The 10 sport gadgets that will give more war this Christmas
We introduce you 10 of the most significant sports watches of the moment, either for its quality and functionality or for its quality / price ratio. Praised are the Garmin Fenix 6, Polar Vantage V and Suunto 9 Baro, which with their high performance occupy the top positions of the podium. However, not everyone needs a Ferrari because some of us don't go much further from the bakery.
I propose three groups based on your needs, and the best models in my opinion within each one of them, with links to offers If you click on the names:
- Basic Range
We go with these 10 GPS watches for all tastes and pockets that will be a trend in sales in the coming months. Find yours and pay close attention to the offers!
Garmin Fenix 6
He Garmin Fenix 6 It is the spearhead of GPS watches in the market. An all-terrain multi-sport adaptable to any activity with benefits without competition. Just out of the oven, this Christmas is called to be the top sales accompanied by good discounts. More information in our analysis.
You save: € 40.99 (6%) (6%)
Within the Fenix 6 there is a universe of possibilities, from the simplest version without maps or music, to the top with titanium finishes and solar charging panel. 47 x 47 x 14.70 mm and 83 grams of weight the standard model. With this image you can quickly see what I am talking about, and locate yourself regarding your needs:
Here are offers for some of the specific models:
And eye, that given its recent premiere, it can be a very good alternative to take advantage of the price drops of the previous model: Garmin Fenix 5. Here I leave the alternative in case you want to keep an eye ... highly recommended!
You save: € 115.99 (23%) (2. 3 %)
Suunto 9 Baro
The evolution of the Spartan models that fuses concepts and construction of the Spartan Sport and Ultra. A mountain watch and multisport of maximum benefits. It is designed for long-term careers and sessions and extreme adventures, with a range of up to 120 hours with use of GPS antenna. 81 grams, sapphire crystal, stainless steel and all its functionalities at full capacity. The jewel in the crown of Suunto. This is the version with a barometric altimeter and without it.
If you like this watch but you miss the budget a bit even with the offer, you can always go to the version without a barometer, or even the Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro, which is an earlier version with a more than functional barometer.
Polar Vantage V
A premium multisport GPS watch, waterproof and designed for athletes who want to maximize their performance. If you are looking for a next-generation training partner for triathlon or marathon, Polar Vantage V is the perfect combination. The new Polar Precision Prime ™ sensor technology ensures that the Polar Vantage V precisely controls heart rate even in the most demanding conditions. Here more information about him.
You save: € 100.90 (20%) (twenty %)
Garmin Forerunner 945
Garmin is not far behind and offers you the Forerunner 945, the natural evolution of the Forerunner 935. Here you can see the analysis and a video of its unboxing.
Here you can find a worthwhile offer.
Nor is it far-fetched to value the purchase of its predecessor, the FR 935 which although it has no music or contactless payment, is a really good piece.
Garmin Forerunner 245
We start with the mid-range, which is what most of the terrestrials point to, both for real needs and for budget. Garmin Forerunner 235 has been one of the best selling watches in recent seasons. Very functional, possibility of installing applications that complement its utility, etc. This new version comes with security alerts (like all Garmin news), version with music, more GPS signals, pulse oximeter, more autonomy ... Without a doubt a very safe bet.
Forerunner 235 already begins to be a bit more obsolete although it is still functional, and therefore I also leave here its offer in case you want to value it.
Polar Vantage M
Multisport watch with GPS aimed at athletes who constantly mark new challenges. Polar Vantage M is a combination of the latest sports technology with the lightest design. Avoid overtraining with the Training Load Pro tool. More information here. Its predecessor the Polar M430 is still a good letter of recommendation for the good results it gave and the great feedback it has left behind.
You save: € 60.90 (22%) (22%)
Garmin Vivoactive 4
And if you are looking for something on horseback between a pure training watch and a smartwatch, the Vivoactive 4 may be your choice, since in addition to all the features of a sports watch and go equipped with a good cast of sensors (included barometric altimeter), you can also store music and make contactless payments. This piece is one of the most complete on the market! Here our analysis article.
You have a smaller 4S version: Vivoactive 4 with 45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8 mm and a weight of 50.5 grams and Vivoactive 4S with 40 x 40 x 12.7 mm and 40 grams.
You save: € 9.15 (3%) (3 %)
And you could not miss the competition of Suunto, the attractive Suunto 5, which becomes a more durable and resistant watch concept. Good materials and finishes, good behavior in the analysis and functionalities according to its range. No doubt a piece to consider if you are moving in these terms.
- 46 mm (diameter) x 14.6 mm (thickness)
- Weight: 66 grams
- Bezel: Stainless Steel
- Lens: Mineral Crystal
- Submersible: 50 m (according to ISO 6425)
- Autonomy: Clock mode 14 days; 24/7 tracking and mobile notifications 7 days; with GPS from 20 to 40 hours.
And finally a couple of proposals for the basic range of watches (almost bracelets), starting with a piece that pleasantly surprised me in the analysis. It is a basic proposal but with premium services that surprises with the low starting price, and let's not say if we apply the offer. Some interesting features:
- Size - 43 × 43 × 8.5 mm
- Weight - 35 g
- Color touch screen, resolution 240 × 204 pixels and Dragontail crystal entity.
- Autonomy: up to 17h in training mode (GPS and wrist heart rate monitor) and 5 days in clock mode with continuous HR recording.
- Fiberglass reinforced polymer case. Bezel and stainless steel button.
- GPS and GLONASS
- Water resistant (30 m) (ISO 22810, suitable for swimming)
You save: € 10.00 (5%) (5 %)
Garmin Forerunner 45
We talk about a mixed cycling and running evolution of the Garmin Forerunner 35, a good tool for popular athletes that achieves high satisfaction among its users. Here his full analysis.
- Glass lens reinforced by chemical processes
- Dimensions: 39.5 x 39.5 x 11.4 mm or 42 x 42 x 11.4 mm
- Display: 1.04 ″ (26.3 mm) in color diameter with 208 x 208 pixels
- Weight: 32g or 36g in large size
- Autonomy: Smart watch mode: up to 7 days; GPS mode: up to 13 hours
- Water Resistance: 5ATM
- Memory: 200 hours of activity data
- Sensors: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, accelerometer, FC sensor on the Garmin Elevate wrist.
You save: € 21.72 (11%) (eleven %)
The Forerunner 35 is still in force, and it is not disposable because of the good price it currently carries.