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Score Product Price Our Take
90
$500
Editors' Choice Award
The Forerunner 935 won the hearts of the Outdoor Gear Lab Team two years in a row.
86
$500
This has all the features and battery life you could want for day-to-day tracking, workouts of all kinds, and navigating the wild.
86
$800
For those demanding lots of features, this is the best watch on the market.
81
$300
Top Pick Award
Non-tech athletes will drool at the user friendliness of the Coros Pace.
79
$500
The Ambit is versatile, highly featured, and reliable. We wish it were less bulky.
75
$450
Garmin's Forerunner 645 Music is light and small and lets you listen to music without dragging your phone on your run.
75
$699
Not designed for recreational athletes or feature freaks.
65
$250
Great for the demanding but budget-conscious runner.
65
$170
Best Buy Award
The best buy watch has you covered with all the things you really need in a running watch but with a few "nice to haves" thrown in.
63
$200
Unless you definitely want to own a Polar and have a larger wrist, we the Garmin Forerunner 35 instead.
61
$529
Great for the short distance athlete that appreciates design.