6 Super Tech Action Sports Watches You Should Own!
From GPS tracking systems to storm warning alerts, these watches have the goods
When you're a keen action sportsman, finding a watch that is both functional and stylish can be difficult.
If you're scaling mountains or diving into the big blue every weekend, you aren't going to want a watch that conks out after encountering a single drop of water. Nor do you want to look like you've got a child's plastic stopwatch strapped to your wrist.
"Looks are important, but function more so"
Watches today not only track miles travelled and timings, but they also calculate the tide times, set off storm warnings and even use GPS sensors save your achievements on Strava or MapMyRun.
We've selected some of the best action sports watches around . These aren't just based on looks (though the designs are pretty sick), they've got all the latest high-tech functions that will help you ride and rip for years to come.
[part title="Electric FW02 SS"]
Style is the name of the game here. Forget technological bells and whistles. The FW02 has a simple but effective chronograph for keeping time to 1/20th of a second. You can wear into swimming, diving and surfing as it's waterproof up to 200m. Plus it looks super slick and stylish to boot.
[part title="Nixon 51-30 Tide"]
The 51-30 Tide gives you basic tide information without bombarding you with stats. It's waterproof up to 300m, so ideal for surfing and spear fishing.
It's also got a built-in surf heat timer for those taking part in comps.
[part title="Suunto Core Brushed Steel"]
This watch is ideal for the all-round outdoors man. It's waterproof up to 10m, so good for snorkellers and surfers.
It includes a digital compass, barometer and altitude graph that calculates your total ascent/descent as you climb.
[part title="Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS"]
It tracks your movements using GPS signals, monitoring everything from miles travelled and time taken to your heart rate and foot vibrations.
After your run, you can sync it with your computer and download your accomplishments to MapMyRun, Strava and more. Perfect for triathletes and other endurance athletes.
[part title="Tissot T-Touch Expert"]
It's made from titanium and is watertight up to 100m. Tissot recommend it for mountaineers and extreme skiiers.
[part title="Vestal Guide"]
Climbers will appreciate the altimeter and compass plus barometer which sets off a storm warning if extreme weather is on the way.
Caught in a alpine thunderstorm or crossing a river? This watch is waterproof up to 10m with a temperature gauge that calculates both in and out of the water.