How to choose the Best Smartwatch

If you are planning to buy an adventure smartwatch, you may want to get a brand that is well-known, with a quality reputation, prompt and worldwide warranty and customer care.

The last thing you need when you are out on an adventure is for your GPS-tracking watch to fail and to find no one able to fix it.

One of the best things about modern smartwatches is finding those that have glow-in-the-dark hands or backing lights.This is great if you are out camping in the darkness because it means you will still be able to check the time, the GPS, or any other features on your watch.

Another feature that your smartwatch must have is water resistance.You need water resistance of at least ten meters-but plenty offers 100 meters of protection.But keep in mind that water resistant isn’t the same as waterproof.

No matter what activities you are into, you want a watch face that is scratch-proof.If you can’t avoid it don’t get a crystal, plastic or glass cover on it.

Consider carefully the features you want it to include:  do you need a GPS, or do you just want it to tell you the time. If you want to use it for losing weight or for improving your performance, you may need to include heart monitoring and 24/7 Activity Tracking.

 

Top 5 Smartwatches you should consider buying

1.Garmin Fenix 3 HR

In my opinion, this is the absolute real deal; it’s stylish yet very durable, it’s customizable, versatile it can just do it all.It’s GPS multi sports watch, outdoor watch and it has some cool features like sleep tracker, heart rate monitor, it’s water rated down to 100 meters.One of it’s the best feature is that it has ultra track mode to save battery life and it works with all of the latest accessories from Garmin, and it supports dozens of sports, including triathlons, golf, water sports, running, etc.

Bottom line is if you are insanely active you are looking for the outright best GPS watch you have to go with the Fenix 3 HR.

2.Garmin Vivoactive HR

This watch is one of the best mid-range GPS.It has a great price considering all that it can do.Just like Garmin Fenix 3 HR, it has a lot of cool features such as sleep tracker, heart rate monitor, it also supports all kind of sports, like cycling, pool swimming, golf, snow and water sports and way more.Also, it’s water rated down to 50 meters, and it has pretty acceptable battery life for its form factor in size, and then it has a beautiful full-color touchscreen display.

3.Polar M400-Best Budget

It’s been out for a long time but that just means that it’s tried and true, as far as pricing goes it kind of bounces around a little bit but overall it’s an affordable watch.

The M400 is your activity and sleep tracker, it’s also a GPS watch and a semi smart watch, and it relays some of your phone notifications, and one of its advantages is that Polar continues to update its software.In addition to your running stats you will also get your running cadence which is awsome, but of course, you can add all sorts of other activities to the watch, such as cycling, Cross-Fit, cardio, swimming and so on.

4.Moto 360 Sport

With moto 360 sport you get everything you need, from your workout to everyday life.It’s made to keep up with even your most challenging workouts thanks to a durable, yet comfortable design.The durable silicone construction doesn’t absorb sweat and resist fading and staining.

Another cool feature it’s ip67 protection that keeps it safe from rain.With a built-in GPS, track your distance travel without your phone, plus you can continuously monitor your performance with the built-in heart rate monitor and with its moto body feature you can measure the time you spend in different heart rate zones.

5.Garmin Fenix 5

The first thing that pops up it’s its impressive design, it’s got a stainless-steel exile antenna for GPS and GLONASS and has a full-color beautiful display, however, on the standard unit, it’s simply a mineral crystal display.

It also has a built-in wrist heart rate monitor on its underside.It’s perfect for a lot of activities such as running, cycling, hiking but it’s just not going to be accurate for cross fairway training.Another downside of this watch is that the heart rate monitors are not valid for anything dynamic and this watch, in particular, it is not going to want to use it for strengthening.

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