The 9 Best Men's Digital Watches That Will Make You Get off the Couch and Do Something


High-tech contraptions loaded with bells and whistles, digital watches for men are meant for living life to the fullest. Below, we rounded up some of the coolest timekeepers you can take on a run, hike, or swim.

Suunto 9 Baro

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Serious multisport athletes will get a kick out of the Suunto 9 Baro, a sleek and tough watch built with a titanium bezel and sapphire glass. The larger watch size provides enough real estate for a host of features, including over 80 sports modes. Aside from the usual goods such as heart rate tracking, weather functions, and water resistance for up to 100 meters, the Suunto 9 Baro comes with intelligent battery modes that allow up to seven days of continuous GPS tracking.

Suunto Core

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Another handsome offering from Suunto, this men’s digital watch is the perfect all-around companion for the avid outdoorsman or weekend hiker. Suunto The Core lets you navigate, record altitude, and check compass direction, with a backlit watch face that makes it easy to read information no matter the weather conditions. Its standout feature is a built-in barometer that can predict incoming storms by detecting changes in atmospheric pressure. This will give you time to get yourself to safety if you find yourself in the crosshairs of a typhoon.

Garmin MARQ Adventurer

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There’s a vintage, outdoorsy look about the Garmin MARQ Adventurer, a modern classic that channels a bit of Indiana Jones and also reveals quite a bit about the wearer it has in mind. That said, the Adventurer’s handsome appearance belies its power: over 41,000 golf courses programmed, three different global navigation satellite systems, a barometric altimeter system, and the ClimbPro Ascent Planner. The planner lets serious mountaineers measure their gradient, distance, and elevation for each ascent. This smartwatch also allows you to store up to 2,000 songs. 

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Garmin Venu 2S

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For Garmin fans looking for something a little less extra, turn to the Venu 2S, an outstanding smartwatch with a sleek appearance. The Venu 2S’ contemporary look embodies the lifestyle watch to the fullest as it is created for an active lifestyle, yet designed with everyday sensibilities in mind. Its various trackers—hydration, stress, pulse ox, body energy—lets you stay in tune with your body in every way. Built with gorilla glass, a stainless steel bezel, and a silicone band, this watch combines versatility and resilience.

Tag Heuer Connected

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Tag Heuer merges the racetrack tradition into its Tag Heuer Connected watch. The sporty and elegant digital watch for men is built with a titanium case, a ceramic bezel with a micro-blasted finish, and steel crown and buttons.

Fossil Carlyle HR

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Fossil has come out with some pretty decent smartwatches that offer a bang for your buck. Case in point? The minimalist Carlyle watch offers form as much as function. Aside from the standard heart rate monitor and activity tracking, the watch is swim-proof. Another upside: It takes only less than an hour to charge.

Casio ProTrek Smart WSD-F21

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The ProTrek is a digital watch with all the essentials for the adventurer. It merges analog and digital displays that make it easier to read information, with mechanical components highlighted with glow-in-the-dark markers. It’s also rechargeable through solar power, which is great for outdoor enthusiasts who are frequently disconnected from electricity.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is a worthy alternative to the Apple Watch. Aside from the standard smartwatch features, has a precision rotating bezel that allows you to navigate between apps and also claims to have the most advanced health monitor in a smartwatch. The Galaxy Watch’s slimmer face and leather strap offer a chic look that’s ideal for daily wear.

Fitbit Versa 3

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Active watch wearers will love the Versa 3 from Fitbit. The digital watch for men features Active Zone Minutes, which measures your current heart rate against resting heart rate to gauge your exertion. It also comes with a Voice Assistant, a fast-charging feature (you can charge for a full day in just 12 minutes), and six-day battery life.


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