The Coros Apex is a multisport GPS watch with excellent battery life and a data-rich companion app that offers a wealth of insights about your performance biking, running, swimming, and more. It offers similar functionality to the Garmin Forerunner 735XT, with better battery life and a more stylish design, making it our Editors’ Choice. Pros: - Excellent battery life - Stylish design - Data-rich companion app - Breadcrumb trail navigation feature - Comparably priced to Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music - Offers advanced fitness metrics like VO2 max - Smart features like contactless payments and the ability to store songs locally Cons: - No touch screen
The Garmin Forerunner 245 is a great choice for runners who want a reliable and traditional running watch with enhanced smartwatch features. It has music storage and playback, GPS performance, and heart rate sensors that perform well for the most part. However, some users have experienced hiccups with mountain biking, weight training, and rowing. Additionally, the battery life may be shorter than expected due to certain features like Pulse Ox draining it faster. Finally, some users have reported dead pixels appearing shortly after the warranty ran out.
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