Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146669
Title:
GPS Watches for Measuring Energy Expenditure during Physical Activity
Author:
Hongu, Nobuko; Wise, Jamie M.; Orr, Barron J.; Wisneski, Kristin D.
Affiliation:
Nutritional Sciences
Publisher:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Oct-2008
Description:
4 pp.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146669
Abstract:
Recently, a number of global positioning system (GPS) devices have been introduced commercially which exploit GPS, transforming frequent measurements of time and location, into an estimate of energy expenditure. This fact sheet reviews how GPS watches (GPS fitness units) measure energy expenditure of individual during physical activity. We list popular GPS watches that are on the market and showed pros and cons of these watches. After our field testing, we decided that Garmin Forenunner 305 is our best pick for the GPS watch. We included information on Geocashing, which is one of popular outdoor activities using GPS receiver or other navigational techniques.
Type:
text; Pamphlet
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
popular fitness device; GPS technology; energy expenditure; outdoor activity
Series/Report no.:
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1476

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHongu, Nobukoen_US
dc.contributor.authorWise, Jamie M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOrr, Barron J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWisneski, Kristin D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-24T18:53:44Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-24T18:53:44Z-
dc.date.issued2008-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/146669-
dc.description4 pp.en_US
dc.description.abstractRecently, a number of global positioning system (GPS) devices have been introduced commercially which exploit GPS, transforming frequent measurements of time and location, into an estimate of energy expenditure. This fact sheet reviews how GPS watches (GPS fitness units) measure energy expenditure of individual during physical activity. We list popular GPS watches that are on the market and showed pros and cons of these watches. After our field testing, we decided that Garmin Forenunner 305 is our best pick for the GPS watch. We included information on Geocashing, which is one of popular outdoor activities using GPS receiver or other navigational techniques.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1476en_US
dc.subjectpopular fitness deviceen_US
dc.subjectGPS technologyen_US
dc.subjectenergy expenditureen_US
dc.subjectoutdoor activityen_US
dc.titleGPS Watches for Measuring Energy Expenditure during Physical Activityen_US
dc.typetext-
dc.typePamphlet-
dc.contributor.departmentNutritional Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.calsAZ1476-2008-
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