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8 Best Sport Watches for Men in 2022

We give you an overview of the top men’s sport watches to help you get the features you want.

Are you looking to invest in your health and fitness with a sport watch for men? A great fitness watch is not cheap, so you’ll want to learn more to find the one that is loaded with the features that can enhance your workouts and help you achieve the next-level results you’re striving for.

You’re a runner who wants a variety of support training at their disposal. You’re a golfer who likes to keep fit with HIIT, running, cycling, or strength training. You’re a triathlete who needs a watch loaded with advanced training and navigation apps. You lead an active lifestyle and want a premium watch that can keep up—and challenge you when you want to push yourself further. You want health-monitoring to see when it’s optimal to rest your body and when it’s time to crush it!

Whoever you are, we’ve got the smartwatch to fit your lifestyle in the PlayBetter collection. Read on and get to know the 8 best sport watches for men in 2022.



Best Fitness Watch for Men — Garmin Venu 2

This Garmin GPS smartwatch earns every bit of its place on your wrist—with advanced activity and health monitoring designed in a sleek style and comfortable form-factor.

Workout anywhere with 25 preloaded GPS tracking and indoor sports apps. Track you heart rate, oxygen saturation, stress, sleep, respiration, hydration, energy levels, and more to get the most out of your exercise. Get smart notification on the fly and pay for that post-run drink all from the wrist.

On-screen workout animations are a bonus on the vibrant AMOLED color touchscreen. The Venu 2 display, by the way, is larger at 1.3” than the original Venu. Also enjoy new advanced strength training that puts weight scaling and strength PRs right on the device with graphics of worked muscle groups.

Other upgrades include twice the battery life, more music storage space for phone-free listening, the new Garmin Elevate 4 heart rate sensor, 4 new sports modes, 2 new widgets. Shop PlayBetter’s Garmin Venu 2 collection for more details or read more from the PlayBetter blog:

Venu 2/2S Sports Watch Upgrade Review

Venu 2/2S vs Original Venu and Vívoactive 4

Venu 2 vs the Apple Watch Series 6

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Best GPS Running & Multisport Watch — Garmin Forerunner 945/245

If you want performance metrics, the Forerunner 945 premium GPS running watch is loaded with them. Along with Garmin Coach and built-in sports apps, running dynamics on your cadence, stride, contact time, balance, and more offers insight on your form so you can adjust and improve.

If you’re okay with a few less features (and half the cost), the Forerunner 245 is the running watch with no fat on it. It’s got a smaller form-factor, weighing 38.5 grams compared to the Forerunner 945’s 50 grams. Both come with all you need for 24/7 activity tracking and performance and health metrics. The Forerunner 245 has most of the training features the Forerunner 945 has. But you’ll give up Garmin Pay, floors climbed metric (the 245 does not have an altimeter), more battery life, and the Forerunner 945’s music storage of up to 1,000 songs (the 245 has a music option for 500 songs).

Both watches give you access to Firstbeat metrics, which are advanced performance analytics for stress, recovery, and exercise. But the Forerunner 945 GPS sports watch has 18, compared to the Forerunner 245's 11.

Into more than running? The Forerunner 945 comes with additional outdoor recreation features that include support for golfing, mountain biking, open water swimming, and more.

In addition, the Forerunner 945 has more navigation features like full color mapping, ClimbPro, Turn-By-Turn navigation, and roundtrip routing.

Both of these premium running watches are top of the line—all they're missing is you! We're confident you'll know which one is right for you.

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Best Smartwatch for Marathons and Triathletes — Polar Vantage V2

Train like a pro and recover like a pro with Polar Vantage V2, a premium multisport watch designed for triathlon or marathon training and whenever you need to be ready to perform.

Know how your training strains your body and get the metrics that show you when it’s time to recover. Maximizing your energy is possible with the right training watch. This advanced multisport watch is loaded with fitness and health tracking features like all-day wrist-based heart rate monitoring, Training Load Pro, Nightly Recharge, Running Performance Test, Cycling Performance Test, Leg Recovery Test and more!

We love the lightweight, slim form-factor that doesn’t get in the way, whether you’re running, swimming, or sleeping.

With the Polar Vantage V2, you also get access to Polar Flow, an uber-comprehensive training platform that offers extensive training planning and analysis tools, an automatic training diary, progress reports, and much more!

You're the type of guy who believes in training smarter. Analyze your body’s performance and know when to recover and when to crush it with the Polar Vantage V2 GPS multisport watch. And get tuned-in so you can turn out your best performance.

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Best Sport Smartwatch for Training —
COROS PACE 2

What's super powerful, loaded with advanced features, and the lightest GPS watch of its caliber you're going to find in 2021?

Meet your new training partner for the long haul. And then some! The COROS PACE 2 is a premium GPS sport watch with some serious upgrades and features for the serious athlete.

For starters, it's hyper-lightweight at 29 grams ... which is why we're amazed about this next great upgrade — the boost in power! The processor in this fitness wearable is 1.5x more powerful, giving you 5x more RAM and 4x more storage, while the battery now gives you 30 hours of full GPS use. Factor in the user-friendly COROS Digital Dial that gives you quick and easy access to your stats, and you've got a beast of a watch that won't weigh you down and can keep going the distance.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what this smartwatch can do. Like you, there's so much to get out of it, which is why we think it's one of the best men's sport watches for training!

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Best GPS Golf Watch and More! — The Approach S62

For the golfer who's also active off the course. Or for the athletic go-getter who likes to get a game in when he can!

First of all, let's talk on the golf course. The Approach S62 has a larger 1.3” sunlight-readable color touchscreen. That’s just the eye-opener to more features for the serious golfer—like Virtual Caddie that factors in wind and suggests clubs based on your swing. Factor in PlaysLike Distance, AutoShot, and Green View, and you've got an edge on any course in the world. And we mean that quite literally, because this watch comes preloaded with 41,000+ golf courses from all over the globe!

But it's not just an edge on your game that you can get with this Garmin golf watch. It also comes with tracking features, including steps, distance covered, calories burned, and more. And it has gobs of available sports profiles, including running, cycling, swimming, skiing, rowing, stand up paddleboarding, and more!

And because your time is better spent teeing off or enjoying other physical activities, this big, beautiful, comfy watch has a rechargeable battery that provides up to 14 days of power in smartwatch mode and up to 20 hours in GPS mode.

Whether you think golf is life and like to stay active in other areas, or you like to stay super active and get in a handful of golf games a year, you can keep yourself conditioned for it all with the Approach S62.

Get more details from the PlayBetter blog:

Approach S12 vs S42 vs S62

Introducing the Approach S12

Introducing the Approach S42

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Best Outdoor Sports Watch — The fēnix® 6 Pro

You are rugged and sophisticated—and so is this watch!

The Garmin fēnix® 6 Pro GPS smartwatch is loaded with the features that will help you hone your stride for your regular workouts and recreational activities, such as running, swimming, biking, hiking, golfing, and more!

Get Garmin's cutting-edge design on your wrist along with GPS, heart rate, Pulse Ox, VO2 Max, and longer battery. This stylish sports watch offers access to advanced features such as built-in activity profiles, performance metrics, and training load balance readings. With the added customizable Power Manager, users are able to maximize battery life for efficient use throughout the day!

And when you leave the grid, so does the fēnix® 6 Pro. It has preloaded maps for 2,000 ski resorts, profiles for backcountry skiing, mountain biking dynamics, surfing features, PacePro technology for grade-adjusted guidance, and 41,000+ preloaded maps to golf courses around the world.

Push the limits in whatever you do with the with the extensive health, fitness, safety and tracking, and adventure features of this ultimate sport watch from Garmin!

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Best Fitness Watch for an Active Lifestyle — Polar Ignite 2

You're about fitness, accuracy, improvement, and style. Meet the fitness smartwatch that is your match — the Polar Ignite 2.

Its lightweight but durable design can be personalized with a variety of watch faces, colors, and accessory bands. Count on advanced wrist-based heart rate technology and integrated GPS to track precise speed, distance and location. Sleep and recovery data provide detailed insights for sleep duration and quality, as well as measuring overnight recovery to set you up for the next day's challenges.

Get personalized daily workout guidance based on recovery, readiness, and training history with FitSpark™, and progress tracking with the Weekly Summary feature. Plus simple-to-use dashboards for wrist-based music controls, weather reports, and push notifications.

You're the total package and you want the same out of your fitness smartwatch. The Polar Ignite 2 has a wealth of sports and fitness features ready to help you boldly chase the challenges of your active life ... with style.

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Best Adventure Sport Watch for Men — COROS VERTIX 2

You're an extreme athlete at home in extrem conditions. You go bold before you go home. Well, let's face it, you're at home in bold. And the COROS VERTIX 2 was designed be right at home on your wrist.

A 1.4-inch 64-color display, 280 x 280 pixels, touchscreen always-on memory LCD made with diamond-like coating sapphire glass translate to the durability you want in an outdoor sport watch.

The VERTIX 2 is loaded with sensors, including optical pulse oximeter, optical heart rate monitor, barometric altimeter, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, thermometer—and the new electrocardiogram (ECG) to get Heart Rate Variability (HRV) straight from your wrist. The HRV metric measures your body’s response to stress and its ability to recover—pretty handy knowledge when you're pushing in the extremes!

All 5 major satellite systems—GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, and QZSS—can be accessed by your VERTIX 2 GPS sport watch at the same time! Dual Frequency satellite communication acts as an express lane for a faster, better signal previously only available in aviation products!

Finally, check out this COROS VERTIX 2 battery life:

  • Up to 60 days in watch mode (compared to 45 days in the original VERTIX)
  • Up to 140 hours in Standard Full GPS (GPS/QZSS) (compared to 60 hours in the original)
  • Up to 240 hours in UltraMax GPS mode (compared to 150 in the original)
  • Up to 50 hours in All Systems + Dual Frequency On (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, QZSS) (not previously available)

There's a lot to you and there's a lot to this watch, which is why we think it's the perfect adventrue partner for your wrist!

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