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The Ultra gets a titanium case, sapphire face, significantly better battery life, and better GPS and off-grid route-tracking features, making it a much more robust backcountry tool

You’d be hard pressed to find a better adventure companion than the Fenix 6. This do-everything GPS watch is packed with features for every kind of activity, whether in town or high in the mountains: wrist-based heart rate, a gajillion sport modes, smart notifications and of course, excellent navigation. Our…

After months of testing, it’s proven to be everything I need for adventuring. And then some.

The company’s newest flagship timepiece promises astounding battery life as well as efficient solar charging, and it comes with a flashlight

Is it the most underrated month of the year?

We included the Venu in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best smartwatches. It has over 20 preloaded sport modes, a built in GPS, and can store music. It also has an incident detection feature which will direct a paired phone to dial an emergency contact in…

It’s one of the lightest, thinnest adventure-sport watches on the market. Here’s what our editor thought.

These stylish pieces are ready for adventure

These timepieces are ready to get down to business

Timepieces that check all the boxes

In our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide, the Inspire HR Fitness Tracker was one of our favorite pieces of wearable tech. The touchscreen watch has 24/7 activity and sleep tracking, guided workouts, and VO2 max measurement. Plus, it’s water-resistant up to 50 meters, so you can track swimming as well.

The Spartan Sport Baro is one of our favorite pieces of trail running gear. The watch not only tracks distance, pace, and heart rate—it also provides barometric pressure, altitude, elevation gain, and recovery time. Plus, it has 80 different sport modes and is water resistant up to 100 meters.

The Versa’s simple interface allows users to track their heart rate and sleep quality, while boasting 15 exercise modes. The sleek design of the watch face doesn’t look bulky, like most sport watches. We included the Versa in our roundup of The Best Wearable Tech of 2019.

Five casual timepieces that offer a pop of color and don’t mind a swim

In the age of the smartphone, a timepiece that displays the hour in multiple time zones imbues a measure of worldly sophistication and sense of adventure

Hold on to your fitness goal harder than ever before with this data-driven bundle from Garmin. It combines a multisport GPS heart rate monitor watch with an HRM-Tri heart rate chest strap to deliver top-notch results after every workout. The watch is great for everyday use too—smart notifications hit the…

A first look at the standout timepieces from the industry’s biggest event

Classy performers that are equally at home in the lift line and back at the lodge

A proper timepiece can handle adventure and look just right back in the office

New tech automatically adjusts settings to keep the watch in tracking mode longer, without sacrificing accuracy

The company behind the smart bike helmet just launched a watch. Here's our take.

The Boston tech company is now selling monthly access to its Strap 2.0 data-tracking device

This marks the brand's first attempt at an affordable, fitness-oriented wearable

We've been using the new smartwatch for a week. Here's what we think.

The Versa, which debuted Tuesday, pairs heart-rate tracking with new health features and a sleek look—all for $199.

Timepieces that help you do everything from call in the helicopters to dive (safely, of course) for hidden treasure

Fall’s stealth timepieces are burly, technical, and 100 percent badass

Groundbreaking designs and updated classics for every wrist. (Tissot) Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar Here’s something new under the sun: the first solar-powered touchscreen watch. The Expert Solar’s spare, Euro-cool design and titanium case conceal a wealth of useful digital gadgetry behind its analog face, like an altimeter, a weather monitor, and…

A smart sports watch or a sporty smartwatch? The M600 may just be the best of both worlds.

Durable timepieces for life on the go

We used all the watches, heart rate monitors, clips, smart glasses, and apps we could get our hands on, so you don't have to

There are countless watches, bracelets, headbands, and foot pods on the market promising to record every little thing you do. But can any of it make you a better athlete? The author wades through the muck and the mire to data-mine his best self.

You can now ditch the phone but still accurately track your workouts, thanks to watchOS 2

We review the top six timepieces for everyone from surfers to backcountry skiers

Ingenious solutions to make the season's simplest sport even better

The fitness-tracker maker has become an unlikely Wall Street darling in the post-Apple-Watch world

The new wearable will blow fitness tech wide open by not focusing on it

2015 Gear of the Year Winner

With so many new tools to track performance, choosing the right one is its own sport.

New gear for more informed—and more fun—training

Forget the forecast. This gear will keep you moving through the toughest season.

Full-featured watches for smarter training

Some people might be built for speed and others for distance, but everyone benefits from running faster. This is how you do it.

The most impressive smart watch we've seen yet

A breakthrough combination of extreme rocker and attention to detail

It might actually improve your surfing.

Summer's best timepieces play hard, no matter what you throw at them.

Dominate the water and the road with the help of this gear arsenal.

From camping expeditions to solo summit attempts, these six items could save your life in the backcountry. At the very least, they’ll make you sleep better at night.

This titanium-body chronograph is the smallest, sharpest-looking personal beacon we’ve seen.

Six rugged timepieces that are up for any adventure, be it on snow, water, or dirt.

I am looking for a reasonably priced heart rate monitor/watch that tracks calories burned. It should also be able survive water sports, like stand-up paddling, swimming, and flatwater kayaking.

Outside reviews the best triathlon gear of 2012, including the Felt B12 triathlon bike.

Outside picks the best watches of July 2012, including the Luminox Navy Seal Colormark 3067.

Our five favorite gadgets for everything from recording splits to rocking out, including the New Balance Tri-Viz with four built-into-the-brim LEDs that can operate in three different settings; the Timex Ironman Run Trainer With GPS; and the Motorola Motoactv, a lightweight wristwatch that packs music and heart-rate tracking.

Think of them as smartphones for your wrist. The latest sport-specific watches will do practically everything but plan your next adventure for you. We review six of the best, including the Wenger Aerograph Cockpit Chrono and the Timex Intelligence Quartz Tide-Temp-Compass, which brings digital functionality to classic analog design.

A low price tag and a quality build make this among the best wetsuits for newbies.

Outside picks the essentials for March, including the Arc'teryx Motus Crew.

A combined heart-rate monitor and GPS watch will supercharge your training. Motorola's Motoactv is one of the best on the market.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Casio ProTrek PRW-5000Y-1 watch.

I need help finding a watch for my boyfriend. He's into white-water rafting, camping, and fly-fishing, among other sports. My budget is around $350, and I want to stay away from features he won't use like tide times or diving depths. Ideas?

After competing in more than two dozen adventure races, Stephen Regenold breaks down his go-to outdoor gear

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including the Garmin Forerunner 610 watch.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Nike's + SportWatch GPS.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Timex Global Trainer GPS Watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Garmin Forerunner 410 watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the MTM Special Ops Silverair Stryk watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Rudy Project Steelium Full Metal watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Casio Ediface EFA-132 watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Suunto M5 watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Highgear Axio HR watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Timex Ironman Race Trainer Pro Kit watch.

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