When you’re trying to streamline on that next hike or adrenalin-soaked adventure, turn to these cutting-edge sports watch for vital info on the go.
Pioneering an advanced thermoelectric technology that makes charging a thing of the past, Matrix PowerWatch is the only smartwatch to incorporate a power meter indicating the absorbed electrical power generated from your body heat. Despite the lack of GPS functions, this watch is water-resistant to 50-metres, records calories burnt, counts steps taken, and tracks sleep quality. US$169.99; www.matrixindustries.com
Dedicated to runners, New Balance’s RunIQ smartwatch boasts built-in GPS, music syncing and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a five-hour battery life, even with GPS and heartrate monitoring running. Sync with the Strava app to track, analyse, and share performance data, or connect to the brand’s dedicated PaceIQ wireless earphones for calls on the move. You can also get notifications from your phone and reply to texts. US$299.99; www.newbalance.com
One of the multisport GPS watches from Garmin’s new fēnix 5 series, the fēnix 5X boasts GPS and GLONASS satellite reception that supports navigation even in challenging environments, as well as full-colour mapping accessible through its high-resolution display. Stay in the game with a long 20-hours battery life, a robust sapphire face, and a 100-metres water-resistant rating. US$699.99; https://buy.garmin.com
Polar’s V800 GPS sports watch has a smart-coaching feature that provides training guidance for a variety of sports, and updates users on their recovery status for more effective workout progress. It also receives notifications and calls from a connected smartphone, tracks daily activity, and works with a dedicated Polar Flow web service and app, which allows users to analyse their own performance. US$499.95; www.polar.com
Featuring a sapphire-coated colour touchscreen, the Suunto Spartan Ultra Stealth Titanium enables wearers to track their route via GPS navigation, use a compass, and check barometric altitude, all at a sprint. There’s a 26-hour battery life in training mode and 100-metre water-resistance rating, while this durable device links to a Suunto Movescount online platform that provides training knowledge and insights for over 80 sports types. US$799; www.suunto.com