As the year winds down, thoughts naturally turn to the next set of athletic goals. Maybe you participated in a marathon or triathlon this year; perhaps you'd like to do one next year? Now is the time to start planning, and having a quality GPS watch can do wonders in tracking your training data and providing motivation. The Coros Pace GPS Multisport Watch has everything most athletes need in a lightweight and reasonably priced package. The biggest selling point – other than its accuracy – is battery life. This watch will give you 25 hours in GPS mode, and nearly 30 days in standard mode. In just two hours you can recharge, and you're ready to go again. Triathletes, in particular, will love the swim and bike modes designed for tracking those sports, and the built-in optical heart-rate monitor will help all athletes using zone training. Those who like to dive deep into the stats can measure cadence, stride length, and stroke rate, and everyone will enjoy the customizable screen that lets you see just the numbers you want during a workout. The time to connect to GPS is fast, and the distance measurements are accurate. Another nice benefit for this time of year – with dark morning and evening runs – is the automatic backlight function that engages when you turn your wrist toward you. If you're interested in adding that bucket-list race to your calendar for next year, this is the watch to help you get there.
Price: $199, coros.com