Having a high-tech sports watch can make your time outside a lot more fun and your workouts more productive. But there’s always the worry about damaging your expensive toy. The Polar Grit X is designed with the rugged outdoor enthusiast in mind who wants all those technical features but doesn’t want to live in constant fear of damaging their investment.
The Grit X passes several military-level tests for functionality in extreme temperatures, high humidity and collisions. Yet the lightweight (just 64 grams) multisport watch won’t slow you down on the run. With a 40-hour battery life, it will track your longest workout, and the smart-fueling function will remind you when it’s time to eat or drink on the trail. Mountain bikers will love the up- and downhill measurements you can take, and hikers and trail runners will appreciate the turn-by-turn guidance to help you navigate the trickiest routes. You can even get a two-day weather forecast, so you know how to dress for the elements. The Grit X features specific tracking and metrics for more than 130 different sports and activities, and it can provide training programs through the Polar Flow app.
Perhaps best of all, the watch offers a stylish and minimalist look that isn’t out of place anywhere.
Price: $430, polar.com
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This story was originally published May 12, 2022 5:30 AM.