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A watch Cradle for More GPS Power

By Rizwan Ahmad - 16 May 2013 No Comments
Since the GPS devices had been released to the market about 10 years ago it had gradually gained the popularity and GPS watches is one of the most popular devices. Those who enjoy exercise and jog around the off the beaten track specially found them very useful. These watches had enabled them to keep track of the routes they had taken and all sorts of other statistics of their exercises.
Even though the GPS watch is a small device it is very powerful and the athletes and those who like to be keep fit  find it very useful to evaluate their personal performances.

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Once you configure certain features of the watch one would be able to track loads of information about their physical activities such as the duration of the activity, the speed, pace, the distance of travelling. Some watches have the ability to save the route taken by the user in three dimensions.

The athletes always wanted to know about the routes they are taking, the elevation, the speed, heart rate. There was no equipment to provide this information before. Only one could settle for some of the requirements.  For instance back in the day the athletes used a stopwatch to calculate their speed. But they would get to know that only at the end of the activity. But when the GPS watch is used one can know the speed real time.

And if the speed is low you can accelerate your running to keep up with the required speed you need for the activity. Also heart rate is a very important indicator of the status of the body functions of the athlete. Now there are GPS watches that can monitor the heart rate provide the required information.

Another very important feature  of the GPS watch is its ability to be linked to a computer. That way all the data recorded during the physical activities can be uploaded to the computer. So the recorded data can be used for comparison with the future records and do all kinds of required analysis.

There are 12 GPS satellites around the earth and a GPS watch uses at least 4 satellites to provide the output of a particular position.  There is no subscription fee used for utilizing the GPS signals and anyone anywhere in the world can have these signals as the input for any GPS enabled equipment.  GPS watches indicate the readings regardless of the condition of the environment, the time of the day and where in the world. But there are some cases the GPS readings may not be completely accurate due to certain situations. Sometimes the GPS signals can be blocked by high risers, forests etc. It is considered the GPS receivers are in general quite accurate within 15 metres.

Now there are many types of GPS watches to choose from. There are particular watches specially designed for the professional athletes. Also  there are GPS watches made for the average person who likes to keep healthy and fit.

Also there are watch cradles introduced recently that make the use of GPS watch more useful. These cradles enhance the GPS power and make it more useful than ever!

This is a guest article by Rachel Anderson from London. Rachel Anderson is a web designer and also a copywriter who loves all things design and creativity. Currently Rachel is writing some interesting articles about  GPs running watch.
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This article is contributed by Rachel Anderson and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,


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