Read the advertisements below and answer Questions 8-14.
The 7 best running watches
Kate Hilpern advises people on the best watches to use when they go running.
A Soleus FIT 1.0
Soleus claims this has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Water resistant to 30m and with a built-in rechargeable battery, it’s accurate at measuring speed, pace, distance and calories burnt.
B Nike+ SportWatch GPS
You’ll be hard pushed to find a running watch that finds a GPS signal quicker than this. It will keep you updated on current location, distance covered, number of laps and calories burnt.
C Garmin Forerunner
This watch, which is small enough to wear at the office, is touchscreen and is packed with impressive features, although the battery life is limited.
D Timex Run Trainer 2.0
The hi-res screen makes this a great watch for athletes at any level. The easy-to-use , upgraded menu system makes monitoring pace, speed and distance child’s play. Alerts remind you when it’s time to hydrate or top up the nutrition.
E Garmin Forerunner 10
This is a well-priced, entry-level watch that’s light as well as waterproof and available in a range of colours. Don’t expect added extras, but do expect good basic functionality.
F Nike Fuelband
Described by the Huffington Post as ‘the sports watch you never knew you needed,’this soft-touch and lightweight watch has been lovingly designed to appear more like a piece of futuristic jewellery than a running watch. But it’s hi-tech too and synchronises with your phone to show the results.
G Suunto Ambit2 S HR
This is better suited to off-roaders rather than urban runners and although it’s quite big, it has a functional design and is compatible with the thousands of Suunto apps available.
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Look at the seven advertisements for running watches, A- G.
For which running watch are the following statements true?
Write the correct letter, A- G, in boxes 8-14 on your answer sheet
NB You may use any letter more than once.
Q8: This would be a suitable and not too expensive first watch for a runner.
Q9: Care has been taken to make this watch very attractive to look at.
Q10: This watch can be programmed to let the runner know when it is time to get some refreshment.
Q11: This watch will need recharging at frequent intervals.
Q12: Both experienced and inexperienced runners will find this watch useful.
Q13: Runners will find all the features on this watch are useful.
Q14: People who do most of their running in cities may find this watch is not appropriate for them.