The original Samsung Galaxy Watch Active turned me into a “watch guy.” Not a Rolex and Omega type of watch guy, but a smartwatch guy. I realized how nice it was to have notifications and music controls on my wrist. Then, I picked up a serious running habit, and my wearable needs began to shift. You can use a smartwatch to track runs and record workouts, but I ultimately made the switch to a GPS watch — the Coros Pace 2. It wasn’t a perfect switch, but I learned to love the slightly different set of features. Now, I don’t see myself going back.
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