10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

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10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

What are the best GPS watches for going outdoors? If you like sports and you are also an adventurer, we are going to tell you which are the best GPS activity monitors to go out for trekking, sailing on the sea, hiking, climbing, hunters watches or simply to be always connected when you are going to do your most risky walks.

They all have advanced sensors, GPS and good battery life and are perfect for going outdoors and feeling safe and monitored.

1. Garmin Fenix 6X Pro – Smart Clock with GPS

10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

This model is an excellent upgrade from the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus with excellent battery life and spectacular build quality (including sapphire crystal).

A perfect multisport watch and especially suitable for going outdoors because it has many specific functions: possibility to mark waypoints, follow tracks, create routes and sensors such as altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer.

They have also increased the screen size (1.3″), better resolution (260 x 260px), 32GB of internal memory and a menu system are better than ever… GPS is very accurate. And all this without increasing its weight (only 82 grams)… as well as its price, which is quite high… to say the least…

Of course, it’s capable of controlling VO2 max, blood oxygen, steps, floor rises, etc.

More stuff? The Garmin Fenix 6X Pro includes a feature called “Body Battery” that monitors your energy level throughout the day and “PacePro” that suggests strategies according to the terrain, the time of completion of your sport and your preferences.

In addition, it is capable of measuring your heart rate, not only while you are running, but also when you are swimming in the water. You’ll also find maps of ski resorts and golf courses… impressive.

2. Casio WSD F20A GNBAE ProTrek Smartwatch – Casio’s hardness and resistance on your wrist

10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

It is specifically designed for outdoor activities of all kinds such as trekking, fishing, hiking, running, swimming etc… and all with the Google operating system, which gives you access to the app store, such as Citymapper.

But you can install MySwimPro to record your swimming sessions, such as the number of strokes, lap time and distance.

Cycling? It shows you your speed, distance and time, plus a map of your route or your thermos flask.

Running? You can set up Zombies, Run! to run like never before.

But the most interesting thing about this watch is that it offers offline maps, a customized tracking interface, and great robustness. It has a GPS that works really well.

Battery? Well, you can last a day using the GPS, and if you only use the watch functions, it may last several days. Not bad, but it’s not the best in the world.

It’s a smartwatch specifically designed for trekking, cycling because of its sensors (barometer, compass, altimeter) and because it shows you offline maps of your location.

3. Garmin Fenix 5 Plus – Multisport GPS Watch

10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

Possibly one of the best options to go on an adventure. The best thing about it is that you can control many activities such as trekking, climbing, swimming or paddle… to name a few of the most spectacular. Obviously it also controls steps, running (with VO2 Max), cycling, etc.

You can enter GPX routes with Garmin Basecamp, it has topographic maps and the battery life with GPS is 42 hours. You can also store up to 500 songs, and it’s compatible with GPS, Glonass, and Galileo. It also incorporates additional sensors for optimal navigation: three-axis compass, gyro and barometric altimeter.

4. SUUNTO Ambit3 Sport – GPS multisport watch with mobile connection

10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

The Suunto brand is synonymous with outdoor sports and this model is perfect to take with you when you climb. With up to 25 hours of battery life with GPS, compass, altitude measurement, heart rate, recovery time, speed, pace and distance and connects to an app with your smartphone.

Suunto Traverse Alpha – Outdoor GPS watch for fishing, hunting and hiking.

It may look older than the Spartan Sport option, but it is still a really good option for a reasonable price. It is the perfect watch for fishing, hunting and hiking because it has GPS / GLONASS navigation to control distance, speed and altitude.

It has topographical maps, wind alerts and climate control. It stands out for its ease in controlling where you are going, the real-time view of the route, the recognition of shots, the phases of the moon, sunrise/sunset times and also measures the calories and steps.

5. Suunto Traverse Alpha – Outdoor GPS watch for fishing, hunting and hiking

10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

It may look older than the Spartan Sport option, but it is still a really good option for a reasonable price. It is the perfect watch for fishing, hunting and hiking because it has GPS / GLONASS navigation to control distance, speed and altitude.

It has topographical maps, wind alerts and climate control. It stands out for its ease in controlling where you are going, the real-time view of the route, the recognition of shots, the phases of the moon, sunrise/sunset times and also measures the calories and steps.

6. Garmin Quatix 5 – GPS watch perfect for navigation

10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

It is a watch that resists up to 100 meters d depth and that also offers us many nautical data. The device allows you to download updated tide data through your smartphone, it has an anchor alarm that will warn you when the boat is drifting. And it can even help you anchor correctly.

If you’re fishing, it keeps a fish log and a race timer, and if you’re racing, it has a countdown timer and more. It also has GPS and you can set up sports like kayaking, canoeing…

7. Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire HR

10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

One of the best watches Garmin has ever made. It’s perfect for all kinds of adventure sports. They’ve taken the Fenix 3 and put in an all-weather glass and a heart rate band.

It can measure speed, distance, altitude, barometric pressure, your route and more. It can be submerged to 100 meters, the battery holds up to 16 hours with the GPS on and also connects to your smartphone.

8. Suunto Traverse – Perfect for trekking and hunting

10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

Perfect for trekking and for monitoring your longest walks. Thanks to a topographical map function, the clock can provide, at a glance, your location in relation to the trails in any location. It also offers storm warnings based on barometric trends.

They even take into account the amount of light left before sunset to tell you to camp or go home before it gets dark. It’s waterproof to 100 meters, offers GPS and GLONASS, smart notifications and a battery that lasts 100 hours.

9. Casio Pro Trek PRW-3000 Watch

10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

The best thing about this watch is that you put it on and forget about the battery: it is charged by sunlight, so it can last up to 7 months on its maximum charge. It has a single touch access button for the digital compass, barometric pressure and altitude, plus it gives us temperature readings.

Using the barometer, the watch alerts the user to any sudden change in pressure, ideal for knowing when a storm is coming. Submersible to 100 meters.

The downside is that it has no GPS, but we put it on this list because it may interest many who do not need this feature. It’s a watch for life.

10. Casio G-Shock GPR-B1000-1ER Rangeman – With Bluetooth, GPS and solar charge

10 Best GPS Watches You Should Take to Go Outdoors

Waterproof up to 200 meters and dirtproof housing. One of the latest additions to the G-Shock range, and I’m telling you it’s not going to be cheap. It features Bluetooth functionality and a range of sensors for the more adventurous.

It has a barometer (260 / 1,100 hPa), thermometer (-10 °C / +60 °C), compass and altimeter 10,000 m, as well as sunrise and sunset indicator, moon phase indicator and tide indicator. You will be able to control all kinds of parameters when you go out in the country, at sea or when you go trekking: the LCD screen you see in the center is capable of displaying graphics and maps.

Problem? The price is high… it’s not a watch for every pocket, but you’ll get the latest Casio technology and all the power of the G-Shock range.

Its case diameter is 60mm (how big!), its thickness is 20mm and its strap is 25mm. It’s huge… you can’t say otherwise.

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