The beginning of spring – increase performance with sports watches

Spring begins on March 20th and many athletes leave the house to get fit for the summer. Sports watches can be useful and supportive in this endeavor. Therefore, in this article, I will show you how to use sports watches correctly and which models we can recommend.

What distinguishes sports watches from ordinary watches?

A watch has one primary purpose: to tell the time. In addition, special sports watches have many other functions that can support you in your goals. A stopwatch, for example, is a simple feature that most sports watches have. However, there are also some models that can save or even evaluate heights, distances and other values. As the price increases, you also get better features. The most modern watches can even measure vital signs such as the pulse, oxygen content in the blood or breathing rate. Therefore, you should consider which watch suits your needs. Fitness trackers can also help you with your goals. Due to the peculiar design, however, sports watches are more versatile.

What is the best way to use a sports watch?

This depends on the sport, but you should wear your sports watch most of the time to be prepared in every situation. In endurance sports such as jogging, the stop function can help to record times and progress. Vital signs such as the heartbeat can also be measured regularly in order to be able to recognize an improvement.

Use sports watch while jogging
Female jogger uses a sports watch

Other functions are advantageous for outdoor activities and extreme sports. Altitude meters, barometers and a compass are crucial when mountain biking, hiking or climbing. Therefore, you should choose a sports watch with a suitable range. With these useful features, you are always on the safe side and can record the performance after your activity.

Many sports watches can even determine information about rest and sleep phases. You should also wear the watch at night to ensure an accurate evaluation.

Follow these steps when buying a sports watch:

  • Which sport do I want to do and to what extent?
  • Which functions do I need for this?
  • Do I value accuracy or a low price?

The best sports watches 2023

CASIO sports digital watch with vibration alarm

Casio’s digital sports watch with vibration alarm is perfect for getting started with endurance sports. With this sports watch you can stop the time or set a timer. Once the time is up, you will be notified via vibrations. So you can concentrate on your sport and receive important signals at the right time. In addition, the time and date are automatically updated and you never have to set them again. The case is made of comfortable resin, while the base is made of stainless steel for robustness. The watch can be found in the lower price segment for less than CHF 50.

  • black LCD display
  • Automatic calendar
  • Stopwatch (1/100s to 100h)
  • Countdown timer (1 sec to 24 hours)
  • 1 alarm (reminder function)
  • Dual time function (second time zone)
  • 12/24 hour format
  • Super Illuminator (Backlight)
  • black resin case
  • screwed stainless steel bottom
  • acrylic glass (curved)
  • robust plastic pin buckle
  • Experience has shown that materials are anti-allergic
Casio Sport Digitaluhr Sportuhr

CASIO Sport-Digitaluhr Worldtimer

The CASIO sports digital watch Worldtimer is in the middle price segment and expands the functions of its predecessor. In addition to the stop and timer function, up to 5 alarms can be set. This allows you to save your alarm clock or be reminded of your sports units. In addition, this sports watch has a useful LED light. This allows you to train in the dark or in the evening when it is already getting dark. With a push of a button, you can turn on the LED and illuminate the digital display. The case and bracelet are made of stainless steel and resin. The materials protect the watch from damage and this ensures longevity.

  • LCD display with illuminator backlight
  • Automatic calendar (with weekday display)
  • Stopwatch (1/100s to 100h)
  • Countdown timer (1 minute to 100 hours)
  • 5 daily alarms (reminder function)
  • World Time Display (Dualtime)
  • 12/24 hour format
  • Black resin steel case
  • screwed stainless steel bottom
  • acrylic glass (curved)
  • simple stainless steel link bracelet
  • Experience has shown that materials are anti-allergic
Sportuhr Casio Worldtimer

CASIO Pro Trek Solaruhr

The CASIO Pro Trek solar watch is very popular with athletes. In addition to the classic functions, this watch also has a barometer, altimeter, compass and even a thermometer. The various information can be read and even stored. Therefore, this watch is particularly suitable for outdoor activities and extreme sports. Since you need both hands for many sports, this sports watch has an automatic backlight. A twist of the wrist (to read the time) activates the LED. The case and bracelet are made from a biomass plastics. These materials are produced from sustainable and organic raw materials and are therefore environmentally friendly.

  • Altimeter data storage (Altimeter with Altitude Addition)
  • Barometer (weather trend)
  • Thermometer (C/F)
  • compass display
  • Sunrise and sunset display
  • World Time (48 cities)
  • Stoppuhrfunktion (1/100s, 1’000h)
  • 5 alarms (with snooze function)
  • Countdown Timer (1/1 Min. – 24 h)
  • Fully automatic LED backlight
  • Slim bio-resin case (black)
  • soft urethane strap (made of bio-based plastics)
  • Experience has shown that materials are anti-allergic
Casio Pro Trek for outdoor sports

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