Whether you just get into running, already a runner, or thinking of trying running as a form of exercise, running watch is essential for you. Sure there is a lot of running apps these days that you can download on your phone, but how convenient is it to carry around and use your phone to track your run? Not to mention all the possible hassle that you can have from running out of battery mid-run to losing or dropping your phone on the run.
There are many benefits to using a running watch. It is easy to carry and wearable, compact with all the essential features, and will not disappoint you as a phone application will do. If you are not yet familiar with a running watch, here are some primary functions of a running watch.
Imagine putting on your running attire, getting ready to run, and you go where you would run. Now you have arrived, and all you need to do is to set up your timer so you can track on how long does it take you to finish your exercise. But you pull out your phone, and it is full of distractions from emails, work, social media notification, a game application, camera, and many other things that exist in a phone. It would be easier to focus if all you need to do is to lift up your wrist where the running watch is, start the run or timer and simply run.
Now that you are running, it is important to have other the related data like speed. This can be used in the future to analyze a pattern whether you tend to rush at the beginning, middle, or towards the end. Later on, you can use and analyze the data so you can improve on your running. Consult with a professional on how you should keep your speed. And all of this would have been harder to do if you use a phone and it died in the middle on the run.
The distance is also an important aspect when it comes to running. Whether it is for analytical purposes or others, this can be something you can use to look back and see how much have you developed since you first started to use the watch. Sometimes we need to look at the log and data to reward ourselves with satisfaction feeling that we are in a different and better place than where we started. You can also use this data to understand yourself better, for example is when you look back at the data and you realized that you are better at long distance run than short distance.