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Choose a sports watch that matches your sport
Many sports watches have special functional properties, that make them ideal for different kinds of sports and activities. Because of this, you should always keep your sport in mind with regards to what functional properties a watch should have, when you pick your sports watch.
Are you a runner or a racer, then a sports watch with a chronograph (stopwatch) function is ideal. Furthermore, a sports watch with a tachymeter, that is able to measure speed and distances, may be essential for these types of sports. Are you instead a diver, then the sports watch with a rotating bezel that can measure your dives and surface times, is ideal. To learn more about divers watches, visit our “” category. Do you enjoy mountain climbing, camping or hiking, then a sports watch with an altimeter function is ideal. Other useful functional properties include alarms, tide indicator, regatta timer, heart rate monitor and more, that may be useful for the type of sport you do.
Shock resistance is alpha and omega for tough sports activities
For tough and rugged sports activities where your watch is sure to get a few bumps along the way, a sports watch with shock resistance technology is necessary. Many sports watches are designed with shock absorbing technology that keeps the inner workings of the watch intact when they receive a hit. One of the most well known brands with this type of technology is . As an expert within the field of sports watches with shock absorbing technology, the G-shock watch is a favourite among military personnel, surfers, skateboarders, snowboarders and other outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.
It should be easy to tell the time on a sports watch
On many sports watches it is easy to tell the time, because in many sports activities, this is essential. In extreme sports, like diving, mountain climbing and skydiving, being able to tell the time quickly with just a single glance at the watch is necessary. Because of this, most sports watches have clear, large indicators and clock hands. Furthermore, most sports watches also have dials and clock hands with a luminescent coating, so that they are visible in the dark.
If you prefer the to the traditional sports watch, digital sports watches are just as easy to tell the time with.
The sports watch design
While the functional properties of the sports watch are the most essential, many find the design equally as important. Naturally, most sports watches have a sporty design no matter what materials they are made from or what functional properties they have. This means that you will not find a watch with a slim design in the sports watch category. However, many sports watches are versatile enough that they can also be worn casually or at formal events. In particular the is considered ideal for not only sports, but also for many other occasions.