Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/324540
Title:
GPS Watches for Measuring Energy Expenditure during Physical Activity
Author:
Hongu, Nobuko; Wise, Jamie M.; Orr, Barron J.; Wisneski, Kristin D.
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
Description:
Revised; Originally published: 10/2008; 3 pp.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/324540
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 show pros and cons of these watches. After our field testing, we decided that the Garmin Forerunner 305 is our best pick for the GPS watch. We included information on geocaching, which is one of several popular outdoor activities using a GPS receiver or other navigational techniques.
Type:
text; Book
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
fitness device; GPS technology; energy expenditure; outdoor activity
Series/Report no.:
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin AZ1476-2014

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.accessioned2014-08-08T15:49:03Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-08T15:49:03Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/324540-
dc.descriptionRevised; Originally published: 10/2008en_US
dc.description3 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 show pros and cons of these watches. After our field testing, we decided that the Garmin Forerunner 305 is our best pick for the GPS watch. We included information on geocaching, which is one of several popular outdoor activities using a GPS receiver or other navigational techniques.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin AZ1476-2014en_US
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectfitness 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.typetexten_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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