best sports watches for 2018

The Best Sports Watches for 2018: Level-Up Your Fitness Game!

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Hi everyone, and welcome to our Best Sports Watches for 2018 Buyer’s Guide! We’re very excited to have you here since technology is one of our favourite aspects aside from fitness, and we absolutely love to combine both of these realms.

Please note that we’ve done away with the Editor’s Scores in this article because every person will want a certain feature and we don’t think it’s fair to arbitrarily rate these watches.

Each watch will have certain features that you may or may not be looking for so ratings definitely won’t make much of a difference.

We’d definitely urge you to click on the Check Pricing links to be brought to the Amazon page so you can get a better idea of what other people are saying about each product!

Use the quick-navigation buttons below to check out the best-selling brands:

With technology really exploding over the last 5-10 years, it’s no surprise that so many people get very excited when there is some new form of technology available for their consumption.

Sports watches aren’t exactly a “brand-new” thing which is great – this means that the market has had some time to mature.

That’s always a good thing since so many options become available when that happens.

Think about when technology first gets released – whoever made the technological advancement is usually on top and can charge any kind of money that they want while delivering the features they think are good.

This leaves the consumer at the crap-end of the stick which isn’t good for anyone. Luckily this has changed and there are a few key players on the sports-watch market these days including Fitbit, Garmin, Polar and a few other ones worth mentioning.

We’re going to kick off this year’s article with the 3 best Fitbit watches but make sure to keep reading the whole article for watches from the likes of Garmin, Huawei, Polar and Suunto.

Suunto makes some of our personal favourite watches, and the same can also be said for Garmin as well so continue the article down below!


Just because Fitbit is the most popular sports watch aside from Apple’s Apple Watch doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re ideal for everyone.

If you’re sick and tired of hearing about Apple and all of their products etc., you’ll find a refreshing list of non Apple-based sports watches here (some, if not most of which can also work on iOS).

In the future we might consider creating a guide on Apple watches, but that’s a little bit outside of the realm of what Physique Authority is all about.

We’re not really interested in “smart watches” per-se, we’re more interested in the watches that have the ability to help you with your activity and fitness goals, hence the “sports watch” association and title.

With most of the functionality being relatively similar across the board, most of the differences will be found in materials used, craftsmanship, build quality and perhaps a few features that either are or are not included in each watch.

Fitbit will get you started and if you want to skip to any other manufacturer, you’re more than welcome to do so!

We’ve hand-selected a handful of watches from five major players in the sports watch game today and we’ll definitely be upgrading and updating this list as time goes on so make sure to check back at least every year!





The Fitbit Charge 2 is one of the all-time best selling fitness watches  – and you get to choose from six different colours to suit any need or want. Click to learn more below! Not only that, the Charge 2 is also Fitbit’s best-selling sports watch for a good reason.


Fitbit really comes through with some outstanding features. We love the fact that the watch has built in GPS which will show you the route you ran or biked post-workout, it can call, text and view calendar alerts, and it’s even got the ability to begin tracking your session automatically in case you forgot to log your workout!

You can also customise your watch with the likes of leather wristbands for more classy appeal, different coloured rubberised ones, and even special-edition trackers.

We love this watch and you’re definitely going to as well.

Standout Features:

  • Connect wirelessly to your favourite Android, Windows or iOS device with the Fitbit app for more detailed information
  • PurePulse Heart Rate monitoring
  • The clock faces are fully customisable depending on how you like to view your information
  • Multi-Sport tracking with GPS capabilities (weight lifting, running, yoga and more)
  • Call, text and calendar alerts from your Android, Windows Phone or iOS device
  • With the cardio fitness level, you can see how you’re doing and find out how you can improve over time with your very own personalised cardio fitness score
  • Real-time heart rate monitoring also enables Guided Breathing Sessions: with your heart-rate you can find your perfect breathing rhythm
  • Have your choice of as many interchangeable bands as you like to suit your personal colour tastes (sold separately)
  • The screen is a large OLED with tap display
  • All-Day activity tracking tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes & hourly activity
  • Up to a 5-day battery life!
  • You will be reminded each hour to make sure you move at least 250 steps if you’re someone who oftentimes finds themselves sitting around like we do here
  • You can automatically track your sleep duration and quality while you wear the watch and wake up peacefully with the silent alarm
  • Sleep Stages technology offers you insight on how good the quality of your sleep truly is by informing you whether your sleep is light, deep or REM
  • The best thing is that the Charge 2 can automatically detect when you’re performing an activity in case you forget to initialise the watch before you begin!




The three different colour options on the Fitbit Ionic will not leave you longing for anything else – at least in our opinions – and Fitbit is one of the best-selling sports watches to boot!

Kick the drop-down menu below to find out why we think you’ll love their brand new Ionic lineup!


A bit of a step-up from Fitbit’s Charge 2, the Ionic is fully capable of storing music, playing Pandora Stations and even making payments just like Apple Pay or Android Pay – and that’s pretty sweet.

You also get the standard GPS, heart rate monitoring and sleep stages monitoring as well as Bluetooth connectivity to use your favourite wireless headphones which is even more of a deal-sweetener in our books.

Key Features:

  • The watch is fully water resistant in case you have an encounter with a water source by accident
  • You get personal coaching to keep you on track of your fitness goals
  • Built-in GPS allows you to track and check your routes that you have completed
  • Built-in heart rate monitoring is also included
  • As with the Fitbit Charge 2, you also get sleep stages monitoring, resting heart rate monitoring and cardio fitness level tracking to keep you on top of your fitness and sleep game
  • Ionic can also store your favourite music and is even able to play Pandora Stations
  • Bluetooth connectivity for your favourite Bluetooth headphones
  • NFC capabilities allow you to use this watch to make payments just like you would with Android Pay or Apple Pay
  • Customiseable clock faces give you more options if you want a different look
  • Touchscreen interface is Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 for extreme scratch resistance
  • Fully compatible with iOS, Android & Windows no matter which device you’re using!
  • The multi-day battery allows you to worry less about charging and focus more on your fitness goals



With the Fitbit Blaze, not only do you get five amazing colours to choose from, but you also get a variety of features making this the middle-of-the-road option for Fitbit enthusiasts. We love some of the features on this watch and really think you might like to learn more before you buy.


Sharing characteristics with the other two Fitbit sports watches featured above, this watch brings similar features to the table at a middle-of-the-road price point. 

You can seamlessly connect your watch to your phone’s GPS, monitor your fitness levels, get notifications to move around, monitor your sleep patters and even get on-screen workouts, notifications and music control – all from the comfort of your wrist.

Key Features:

  • PurePulse Heart Rate monitoring
  • Connect the watch to your phone’s GPS to map out your routes and view them right on your watch’s display
  • Get all of your smartphone notifications (calls, SMS and calendar)
  • Ability to track a variety of sports including running, swimming, weight lifting and even yoga
  • The on-screen workouts allow you to concentrate on that instead of pulling your phone out of your pocket or pack
  • Cardio Fitness Level & Guided Breathing Sessions are brand new and allow you to keep track of how you’re keeping in shape and how your breathing is doing by monitoring your heart rate
  • The Blaze allows you to control your music through the watch (skip, pause, etc)
  • You’ll be reminded to move around every hour with the notifications that are built right in
  • Full-colour touchscreen is made from scratch-resistant glass
  • Up to 5 days of batter life depending on usage
  • Accessories and extra bands/colours are available as separate purchases in case you’d like a change
  • Similar to other Fitbit watches, the Blaze will monitor your sleep cycles and offer to wake you up silently when it’s ideal for you
  • Easily swap out bands (as mentioned above) to match any occasion!

As you’ve seen, Fitbit offers up some pretty compelling arguments to take a closer look at their watch. For a very reasonable price you can dive into the sports watch lifestyle while not breaking the bank.


Garmin is another one of the best sports watch makers around and they really have probably the most compelling options on the market today.

Their sheer number of awesome watches makes them a fantastic manufacturer to look further into because they pretty much have options to suit anyone’s needs and desires.

Definitely have a look at the Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire below – this thing’s glass is made from laboratory-created sapphire and is the hardest substance that looks like glass known to man aside from diamonds!

If you haven’t already, head over to Jerry Rig Everything on YouTube and do a quick search of his tests on Sapphire Glass and you will see that this glass doesn’t scratch until level 8 on the Mohs hardness scale.

For your reference, Corning’s Gorilla Glass generally withstands Mohs scratches up to a level 6 with deeper grooves occurring at level 7 – and Sapphire makes it all the way to level 8 which is an exceptionally hard material and is essentially scratch-proof.

Although not the most price-conscious choice this year, the Fenix 5X Sapphire is at least worth having a look at if not to just admire the sheer beauty, engineering, heart and soul that Garmin poured into that device.

Let’s crack Garmin right open and have a look to see what’s going on here!

Garmin Forerunner 620




The Garmin Forerunner 620 is just one of six awesome Garmin watches we’re featuring this year and is feature-rich more than you think right out of the gate.

Shipping with the choice of two awesome colours as seen above, we think that this watch is an awesome entry-point into the sports watch lifestyle with features suitable for anyone.


Although a pretty basic watch when compared to the likes of some of the Fitbit options above, this is by far one of the most renowned running watches on the market.

It’s got the ability to track the way you run so you can improve your form and efficiency over time, and it can monitor your VO2 maximum to let you know how your fitness and cardio levels are doing.

It’s all about improvement over time – and this watch has you covered in every regard.

Key Features:

  • One of the best running watches in our experience and opinion
  • Full colour, touchscreen display includes GPS tracking that is capable of tracking your distance, pace and heart rate
  • The watch can calculate your recovery time and VO2 max estimate when used with heart rate
  • HRM-Run™ monitoring is capable of tracking cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillatoin
  • Social media sharing, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking is also included
  • Compatibility with free training plans from Garmin Connect allows you to have more training options
  • It’s also able to track indoor training without the need for a separate foot pod
  • The 620 is the first GPS running watch capable of offering feedback on your running form based on cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time so you can improve your form for efficiency

Garmin Forerunner 920XT


Featuring similar features as the Garmin 620 above, the Garmin 920XT brings a few new features and design qualities to the table that we think you’ll enjoy. 

The 620 above definitely isn’t one of the fanciest or prettiest running watches on the block, but the 920XT solves some of the aesthetic issues we have with the 620 even ever so slightly.

However, we still think you’ll love it for what it can offer.


Chiming in with some advanced features over the 620, this 920XT will allow you to take your fitness tracking to the pool as well as offer you drill logging, stroke count, stroke rate and swolf score to track your finest pool efforts.

It goes without saying that, due to the 920XT’s ability to accompany you to your favourite pool that the watch is 100% water proof.

Key Features:

  • Full running dynamics analyse your form and you can improve over time through cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time (when used with HRM-Run or HRM-Tri Monitors)
  • VO2 max estimates can get you set up with how well your body uses oxygen which also aids in helping you improve over time
  • Unlike the 620, Garmin’s 920XT can show notifications from your smartphone including texts, emails and other alerts
  • Automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, social media sharing of your favourite stats and live tracking are available
  • The watch can withstand subjection to water thanks to its fully water proof design allowing you to track even swimming statistics
  • You’ll be getting distance, pace, stroke count, stroke rate and swolf score
  • Drill logging allows you to keep track of your swimming drills and kick sets
  • Timers allow you to kick off from your swimming on-time everytime
  • The 920XT also allows for compatibility with cycling workouts thanks to its compatibility with sensors
  • Built-in recovery time monitoring will allow the watch to biomechanically monitor your body and let you know when you’re ready for another intense set by closely keeping track of your recovery
  • Effortlessly save, plan and execute your efforts in a community fashion with Garmin Connect
  • Garmin Connect is available through Bluetooth, WiFi or USB if you’re near your PC
  • Fully compatible with Android and iOS devices
  • The watch face is fully customisable with your favourite photos so you can have a fully personalised watch experience!

Garmin Forerunner 735XT



As one of the most beautiful sports watches on our list, the Garmin 735XT offers up an impressive feature list and a gorgeous design philosophy to boot! 

Chiming in with two colour options, we definitely love the teal and the grey as well. It’s a stunning piece of technology and it is guaranteed to help you achieve your highest level of fitness!


You’ll be getting one of the most beautiful and user-friendly sports watch experiences on the block with Garmin’s 935XT and for a good reason! The extensive list of features will not leave you with anything to desire.

Easily connect to Garmin Connect to share your stats, track any activity including swimming, cycling, triathlons, hiking and even weight lifting and quickly switch between these activities with the tap of a simple button.

You’ll also be able to track your calories burned and sleep patterns to help you keep on track of all your health goals.

Key Features:

  • Offers up heart rate monitoring at the wrist so you can avoid unnecessary chest straps
  • Has the ability to monitor running dynamics, swimming dynamics and cycling dynamics including stride, vertical ratio and contact time balance to help you improve
  • Features smart notifications from your Android or iOS device, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking etc.
  • The Garmin Connect IQ store allows you to download new watch faces to keep your experience exciting and fresh the same
  • Built-in activity profiles include triathlon, indoor or outdoor running, indoor or outdoor swimming, cross-country skiing, paddle sports, hiking and even weight training
  • Quickly and effortlessly change your sports modes with the tap of one simple button
  • Fully compatible with Strava Live Segments so you can always strive to one-up your best efforts
  • Your new Garmin 735XT is also up to the task of monitoring your steps, calories burned and sleep patterns
  • Fully compatible with Garmin’s cycling awareness devices such as their rearview radar, smart bike lights and Varia Vision in-sight display for your convenience.

Garmin Forerunner 235



The Garmin Forerunner 235 has two major things going for it: Its price-point and its beauty. Although the 620 above is roughly in the same price-league as the 235, we truly believe that you’re getting a much nicer looking watch here.


Chiming in with three colour options, your new 235 will be tailor-made to suit your own personal design preferences which is a great thing in our books. Options are always a good thing for the consumer.

Key Features:

  • Track your distance, time, heart rate and much more with this watch
  • You’ll be able to connect to Garmin Connect just like the other watches above
  • Connect IQ will allow you to download new watch faces to keep things fresh and exciting
  • Also download your favourite apps and widgets with Connect IQ
  • As with the 735XT, heart rate monitoring happens at the wrist so you can avoid clunky heart rate chest monitors
  • Download advanced workouts to keep on track of your fitness goals with Connect IQ
  • We love that you can track running even on a treadmill thanks to the built-in accelerometer which does not rely on GPS coordinates
  • Garmin Connect allows you to share running and exercise stats with your friends and family which makes these watches awesome for accountability
  • Wireless connectivity allows you to receive weather conditions, smart notifications and weather forecasts right on your watch
  • The Garmin Face It app will allow you to transform your watch face into one that you can display any image of your preference on for the ultimate customisability

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire


The Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire Edition features the world’s hardest and scratch-proof laboratory-made material: Sapphire and comes only in one single colour.

Please note that although the watch only ships in one colour, you have customisation options in terms of the bands and watch faces so you can tailor it to any special event of your choice!


We’ve included one more model from Garmin’s Fenix 5 collection below: The Garmin Fenix 5 without the sapphire glass which comes in two different colour options. Click Continue Reading for more information below.

Garmin’s Fenix 5X Sapphire itself comes in only one colour, however, as mentioned, the Fenix 5 Collection offers various configurations for the ultimate customisation experience. We’d urge you to check out those options at the link under Check Pricing.

If you’re interested, you can also check out their Fenix 5S lineup which, again, feature different colour options depending on how much you want to spend and what materials you want your watch to be built from.

As one of the most gorgeous and elegant sports watches we’ve ever seen, the Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire is a homerun in our books. Check out the full feature-list below.

Key Features:

  • One of the most advanced sports watches on the market with multisport GPS capabilities and full-colour TOPO Canada mapping
  • Advanced outdoor navigation features including routable cycling maps and more
  • This advanced watch is capable of navigating via GPS, GLONASS as well as 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter
  • Key performance metrics are available at your fingertips with the performance widget indicating status, load and more
  • Three battery modes are available:
    • up to 12 days in smartwatch mode
    • up to 20 hours in GPS mode
    • up to 35 hours in UltraTrac battery saving mode
  • Watch face features shatter-and-scratch-proof lab-created sapphire which scores an average of 8 on the Mohs hardness scale
  • You’ll also be able to effortlessly swap out your favourite wrist-bands for activity-specific looks (whether you’re running or going out to a nice event)
  • Compatibly with swappable QuickFit bands
  • Water rated up to 100 meters for compatibility with diving which is awesome
  • Fully backlit LCD display so you can view in any conditions
  • Wrist based heart rate monitoring eliminating the need for cumbersome chest straps
  • You’ll also be able to closely monitor your technique leading to better form and higher efficiency ultimately allowing you to train harder and become stronger
  • Profiles are available for swimming, skiing, paddle sports, golf and so many more
  • Add apps, change the watch face and download widgets for enhanced information tracking via Garmin’s Connect IQ store
  • Garmin is working with Uber, Strava and AccuWeather to bring enhanced features to your watch allowing you to have the most well-rounded experience on the block
  • One of the absolute best sports/smart watches money can buy today

Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire



Unlike the Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire which is strictly in one colour only, the Garmin Fenix 5 (regular edition) definitely comes in three separate colour options:

  • Slate Grey & Black Band.
  • Slate Grey & Amp Yellow Band
  • Silver & Granite with a Blue Band

Check out more details below!


For full details please see the 5X Sapphire above as most of the features will be identical aside from its sapphire watch face and the lack of WiFi connectivity to the Garmin Connect app. Everything else will be identical and more colour options are available.

Key Features:

  • For the full feature set please see the Fenix 5X Sapphire above
  • Everything else is identical with the exception of:
    • No sapphire lens on the Fenix 5
    • No WiFi compatibility
    • Battery life can be slightly different than the 5X Sapphire depending on settings and usage

That wraps up our Garmin section and we’d like to introduce you to Suuntro. Suuntro is definitely one of our top makers of excellent sports watches and we’ll cover everything there is to know about these watches below.


With various colour configurations, customisation options and rugged designs, Suunto is certain to offer you something that you’ll be interested in so stay tuned until the end of our list!

Suunto definitely does not pull any punches here, and if you’re into hunting, fishing and general outdoors type of stuff this is where you’ll want to spend most of your focus.

Durability, feature-richness and beauty is something this Finnish sports watch maker prides itself in – and you know you’re getting fantastic quality from this awesome European watch maker!

Suunto Ambit3


An awesome successor to the Ambit2 below, the Ambit3 is one of the most cutting-edge sports watches we’ve ever seen with numerous options for you to choose from.

(If you want a good deal on a somewhat older version, scroll down to our Ambit2 overview below).

We’ve linked off directly to the Amazon page for the Suunto Ambit 3 because of the tons of different options you get. You can choose from various different colours, materials, accessories and more.


Up above you can have an idea of a couple of the colour options/layouts, but there are so many more than you can learn all about.

We’ve outlined the most important features for you here for your convenience but we definitely recommend checking out the full details on Amazon before making your final decision!

Key Features:

  • Connect to the Suunto Movescount app to discover new locations for running, swimming and more
  • Navigate the selected route with the Ambit3 thanks to its GPS capabilities
  • Strike a healthy balance between training and rest with Ambit3’s training insights keeping you on track
  • Advanced outdoor and multisport functionality make it ideally suited to any sport
  • The Movescount app also offers various training programs
  • You can create your very own interval training workouts which you will be able to track with the Ambit3 on your writs
  • Suunto Movescount will allow you to connect to Strava and TrainingPeaks as well for added functionality
  • Fully functional app lets you track all of your progress and upload it for sharing with friends and family
  • Take snapshots of your routes to enjoy with friends and family as well
  • Compatible with the Suunto Smart Sensor for heart rate monitoring at the wrist
  • Suunto Ambit3 comes in a variety of colours and the option to have the watch face made out of sapphire – the world’s most scratch resistant material aside from diamonds

Suunto Traverse Alpha


Our 2nd most favourite watch of the year, the Suunto Traverse Alpha sports one of the most beautiful designs we’ve seen – and the same can be said across all of their colour and loadout options.

The rugged and durable feel of the watches make these ideal for those using their watch in rugged conditions or on extended sporting expeditions requiring unparalleled durability.


The Sapphire watch face will ensure that this watch remains scratch-free thanks to its scratch-proof design. As you’ve discovered above, Sapphire is a lab-made glass type of material that scores an 8 on the Mohs hardness scale making it impervious to be scratched by anything other than raw diamonds

Unless you’re running around in the wild with uncut diamonds, you aren’t going to find anything that can scratch the glass face on this puppy!

Key Features:

  • Features GPS/GLONASS for versatility during outdoor sporting, exercise and even fishing events
  • Fishing features include moon phase calendar, shot detection, sunrise alert, weather trends and red back-lighting for seamless use during the night
  • With rugged durability in mind these are some of the best watches made in Finland
  • All of the Suunto watches are tested to military standards in Finland
  • Sports hunting, fishing and hiking modes for easy use
  • Offers up a real-time view of your recorded route for the day
  • Up to 100m deep water resistance to accompany you during light diving sessions if you’re into that kind of thing!
  • Also features a compass for added functionality when GPS mode is not available or doesn’t operate correctly for whatever reason
  • Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly activity tracking of calories and steps
  • Fully compatible with mobile notifications on Android and iOS
  • Awesome automatic shot detection in hunting mode to help you with your most important shots

We believe Suunto is a major player in the sports watch world and for a good reason.

From their beautiful designs to ultra-rugged watches, the great outdoors has never been more in tune with the technology on your wrist than it is today.

Stay connected and get as fit as possible with a wide selection of Suunot watches today.


We really love Huawei phones (at least some of them) and we’re really excited to see what they have to offer in upcoming years in terms of sports/smart watches.

Today we’re featuring the Watch 2 by Huawei and we’ll go over all the fine details below so make sure to check that out!

Huawei Watch 2


The Huawei Watch 2 comes in a variety of configurations and colours including 4G connectivity options and non-4G connectivity options. 

We’ve therefore linked right off to the main Amazon page so you can have a great overview of all of the different options available to you.

We’ve provided a brief overview of this watch below so make sure to hit Continue Reading for more information!


Huawei does the courageous – they pack full 4G connectivity right in to the Watch 2 so you don’t always have to carry your phone around with you if you don’t want to! That’s pretty impressive.

Further to that, the Watch 2 offers up an awesome and gorgeous design more closely resembling that of a genuine watch than any other on this list with the exception of the Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire above.

Key Features:

  • Make calls on the go without your phone thanks to the 4G connectivity
  • eSIM and SIM support
  • GPS enabled to help you track your fitness tracks and routes
  • Integrated antenna
  • Run or cycle along with your music all while being guided and motivated by real-time coaching
  • Map out your routes and tracks via GPS to avoid getting lost
  • Built-in heart rate monitoring and offline music on-board
  • Easily pay with the flick of a wrist at your favourite locations
  • Google assistant is there to help answer any questions you might have
  • Smart notifications allow you to monitor your most important information on the go
  • Offers a ceramic bezel for a scratch-free experience
  • Choose from a variety of watch faces
  • Offers incredible water resistance for peace of mind during inclement weather conditions


For a more classic and premium feeling experience without completely obliterating the bank, Polar really comes forth as a great maker of premium sports watches.

The elegant, rectangular design somehow manages to bring an element of curviness to their designs which we think looks absolutely stunning – sort of akin to Fitbit offerings as seen above.

What we really enjoy here is the ability to virtually hot-swap out your favourite coloured wrist bands for an easy way to enjoy a completely different colour and feel for any gender or occasion!

Please note that Polar watches come packed with a ton of different features that we’re incapable of covering 100% in this article so please feel free to check out the official website or the Amazon listings for the full – and impressive! – feature sets!

We love Polar and we think you’ll love the below offerings just as much.

Polar M430



Polar’s M430 comes in with four different design and colour options which is awesome if you like variety and great selection. We specifically enjoy the slate and black designs but that’s just us – elegant, classy and highly functional.


Without breaking the bank, you get some of the most compelling features in this smart sports watch which we love. 

No chest straps means you can measure your heart rate directly from your wrist effortlessly and you can track your pace, distance and even altitude with the integrated GPS.

Running indoors? No problem. The M430 can track your distance and pace based on your wrist’s movements which is pretty sweet in our books.

Key Features:

  • Personalised and adaptive running plans match up with your fitness goals and can easily be tracked
  • Your running performance can be measured so you can always strive to improve
  • Polar Sleep Plus you can get important information regarding your sleep patterns and allows you to make better decisions regarding the overall quality of your sleep
  • Get an idea of where your fitness levels are at with the integrated fitness test
  • Polar Flow allows you to train for specific sporting and running events – 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon and much more
  • The watch also indicates how your training is affecting your body and your ability to recover
  • Offers feedback on daily, weekly and monthly activity indicating how your choices are impacting your health
  • 24/7 activity tracking allows you to measure resting levels, sitting, low, medium and high
  • Different activity intensity levels differ in how much they contribute to your daily goals which you’ll be able to track very closely
  • All of your activities throughout the day will show you how they are helping to improve your overall health and well-being
  • Inactivity alerts notify you when you’ve been sedentary for too long and will prompt you to get up and move around
  • GPS altitude measurement indicates how your current altitude is affecting you and the different conditions
  • Fully compatible with smart notification allowing you to view important information right on the watch
  • Many, many more features are available for viewing at the Check Pricing link below

Polar M600



The Polar M600 won the prestigious CES (International Consumer Electronics Convention) Innovation Award for 2017 and has overall been one of the best-selling sports watches since then. Learn more below.

Comes in black or white.


Winning an award for innovation at CES is quite the feat and we think that’s the main reason you’re going to be 100% satisfied if you decide to take the plunge and buy this watch for yourself or a loved one!

The M600 is built on Google’s Android Wear 2.0 technology allowing you to enjoy everything Android Wear has to offer including community, music, health and lifestyle.

Best of all – the M600 is compatible with both iOS and Android phones. Sorry Windows Phone users – it might be time to upgrade that outdated Windows Phone platform as more manufacturers are dropping support for an ever dwindling Microsoft Windows Phone!

Key Features:

  • Fully waterproof including Polar’s smart coaching features allowing you to transform the data the watch will track into actionable steps
  • Aside from Google assistant support, a waterproof design and on-board music capabilities, this watch shares many of the same features as the M430 above
  • You will also be able to fully take advantage of GLONASS which is not available on the M430.
  • Up to 2 days of batter power – WOW!
  • Everything else is virtually identical to the M430 above and we invite you to check out the features of that watch again for your viewing pleasure!

Polar A370



Although this sports watch sounds some kind of a sub-zero CPU, your brand-new Polar A370 in fact isn’t, and comes in a few different band-colour options. 

Whatever option you decide to purchase will come with one other band colour in the box so make sure to check that out before you buy!

The front main piece remains the same, just the bands can be user-swapped depending on the way you want to have it. Learn more below.


Modularity is the name of the game here and being able to swap out wrist straps on the go is a huge benefit to owning this watch. Find out the full feature list below.

Key Features:

  • One of the most budget-friendly sports watches around
  • The A370 will allow you to monitor your heart 24/7 rate right on your wrist for ease of use
  • You’ll be training at the correct intensity during your workouts
  • Polar Sleep Plus offers up detailed sleep pattern overviews to see how you can improve upon your sleep hygiene practices
  • Connect seamlessly to your phone’s GPS system to track your pace, distance and to map out your route
  • You can get smart notifications right on your watch from your phone including calls, messages, social media and calendar events
  • The activity guide will help you reach your daily activity goals and offers suggestions on how to reach your goals
  • Find out how the activities you perform daily help your overall health and well-being
  • Smart Calories also helps you keep track of how many calories you’re burning during any given exercise
  • Also compatible with Polar’s fitness test (with the purchase of their H10 heart rate sensor)
  • Click Check Pricing below to find the full feature list and to learn more!

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  1. Heya, that’s a great choice. I don’t know where to start.
    I like the look of Suunto the most. Can you recommend these? Or what is in your opinion the best choice?
    Great selection thank’s 🙂

    1. Hello Stefan,

      I also love the Suunto watches however my personal favourite has to the the Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire. It’s an incredible watch for any occasion and looks really nice too.

      Hope you enjoyed the article!

    2. Hi Stefan,

      In my opinion, the “best” choice is by far the Fenix 5X Sapphire by Garmin. All of the watches we’ve listed are excellent choices, however, it comes down to personal preference and, most importantly, budget. The absolute #1 best watch on our list, as I’ve mentioned, is definitely the Fenix 5X Sapphire.

      Hope that helps!

  2. Do you know if there’s any way I can get these shipped to Germany if I ordered a couple?

    I have nephews over there that are dying to get their hands on one. Since they saw mine the last time I was visiting.

    1. Hi James,

      You can go to and see if it’s available there. Otherwise I am not too sure if they offer international shipping on It’s generally dependent on the product in question.

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