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The best watches, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 14, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS
$230 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak GPS
$399 - $500
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Casio PRW3500-1 Altimeter
$199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 645 GPS
$359 - $450
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Fenix 5X GPS
$600 - $749
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Instinct GPS
$300
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin fenix 3 GPS
$465 - $549
Suunto 9 Baro GPS
$499 - $599
user rating: 2 of 5 (25)
Suunto Core Compass
$219 - $350
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Suunto Observer Compass
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Polar AXN500 Heart Rate
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Casio Pathfinder PAG80-1V Compass
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Apple Watch Series 5 GPS
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Casio Pathfinder PAW1500-1V Compass
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Suunto Vector Compass
$199 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Casio Pathfinder PAW1300-1V Compass
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW9400-3 Altimeter
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Casio Pathfinder PAW1300T-7V Compass
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Polar AXN700 Heart Rate
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Polar Equine Wrist Band Heart Rate
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Casio PRG270 Compass
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Casio Pro Trek PRG-300CM Compass
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin vivosmart HR Heart Rate / Watch
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Timex Expedition WS4 Compass
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Casio Pathfinder PAW1100T-7V Compass
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Timex Adventure Tech Altimeter Altimeter
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Casio SGW100B-3V Compass
Highgear Axio Max Compass
$150 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin vivosmart HR+ Heart Rate / GPS
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Highgear Axio HR Heart Rate
$190 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (4)
Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch Altimeter
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (3)
Suunto Lumi Altimeter
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Polar AXN300 Heart Rate
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Garmin fenix GPS
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Suunto Ambit GPS
$550 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Highgear Altis TI Altimeter
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Highgear Altis SS Altimeter
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Highgear Altiforce Altimeter
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 301 GPS
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto X6M Heart Rate
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS
$200 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Garmin Foretrex 101 GPS
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Suunto Ambit2 GPS
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS
$150 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Nike Lance 4 Compass
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Suunto X10 GPS
$650 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Highgear Aerial Altimeter
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS
$220 MSRP
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Recent Watch Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Suunto 9 Baro

The Suunto Baro 9 allows users to track data like temperature, barometric pressure, and altitude. As an activity monitor, you can find a sports mode to track nearly any sport. The Suunto Baro 9 was my first GPS tracking watch, and I'll never return to a life without it. This product is easy to use, packed full of features, and versatile. Whether you'd like to track the number of vertical feet you're climbing in a rock gym or you're keeping tabs on your evening walks, this watch has your back. … Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Casio PRW3500-1

Solar-powered altimeter, barometer and compass (ABC) watch with radio time calibration, temperature sensor, world time, stopwatch, and timer.   The Casio PRW3500 digital hiking watch in compass mode, with three dots representing north and single dots representing the other points on the compass The Casio PRW3500 is one of the older models in Casio’s Pro Trek series of hiking watches (previously known as the Pathfinder series). I believe it has been discontinued, but it is still available for… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch

I purchased two of this watch. Had this model for 8 years till a jeweler replaced the battery then this watch failed, so I purchased another on Amazon. The barometer did not work so Amazon sent a second watch. This watch has the same problem, no barometer arrowhead. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Apple Watch Series 5

The Apple Watch Series 5 is the best of the three high dollar “adventure watches” that I have used. I have tested it on all terrain, across multiple sports, and my initial skepticism was proven completely wrong. Connecticut River The My Sun/Moon app is crucial for planning sunset pictures It’s been almost a full year of wearing the Apple Watch Series 5 44mm Aluminum every day, all day. This year included (beyond Corona Virus and Social Unrest) 50 days of alpine skiing, 50 days of Nordic skiing,… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Garmin Instinct

The Garmin Instinct is meeting my needs and lifestyle. I’m quite happy with this purchase...happy enough that I‘m contemplating getting a second one when they’re on sale again. I‘ve only had this watch for about six weeks but in that time I’ve come to appreciate it. All the features that come with it seem pretty accurate when I compare them to other devices/known points of reference. This is one of the most comfortable watches I’ve ever worn...I really don’t notice it’s on my wrist. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Garmin Forerunner 645

A modest looking GPS, heart rate monitor, and smart watch that delivers reams of training information. Pairs with a mobile phone to deliver loads of other features and is fully customizable. A good choice for athletes engaged in systematic training, it also works well for more casual users that can put the smart watch features to use. I (almost) never would have bought this watch for myself. I’m not that serious or systematic about training. I just go out and run by feel, and these days that usually… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch

F-ed up instructions. Impossible to read the manual, and it does not make sense nor does the setup work. Total piece of sh*t. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Casio Pro Trek PRG-300CM

Casio Pro Trek PRG-300CM—For what it costs and the superb durability you get from it, it is a no-brainer for a beginner and casual user. First of all, I am not a professional trail runner nor an avid trekking or hiking goer. Overall I am an outdoor enthusiast and that has from time to time the chance to go to the beach, mountains, or project sites. For all these duties, and more, this watch is more than capable. In a world where the summit is for the SUUNTOs and TISSOT T-Time (in terms of technology… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Garmin Forerunner 235

GPS watch that can track a variety of activities and generate a load of helpful data about your activities. Stand-alone GPS means you can leave your smart phone at home. Waterproof with outstanding battery life, so fit for bad conditions, swims, stream crossings, and trips. Can download apps that add functionality. The Garmin Forerunner 235 falls in the middle of its wrist-worn GPS units. Garmin sells a few less-expensive fitness trackers and running watches; the 235 is a step up from those in terms… Full review