Lightweight. Packed with features. Battery for days. Dead accurate. A cinch to use. After weeks of testing, it's hard to find much to complain about in the Garmin Forerunner 935, and that's why it earned our Editor's Choice Award amidst a field of tough contenders. With nearly a full day of battery life in GPS mode and a week of life during typical use, this watch will stick with you 24/7. Far beyond a basic GPS tracker, the 935 will gather health metrics throughout the day, analyze your sleep patterns, keep you up to date on your calendar and texts, give you training advice, warn you about the weather, and help you navigate new terrain. It isn't a cheap watch by any means, but for serious athletes seeking a light, all-in-one training companion, it's worth springing for.
Those whose focus more on backcountry and mountaineering pursuits may find that the navigation tools in the Suunto Ambit 3 Peak are more fine-grained than the Forerunner 935. If you're looking for a rock-solid GPS watch without all the bells and whistles, check out our Best Buy, the Garmin Forerunner 35.