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 are exaggerating 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 wristwatches for skiers; after trying out every feature, these are our top choices:
Casio Men's Pro Trek Stainless Steel Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 18 (Model: PAG240-1CR)
$194.49 in stock
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 the darkest of environments.
With its large 51 mm stainless steel case and mineral dial window, you’ll be able to tell the time, your stats, altimeter, compass and stop-watch clearly at a glance even in snowstorms. With all these amazing features, it’s no wonder why this watch is one of the most sought-after sports watches by Casio.
SUUNTO Core All Black Military Men's Outdoor Sports Watch - SS014279010
6 used from $97.24
The SUUNTO Core All Black Military is an excellent outdoor sports watch with 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. Apart from that, you get a compass and sunrise/sunset times for over 400 locations around the world. The best part is this sports watch is the most affordable item on our list! For the best watch for skiing without breaking the bank, this is the choice to go for!
Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire - Slate Gray with Metal Band
2 used from $449.99
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. It comes equipped with a compass, gyroscope, barometric altimeter, and a sunlight-visible display.
Not every sports watch can look this good, which makes it a perfect pick for the style-conscious. If you value aesthetics aside from function, this Garmin watch is definitely the one you’re looking for.
Coros Pace GPS Multisport Watch with Wrist-Based Heart Rate Sensor, Triathlon Features, Barometric Altimeter and Strava & TrainingPeaks Compatible, Red/Black
Getting tired of the all-black designs of sports watches? If you want a hint of color to go with your sports watch, choose Coros Pace Multisport GPS Watch. The watch band comes in three different colors, and this particular model features a striking red shade that certainly makes a statement when worn. The slim casing also feels lightweight and comfortable compared to other sports watches with a bulky design.
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 even in dense woods, this is a worthy contender for the number one slot!
Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire, Premium Multisport GPS Watch, features Mapping, Music, Grade-Adjusted Pace Guidance and Pulse Ox Sensors, Dark Gray with Black Band
$794.95 in stock
4 used from $599.95
Another offering from the sports watch expert, Garmin, is the Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire. This watch 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.
This watch comes with a scratch-resistant sapphire lens, a highly durable material that will keep your watch protected from any scratch or dent. Its impressive battery life of 46 days is definitely commendable, making sure that you never run out of battery in the middle of a ski trip.