For all the wonders of smartphone apps geared to assist you in your sport of choice, in the field, these watches beat a fully loaded phone hands down. They’re lightweight, ruggedly built, water resistant and outfitted with just the right suite of features targeted to your activity. With one of these devices strapped to your wrist, you’ll be scoring instead of scrolling.
Garmin Forerunner 620, $400
This runner’s watch can estimate your body’s oxygen consumption, thus increasing performance and aiding recovery.
Puma Iconic, $90
Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Puma’s classic sports watch doesn’t need no stinking USB cable to tell you what time to get to the gym.
GOT THE BEAT
Under Armour Armour39, $200
Pair with the strap-on monitor to track your heart rate and calories burned on the oversize display.
Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0, $275
In addition to monitoring pace and heart rate, this watch can alert you to key hydration and nutrition points in your workout.
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Equipped with flashlight, compass and thermometer, this armored waterproof watch is perfect for when you go off the grid.