Keeping Track with Training Watches
Training watches do more than tell time—they use technology to monitor your fitness, diet, sleep, and more. From simple trackers to serious smartwatches, these feature-rich timepieces keep you on track no matter what your sport or monitoring need. You'll find versions with built-in sensors for things such as your speed or heart rate, or you can choose one that's compatible with separate fitness sensors.
Like a computer on your wrist, a GPS running watch collects data about your runs. It can monitor HR and VO2 max, heart rate, distance, pace, speed, and rest, among other performance metrics. Many can also keep you connected, notifying you of incoming messages, calls, texts, and social media updates. Choose a running watch if you want loads of data, especially if you're into serious training.
If you want less-detailed statistics and a smaller form factor, consider fitness activity trackers. Most fitness trackers measure distance, steps, and elevation. Many measure sleep quality and some check heart rate, stress, and VO2 max. You can use most fitness trackers for any sport, including weight and strength training, as most fitness bands track repetitions.
If you want analytics that improve your game, select a golf watch. Golf watches have databases of golf courses and use the information to help you calculate distance and advise you about course terrain and features. Your watch can also analyze your swing, suggest a club, or track your ball. If you want to count steps and measure heart rate, some do that, too.
Even if you're not a scuba expert, pick a dive watch if you want a watch that stands up to all kinds of water sports. Made with tough cases and sturdy bands, they're water and pressure resistant, have rotating bezels, and feature extra luminous hands.
Whatever your sport or interest, there's a training watch to help you improve your performance. Browse B&H Photo and Video to find one that's a fit for you.