Car & General Kenya 6 reasons you should have a GPS running watch or a fitness tracker

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Technology has become mainstream in all aspects of our daily lives and has slowly infiltrated the sport scene with decades of improvements. Considering all the tools available to chalk up our athletic lives to a bunch of quantitative data.

Technology has come a long way from when people use stopwatches to track their fitness, charting their progress on graph paper, and, if you were devoted, walking around with a small box chained to your hip to using a mere thing as a smartphone.

Nowadays you pretty much have to ask your smartphone to track your steps throughout the day if you have the appropriate app installed. And while a smartphone can come in handy in tracking your fitness, it can be limiting when it comes to having a full fitness tracking.

This is because a smartphone cannot offer all the needed features that a GPS Tracking/running watch can offer - from the battery life, accuracy, the weight and size of a phone, waterproof features etc.

So here are reasons you should get a Garmin GPS running watch:

Track your progress.


For each workout routine that may be undertaking you need to be able to track and monitor your progress so as to know if you have achieved your goals and also to know if the work you’re putting in is paying off. This progress tracking could range from setting your personal best times or covering certain distances. The Garmin GPS running watch allow you to track your time, speed, distance or routes. Making it a great addition to your workout equipment arsenal.

It better than carrying your phone

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A smartphone could be a bulky thing to carry around especially during workout or running. That is why a GPS running watch would make for a better companion. This is because you can get all your vital progress data from your wrist watch and won’t need to pull out your phone to view your stats.

Cool accessory

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It’s pretty obvious that a GPS running watch will provide a standard time and so you can easily use and treat your GPS running watch as your everyday watch. Another thing that makes it a really cool accessory is that it comes in a variety styles that are appealing and vary to suit different user preferences.

Available for different budgets

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The Garmin GPS running watches come priced to cater for different budgets. This is a great thing since your would have to feel like you are wrecking your budget just to get a this watch into your arsenal. So you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget and still gives you the performance that you are looking for.

Training features

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Some of the more advanced GPS watches such as the Garmin GPS running watches make it possible to set up vibration or audio alerts for heart rate, pace or runs to help runners stay within a desired range. This is very useful so you can concentrate on your runs.

Share your achievements online

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Most watch manufacturers such as Garmin now make live tracking and social media sharing easier than ever before by enabling users to share and promote their achievements with friends and family online. Nothing beats post-run motivation and encouragement from friends or family to keep you focused on your goals.

You can get a whole array of Garmin running and fitness tracking watches from Car and General . you can visit their shop:

Location:New Cargen House Lusaka Road/Dunga Road, Industrial  Area

Phone: +254 020 6943000 or +25 4 020 6943100



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