Suunto Traverse – The Suunto Traverse watch is a great smartwatch that is designed for those that love the outdoors and their hiking adventures. The key feature that makes it perfect for trekking is its GPS system so you won’t have to worry about getting lost out there. This isn’t all that’s available to you though, it also has on it other useful apps like a barometer, an altimeter and flashlight backlight as well as your smartwatch standard features like alerts for incoming calls, emails and messages. To top it off it comes in a variety of colours and styles so you can pick one that’s perfect for you.
Garmin Fenix 5 X – Here we have a great all-rounder, it’s a watch fit for all sorts of outdoor training and competition activities. Like the Traverse this too features a GPS system, this time with full colour TOPO maps. This however had other features better suited to sports such as heart rate technology and the ability to create different workout programs for different sports, these profiles work of the intensity of your heartrate and will guide you accordingly. It stores certain data that’ll help you improve your training and advising you on things like recommended recovery time, how effective your training is and can even estimate the maximum amount of oxygen you can take in per minute.
Garmin quatix 3 – Here is a watch for anyone whose outdoor activities focus on the water. This smartwatch has all sorts of cool features perfect for the sailors and fishing fanatics out there. It’s apps are simple and really easy to use, you can use this watch to provide yourself with local tide and sail racing data, a competition timer, a counter for fish catches, an anchor watch that warns you when you begin drifting and much more. There are also a variety of navigation features that you’ll find really handy, a three-axis compass, an altimeter and a barometer just to name a few. These features will give you all the stats you need to make the most out of your time on the water, a perfect watch and must have for these activities.
Rough and Tumble
Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW9400BJ-1JF – The Casio G-Shock range are renowned for their toughness and the GW9400BJ-1JF (catchy name) is no exception. This watch can really take a good beating and as such is perfect for those who spend their time outdoors in a far more extreme manor. I’m not just talking about a good bashing, it’s built to resist all sorts, things such as extreme weather conditions, mud damage even swamp water. But it’s more than just a durable timepiece, like the others it also comes with its own range of handy features that’ll be perfect for your adventures. A Barometer, an altimeter, a compass and a thermometer are a few of these. This is a great watch for the rough and tumble lifestyle and will last, it’s great for hiking and extreme sports but it’s also perfect for military use and tactical excursions. If it’s good enough for that it’s good enough for you.