Offering athletes powerful fitness features at a reasonable price, the IRONMAN R300 has fast and accurate GPS tracking, wrist-based heart rate monitoring, a sunlight-readable display, guided coaching, and is water resistant to 30 meters. Plus its battery runs for up to 25 days in smart mode and 20 hours with the GPS active.
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Garmin’s high-end smartwatch series features specialized interfaces and functions for race car drivers, pilots, boat captains, adventurers, and athletes. Each one features a titanium case and bezel, and a domed sapphire crystal, while some models also sport a titanium band.
This unique smartwatch is designed specifically with musicians in mind. In addition to typical day and date functions, it has a built-in powerful vibrating metronome, a magnetic contact tuner, and a decibel meter. If you just need the metronome, the Soundbrenner Pulse is already available.
From luxury goods maker Montblanc and watchmaker Firstbeat, the Summit 2 packs an advanced digital running coach that makes recommendations to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, and much more. Features a unisex 42mm case, water resistance, and GPS tracking.
Garmin’s Instinct is for people looking for a durable and long-lasting smartwatch. It is resistant to shock, heat, and water. It lasts up to 16 hours while using the GPS, or up to 14 days in standby per charge. It also has preloaded activity profiles for exercising.
The Soundbrenner Core is a smartwatch designed for musicians. It functions as a vibrating metronome, a multi-instrument tuner, a decibel meter and of course as a watch. You can also sync multiple Core watches to a beat, create and store song playlists and more.
The latest edition of Mondaine’s Helvetica 1 smartwatch has an incredible 2-year battery life. It has the functions you’d expect, such as activity tracking, mobile notifications, sleep tracking and automatic time updates. Works with both iOS and Android devices.
The Ticwatch S (Sport) and E (Express) are the newest smartwatches from Mobvoi. The S has an integrated watchband with the GPS receiver inside the band for better reception, while the E has swappable straps. They both run Android Wear 2.0 and are water- and dust-resistant.
Save 50% off the original price on Withings’ analog fitness tracking wristwatch. Tracks your activities and displays feedback on its secondary dial, and stores your fitness and sleep history in the companion smartphone app. Lasts up to 8 months between charges.
South Korean company Dot claims that it’s already mass producing its award-winning design for a Braille smartwatch. The eponymous watch not only tells the time – it can also display phone notifications, navigation and more. It also has quick reply and action buttons.
This minimal smartwatch offers activity and sleep tracking, as well as the ability to display alerts for texts, emails, incoming calls, and social media activity. Connects with iOS and Android smartphones and offers battery life up to 1 week. Save 70% in The Awesomer Shop.
The Timex IQ+ Move is designed to look like a traditional analog timepiece. It tracks steps and distance, calories burned, and sleep habits, and can sync time precisely with your phone. It’s not as feature rich as other smartwatches, but we much prefer the styling of these.
Bushnell’s latest golf GPS watch is pre-loaded with data for over 35,000 courses. It auto-detects holes, and provides at-a-glance readings of front, center, back, and hazard layup distances, and an integrated step counter and odometer. Lasts up to three rounds per charge.
The latest versions of Pebble’s black and white and full color ePaper smartwatches are water-resistant and equipped with a heart rate monitor, activity tracker and microphone. The new Pebble Core is a tiny Spotify player with 3G, GPS, and support for fitness apps.
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