Workout watches allow you to enhance your training experience by providing real time data on your performance. Fitness watches use a variety of sensors to gather information including but not limited to heart rate, activity level, pace, speed, distance traveled, and calories burned.
A workout watch is designed to be worn on the wrist and used during exercise activities. Workout watches can include devices for gym and weight training, running, swimming, cycling, and triathlon training. Many workout watches provide independent connectivity through GPS, while others connect via Bluetooth to a smartphone and a device-specific app. Other workout watches gather and store your workout data and can be synced to other devices via USB cables.
Among the best known workout watch brands are Garmin, TomTom, Polar, Adidas, and Nike. (Note: the Nike workout watch, powered by TomTom, is no longer being manufactured by Nike.) Workout watches typically range in price from $99 to over $500. These fitness watches are also compatible with other fitness wearables including heart rate monitors.
Some of the best workout watches include: Garmin Fenix 3, Garmin ForeRunner 225, Garmin VivoActive, Polar M400, Polar V800, TomTom Runner Cardio, Adidas miCoach Fit Smart, Adidas miCoach Smart Run, Nike Sportswatch GPS, the Samsung Gear Fit, the Suunto Ambit3 Sport, and Suunto Quest.
If you are searching for the best workout watch, check out the list of workout wearables we provide, and be sure to compare them side-by-side to find out which is best for you.