Top 10 Sports Watches

You may think smartphones are taking over the functions of a good old fashioned sports watch. And for many exercisers, this may be the case. Smart phones can do it all: track workout stats, monitor your heart rate, provide your workout with motivating music, map your runs, monitor your distance and elevation gain, and keep you informed about what you might be missing via social media and text messaging.  So why would you consider owning a sports watch?

Some of the best reasons to keep a basic, bullet-proof sports watch on your wrist during your workouts are for the very simple, basic functions they provide. The first reason is that using a watch to time your total workout and your intervals can help you reduce distractions and get back to basics. Rather than worrying about every detail of your training, a good sports watch will help you focus on the work at hand, and leave the outside work behind. The next best reason to ditch the phone in favor of a basic watch is that the watch can take the punishment of sweat, water and extreme conditions without fear of it breaking or being damaged.

In order to get back to basics,  every athlete should have a dependable sports watch that will stand up to extreme conditions and still provide the essential features you want to keep track of your workout. the sports watch is still alive and well.

Here are some recommendations for the best-selling sports watches athletes love.

Also See: Sports Watches for Women

1
Timex Ironman Triathlon Watch

Timex Ironman Triathlon Watch
Timex Ironman Triathlon Watch.

The tried and true Timex Ironman Triathlon watch is still packed with functional features. Features the Indiglo night-light activation with a quick iflick of the wrist for handsfree lighting.

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2
Women's Timex Ironman Sport Watch

Women's Timex Ironman Sport Watch
Women's Timex Ironman Sport Watch. Photo courtesy of PriceGrabber

The Women's Timex Sport Watch still offers the top of the line sport watches with features for every athlete. Basic features include a stopwatch, preset timers, alerts, alarms, Indiglo night light and water-resistance.

My personal favorite is the Women's 50-lap Ironman Watch, which allows the storing of up to 50 splits, a countdown timer, and interval timer and several alarm settings.

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3
Luminox Navy Seal Dive Watch

Luminox Navy Seal Dive Watch
Luminox Navy Seal Dive Watch. photo courtesy of PriceGrabber

Developed for the Navy SEAL's, this watch meets military specifications of all branches of the US Armed Forces. Fiberglass reinforced polyester injection molded case, stainless steel plate case back secured with stainless steel screws. Double gasket crown/stem confers water resistance of 20 atm/200 meters/660.

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4
Timex Ironman Heart Rate Monitor Watch

Timex Ironman Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Timex Ironman Heart Rate Monitor Watch. photo courtesy of PriceGrabber

Achieve your fitness goals with the latest sport watch technology from Timex. It features a chronograph, heart rate monitor, countdown timer and other important features for sports enthusiasts.

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5
Deuce Brand Sport Watch

Deuce Brand Sport Watch
Deuce Brand Sport Watch. photo courtesy of PriceGrabber
The Deuce Brand sports watch is a simple, nearly indestructible watch that has basic features in a clean, stylish design. It's made from stretchy rubber, shows time and date and is water resistance up to 99 feet.

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6
Swiss Army Watch

Swiss Army Watch
Swiss Army Watch. photo courtesy of PriceGrabber

Watches for sports and field that don't neglect essential features and classy looks. A variety of styles and features - even titanium.

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7
Casio Sports Watch

Casio Sports Watch
Casio Sports Watch. photo courtesy of PriceGrabber

Casio makes a sports watch with every possible style, feature and price point for any athlete.

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8
Suunto Altimeter Watch

Suunto Altimeter Watch
Suunto Altimeter Watch. photo courtesy of PriceGrabber

An extreme gift for an extreme athlete. An altimeter for every conceivable outdoor activity. Altimeter / Barometer / Compass / Watch plus more.

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9
Casio Baby G Ladies Sports Watch

CASIO BABY G Ladies

Great looks and features in this reasonably prices sports watch. Includes the following features: Electro-luminescent backlit display, 12/24 hour time formats, Hourly time signals, daily alarm function, Countdown timer, Automatic day-date calendar and 20-page telememo.

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10
Citizen Dive Watch

Citizen Aqualand Professional Diving Men's Titanium Watch is a solid Titanium case and with strap, Underwater depth display down to 260 feet, Second display for maximum Depth, Dive, Time and Water temperature, 4-Dive memory of important dive data, One-Way rotating elapsed-time bezel, Auto-start dive mode, Water resistant to 200M

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