Seven hiking watches - tough, handy and smarter than ever

Keeping time on the trail has never been easier with these tough, water-resistant watches that add an altimeter for measuring altitude, a barometer for weather, a compass and even GPS

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 November, 2015, 12:24pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 January, 2016, 12:41pm

Garmin Epix GPS

A large colour touchscreen and a GPS antenna makes this smarter watch (HK$4,899) worth navigating to, with downloadable maps to track your hike and plan your next move. Find it at sportsworld.hk

Casio G-Shock Mudmaster GWG-1000-1A3

Designed for deserts, mud, and other tough environments, this solar-powered watch (HK$5,812) offers a a compass bearing and a barometer for predicting weather. Available at gshock.com

Momentum VS-3 Altimeter

With an altimeter as well as a barometer, thermometer and a compass, this great value watch (HK$1,511) with a two year battery will get you there and back without breaking the bank. Available at momentumwatch.com

Solus SL-110-002

This great value luminous and waterproof watch (HK$1,300) measures altitude, temperature, and even your heart rate. Buy it from Well Mount Sports wellmount.hk

Suunto Ambit3 Peak GPS Multisport

With a compass and GPS, this smart watch (HK$3,850) can monitor hiking biking and swimming and even act as a personal training coach via a smartphone app. Buy it from YoHo Hong Kong, 5th Floor, Union Building, 112 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, tel: 5335 6996

Garmin Fēnix 3

The third version of this classic hiking watch (HK$4,099) adds fitness metrics to its GPS, altimeter, barometer and compass features, while the useful TracBack lets you retrace your steps if you get lost. Buy it from sportsworld.hk

Suunto Traverse

Everything from GPS, storm alerts and sunrise/sunset times to speed, distance and altitude on this 100-hour hiking watch (HK$4,200), which also counts steps and calories via a smartphone app. YoHo Hong Kong, 5th Floor, Union Building, 112 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, tel: 5335 6996