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5 Best GPS Running Smartwatch With Music in 2018

Smartwatches might seem like a new trend, but they have been around for quite some time. However, the technology has evolved to such an extent that the smartwatches can now replicate the functioning of a regular smartphone. While answering phone calls and typing messages can still be somewhat inconvenient on the smaller platform, smartwatches are no doubt one of the biggest technological innovations in the last decade or so. The market is still warming up to it, however, which is why you don’t see a lot of smartwatches around you.

ProductBrandNamePrice
AppleApple Watch Nike+ 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black/Cool Gray Nike Sport BandBuy on Amazon|$329(Price as of 12/10/2018 06:31 ET)
SamsungSamsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth), SM-R760NDAAXARBuy on Amazon|$239.99(Price as of 12/10/2018 06:31 ET)
MotorolaMotorola Moto 360 Sport - 45mm, BlackBuy on Amazon|$286(Price as of 12/10/2018 06:31 ET)
LGLG Watch Sport Unlocked GSM (Silver/Titan)Buy on Amazon|$641.99(Price as of 12/10/2018 06:31 ET)
PolarPolar M600 Smart Sports Watch/Fitness Watch, BlackBuy on Amazon|$273.99(Price as of 12/10/2018 06:31 ET)

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However, if you were contemplating the purchase of a smartwatch, we are going to make your decision a little easier. There are a number of smartwatches available in the market right now, so getting the right one can be quite an ask. This list only consists of wearables that can play music and track your runs via GPS. Most smartwatches don’t have these features by default, which is why we decided to compile a list of wearables featuring GPS and music playback by default.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Launched last year, the Samsung Gear S3 runs the company’s own Tizen operating system which has its own positives and negatives. Tizen comes with an exciting user interface, tailored for the everyday user. There are some additional benefits to owning the Gear S3 as well, which we’ll talk about in a while.

The smartwatch features a circular display which replicates the conventional timepiece look. At first glance, it’s hard to tell if this is actually a smartwatch or a standard watch. It’s clear that Samsung has spent a lot of time designing this particular device. In terms of features, you’re getting Samsung Pay support, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and the ability to save offline playlists on the device, thanks to Spotify’s recent update. This feature is currently accessible only on the Gear S3 models, so you’re out of luck if you own an Apple Watch or Android Wear smartwatch.

The Gear S3 Frontier is not a cheap smartwatch, though. The international model of the smartwatch can be yours for $292.99 on Amazon. The retailer hasn’t listed the pricing of the U.S. models, not for new units anyway. If you don’t mind used and refurbished models of the wearable, you can head over to Amazon and have your pick right away.

Apple Watch Nike+

Launched along with the Apple Watch Series 2 last year, the Apple Watch Nike+ comes with all the same features as the standard Apple Watch, but with different watch bands and deep Nike+ integration to track your runs, workouts etc. It comes with GPS and GLONASS built-in, helping you get the best possible results from your runs or walks. The watch band is designed in such a way that your skin is allowed to breathe with conveniently located holes throughout the band.

The Apple Watch Nike+ also comes with a Retina Display along with Force Touch. This feature is commonly found on Apple iPhones, and it’s good to see that it’s on the company’s flagship smartwatch as well. The wearable also comes with a heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and an ambient light sensor by default. The combination of these features makes this one of the best fitness wearables available in the market today. Since this is an Apple product, it won’t come cheap. The variant with 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case will set you back by $479.95 on Amazon right now, which is quite a bit for a wearable.

Moto 360 Sport

This wearable was announced almost two years ago, and isn’t particularly the most popular smartwatch in the market today. Given that Moto has gone through a bit of a makeover since being acquired by Lenovo, this is understandable. The Moto 360 Sport is designed to track your vitals and give you the best performance possible. It comes with GPS by default, and you can access your library of music via Google Play Music.

The smartwatch runs Android Wear by default, which powers a majority of the smartwatches available in the market today. Although the Apple Watch dominates the market, Android Wear offers a lot of choice to the customers. The versatility of the Android platform allows OEMs to sell affordable models of their smartwatches, which is something that Apple can’t do. The Moto 360 Sport is currently available via Amazon for $148.85. You get to choose between White, Black and Flame color variants, so there are plenty of choices on offer here.

LG Watch Sport

Announced earlier this year, the LG Watch Sport is the most exciting addition on this list. Much like the Gear S3 Frontier, the Watch Sport is meant for the high-end market, and the wearable comes with features to justify the relatively steep price tag as well. It comes with a sleek and robust design, which is quite essential for something like a wearable.

On the hardware front, the LG Watch Sport is equipped with a 1.3-inch P-OLED display, the Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and Android Wear 2.0. Naturally, you can also play music while on your runs using just a headset thanks to music syncing. The device comes with a 430 mAh battery, which will comfortably last a day or more depending on your usage.

The LG Watch Sport is currently available via Amazon for 284.99. However, the retailer mentions that the product won’t be in stock until the 13th of August, so you might have some waiting to do.

Polar M600

This might seem like a surprise entry on this list, but the Polar M600 is a pretty decent Android Wear smartwatch, and worth a mention on any smartwatch list. The wearable comes with a slightly unconventional design, which is perhaps the only weak-link I can see here. If you can do away with the appearance, the Polar M600 is a stellar offering to own. It comes with a heart-rate monitor to track your vitals on the move.

Thanks to the ability to store music locally (up to 4GB), you can leave your phone at home and go on a run with just your smartwatch. A dedicated Polar app helps you sync your runs and workouts to track your progress better. Overall, the Polar M600 is a handy offering and we highly recommend you to try it. It will set you back by $329.95 via Amazon right now.

ProductBrandNamePrice
AppleApple Watch Nike+ 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black/Cool Gray Nike Sport BandBuy on Amazon|$329(Price as of 12/10/2018 06:31 ET)
SamsungSamsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth), SM-R760NDAAXARBuy on Amazon|$239.99(Price as of 12/10/2018 06:31 ET)
MotorolaMotorola Moto 360 Sport - 45mm, BlackBuy on Amazon|$286(Price as of 12/10/2018 06:31 ET)
LGLG Watch Sport Unlocked GSM (Silver/Titan)Buy on Amazon|$641.99(Price as of 12/10/2018 06:31 ET)
PolarPolar M600 Smart Sports Watch/Fitness Watch, BlackBuy on Amazon|$273.99(Price as of 12/10/2018 06:31 ET)

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