Best running watches and smartwatches with music features
Now you can make your running easier by listening to your favorite music and in the same time tracking your workouts.
You don’t have to keep track on your workouts with a running watch and listen to music on your phone because the latest running watches are equipped with on-board storage and music streaming access.
It is known that music has a positive effect when you’re in the gym, running or doing laps in the pool and the workouts are easier being pumped up by our favorite songs.
We can easily get the music we want, when we want, with a little help from Bluetooth connectivity and music streaming services like Spotify and Deezer.
Here are the best running watches that can play music:
Smartwatches with fitness and music playback
The smartwatch is quickly catching up the running watches that have been the only choice for most athletes. The difference between them is that the smartwatches have a lot of apps at their disposal, while the running trackers don’t.
If you choose a smartwatch over a dedicated running watch you might lose some stats like vertical oscillation monitoring, cadence tracking and pro-running feedback, but you can’t listen to your favorite music.
Samsung Gear S
You don’t have to carry your phone anymore if you want to listen to your music while training. The Gear S is running on Samsung’s own Tizen OS, is 3G, GPS enabled and it’s the most fitness-focused smartwatch.
You can choose if you want to play music from within the app or for the built-in music player with up to 4GB storage. It also has a built in heart monitor, a gyroscope, a barometer, an accelerometer and a compas that helps you capture the important workout data.
Sony SmartWatch 3
It has powerful sports and running features like a built-in GPS that can track runs precisely when you leave your phone at home. Also it has 4GB of internal storage and Android wear enables playback via Bluetooth headphones.
LG G Watch R
This watch it’s not only for runners, but for those who like to hike also. It has a special hiking watch face that shows off elevation, your direction of travel and steps taken.
It’s not looking like a normal watch sport due to accelerometer, compass and barometer and with the ability to track your heartbeats, but it will do its job.
A disappointment is the missing GPS , so you’ll probably need to take your phone with you. If you want to listen to your favorite music you can pair the watch with your smartphone or use the 4GB internal storage and the local music player.
You can spot the diverse health and fitness flavor in the Apple Watch Sport collection, which comes with reinforced Ion-X glass and five distinct matching fluoroelastomer colour bands.
The Apple Watch tracks movement, activity and heart rate using built in sensors and sends the data to The Apple’s Health application for post-workout analysis. You can track your training using Nike+ Running or Endomondo and listen to music stored on the watch’s internal storage or pair your watch to iPhone or iPad accessing streaming services like Spotify and Deezer.
GPS running watches with music features
Adidas miCoach Smart Run
The miCoach Smart Run has incorporated a MP3 player, letting you to store up to 4GB from your iTunes and MP3 music via USB.
You can have control over your playlist from your wrist using the Smart Run’s Bluetooth 4.0 to pair your Bluetooth headphones. The deal Adidas just did with Microsoft-owned MixRadio allows Smart Run users get the library of 32 million tracks free.
Timex Ironman One GPS+
Without having your smartphone strapped to your arm, you can run, listen to streaming tunes and bike without problems, because the Timex Ironman One it’s a very smart watch with 3G. Unfortunately the smartwatch is only available in the US for the moment.
If you want to have your music local connect the One GPS+ to a Bluetooth headset, and load up to 4GB of music.