Our favorite trends in sport watches are a stylish blend of design and function. However, this article is dedicated to the truly active man looking for sport watches to fit his lifestyle. These sport watches will take you from aquatic depths to extreme altitudes and everywhere in between.
The best all around sport watches are made of durable materials, have scratch resistance face plates, light up brightly, and are water resistant, if not water proof. Sport watches should display several modes and allow for several scroll-through options including an alarm clock, start/stop timer with multiple lap feature, and countdown timer. From digital to analog to a combination, these are our favorite sport watches.
The Timex Tradition
Timex watches have long been known for their advanced, reliable and durable line of sport watches. Most notable is the 'Ironman' line of Timex sport watches. These sport watches are made for multiple sports at all levels of expertise.
A favorite for triathletes, the 'Ironman 30-Lap Shock Resistant Watch' has a 99-lap counter, digital time read, easily changeable lap or split modes for adjusting while on the go, and is water resistant to 200 meters.' For a smaller, more lightweight profile for avid Ironman competitors and runners, the 'Ironman Triathlon Sleek 50-Lap 5K377' is a mid-size option in sport watches. All of the standards of Timex sport watches come with this model, plus two time zones and a chrono training log that stores workouts by date.
For a more modern style in sport watches with a full size face, the 'Ironman Sleep Lap Full' demonstrates 20 years of innovation in a stylish grey band and body with orange and silver accents around the oval face. Additionally, sport watches in this family are more aerodynamic than the traditional Timex sport watches ' and we all know split seconds do matter when it comes down to it!
Sport watches that come in at a close second include additional bonuses like heart-rate monitors, a more stylized design, and an analog-digital movement combination. The Reebok 'Sport 3 HR Watch' is geared toward fitness enthusiasts who would like to get in shape and lose pounds with the help of their sport watches. This watch includes a heart rate monitor, calorie counter, and warnings that notify you if you are going above or below your target zone. An added bonus on this model is a tracker of heart rate recovery ' the time it takes your heart to return to a normal healthy pace after rigorous workouts.
At the very high end, we also love the sleek contoured style and advanced technology of the Garmin 'Forerunner 405' GPS-enabled sport watch. This handy modern timepiece boasts a USB ANT stick, GPS, and the ability for the wearer to compete against a virtual partner!! Garmin sport watches allow you to download each recorded course for long-term tracking of your pace and improvement. This is by far the savviest and most intelligent piece of sports time wear we have encountered!
Sport watches for avid athletes and weekend warriors are useful for tracking workouts in addition to keeping time. As technology develops, we can expect to see further evolution in the monitoring of our physical lifestyles from sport watches!