My current sports watch has sprung a leak and no longer stays dry inside when I swim or sweat. Time for a new one! This time around, I want a watch that has a chronograph with lap/split ability at the very least. What I’d really love is a GPS watch that can also show speed/pace and distance along with time and splits. It’d be cool if it did elevation, too, but that’s not as important to me. And I have to be able to wear it in the water.
Any advice on a women’s GPS watch that is worth the price? They seem to be pretty expensive, but I’m willing to consider a more expensive watch if it does everything I want it to. It’d be great if the watch was a reasonably small size, even if I have to clip a separate GPS unit on my clothing.
I’m also curious about how accurate foot pods are. Do they simply measure foot cadence and then multiply by a set stride length? Or do they measure actual distance? I’m not sure how a foot fall counter would take differing paces into account. (Nor would it do any good while riding a bike or swimming.)
If the GPS just doesn’t seem worth it, I’m planning to go with something like the Timex women’s Ironman Sleek 50-lap watch, which is going cheap on amazon right now.
Thanks for any advice you can offer!