I have been testing 5 different running watches and wrist heart rate monitors over the past several months with the goal of finding the best optical heart rate monitor. I couldn’t help but include this in my test process. While my goal initially was not to use it as my primary running watch, it may have more capabilities than I thought. You do need to carry your iPhone to enable a GPS as there in no onboard GPS on Apple Watch. Apple has stated the more you run with the watch paired with your iPhone, the more it learns your stride and you will be able to run without your iPhone and still calculate pace and distance.
I would love to hear anyone’s comments or questions about the Apple Watch to help with the review since there has been limited availability with it. If there is a functionality or technical question you have, please ask!
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Dr. Nick Campitelli
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.
I’m really curious to know what you think of it. I have a Biasport watch made for women that had an emergency alert feature and love tracking that auto synced with Strava. But they went out of business and now I’m out of luck. I’m looking for the next best option. I already carry my phone for emergency/safety so that’s no issue to me.