Epson ProSense 17

8.2
8.2 score
[Editors rating (8.2)] = Runnerclick score (8.2)/10

Our RunnerClick score is based on our editors overall rating compared to the user ratings in order to generate the most accurate and unbiased score of each product we review.

If there are less than 10 user reviews for the product in total, the weight of user reviews is decreased from 50% to 25% to make sure that new products are not rated too high.
0
Editor rating: 8.2 / 10
User's rating: based on 0 user ratings
1 star
0%
2 star
0%
3 star
0%
4 star
0%
5 star
0%
Add your Rating
Epson ProSense 17 Review Facts

The Epson ProSense 17 is a GPS watch and activity tracker that is great for anyone, whether you are a beginning runner or a veteran athlete. The built-in GPS will help you keep track of the route you are running, your pace, and how far you’ve traveled. The watch will help you track your steps, calories burned, and even your sleeping habits. You simply connect your watch to your smartphone via Bluetooth and download the Epson View App to give you a better view of your stats or the ability to customize your settings. The watch is super easy to use and looks great. If you are looking for an affordable way to keep track of your activities and track your runs then you have come to the right place.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Customizable displays
  • Customizable intervals
  • Lightweight
  • Curved to fit your wrist comfortably
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • GPS can take some time to load
  • Treadmill settings may not always be accurate
Use
Use

Use

The Epson ProSense 17 is suited for just about anyone who is looking to track their daily activities, but it is mostly geared for those who do a lot of distance running and cycling, as the GPS feature lets you easily track where you are and your distance traveled. The watch will allow you to monitor your runs with RouteSense GPS technology along with other training features.

You will be able to easily view your key stats, which are customizable, right on your wrist for ease and convenience, however, you can also download the Epson View App on your smartphone and have your data transmitted there for further analysis and to help you track towards your ultimate goal. This watch is going to help you keep track of not only your steps and distance traveled but also your calorie output and sleep data. It is worth noting, however, that this version of the Epson ProSense watch does not have a heart rate monitor on it, so keep that in mind when purchasing this.
Basic Features
Basic Features

Basic Features

The Epson ProSense 17 offers you a lot of the basic features that you would expect from any fitness tracker or GPS watch. The watch will connect via Bluetooth and it is going to automatically track the steps you have taken, the number of calories that you have burned throughout the day, and even the length and quality of your sleep. Because of the GPS technology integrated into the fitness tracker, the watch will also be able to keep track of your distance traveled and where you have been. The watch gives you the most basic of features, including but not limited to, a stopwatch, alarm clock, lap counter, and smartphone notifications (when connected to your phone through Bluetooth).

The Epson ProSense 17 is the base model of the ProSense model of GPS watches and it is perfect for beginner runners or those looking for a budget-friendly option. That being said, this watch does not offer a heart rate monitor. If you are looking for a fitness tracker that will also allow you to monitor your heart rate you may want to consider another option. This watch is, however, water resistant up to 50 meters so you will not have to worry about keeping it dry if you are participating in water sports or taking a shower.
Advanced Features
Advanced Features

Advanced Features

The Epson ProSense 17 offers you some more advanced features that you may not expect from other fitness trackers or GPS watches. This watch will automatically upload all of your data, via a Bluetooth connection, to the Epson View App so you can better track your data and work towards your goals. The app gives you the option to customize your goals so you can choose something that is going to work best for you. You can also customize your settings and workout screens from the Epson View App, which will let you make the watch fit your needs the best that it can.

By using the Bluetooth connection you can control your music right from your watch which customer love about this. If you are out on the run you do not want to pull out your phone or music player to change the song or control the volume. You can do that directly from your watch quickly and easily.
Accuracy
Accuracy

Accuracy

There are some mixed reviews about the accuracy on the Epson ProSense 17. Some customers state that it is really difficult to get the watch to connect to the GPS and when it does finally connect it is not always the most accurate when it comes to giving the location. That being said, other customers had no problems getting connected and the watch was fantastic at pinpointing their correct location. There is some speculation that it may have to do with where you are and how good the GPS signal is in that area in general.

Another cause for concern with the Epson ProSense 17 when it comes to accuracy is how well it tracks your steps and distance. One customer stated that when he put the watch on the treadmill mode it inaccurately tracked the steps he took and how long he walked/ran. This can become a problem if you are trying to keep track of these things to help yourself lose weight or improve your fitness. It is important to get something that is going to be as accurate as possible when tracking steps and distance.
Connectivity
Connectivity

Connectivity

The Epson ProSense 17 connects to your smartphone or device via Bluetooth connectivity. Customers have commented on how easily and effortlessly they were able to get their phones to connect to the watch. Once the watch is connected to your phone through Bluetooth it will automatically sync your fitness data to the Epson View App (if you have it downloaded onto your phone) so you can view and track your activity.

Some customers, unfortunately, have complained that they sometimes have trouble trying to get this watch to connect to GPS. Some have stated that they had to wait so long to get it to connect that they would just not use the feature at all. On the other hand, other customers have had no problems when it comes to the GPS connection.

Customers do, however, like that when they are connected to their devices they can control their music with the watch so they do not have to take their device out and fumble with it just to change the song. It makes listening to music while they are running or walking so much easier than it would be otherwise.
Apps
Apps

Apps

The Epson ProSense 17 works with the Epson View App and it will sync all of your fitness data to the app so you can keep track of your activity levels and monitor your goals. The app is great because it will allow you to customize your watch. You can use the app to change the appearance of the watch face so you can view the stats that you want to quickly and effortlessly. You can also customize your activities and intervals through the app.

The Epson ProSense 17 watch also supports other popular running apps, including but not limited to, Strava and RunKeeper. There are a plethora of other fitness apps on the market that you can link your watch to so you can better track, share, and monitor your workouts.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Customers love how comfortable the Epson ProSense 17 feels on their wrist. The watch itself is rather lightweight so it does not feel like too much of a burden on your wrist. The watch itself is not boxy and it curves and contours around your wrist to fit you better. The band itself is not that bad either, customers feel that it is relatively comfortable to wear as well.
Style
Style

Style

Customers seem to like the look and style of the Epson ProSense 17. Some customers do not appreciate the large size of the watch, as they feel that it is too bulky and that it does not look very good. That being said, customers do enjoy the fun color options they have to choose from when they purchase the watch. They may not get to pick from a large selection, but they do like what they have offered to them. Customers can choose between black, pink, or green. The green and the black watch have a bezel that is black but the pink watch features a white bezel. Overall though, customers like the look of the watch.
Durability
Durability

Durability

There does not seem to be many problems when it comes to durability, but it is not the most durable watch out there. The screen of the Epson ProSense 17 is made out of plastic so you will not have to worry about it cracking easily, however, it is more prone to scratches. The band is also more prone to breaking when compared to other GPS watches that are made using a silicone band. According to customers, however, the biggest fault when it comes to the lifespan of this watch is the battery. The battery life will start to decrease after time but that is not abnormal when it comes to any kind of rechargeable device. All of that being said, there are very few complaints in the reviews about this watch suffering from premature wear and tear.
Face
Face

Face

When it comes to activity trackers and GPS watches, the Epson ProSense 17 has a very basic and plain display. You do have the option to customize the face of the watch, which customers do appreciate. You can pick and choose what stats are displayed on the watch for easy tracking. The screen in an LCD with a 128x128 pixel resolution, so it is not the best screen out there but it does its job and there are not many complaints about the look of the screen.
Band
Band

Band

The band of the Epson ProSense 17 is made out of urethane instead of the more common silicone of other activity tracker bands. The use of urethane for the band has its advantages and disadvantages. The urethane band, unfortunately, is not as soft and comfortable and can be prone to cracking and breakage. Some of the advantages, however, to using this type of band is that after a while of wearing it, it will start to mold and take the shape of your wrist for a more comfortable fit, they are not dust magnets and will stay cleaner, and they will not get sticky or tacky when they get wet.

The biggest complaint, however, about the bands of the Epson ProSense 17 is that they are not interchangeable so you are stuck with the band you get when you purchase the watch. It is not too much of a problem, but customers wish they could make the watch fit their style better.
Size
Size

Size

The Epson ProSense 17 is a rather large watch when compared to other watches. Most customers do not mind the size of it at all, but if you have small wrists and do not want something too big you should keep in mind that this is a larger watch. The watch measures in at 47mm x 47mm x 15.5mm. Just because the watch itself is big does not mean that it is heavy, it is actually quite lightweight weighing in at only 41g so you will not have to worry about it feeling like it is weighing you down.
Ease of Use
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

The Epson ProSense 17 is very user-friendly and easy to use. Customers have no complaints at all on how easy it was for them to get everything set up and started. There are five easy buttons on the watch itself to help you maneuver through the menus on the watch. A lot of the features that are available to you can be used through the app which is also quite easy to work with.
Power Source
Power Source

Power Source

The Epson ProSense 17 boasts a 13-hour battery life when you are using it in GPS mode, and a longer life if you are just using it as an activity tracker or a watch. There are a few reviews that state they were unable to reach that battery life, but it is still really good for what it is.

The biggest complaint about the power of the watch, however, is that the charging cord that you need to use for this is a proprietary cord. Customers do not like that they cannot quickly or cheaply replace the charging cord if theirs gets lost or broken.
Price
Price

Price

The cost of the Epson ProSense 17 is fairly low when it comes to GPS watches and customers do love that about it. The watch comes in with an MSRP of only $99 which is on the affordable, budget-friendly side of the spectrum that attracts customers. If you are looking for an affordable option then you have come to the right place.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

When you purchase the Epson ProSense 17 you get more than just the watch in the box. You will receive a charging clip so you can charge the watch, although this is a proprietary cord and can only be used to charge this watch. You will also receive the starting guide, or manual, for the watch that will help you through setting it up if you need the help. You will also want to use your smartphone to download the Epson View App to use with the watch.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Built-in RouteSense GPS technology to track your routes, distance, pace, steps, and so much more
-5 simple, easy to use buttons to navigate the easy to use menu
-Up the 13-hour battery life with the GPS turned on
-Tracks various activities including steps, calories, and sleep
-Automatically uploads your activity data to the Epson View App
-Customizable
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are just starting out or you are just looking for an affordable GPS watch then the Epson ProSense 17 is a great option for you. You will be able to track your activities easily and even use the built-in GPS to track your routes. Keep in mind that there is no heart rate tracker on this particular version of the watch, but it still works great using the other features. They boast an amazingly long battery life so you will not have to worry about being in the middle of a long run and your battery dying on you. Many customers love this activity tracker.