclusively do those sports so I felt boxed in. "

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    Whatever you do, own it with Instinct 2S. This rugged GPS smartwatch is tough enough to keep up with you, unique enough to fit your style and small enough to fit your wrist. Do more of what you love with preloaded activity profiles for running, biking, swimming and more. Live the ultimate connected life with smart notifications and Connect IQ compatibility when paired with your compatible smartphone. Understand your body better with all-day health monitoring for energy levels, stress, sleep, Pulse Ox and much more (Pulse Ox not available in all countries. This device is intended to give an estimation of your activity and metrics; it is not a medical device).
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    "So far I enjoy this watch - it has way more fitness tracking functions than I need, is pretty easy to get accustomed to, has an AMAZING battery life and I love the poppy color....I feel like the Forerunner is SO powerful for runners and triathletes! I just don't exclusively do those sports so I felt boxed in. "

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    Whatever you do, own it with Instinct 2S. This rugged GPS smartwatch is tough enough to keep up with you, unique enough to fit your style and small enough to fit your wrist. Do more of what you love with preloaded activity profiles for running, biking, swimming and more. Live the ultimate connected life with smart notifications and Connect IQ compatibility when paired with your compatible smartphone. Understand your body better with all-day health monitoring for energy levels, stress, sleep, Pulse Ox and much more (Pulse Ox not available in all countries. This device is intended to give an estimation of your activity and metrics; it is not a medical device).
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  2. Garmin - vívosmart 5 Smart Fitness Tracker + Heart Rate Small/Medium - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I bought this a month ago and it’s good fitness watch for beginners and has amazing features for a good price. ...Garmin Vivosmart 5 fitness tracker...The Vivosmart 5 is my fitness tracker. I purchased it to use as a health motivator for me. "

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    Take charge of your health with vívosmart 5. This easy-to-use, comfortable fitness tracker comes loaded with features to track your activity all day and sleep stages all night once setup through the Garmin Connect app (This device is intended to give an estimate of your activity and metrics). Wrist-based heart rate, stress tracking, Body Battery energy monitoring and more help you stay informed while smart notifications from your paired smartphone keep you connected. Stay active with built-in sports apps that include profiles for walking, running, yoga, cardio and more. Plus, when connected to your smartphone, incident detection (during select outdoor activities) and Assistance features send a message with your live location to emergency contacts for greater peace of mind (Requires setup and your smartphone to be in an area with network coverage where data connectivity is available). With up to 7 days of battery life, vívosmart 5 gives you an uninterrupted picture of your health and can go wherever your busy schedule takes you.
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    "I bought this a month ago and it’s good fitness watch for beginners and has amazing features for a good price. ...Garmin Vivosmart 5 fitness tracker...The Vivosmart 5 is my fitness tracker. I purchased it to use as a health motivator for me. "

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    Take charge of your health with vívosmart 5. This easy-to-use, comfortable fitness tracker comes loaded with features to track your activity all day and sleep stages all night once setup through the Garmin Connect app (This device is intended to give an estimate of your activity and metrics). Wrist-based heart rate, stress tracking, Body Battery energy monitoring and more help you stay informed while smart notifications from your paired smartphone keep you connected. Stay active with built-in sports apps that include profiles for walking, running, yoga, cardio and more. Plus, when connected to your smartphone, incident detection (during select outdoor activities) and Assistance features send a message with your live location to emergency contacts for greater peace of mind (Requires setup and your smartphone to be in an area with network coverage where data connectivity is available). With up to 7 days of battery life, vívosmart 5 gives you an uninterrupted picture of your health and can go wherever your busy schedule takes you.
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  3. Amazfit - T-Rex 2 Outdoor Smartwatch 35.3mm Polymer Alloy - Ember Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect for an on the go Lifestyle Built Tough military grade the battery is just plum crazy might charge at least Twice a week At the price it's listed at Definitely a steal Girlfriend spent over 1k on the new apple watch just to be jealous Great for Runners don't have to worry about social media distractions and doesn't take more than an hour to charge Dual-band & 5 GNS Low Temperature Operation can't ask for more great job amazfit...Great Smart Watch for Fitness!!...So far this watch has been great. Tracks my runs really well, works well under water (always a big gripe with watches I have had in the past), battery life is amazing, and GPS has been great on my runs and hikes."

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    Amazfit T-Rex 2 Outdoor Smartwatch is designed to explore your instinct. Military-grade toughness with 10 ATM Water-resistance, 70°C heat resistance, -40°C cold resistance, 240 hours humidity resistance, and 96 hours salt spray resistance. Witness endurance that braves the elements with ease. Get a high-level exploration partner that boasts Five Global Navigation Satellite systems, a weather tracker, a sunrise and sunset monitor, a current moon phase display, a compass, and a barometric altimeter. Ultra-long 24-day battery life with typical use, and over 150 different sports modes to track your every move. Protect your health and keep fit with heart rate, sleep quality monitoring, and blood-oxygen saturation measurement, and get personalized evaluations via built-in health assessment system PAI. This is a fitness watch that strikes the perfect balance between practicality and comfort–features an always-on 1.39-inch HD amoled color screen for smoother touch operation and richer & brighter color, a skin-friendly silicone strap with a sweat-wicking design to ensure it stays dry and comfortable.
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    "Perfect for an on the go Lifestyle Built Tough military grade the battery is just plum crazy might charge at least Twice a week At the price it's listed at Definitely a steal Girlfriend spent over 1k on the new apple watch just to be jealous Great for Runners don't have to worry about social media distractions and doesn't take more than an hour to charge Dual-band & 5 GNS Low Temperature Operation can't ask for more great job amazfit...Great Smart Watch for Fitness!!...So far this watch has been great. Tracks my runs really well, works well under water (always a big gripe with watches I have had in the past), battery life is amazing, and GPS has been great on my runs and hikes."

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    Amazfit T-Rex 2 Outdoor Smartwatch is designed to explore your instinct. Military-grade toughness with 10 ATM Water-resistance, 70°C heat resistance, -40°C cold resistance, 240 hours humidity resistance, and 96 hours salt spray resistance. Witness endurance that braves the elements with ease. Get a high-level exploration partner that boasts Five Global Navigation Satellite systems, a weather tracker, a sunrise and sunset monitor, a current moon phase display, a compass, and a barometric altimeter. Ultra-long 24-day battery life with typical use, and over 150 different sports modes to track your every move. Protect your health and keep fit with heart rate, sleep quality monitoring, and blood-oxygen saturation measurement, and get personalized evaluations via built-in health assessment system PAI. This is a fitness watch that strikes the perfect balance between practicality and comfort–features an always-on 1.39-inch HD amoled color screen for smoother touch operation and richer & brighter color, a skin-friendly silicone strap with a sweat-wicking design to ensure it stays dry and comfortable.
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  4. Garmin - tactix 7 Pro Ballistics Edition Solar-powered Tactical GPS Smartwatch, Applied Ballistics 47 mm Fiber-reinforced polymer - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great for fitness lifestyle....Great watch for my lifestyle as a fitness tracker/monitor/trainer...The biometrics are very helpful. GPS is amazing, the fitness tracking is accurate."

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    tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition is the multisport GPS smartwatch featuring a Power Sapphire solar charging lens with traditional button controls and a touchscreen display. With a 1.4’’ solar powered display with sapphire lens, custom front bezel design, black DLC-coated steel bezel and black PVD-coated steel rear cover, tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition is built for the mission. This smartwatch includes an Applied Ballistics calculator for shooting solutions and compatibility with the AB Synapse - Garmin app on your compatible smartphone. Mission-ready tactical features include a dimmable white or green LED flashlight, night vision compatible display, preloaded tactical activity, dual-position GPS formatting, Jumpmaster mode, projected waypoints, stealth mode and kill switch. Navigate the harshest environments with preloaded TopoActive and ski maps plus multi-band and multi-GNSS support. The tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition smartwatch also features advanced training and performance tracking such as endurance and stamina, a new HIIT activity, comprehensive health and wellness monitoring, and everyday functionality with smart notifications (when paired with your compatible smartphone), Garmin Pay contactless payments (with a supported country and payment network) and more.
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    "Great for fitness lifestyle....Great watch for my lifestyle as a fitness tracker/monitor/trainer...The biometrics are very helpful. GPS is amazing, the fitness tracking is accurate."

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    tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition is the multisport GPS smartwatch featuring a Power Sapphire solar charging lens with traditional button controls and a touchscreen display. With a 1.4’’ solar powered display with sapphire lens, custom front bezel design, black DLC-coated steel bezel and black PVD-coated steel rear cover, tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition is built for the mission. This smartwatch includes an Applied Ballistics calculator for shooting solutions and compatibility with the AB Synapse - Garmin app on your compatible smartphone. Mission-ready tactical features include a dimmable white or green LED flashlight, night vision compatible display, preloaded tactical activity, dual-position GPS formatting, Jumpmaster mode, projected waypoints, stealth mode and kill switch. Navigate the harshest environments with preloaded TopoActive and ski maps plus multi-band and multi-GNSS support. The tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition smartwatch also features advanced training and performance tracking such as endurance and stamina, a new HIIT activity, comprehensive health and wellness monitoring, and everyday functionality with smart notifications (when paired with your compatible smartphone), Garmin Pay contactless payments (with a supported country and payment network) and more.
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  5. Garmin - Forerunner 955 Solar GPS Smartwatch 47 mm Fiber-reinforced polymer - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect Running Watch...I love this watch! Very precise and gives me valuable training information as a runner!...Great fitness watch...Fairly simple to understand how to use festures! Great fitness watch!"

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    Lead the pack with Forerunner 955 Solar, the premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch with Power Glass solar charging to extend battery life. The training readiness feature tells you when you’re primed for a productive session — while daily suggested workouts adapt to your performance and recovery alongside the race widget, which provides training tips, course details and completion time predictions. With morning report, you can get an overview of your sleep, recovery, training and more — as well as a picture of your overall health with heart rate variability (HRV) status (This device is intended to give an estimate of your activity and metrics). On the run, new multi-band GPS and full-color, built-in maps help you navigate confidently. And with traditional buttons and a touch display, it has never been easier to tap into your training status and know whether you’re training productively, peaking or strained. If you’re pushing toward the podium — or to the very limits — Forerunner 955 Solar is by your side with up to 20 days of battery life with solar charging in smartwatch mode (assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions).
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    "Perfect Running Watch...I love this watch! Very precise and gives me valuable training information as a runner!...Great fitness watch...Fairly simple to understand how to use festures! Great fitness watch!"

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    Lead the pack with Forerunner 955 Solar, the premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch with Power Glass solar charging to extend battery life. The training readiness feature tells you when you’re primed for a productive session — while daily suggested workouts adapt to your performance and recovery alongside the race widget, which provides training tips, course details and completion time predictions. With morning report, you can get an overview of your sleep, recovery, training and more — as well as a picture of your overall health with heart rate variability (HRV) status (This device is intended to give an estimate of your activity and metrics). On the run, new multi-band GPS and full-color, built-in maps help you navigate confidently. And with traditional buttons and a touch display, it has never been easier to tap into your training status and know whether you’re training productively, peaking or strained. If you’re pushing toward the podium — or to the very limits — Forerunner 955 Solar is by your side with up to 20 days of battery life with solar charging in smartwatch mode (assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions).
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  6. Garmin - Forerunner 955 GPS Smartwatch 47 mm Fiber-reinforced polymer - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I have owned Forerunner series watches for more than 10 years and while I think that the 955 has a bit of marketing hype to some of its newer software features, it continues to be a lightweight, top notch serious runner and triathlete watch and it's tough enough to handle heavy use and reasonable abuse....Everything a runner needs!...I purchased this watch a while ago and it has worked perfectly. It has any features a runner wants and as a dedicated Cross Country runner, this watch is perfect"

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    Lead the pack with Forerunner 955, the premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch. The training readiness feature tells you when you’re primed for a productive session, while daily suggested workouts adapt to your performance and recovery alongside the race widget, which provides training tips, course details and completion time predictions. With morning report, you can get an overview of your sleep, recovery, training and more — as well as a picture of your overall health with heart rate variability (HRV) status (This device is intended to give an estimate of your activity and metrics). On the run, new multi-band GPS and full-color, built-in maps, help you navigate confidently. And with traditional buttons and a touch display, it has never been easier to tap into your training status and know whether you’re training productively, peaking or strained. If you’re pushing toward the podium — or to the very limits — Forerunner 955 is by your side with up to 15 days of battery life in smartwatch mode.
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    "I have owned Forerunner series watches for more than 10 years and while I think that the 955 has a bit of marketing hype to some of its newer software features, it continues to be a lightweight, top notch serious runner and triathlete watch and it's tough enough to handle heavy use and reasonable abuse....Everything a runner needs!...I purchased this watch a while ago and it has worked perfectly. It has any features a runner wants and as a dedicated Cross Country runner, this watch is perfect"

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    Lead the pack with Forerunner 955, the premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch. The training readiness feature tells you when you’re primed for a productive session, while daily suggested workouts adapt to your performance and recovery alongside the race widget, which provides training tips, course details and completion time predictions. With morning report, you can get an overview of your sleep, recovery, training and more — as well as a picture of your overall health with heart rate variability (HRV) status (This device is intended to give an estimate of your activity and metrics). On the run, new multi-band GPS and full-color, built-in maps, help you navigate confidently. And with traditional buttons and a touch display, it has never been easier to tap into your training status and know whether you’re training productively, peaking or strained. If you’re pushing toward the podium — or to the very limits — Forerunner 955 is by your side with up to 15 days of battery life in smartwatch mode.
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  7. Apple Watch Series 9 GPS 41mm Aluminum Case with Midnight Sport Band  (Small/Medium) - Midnight - Front_Zoom
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    "Plus, the design is sleek and modern. As a runner, the Series 9 has become my trusted companion. ...Great Apple Watch...Great Apple Watch for the money. Love the size and battery life I get with my new Apple Watch."

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    Apple Watch Series 9 helps you stay connected, active, healthy, and safe. Featuring double tap, a magical way to interact with Apple Watch, an even-brighter display, faster on-device Siri, and Precision Finding for iPhone.
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    "Plus, the design is sleek and modern. As a runner, the Series 9 has become my trusted companion. ...Great Apple Watch...Great Apple Watch for the money. Love the size and battery life I get with my new Apple Watch."

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    Apple Watch Series 9 helps you stay connected, active, healthy, and safe. Featuring double tap, a magical way to interact with Apple Watch, an even-brighter display, faster on-device Siri, and Precision Finding for iPhone.
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  8. Garmin - fēnix 7X  Sapphire Solar GPS Smartwatch 51 mm Fiber-reinforced polymer - Carbon Gray DLC Titanium - Front_Zoom
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    "Greatest watch ever...Not only does this watch look awesome, its comfortable and the fitness tracking is the best in the market...Great watch...This has been the best fitness watch I have owned. I'm a pretty active person. "

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    There are 7 days in a week. And the fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar multisport GPS watch is built to go strong for all of them. Featuring a big 1.4” display, built-in LED flashlight and Power Sapphire solar charging lens, it has the long-lasting battery life to sustain your athletic and outdoor challenges. Use trusted button controls or the new touchscreen interface to access selections. Gain performance insights and metrics that help you manage your exertion and build stamina. Optimize recovery with 24/7 health and wellness monitoring of heart rate, respiration, stress, sleep and more this device is intended to give an estimation of your activity and metrics; it is not a medical device). Outdoor navigation sensors and new multi-band GNSS technology help guide you with a higher level of positioning accuracy, even in challenging environments. Plus, you’ll have preloaded TopoActive maps and worldwide ski and golf maps right on your wrist. To complement your tamer days, connected features include smart notifications when connected to a compatible smartphone, music storage and Garmin Pay contactless payments in supported countries and payment networks
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    "Greatest watch ever...Not only does this watch look awesome, its comfortable and the fitness tracking is the best in the market...Great watch...This has been the best fitness watch I have owned. I'm a pretty active person. "

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    There are 7 days in a week. And the fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar multisport GPS watch is built to go strong for all of them. Featuring a big 1.4” display, built-in LED flashlight and Power Sapphire solar charging lens, it has the long-lasting battery life to sustain your athletic and outdoor challenges. Use trusted button controls or the new touchscreen interface to access selections. Gain performance insights and metrics that help you manage your exertion and build stamina. Optimize recovery with 24/7 health and wellness monitoring of heart rate, respiration, stress, sleep and more this device is intended to give an estimation of your activity and metrics; it is not a medical device). Outdoor navigation sensors and new multi-band GNSS technology help guide you with a higher level of positioning accuracy, even in challenging environments. Plus, you’ll have preloaded TopoActive maps and worldwide ski and golf maps right on your wrist. To complement your tamer days, connected features include smart notifications when connected to a compatible smartphone, music storage and Garmin Pay contactless payments in supported countries and payment networks
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  9. Samsung - Galaxy Watch4 Aluminum Smartwatch 44mm BT - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good watch for fitness!...Watch works excellent for fitness, weather, and time...Awesome watch...We love our galaxy watches, awesome for fitness and useful for many other apps on the go"

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    Crush workouts and all your health goals with Samsung Galaxy Watch4. Be your best with the watch that knows you best.
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    "Good watch for fitness!...Watch works excellent for fitness, weather, and time...Awesome watch...We love our galaxy watches, awesome for fitness and useful for many other apps on the go"

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    Crush workouts and all your health goals with Samsung Galaxy Watch4. Be your best with the watch that knows you best.
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  10. Garmin - vívoactive 5 GPS Smartwatch 42 mm Fiber-reinforced polymer - Metallic Navy Aluminum and  Navy - Front_Zoom
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    "I have worn a Garmin VivoActive4 fitness watch for several years. It has been far superior than the other brand fitness watches I wore previously. ...Great Watch...I've had a number of running/fitness watches (Garmin, Coros, Polar). The Vivoactive 5 is my favorite. "

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    Know the real you with the vívoactive 5 smartwatch, the ultimate on-wrist coach designed to support your goals — whatever they may be. Featuring a bright, colorful AMOLED display and up to 11 days of battery life, this GPS smartwatch is purpose-built with essential health and fitness features to help you better understand your body. Body Battery energy monitoring helps you keep your energy levels in check with personalized insights based on sleep, naps, stress, workouts and more. Improve the quality of your sleep with personalized sleep coaching and nap detection plus even more details such as HRV status (data presented is intended to be a close estimation of metrics tracked). During the day, switch up your activities with more than 30 built-in sports apps — including apps for active wheelchair users — plus advanced training features to keep you going strong. When paired to your smartphone, vívoactive 5 makes it easy to receive texts, emails and other smart notifications right from your wrist. Plus, enjoy connectivity features such as music storage, Garmin Pay contactless payments and more.
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    "I have worn a Garmin VivoActive4 fitness watch for several years. It has been far superior than the other brand fitness watches I wore previously. ...Great Watch...I've had a number of running/fitness watches (Garmin, Coros, Polar). The Vivoactive 5 is my favorite. "

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    Know the real you with the vívoactive 5 smartwatch, the ultimate on-wrist coach designed to support your goals — whatever they may be. Featuring a bright, colorful AMOLED display and up to 11 days of battery life, this GPS smartwatch is purpose-built with essential health and fitness features to help you better understand your body. Body Battery energy monitoring helps you keep your energy levels in check with personalized insights based on sleep, naps, stress, workouts and more. Improve the quality of your sleep with personalized sleep coaching and nap detection plus even more details such as HRV status (data presented is intended to be a close estimation of metrics tracked). During the day, switch up your activities with more than 30 built-in sports apps — including apps for active wheelchair users — plus advanced training features to keep you going strong. When paired to your smartphone, vívoactive 5 makes it easy to receive texts, emails and other smart notifications right from your wrist. Plus, enjoy connectivity features such as music storage, Garmin Pay contactless payments and more.
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