Ultras Made Easier With These Garmin Smartwatch Features
Planning on a long run or race this summer? Here are four ways Garmin technology can enhance your ultra experience whether on the road or trail.
Touch Screen And Buttons
An aspect of the Garmin Fenix 7 that is often overlooked is the way you scroll and go through the functions of the watch when you are looking to get information as clearly as possible and your brain is perhaps a little foggy with fatigue. A combination of touchscreen operations and large well-placed buttons make sure you can get quick access to selections and functions.
This one is tailor-made to give you a little extra detail as you move through the course. With a little preparation you can select points on the course you’ll be running over and then get at-a-glance awareness and information for these selected checkpoints ahead. View performance metrics, split times and distance/elevation — plus a summary of the next key points on the trail coming up.
Another function which is suited perfectly to your ultra-running needs is to log your fluid intake as a reminder to stay hydrated. When the auto goal is enabled, you’ll even see estimated sweat loss, and your needs will adjust accordingly so you know how much water to take on while running and how much to replenish at the aid stations.
The internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 18 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, With an ultra marathon that takes you through the dark hours of the night you’ll need to be in GPS mode though, and here you will get up to 57 hours. To make sure you have peace of mind that you don’t arrive at the start line with a flat battery, there is also a battery-saver mode, which keeps your watch going for up to 57 days.
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