When you are on an outdoor adventure you don’t just need time on the go. You also need a compass, a map and other travel essentials. Imagine all of this could fit into your outdoor watch! Wouldn’t that be cool and more convenient? That’s one of the top reasons outdoor smartwatches are made. They are a little bit different from ordinary smartwatches as they have a long-lasting battery with good GPS trackers. In other words, they have all the necessary functions that need to be used for outdoor operations.
Other features of an outdoor watch
Outdoor watches are becoming extremely popular as they are a good replacement for maps and other gadgets for measuring distance, checking weather etc. These watches also show the altitude, temperature and basic health report such as heart rate, calories burnt etc.
Outdoor watches make mountaineering, hiking and climbing a lot easier and safer than before. They are becoming more and more popular and a lot of people are switching to outdoor smartwatches even the smartphones are being replaced by these smartwatches. People actually prefer them over smartphones when it comes to adventure.
The first outdoor watch was released in the 90’s by CASIO. In 1994 Casio released the Pro Trek ATC-1100 watch which was featured a barometric altimeter, barometer, and compass (Casio’s triple sensor technology). But in those days the technology was not so advanced. That resulted in a bulky watch. However this laid the foundation for smartwatches we see today. In 2012 the first proper outdoor GPS watches were introduced. Suunto released the Ambit series while Garmin released the Fenix series. These watches offered GPS navigation and tracking, and have proven to be extremely useful for hiking, mountaineering, and similar activities out in the nature. Nowadays many Chinese companies, as well as international companies, are developing outdoor watches to fulfil the needs of adventurers.
And you can get one at a very reasonable price with as many features as you want. Or, you can also check out our very own list of best military watches.