Sports watches, also known as “pulse watches,” have come into widespread use in the country and around the world over the past two years. This is part of the broad trend of gadgets that collect and display data about our bodies, a trend that is expected to expand and grow over the next few years. In general, a smart sports watch can be characterized as a clock that collects the data of some of the main metrics in our body when performing exercise, such as the pulse, the amount of steps we take, the speed, the amount of calories we burn, etc.
For those who are using a new sports watch for them and would like to explore the various options available on the market, here are some of the most important and important parameters to consider when choosing your first sports watch –
Functions – Of course, different models of sports watches differ in the type and amount of functions they can perform. While each smart watch will show you the time and offer basic functions like a stopwatch, etc., when it comes to monitoring body actions there is a greater difference between the different models. The basic models measure the pulse and not much beyond that. More elaborate models also measure calorie burning rate, number of steps, speed, etc., with the most elaborate models even including GPS and the ability to compare your performance in various workouts. If you are only amateur athletes and do not need a smart watch for a defined and professional training program, the more basic models will suffice
Price – The price range of these watches ranges from a few hundred shekels to about two thousand shekels and even more, depending of course on the type and number of functions offered by the model. Here too, the decision has to take into account your real needs – for most people the first sports watch can be the simpler, basic and cheaper models
Battery time – Within the watch’s technical characteristics, battery life is one of the key ones. Here it is important to find out if it is a rechargeable battery (most sports watches and smart watches in general come with a rechargeable battery) and it is important to understand that the battery life depends on the type of operation we want to take. Some watches monitor certain metrics in our body 24 hours a day, and not just while exercising. However, this does not necessarily mean that their battery time will be shorter – monitoring some metrics requires very little energy, while other functions take much longer than the battery
Water resistance – Not all sports watches are necessarily water resistant, and some are resistant to different levels (superficial moisture resistance, full resistance and water entry, etc.). If you are planning to wear the watch while swimming, it is important to make sure that you purchase a watch that is completely water resistant, and it is also important to know how deep you can dive with it.
Memory – Different clocks differ in their memory. Wider memory is especially important for those who plan to exercise according to a defined training program, which also requires monitoring individual progress from training to training.
In conclusion, sports watches are now capable of performing a wide range of impressive monitoring activities, which can significantly improve the effectiveness of our sports training. It is important to make sure exactly what specific features of the watch we are considering purchasing and whether they fit our needs and the type of training we are doing.