GPS Watches

These watches feature GPS tracking technology, and most have a slew of other advanced features as well. Many also function as heart rate monitors and altimeters.


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less than $50
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent GPS Watch Reviews

Suunto X9i

rated 2 of 5 stars I have owned two (2) X9i watches for several years which I purchased when on a cruise. After a couple of years the wristbands started to break and chip. Wristbands on the watch housing are made out of rubber. Every year afterward the wristband started to chip and break more frequently. Paying the amount for two watches you would think the rubber parts of the watch would last more than a few years. I recently called for service and the service dept. said that it would cost between $45-$65 to replace… Full review

Garmin vivosmart HR+

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is definitely not perfect, but packs a lot of useful features into a relatively compact package. I have been using the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ for about a year now, mainly for day-to-day health tracking and hiking. Here is a summary of what I think is good and bad about it. ProFeatures: Provides lots of features including step count, heart rate, GPS tracking, sleep monitor, Bluetooth connectivity, notifications from phone and control of music on phone (I don't use this). Size:… Full review

Garmin fenix 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars More accurate measure of your distance traveled than distances shown on hiking maps! It lets you see and know via a slight vibration when you are off trail. I have only used this on a 3-day hike through the White Mountains, but am pleased enough to write a first impressions review. I did recharge the Fenix each night using an external battery so cannot comment on whether one charge holds ups over a three-day period. I downloaded my routes to the Fenix and did not buy the Garmin maps. I may buy maps… Full review

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire

rated 5 of 5 stars A terrific durable all purpose watch for whatever activity you happen to be into. I used a AMBIT 3 PEAK SAPPHIRE HR for this review. So I used a Ambit 3 Peak Saphhire HR for this review. The non-saphhire Peak model is a little tiny bit less durable, and fashionable but otherwise the same. The sport model is the same operating system but is less accurate for altitude. The run is just a timepiece with the run function pre-programed into the watch with no adjustments.  Overall I love this watch. Flipping… Full review

Garmin fenix

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I took this guy out for our first field test on the Buffalo River a few weeks ago. Really great watch for the avid outdoors man. The trackback feature came in handy several times on that rocky terrain. The storm alarm was a lifesaver too. The river rose 5 feet during the night! The Garmin Fenix is the product for you if you are heading outdoors. If you like to bike, hike, run, fly, swim, float, or fish then this little package has a lot to offer. It has multiple profile settings that you can choose… Full review

Garmin fenix

rated 5 of 5 stars The Garmin fenix GPS watch is almost in a category all it's own (the Suunto Ambit series is the only other real competition from what I could find). You can't compare this to any of the typical fitness GPS watches as this does SOOOO much more. This watch is a land-navigator's dream. I think it's important to start by clarifying that I'm reviewing the fenix as a tool for a specific job. Example: I noted in my "Cons" that the fenix needs an external antenna when under tree cover. In other words, if… Full review

Garmin Forerunner 301

rated 5 of 5 stars I've used and abused this thing for almost a decade, mainly for cycling. I strap it to my top tube and off I go. I love the ability to upload the ride onto the Garmin Training Center application and gather my ride metrics (speed, average speed, climbing and descent data) and overlay it on a map. This has been one of my favorite training aids. I used to wear the heart monitor but stopped after a while because I was having trouble getting a reliable signal. Plus the chest strap was annoying so I didn't… Full review

Suunto Ambit

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently purchased this watch for a hunting/trek in August. I was not disappointed. This watch is perfect for any outdoor person wether an outdoor adventurer/military/law enforcement. The watch is easy to use and compare to several other outdoor watches this watch super-cedes all. It is large, the buttons are easy to use and it took me about 2 days to master it. It has a gps, barometer/altimeter, several countdown timers, can change from a black face to grey face. Overall I'm using this watch… Full review

Garmin fenix

rated 5 of 5 stars The standard of excellence in GPS/Navigational watches. A "must have" for the hunter, backpacker, or woodsman. Garmin Fenix is quite possible a hunter's or those that travel in the backcountry's best tool. There are many good technical reviews of the Garmin Fenix. My goal is to field test the Fenix from a hunter or backpacker's point of view. The Fenix is so versatile and wears so many hats, its impossible to narrow its target user down to a particular activity. One thing to keep in mind with the… Full review

Top-Rated GPS Watches

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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Suunto Ambit
$200 - $330
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire
$500 - $650
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 310XT
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin fenix 3
$500 - $549
Suunto Ambit2
$300 - $455
Garmin Forerunner 35
Suunto Ambit3 Sport
$300 - $450
Garmin fenix 5S
Garmin fenix 5S Sapphire
Garmin Forerunner 235
Suunto Ambit3 Peak
$399 - $500
Garmin Forerunner 630
$400 - $449
Garmin Forerunner 25
Suunto GPS POD
Garmin Epix
New Balance N9 GPS Trainer
Suunto Ambit3 Run
$200 - $349
Garmin fenix 5X Sapphire
Garmin Forerunner 935
Suunto Traverse
$419 - $469
Garmin fenix 5
$550 - $619
Garmin fenix 3 HR
Suunto Ambit2 R
$249 - $299
Garmin Forerunner 735xt
Garmin fenix 5 Sapphire
$650 - $719
Garmin Forerunner 920XT
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Garmin fenix
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 301
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 305
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Garmin Foretrex 101
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Suunto X9Mi
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Suunto X10
$650 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Garmin Forerunner 205
$150 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Garmin Forerunner 405
$220 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin vivosmart HR+ Heart Rate Monitor / GPS Watch
user rating: 2 of 5 (12)
Suunto X9i
Garmin Forerunner 610
$350 MSRP
Garmin Forerunner 15
Garmin VivoActive
Nike SportWatch GPS Fitness Monitor
Garmin Foretrex 201
Timex Bodylink Trail Runner System
Garmin Forerunner 410
$250 MSRP
Garmin Forerunner 910XT
$450 MSRP
Garmin Foretrex 301
$150 MSRP
Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS
Garmin Forerunner 101
Garmin Forerunner 210
$200 MSRP
Garmin Forerunner 10
Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS
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