When you are an outdoor adventure you just don’t need only time on the go. You also need a compass and a map. But what if it all comes within your outdoor watch. Isn’t it cool? That’s the number one reason outdoor smartwatches are made. They are a little bit different from ordinary smartwatches as they have a long-lasting battery with good GPS tracker.in other words, they have all the necessary functions that have 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 and weather. These watches also show the altitude, temperature and basic health report such as heartbeat 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 replacing by these smartwatches.
The first outdoor watch was released in 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 which results in a bulky watch but 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 in nature. Nowadays many Chinese companies, as well as international companies, are developing outdoor watches to full fill the need of adventurers.
And you can get one at a very reasonable price with as many features as you want. You can check out our very own list of best outdoor watches as well.