Running Watch Review – GEONAUTE ONmove 100 GPS

I’ve recently got a chance to have a look at new running watch ONmove 100 from a French company, Geonaute. I’ve never heard of them before so I was quite intrigued to see what this new kid on the block has to offer. The Geonaute ONmove 100 claimed to be perfect for occasional runners as it offers tracking all of the essential stuff such as speed, distance, average and max speed and, as a bonus, it’s got alarm.

 Key Features of Geonaute ONmove 100 GPS Watch

  • Timer and Alarm Clock
  • Speed ​​and distance
  • PC transfer and charging
  • 10 hours of recording
  • Battery life: 7 hours in GPS mode

 

When I put the watch on my wrist for the first time it looked a bit chunky but it fits nicely and doesn’t slide around. The setup was super-fast – it took less than a minute! Plus the GPS signal was found much quicker than in my Garmin triathlon watch. I’ve tried them with my Garmin watch and the results in terms of the distance and speed were pretty much identical.

 

Geonaute onmove 100 GPS Watch - review

After my first run with the watch I was bought in; Geonaute ONmove 100 is extremely easy-to-use watch – It does exactly what it says on the tin. If you’re a recreational runner the watch are for you. It’s also a perfect choice for a newbie runner, as it’s not hard to use and provides straightforward data and insightful interface together with some useful training tips and plans.

myGeonaure interface is extremely easy to download/setup and use. After you’ve created an account and downloaded ONConnect you’ll have access to a free online analysis as well as training plans. You can see everything about your run including the map, average speed, max speed, trail profile and much more.

 

Geonaute onmove 100 GPS Watch - review - mygeonaute session logged

 

 

You can also add not only notes to your every run but also tags and videos. Similarly to Nike+ interface you can set yourself a challenge or compete with other people in community. I especially like the ‘Accomplishment’ tab as it shows you what you have all achieved in a funny way (e.g. calories burnt in ‘burger’ metric);

 

Geonaute onmove 100 GPS Watch - review - mygeonaute dashboard

 

The negative would be the price here; Decathlon retails it at £74.99  if there was HR monitor included the price would be fair. Also, there is only a PC cable which is a charge too, meaning you can’t charge the battery without PC unless you buy USB compact charger.

Verdict

Overall, I would give it 4/5 as it really does what it says on the tin. For more details you can have a look at Decathlon’s page

Positives

  • Extremely easy-to-use watch
  • Easy and superfast setup
  • Big and clear display
  • Alarm clock
  • Quick GPS signal
  • Good myGeonaute inteface

Negatives

  • A bit chunky
  • Charging only via PC or Laptop
  • Price!/lack of HR monitor

 

 

*The sample of the product mentioned were supplied to me free of charge however this review is 100% honest and of my own opinion. I was not influenced in any way by the free product supplied and do not promote this product more than other products that I have not reviewed. 

Lenka Istvanova

7 Comments

  1. This watch causes burns on the wrist. Purchased it at a Decathlon Store and do not recomend.

    • Hi Carla, thanks for the comment. That’s strange, I’ve not experienced any burns but it’s worth contacting Decathlon and reporting it. Hope you’ll get a refund or new watch. 🙂

  2. Can you export your workout from mygeounaute.com and import it into a 3rd party service (e.g.: Endomondo)?

    • Hi there,

      To be honest, I have no clue. Will have a look and let you know 🙂

  3. •Charging only via PC or Laptop is not correct as you can buy plugs that have a usb input y just like a mobile phone charger. This means you can charge the watch via an ordinary plug socket before the race just as you would a mobile phone. they cost about £ 2-4 and can be bought from amazon online or most electrical stores .

    • Hi Graham,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes, you’re right however I clarified this in my blog post as well (it’s above the Verdict paragraph)…”Also, there is only a PC cable which is a charge too, meaning you can’t charge the battery without PC unless you buy USB compact charger.”

      So yes you can charge it via plug socket but you need to make additional payment.

      🙂

  4. The device looses contact if you walk in a tunnel or underneath a viaduct (logically) but it does not understand that the distance in the tunnel, one way or another, has been passed, so it should pick up after the tunnel and understand that there was some tima and distance without contact.
    It does not.
    In my daily walk here is some 200 meter of tunnel and it is just skipped like I was tele-teransefferd using StarTrack methods.
    Stupid device, do’t buy!

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