All About Mens Sports Watches
Browsing through the extensive list of men's sports watches, you may find yourself wondering, 'What exactly am I looking for in men's sports watches?' Men's sports watches come with a diverse selection of components, technology, functions and materials, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what it is you really do need, and what all those fancy words mean.
Here we'll try to cover all the key elements we think are crucial to men's sports watches, plus a few examples from our favorite collections.
Chronograph:' Men's sports watches, and even designer watches, come with a chronographic element. This literally means that men's sport watches can 'record time' in the form of a stopwatch function.' Makers from Timex to Omega offer a chronograph built into their men's sports watches. Men's sports watches designed specifically for athletes who train regularly will contain an optional lap/split chronograph that will record specific segments of a workout independently of the entire period.
Movement & Display:' Before you drop money on men's sports watches, make sure the movement is digital or it has a digital secondary movement. This allows easy reading. Also crucial to easy dial reading in men's sports watches is a glow light for dark surroundings and a white reflector for daylight. Both Suunto and Garmin incorporate an easily discernable dial on their men's sports watches.
Water Resistance:' If you are still searching for a waterproof watch in men's sports watches, stop looking! Legally, nobody can advertise this feature in the United States as there is no commercially available watch that is completely 100% waterproof. However, when purchasing men's sports watches it is imperative to make sure they are water resistant to at least 50 meters. This is especially important for triathletes and outdoor adventurers who can get stuck outside in bad weather.
Shock Resistance: If you are serious about using your men's sports watches for aggressive physical activity, make sure it is shock resistant. According to an American government standard of durability, this means the watch and its mechanics can survive a drop of three feet onto a wooden floor.' Even high end designers of men's sports watches like Le Chateau make sure to incorporate a shock resistant element.
Band or Bracelet: When it comes to the everyday athlete, it's important to go with a rubber band instead of a metal bracelet. Men's sports watches made with rubber are highly durable to the elements, and for more comfortable when it comes to changes in temperature. Bracelet-type men's sports watches are best for light activity or just as a showpiece. Timex Ironman Sleek Collection makes an innovative durable band with gaps in the fabric to ensure breathability.
When looking for your ideal workout partner, consider these elements for your men's sports watches. When you're at the track, on the road, at the beach or just taking a long lunch at the golf course, men's sports watches with these components will last you a long time. Use this foundation as a guideline for a purchase in men's sports watches that fits your activity level!