2011 has been a fantastic year for sports watches: while some of the best watches on the market have arrived just this year, others have stood the test of time and remain at the top of the list. Everyone wants a watch that can stand up to the elements, especially people who spend a lot of time outdoors. The following are just a few of the best sports watches of 2011, all of which serve as excellent purchases for the outdoor enthusiast.
For those who are looking for both quality and value in a watch, it’s difficult to beat the Timex Ironman Sleek 150-Lap. This watch features tap-screen navigation, as well as alarms that remind one to stay on track with hydration and nutrition. At just $60, this go-anywhere sports watch makes for an ideal holiday gift for the person in your family who loves to spend time outdoors.
Sports watches are more advanced now than ever in the past, so much so that many models are now equipped with GPS technology. The Garmin Forerunner 210 is at the top of its class, featuring pace display, GPS support and even an optional heart-rate monitoring system. At $200-250, the Forerunner 210 is definitely not the cheapest model on the market, but is without a doubt one of the best.
Anyone who likes to set out on mini adventures will love the Tech4O Traileader Jet (approximately $160). Packed with features like a barometer, digital compass and altimeter, this watch is suitable for those who find themselves outdoors on a regular basis, and costs a fraction of what other adventure watches typically run. Best of all, it comes equipped with an easy-to-read display, which many other watches in this category lack. A true innovation, the Tech4O Traileader Jet is a solid purchase.