Our Featured GPS Watches – Perfect for Hiking, Cycling or any Outdoor Activity
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For every outdoor activity, there is a need for a reliable companion that will help you navigate through unknown places and keep track of plenty of other essential details that will make or break your outdoor trip. Because we understand the need for a truly functional watch all of the GPS watches on our featured list have a compass, barometer, and altimeter that is essential for hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, and other outdoor activities.
Check out our top GPS watches that are perfect for outdoor activities.
The Garmin Fenix could be your next multisport GPS watch. It has a rugged design that features stainless steel bezel, stainless steel buttons, and rear case. It also has preloaded gym activity profiles like strength, elliptical training, cardio, and yoga. It has accurate navigation sensors thanks to its GPS, 3 axis compass, gyroscope, altimeter, and barometer. This watch has two display types, sunlight-visible and transflective.
The Forerunner 935 is a premium GPS watch perfect for running or triathlon. It has a silicone strap with a wrist-based heart rate feature. It is also compatible with smartphones and offers multisports features. It is lightweight and comfortable for everyday use.
The Suunto Traverse watch features a durable water repellent strap made of nylon, a rugged and knurled stainless steel bezel, and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. The Suunto’s automatic shot detection feature keeps track of where and when you shoot, perfect for later viewing of your coordinates. It also has an automatic breadcrumb trail that helps you track your way back from where you came from. This watch guides you in determining the best time to fish and hunt with its moon phase calendar. Track all of your activities with the Suunto Movescount app compatible with iOS and Android phones.
The Garmin Foretrex 601 is a durable GPS watch that is made to military standards. It has a great navigation system that works accurately because of GPS, Galileo satellite systems and GLONASS, and navigation sensors like 3 axis accelerometer, barometer, altimeter, and 3 axis compass. This watch doubles as a smartwatch that allows you to receive notifications for emails, SMS, and alarms. It is a reliable and sturdy watch that has night vision goggle compatibility and can withstand thermal shock and water pressure.
The Suunto Ambit3 Vertical is a multisport GPS watch that follows the altitude of your route perfect for working your way up the mountains. It also keeps track of your total vertical gain every day. It is compatible with the Suunto Movescount App where you can plan your training and activity with the route planner and topographic map, and guide you through workouts. It has a silicone strap with a polyamide case, stainless steel bezel, and mineral crystal glass.