This is a sponsored post on behalf of Epson. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When coming back from an injury, I think it’s best to get back to basics. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of OMG I’m running again!
When I say back to basics, I’m talking about working on form and cadence. I’m talking about keeping up with physical therapy exercises. Sticking with a day (or more) off a week. Not forgetting that there’s other things to do besides running like strength training and cross training.
I love my GPS watches. I think they can be a benefit but also a crutch. I know that I’ve been focused on the numbers staring back at me rather than running by feel before. Rather than focusing on my pace and distance during this moving forward phase (I’m calling it that rather than a comeback), I’m focusing on other things like building up my time on feet or running interval times.
It was perfect timing that I was sent the Epson ProSense 307 Multisport GPS Watch (affiliate link) just as I’m returning to running.
Did you know that Epson made GPS watches? I had no clue! Like most people, I thought they only made printers.
Rest day like a boss.
The truth is that Epson has been in the watch business from some time. The new ProSense 307 is proof that they are ready to up their GPS game against the big boys in the industry.
I’ve only had a short amount of time to play with the watch so far. There is so much that this watch can do that I haven’t even begin to scratch the surface of it’s possibilities.
Here’s what I like so far:
- Time, distance, pace are in large font and bright. All it takes is a quick look at the watch face to see all the stats.
- Beep and vibrates. I love that the watch beeps and vibrates when the run starts/pauses/stops in addition to at every mile.
- Optical HR sensor. I’ve never been able to run with a chest strap. I’ve found them super uncomfortable and annoying. I once got super nasty chafing and have never gone back. There’s no need for a strap with HR capabilities built into the watch.
- Multi-sport functions. The ProSense 307 covers it all – Run, Walk, Treadmill, Bike, Pool Swim, Open Water, Triathlon, and Stopwatch. I don’t plan on dipping into the tri scene at all but if I do, this watch has me covered. GPS tracking is available for swim/bike/run. There’s even a sub setting for open water swim vs lap swimming. No review of the open water swim right now. It’s November in New Hampshire people.
- Text, social media and email notifications. It’s nice to see what’s coming in without having to have your phone on you at all times.
- Appearance. I wear my GPS watch as an everyday watch. I think the all white (other colors are available) looks sleek and not too running watch-ish.
- Battery life. One of the best in the industry with 20 + hours in GPS mode.
So far the only thing I don’t like about the watch is that you can’t program your training workouts into the watch. I really enjoyed that function of my other GPS watch when doing specific tempo or speed workouts.
There’s still a ton more that I need to play around with on the Epson ProSense 307. And once I do, I’ll update this review.
I really wasn’t expecting to like this watch as much as I do. I loved my previous GPS watch and never thought I’d switch brands. But this made me realize there are other brands out there with great quality products. And besides, Meb wears a Epson GPS.
There’s a fantastic Black Friday deal on Amazon right now for the Epson ProSense 307. It’s on sale for $219.99 compared to retail of $249.99. If you are in the market for a new GPS watch, add the Epson ProSense 307 to your wish list!
Did you know Epson made GPS watches?
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