The Epson SF-110 GPS watch is a solid introductory GPS watch. This watch is a very simple GPS option among the plethora of running options. With all the bells and whistles of some of the top brands/models, Epson introduces a watch that can perform at the highest levels for nearly half the cost ($139). From their site:
“The 110 is a highly accurate GPS monitor and fitness tracker into a single watch. It tracks daily steps and calories burned, plus a host of insightful stats to help you evaluate your runs and improve overall performance. Featuring highly-accurate GPS tracking, it measures distance, laps, pace, altitude and more.”
- GPS tracking — track your route and distance run via a highly-accurate sensor that quickly locates the nearest signal
- Track daily steps — built-in accelerometer counts every step
- Count daily calories — identify how many calories you’ve burned throughout the day
- Lap timer — keep track of your time, lap by lap
- Supports popular running apps — easily transfer your data to MapMyRun, Strava™ and others
- Long battery life — seven days of fitness tracking and 10 hours with GPS on
- Small, lightweight and water resistant — won’t interfere with your workout
- Easy-to-read LCD display — view real-time data
- Available in three stylish colors — choose the look that fits you best
Our reviewers tested the watch over several weeks, putting hours and distance on the product. Here are the results from that testing.
This watch is not expensive at $140. It delivers all of the tracking data that you could want and is easily connected to Apps like Strava. It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth which automatically uploads all of the data to the RunSense site (Sign up on the Runsense website as soon as you get the watch to register your product and to be able to view all of your data on a screen larger than your smartphone). The watch is not only uber functional but it is also lightweight and cool to wear when you are not actually working out (track your steps!).
Overall, I would recommend this watch to anyone that is either just getting into the sport or running up to marathon or 55k distance. Beginner or intermediate runners will find that they are supplied with all of the info they are longing for!
Overall Rating – 4.0
GPS Accuracy – 4.75
Our testers found that the EPSON SF-110 connected to satellites faster than a Garmin and a Timex Ironman. Additionally, we found no significant difference when we skipped the satellite connection to initiate running sooner and when we waited. As long as you are outside when trying to connect, you won’t be waiting long before you are connected and out on your run! As far as accuracy, it measured about .10 of a mile more than my other go-to device when worn in tandem. On only a few circumstances did a random missed read occur. Sadly, when one of the testers was going for an FKT of Angels Landing, the watch misread its location. No worries, he was off the record by a minute. No love lost.
“This is the third in my line of GPS running watches and it actually outperformed my more expensive running watch in some ways.”
Easy of Use – 4
Some running watches don’t need any tweaking prior to the first run, but, this one needs a little bit of exploration prior to its first adventure. The initial run is very easy to begin. However, the watch comes preset with a audible notification of when you are at a particular pace, which can be annoying until you fix it. Like any high device, some acclimation is necessary to optimize your use of it. The default pace reminder can either be reset or disabled depending on your preference. You are also able to switch display while your activity is in progress. So you can set up your display screens and then switch seamlessly between them during your run by hitting the set/disp button on the lower left side of the watch. You do have to actually push a button on your phone within the Epson Runconnect App in order to sync your data, it does not automatically transfer when you are in range of your phone. As long as you have paired your phone with your watch and have signed up online through the RunSense site, your date will be uploaded in seconds.
“When I went on my first run, I simply charged the watch, connected it to the satellites, and started my workout. About a minute into the run it beeped at me three times… Another minute or so later another three beeps… Another minute or so later another three beeps.”
Value – 5
The Epson SF-110 is comparable to other competitor watches with similar features and battery life. It delivers all of the tracking data that you could want and is easily connected to Apps like Strava. It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth which automatically uploads all of the data to the RunSense site (Sign up on the Runsense website as soon as you get the watch to register your product and to be able to view all of your data on a screen larger than your smartphone). The watch is not only uber functional but it is also lightweight and cool to wear when you are not actually working out (track your steps!).
“I was slightly embarrassed when I realized I wore the bright yellow watch into a job interview, until the person interviewing began asking about my running. Shortly thereafter, I knew this was the right place to work.”