Best smartwatches for athletes

Apple Watch Series 7 2
Apple Watch Series 7 (Photo: Apple website)
AMMAN – Smartwatches are essential equipment for athletes, as they are not used only for the main tasks of typical watches, which are telling the time or setting an alarm. Each year technological advances make watches more fashionable, smarter, and more durable, the perfect fit for everyday activities and looks. اضافة اعلان

Smartwatches do not only track athletes' activities during workouts; they provide them with necessary health information such as monitoring their heart rate, tracking their sleeping pattern to determine whether they are getting enough sleep, and providing them with guidance to improve their sleeping patterns. They could even provide athletes with coaching tips and assistance to reach their athletic goals through the applications available.

With new smartwatches, there will be new features. Following is a list of the best smartwatches for athletes in 2022:

Garmin Forerunner 745: Garmin Forerunner 745 (Photo: Garmin website)

Garmin Forerunner 745. This watch was designed for runners and triathletes who require detailed training information, on-device exercises, and high smartwatch functions. It provides them with daily workout suggestions based on their recent training and takes their fitness level into account. With aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback, they can see how their workouts affect the development of endurance, speed, and power. Runners and riders prefer this smartwatch because it helps them find the best routes to conduct their training.
Each year technological advances make watches more fashionable, smarter, and more durable, the perfect fit for everyday activities and looks.

The Garmin Connect app illustrates cardio, strength, yoga, Pilates, and high-intensity interval training exercises that are simple to follow. Additionally, music is important to keeping athletes motivated, so the Garmin Forerunner 745 enables them to sync their favorite songs right to their watch. 

Apple Watch Series 7 (Photo: Apple website) 

Apple Watch Series 7. This is one of the most used smartwatches worldwide, by athletes and others. It offers a range of applications that help with daily exercises, such as Nike Run Club, enables athletes to track their blood oxygen levels, and helps them keep a healthy diet by tracking the calories they consume and displaying them in a straightforward report. It could even be a lifesaving piece of equipment for those who practice extreme sports such as parkour - it monitors heart rate and ECG that notifies athletes of irregular heart rhythm and helps them contact emergency services in a fast and easy way. If the Apple Watch Series 7 detects that the person using it is unconscious for one minute, it will automatically call the emergency services and notify the wearer’s emergency contacts with a message that contains the person’s location and lets them know that the watch has called emergency services.

Suunto9: Suunto9 (Photo Suunto website) 

Suunto 9. This is a great option for outdoor activities, as it has a range of features for challenging outdoor sports. The battery lasts for approximately 25 hours with the best GPS activated, and 170 hours in tour mode, which makes it suitable for the days athletes spend exercising. The Suunto 9 is waterproof up to 100m depth, making it a perfect fit for swimmers. 

The Suunto app enables people using it to maintain a healthy balance with training load, recovery, and rest. It also enables them to connect their watch with their favorite tools to find new routes, analyze their training, and create 3D videos of their adventures to share with their sports community.

Polar Grit X Pro: Polar Grit X Pro (Photo: Polar website) 

Polar Grit X Pro. This watch is highly durable, as it is designed to military-level specifications, and boasts ultra-long battery life and sapphire glass that is tough and scratch-resistant. It equips athletes with always-on outdoors features, navigation tools, and Polar’s ultimate training solutions that will enable them to get all the benefits from workouts.

The Polar Grit X Pro was built to handle extreme conditions such as high and low temperatures.

Through Polar Precision PrimeTM sensor fusion technology, athletes can monitor their heart rate. The breakthrough combines optical heart rate measurement with additional sensor technologies to eliminate motion aberrations that could skew the heart rate data and lead to inaccurate results.

As sleep is essential for activities, this smartwatch also keeps track of vital sleep patterns and helps users enhance their sleep schedules.

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