You may not have been able to go on group runs lately, but fortunately there’s another way to compare stats and encourage your runner friends—through fitness tracking. If you’ve been looking to take the plunge into tracking your runs with a smartwatch, or just need an upgrade, you should know that right now, Amazon is taking $100 off Apple’s latest model.
There’s a reason the Apple Watch Series 5 is a popular option among runners and other athletes. It can not only monitor steps, heart rate, and calories burned, but also track specific types of workouts (even swimming!). This iteration has a screen that’s 30 percent larger than previous models and an always-on retina, so you can easily check the time or your notifications without slowing down to squint at your wrist. Available in two sizes and three colors—silver, gold, and space gray—it’s possible to find one that suits your style.
On most days, the Apple Watch Series 5 costs $399; however, Amazon is currently shaving $100 off the asking price. While Amazon often has great deals on Apple’s smartwatches, it’s rare to find the newest model on sale.
The only catch is this Apple Watch only has GPS capabilities, so you can’t use it to receive texts and calls on the go. But, is that really a drawback? After all, nobody wants their boss’s emails to interrupt their run.