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Best Marathon Running Watches

Whether you’re gearing up to run the London Marathon later this year or you’re preparing for a marathon further in the future, a running watch is something you need to invest in. Having a personal trainer strapped to your wrist is one of the most effective ways to keep you motivated and get you healthier, with incredible fitness tracking apps that can monitor your heart rate, track you hydration levels, compare your performances and even tell you it’s time to take a break!

 

Running a marathon remains the ultimate test for any runner, but we guarantee that if you ask anyone who has completed one, they’ll tell you that a marathon running smartwatch was right by their side. From affordable, more fashion-orientated smartwatches to high-tech sports wearables, today we wanted to take a look at some of the best marathon running watches on the market. We have narrowed down our top 5 to help you find the perfect wrist companion for your marathon training.

 

All of the running smartwatches listed below are available to order on the C W Sellors website with many also offered with interest free finance and free next day delivery. If you have any questions about your range of marathon watches or you’d like assistance purchasing your own, our talented team of smartwatch specialists are on hand to help on 01335 453453 or at help@jurawatches.co.uk.

 

Garmin MARQ Athlete

 

Key features:

  • Advanced performance metrics which includes running dynamics, heat- and altitude-adjusted VO2 max, recovery advisor and more
  • Turn-by-turn navigation which lets you know ahead of time when the next turn of your running route is coming
  • Advanced running dynamics for getting a better look at your current performance level and understanding what you need to do to continue improving
  • PacePro technology which helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course
  • Hydration tracking for logging your daily water intake to help you stay hydrated
  • Pulse Ox sensor to gain awareness of how well your body’s oxygen levels are adjusting to the thinner air at higher altitudes
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor to help gauge how hard you work during activities — even underwater
  • Multi-GNSS systems including GPS, GLONASS and Galileo
  • Music apps and storage for up to 2,000 songs

 

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Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar

 

Key Features:

  • Power Glass aka a solar charging lens for a longer battery life
  • Sports app which include preloaded activity profiles for trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, skiing, golfing, surfing, indoor climbing and more.
  • Animated workouts which features easy-to-follow, animated cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates workouts you can view on the watch screen
  • Body Battery Energy Monitor which uses heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest
  • PacePro technology which helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course
  • Hydration tracking for logging your daily water intake to help you stay hydrated
  • Pulse Ox sensor to gain awareness of how well your body’s oxygen levels are adjusting to the thinner air at higher altitudes
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor to help gauge how hard you work during activities — even underwater
  • Multi-GNSS systems including GPS, GLONASS and Galileo
  • Music apps and storage for up to 2,000 songs

 

SHOP THE GARMIN FENIX 6 PRO SOLAR SMARTWATCH

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Suunto 9 Baro

 

Key Features:

  • Long battery life of up to 120 hours with continuous exercise
  • Smart reminders based on your activity history, to help ensure you are fully charged for your next outing
  • FusedTrack combines GPS and motion sensor data to improve track and distance accuracy
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor to help gauge how hard you work during activities
  • FusedSpeed combines GPS and wrist acceleration sensor readings for measuring your running speed more accurately.
  • Multi-GNSS systems including GPS, GLONASS and Galileo
  • Over 80 sports modes with specific purpose selections such as racing, intervals, long training etc
  • Sleep tracking so you can analyse a full breakdown of sleep cycles

 

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TAG Heuer Connected

 

Key Features:

  • Sophisticated designs with options for metal bracelets, ceramic and leather straps
  • Customisable dials including legendary chronograph options or classic day date dials
  • Sports Exclusive App so you can view all the information about your sport sessions on the dedicated application or via the screen
  • Multi-GNSS systems including GPS and GLONASS
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor to help gauge how hard you work during activities
  • Stopwatch and timer for calculating and comparing your workouts
  • Full day battery life including 1h sport session

 

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Garmin Vivomove HR

 

Key features:

  • Hybrid design which incorporates classic analog hands with hidden touchscreen display
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor to help gauge how hard you work during activities
  • Wellness monitoring tools such as all-day stress tracking and a relaxation timer to help you manage stress
  • Advanced sleep monitoring to help you measure how much sleep you’re getting and how much time you spend in each stage of sleep
  • Fitness monitoring to give you a better idea of your current fitness levels
  • MoveIQ which automatically starts your running activities for you and then lets you review your daily activities on Garmin Connect app
  • Step counter so you can ensure you have moved enough during the day
  • Running profiles for comparing and monitoring different performances

 

SHOP THE GARMIN VIVOMOVE HR SMARTWATCH

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