The Many Uses Of GPS Tracking Watches

By: Joe Mueller

GPS watches are mainly used for fitness and people tracking purposes. However, this is not the only use of these powerful devices. They can be used in many, many ways if you are imaginative enough to think outside the box. Here are just a couple additional uses.

One of the powerful uses of GPS tracking watches is the power to measure things. Most fitness watches enable you to track the exact path of your exercise routine, giving you the distance you traveled as you ran for forty-five minutes. This can be harnessed measure objects, large objects, that you always wondered just how big these objects are.

Thinking about how large your apartment building is? Or the distance between you and your your favorite park? Or just how close the nearest ice cream shop is? Well a GPS device is just what you need to find this information out. Since they can also interact with computer mapping programs you can get a birds eye view of the distance you traveled.

Another interesting thing you can do is go exploring with your GPS watch. Many of these devices have the ability to set way points. These enable you to mark the exact locations of special or remarkable geographic features on journey's through the wilderness. By using this feature you can see understand the geography of an area better or get an idea of exactly where that landmark you always pass by is exactly. This can create a nice discussion piece with other outdoor adventurers and help foster collaborative exploration efforts.

It is also very helpful for exploring new urban landscapes. Those on business trips can help themselves interact with their environment in new and sometimes strange places. By using way points you can give yourself freedom to explore side streets and back alleys that you would normally never consider going down for fear of loosing your bearing on where your hotel or hostel is. This can be done away with if you have a GPS watch to point you back home.

Still another use is to analyze your commute. With gas prices being what they are it is always helpful to drive as efficiently as you possibly can. In addition to other gas saving techniques, you can drive around wearing your watch, using its power to silently and efficiently track and monitor your speed to help you test. This will help you understand how much of your time is spent in bumper to bumper traffic and how much time you are traveling the posted speed limits. It will also be able to assist you in determining how quickly you accelerate and decelerate - important metrics for fuel efficiency.

In addition to gas saving information, if these devices are paired with a heart rate monitor they can provide information about your level of stress during your commute. Is there an noticeable difference in your heart rate depending in the speed at which you travel home? Is your commute stressing you out? A heart rate monitor might be help you better understand this portion of your commute.

As you can see, GPS tracking watches have tons of uses in many different situations. Their ability to record many different layers of information is the key behind their versatility.

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