A different type of touch screen GPS watch. The home screen can be customised but wasn’t always responsive, so setting it up while pairing to my phone took a long time. It wasn’t very intuitive, and it took a long time to work out how to record activity. Once you set it recording the screen reverts to a screen saver to save power and it is impossible to see how you are progressing during your activity. You have to scroll through various menus to then stop the activity once it is complete. The watch uses the Google Wear OS app, which I expected to show the activity I had recorded, but it didn’t. You receive ‘heart points’ rather than a heart rate, but there is no explanation about what this means. Essentially, you must download more apps if you want any good level of data from your activity. The watch itself seems rugged but the strap was very rigid and didn’t fit my wrist very well. The charger, which connects to the watch via a weak magnet rarely stayed attached which was very tedious. There are some great features for activities such as hiking and fishing but using them does easily deplete the battery after a couple of days.
▶Verdict: Rugged and a good battery life, but confusing.
▶Best for: Back country activities, not logging your runs.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70