Top gear for top runner. Top Watches for Runners

Microsoft Band 2

The Microsoft Band 2 has a sleek, futuristic design with a full-color curved display. Not only can the Band 2 track your steps, heart rate and calories burned while running, you can also check email and text messages on the go.

Get sleep quality and hours slept metrics at your fingertips with Microsoft Health, a digital guide that connects to your phone. The secure magnetic clip closure offers a comfortable fit that will stay put during any style of workout and those long 26.2 mile runs.

Microsoft Band 2 – $250

Fitbit Surge Fitness Super Watch

The Fitbit Surge Fitness Super Watch displays your run time, distance, pace, elevation, and route and also syncs with the Fitbit app. Share your progress with friends and family so they can cheer you on even when you’re out of their sight.

Tracking daily activity is a breeze with a PurePulse heart rate monitor built with eight-sensor technology. This watch features a stylish, slim design and is available in black, blue, and an unexpected tangerine orange.

Fitbit Surge – $250

Garmin Forerunner 235

The Garmin Forerunner 235 has a large colorful display and can track your heart rate 24 hours a day. While it is the most expensive selection of the bunch, it comes with a plethora of widgets and can double as a fitness tracker and an everyday wristwatch with it’s traditional shape.

One of the coolest features of the Forerunner 235 is that it’s compatible with both GPS and GLONASS so you can easily pinpoint your location no matter wear your running takes you. Track incoming weather conditions and get up-to-date notifications on the Garmin Connect network.

Garmin Forerunner 235 – $330

Polar M400

The Polar M400 is the best option for runners on a budget and is available in four bold colors. The Polar Flow online service and mobile app sends Smart Notifications directly to your wrist from your phone to keep you constantly informed while you weave through Music City.

GPS, heart rate monitor, workout tracking, activity benefits, training tips, recovery status and more. One of the best features is its available Run Index which provides performance, development and interval workouts to get you to the next level.

Polar M400 – $180