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Top 5 Running Watches of 2022

Whether you’re new to the tarmac, training for a triathlon or simply just wanting to beat your personal best, you need a reliable running smartwatch to get you there. With so many multisport wearables already on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start. You’ve got leading names like Garmin and Suunto as well as luxury watch brands like TAG Heuer surprising with their own luxury running watches. With that in mind, here’s our top 5 running watches of 2022 to help you find the one for you.


At Jura Watches, we have a huge selection of men’s and women’s smartwatches for you to browse through on our website so keep in mind that if you don’t find your dream running tracker in this guide, there are still plenty of options to explore. Alternatively, why not get in touch with our team of smartwatch specialists who would be happy to provide you with a bespoke shopping experience and assist you in finding the best running smartwatch for you. They can also guide you through the fantastic interest free finance and free next day delivery options available.


Garmin Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar



When it comes to advanced running smartwatches, Garmin have always had it in the bag. Their recently launched Garmin Fenix 7 showcases some of their best technologies yet including a new real time stamina function which uses data like your heart rate, calories burned and stress score to track and manage your exertion. This mean you can avoid overexerting at the start of your run and make it to the finish line. There’s also a clever visual race time predictor which uses your running history and overall fitness level to give you an estimate of what your pace could be for the distance you want to run. Alongside this, the Garmin Fenix 7 watches also showcase sapphire solar displays for an insane battery life of up to 37 days and the Garmin Fenix 7X comes with an integrated flashlight. The flashlight includes a running setting which matches you cadence, flashing red when your arm swings back and white when it swings forwards.


Key Features:

  • Sapphire solar display
  • Battery life up to 37 days
  • Fenix 7X comes with integrated flashlight with cadence setting
  • Real time stamina function
  • Visual race time predictor
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor
  • Pulse Ox sensor


Garmin EPIX Titanium



If you like the sound of the Garmin Fenix 7 above but you fancy something with a brighter display, then the Garmin EPIX is your guy. It offers the exact same functionality as its solar-powered counterpart but with an AMOLED screen with a pixel resolution of 416 x 416. Despite the power hungry display, the Garmin EPIX watches also have a 16 day battery life so you have over two weeks of fuel to workout using the preloaded sports apps, HIIT workouts and daily workout suggestions. There’s also multi-GNSS satellite systems including GPS, Galileo and GLONASS, ABC sensors for altimeter, barometer and compass, and Garmin’s legendary PacePro technology which helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.


Key Features:

  • Bright AMOLED display
  • Battery life up to 16 days
  • Lightweight titanium case
  • GPS, GLONASS and Galileo
  • PacePro technology
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor
  • Pulse Ox sensor


TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4



Another new release for 2022 is the running smartwatch known as the TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4. As the fourth generation of the legendary TAG Heuer Connected, the Swiss watch brand have debuted some impressive new features worthy of any professional runner’s wrist. The sports app includes preloaded features for both indoor and outdoor running as well as a new guided workout routine feature perfect for those that like to keep fit without having their smartphone nearby. There’s also GPS function so you can track the full distance of your run as well as an accelerometer, heart rate monitor and compass to give you in-depth stats on your overall performance. The TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 also looks great, boasting options of steel and titanium cases and a huge range of customisable watch faces and interchangeable straps.


Key Features:

  • Choices of titanium or steel cases
  • Fancy charging stand
  • Sports app with preloaded workouts
  • Guided workout routine feature
  • Customisable watch faces
  • GPS and accelerometer


Garmin Instinct 2S Solar



For those of you that aren’t afraid to take your runs off the road and onto the beaten track, it might be worth looking for a durable GPS running watch like the Garmin Instinct 2S Solar. Perfect for smaller wrists sizes, the Instinct 2S sits on the wrist at only 40mm and yet remains one of the strongest fitness trackers on the market with thermal, shock and water resistance to military standards. With a solar powered display, the running smartwatches also boast a battery life of up to 51 days in smartwatch mode with solar and thanks to the Power Manager feature, you can extend that even further for unlimited off the grid adventures. Other running features include VO2 max, recovery time advisor, Body Battery Energy monitor and a TracBack feature which takes the guesswork out of your return journey by navigating you the same route back to your starting point.


Key Features:

  • Military grade cases with 100 metre water resistance
  • Solar powered display
  • Battery life up to 51 days
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor
  • Recovery time
  • Body Battery Energy monitor
  • TracBack feature


Suunto 9 Baro



For one of the best affordable running smartwatches, the Suunto 9 watch collection has your back. Made in Finland and tested to the toughest conditions, these running wearables come preloaded with over 80 sports modes, a large display and a robust case measuring to an imposing 50mm. It also welcomes a battery life of up to 25 hours with GPS and up to 170 hours in Tour mode, a 100 metre water resistance, sapphire crystal glass and lightweight titanium cases in selected models. Like most of us, running isn’t the same without some music in your ears, and with the Suunto 9 Baro watch, you can listen to music through your phone and control it from your wrist.


Key Features:

  • Large case and display
  • 25 hour battery life
  • Affordable price point
  • Music control
  • Over 80 preloaded sports apps
  • GPS function
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