For thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, skiing is definitely a sport that will feed that buzz.
But of course, it’s only fun if all the equipment you use is high quality, solid, and safe. This includes wearing a feature-filled watch, not for showing off, but for safety. A decent skiing watch should include GPS, vital stat tracking, and the ability to raise your core body temperature – okay we may be lying on the last point, but a decent watch can save your life in extreme conditions.
Never fear, though, we’ve got your back and have checked out the best wrist watches for skiers; after trying out every feature, these are our top choices:
The Casio Pathfinder Triple Sensor Sport Watch has solar technology and triple sensor features to measure altitude, air pressure, and temperature, while the adjustable resin band provides a comfortable fit while skiing. It even has an LED light to provide illumination even in dark environments.
The SUUNTO Core All Black Military Outdoor Sports Watch has a modern digital design, but this watch isn’t just about style. With an amazing storm alarm, you get notified of changes in air pressure and of possible incoming storms, which is an awesome feature to have while skiing, providing an indication of whether it’s safe to continue, or head for home.
Most sports watches have resin or silicone bands, but the Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire brings the sophistication of a metal band to your active lifestyle. Navigation is made easier with its built-in GPS and GLONASS features, and it even allows phone free communication via its innovative pairing app – perfect to call for help.
If you are not fond of the bulky design of most sports watches, the Coros Pace Multisport GPS Watch has a wide but stylishly slim casing that feels lightweight. Consisting of a heart rate monitor, barometer, altimeter, and compass wrapped up with a great 30-day battery life and an impressively robust GPS system, this is a worthy contender for the number one slot!
The Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire is equipped with almost 2,000 detailed topographical maps of ski resorts around the globe, a highly beneficial upgrade from the usual GPS features in most sports watches. It even has a mode for skiing that will provide specialized health, terrain and weather analytics – perfect for surviving on the bleak mountainside.