May 2nd, 2014
5 GPS Watches that Work with Strava
Bells, whistles, battery life and Bluetooth, find a device best suited for your training.
There are tons of GPS devices on the market and they come in a variety of shapes, forms and functions. We know it’s hard to know the differences and most importantly which ones play nice with Strava, because not all watches do.
There are some really cool things happening in the GPS world and we wanted to highlight a few of our newer integrations with Strava. Each of these five devices has some unique characteristics that differentiate them from one another. Get the details on which have full color screens, show your elevation, can go swimming with you and wirelessly upload to Strava.
Suunto Ambit 2r
The newest watch to the Ambit lineup (which all now work with Strava) is optimized for runners with customizable screens for trail running and indoor training. You can easily track your splits, elevation and GAP as you hustle up local hills in pursuit of CRs. Bypass the visit to Movescount and directly upload to Strava with Moveslink2 by connecting your accounts, see how.
Made for triathletes, this sleek two-piece device is not only water resistant to 50m, but the battery also lasts well over ten hours. It also has an SOS safety alert function, in case anything happens while you’re out training alone you can alert friends and family. No need for a cord or a computer with the Bia – you can upload anywhere via cellular data.
When it comes to GPS, more is not always better. This is a minimalist watch in both size and display. You can easily navigate from one clean screen to the next. You don’t even need a chest strap to track your heart rate as the Cardio model has a built in wrist sensor. Quickly upload on the go with Bluetooth smartphone sync or plug in to the web.
The screen is 2” in size and only has two pages to navigate between. The Leikr has a beautiful colorful map and a five field detailed breakdown of your activity. It’s also the first device to have WiFi upload directly to Strava.com.
It’s pink – what else is there to say? Well, it’s also a solid value and simple interface. The 1.0 is just $99 and is available in a variety of colors at the Strava shop. It syncs with a cord and is water resistant up to 30m.
We are continually working to get you more options to choose from when tracking your GPS activities on Strava. If there is a device you love, let us know about it in the comments below. We can’t make any promises, but we like to know your thoughts.