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Find the Perfect Gift for the Best Price from the Top 3 GPS Watch Brands: Garmin, COROS, and Polar

Gift the Very Best! Garmin fēnix 7 Series Multisport Watches

The ultimate gift for the athlete or adventurer who does it all. Garmin fēnix 7 offers advanced features with rugged, sophisticated style.

Give the Premium COROS APEX Pro for a Midrange Price

Give a GPS watch that takes running as seriously as they do. The COROS APEX Pro has training tools & accuracy they want on their wrist.

Get an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT on Garmin Venu® GPS Fitness Watch

Gift a gorgeous sport watch in 2022 ! It may not be the ultimate Garmin, but the Venu GPS watch is definitely the ultimate deal—only on PlayBetter!

Shop the Best GPS Watches for Fitness, Running, & Multisport

Today’s GPS sport and fitness watches come packed with features and functionality for every active type out there—from serious athletes to adventurers to people who are just starting out.

Brands like Garmin, COROS, and Polar are making the best GPS watches for every sort of running, outdoor, and multisport activity. And each is savvy enough to create watches for a variety of price points that can help with the user's fitness and training goals.

In 2022, Garmin especially churned out some impressive new features and upgrades in several of their GPS watch lines, including fēnix, Forerunner, Venu, epix (Gen 2), and Enduro 2.

PlayBetter knows that when you're shopping for a watch as a gift for your special someone, you have several factors in mind, including specific features, battery life, build quality, size, style, and price.

We also know that getting the right gift is important when selecting a fitness watch. So we give you up to 60 days to return your purchase—free with no questions asked. And we've made it super easy to exchange right online.

If that sounds good, let's start exploring the best fitness watches to gift to a loved one—or yourself!

Best Fitness & Sport Watches to Gift | Table of Contents


Fitness & Running Watches Under $250

Garmin Venu Fitness Watch—EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT!

Venu Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 43.2 x 43.2 x 12.4 mm / 46.3 g

Display Size/Type: 1.2" (30.4mm) diameter color touchscreen with AMOLED display

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 5 days
GPS Mode: Up to 20 hours

Maps & Navigation: No maps or breadcrumb navigation; Back to Start features using compass

Available Colors: Light Sand/Rose Gold, Black/Slate

Price: $229.99

Get an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT on the Garmin Venu—previously a $400 watch—on PlayBetter.com today. Along with the eye-catching AMOLED display, you’ll also be gifting Garmin’s full suite of health and wellness features, wrist-based heart rate, GPS tracking, smart notifications, safety features, activity tracking, 20+ sport profiles, really cool on-screen workout animations, and more!

The Venu smartwatch is perfect for men and women who like a sport- and style-savvy watch on their wrist. We think you’ll like the price too!


Garmin Forerunner 55 Running GPS Watch

Forerunner 55 Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 42 x 42 x 11.6 mm / 37 g

Display Size/Type: 1.04" (26.3 mm) diameter color display—Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 2 weeks
GPS Mode: Up to 20 hours                                                            

Maps & Navigation: None

Available Colors: Black, White, Aqua

Price: $199.99

Help them find their inner runner this season with the Garmin Forerunner 55. It’s the GPS running smartwatch for beginners that goes beyond pace and heart rate stats. Give them the gift of training with personalized guidance and daily suggested workouts based on their training history and fitness level. Plus, they can change things up with HIIT and breathwork activity profiles. Advanced wellness tracking features, such as all-day respiration monitoring, intensity minutes, and more, will put them in tune with your body. You’ll also be giving them more runs in between charges, thanks to this running watch’s long battery life. And, this gift lets them make it truly their own by downloading watch faces, apps, and more from the Connect IQ™ Store.

This is running watch is the ideal gift for the runner who’s just starting out or who might consider the latest technology overly complicated


COROS PACE 2 Running Watch

COROS PACE 2 Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 42 × 42 × 11.7mm / silicone band: 35 g; nylon band: 29 g

Display Size/Type: 1.2” always-on memory LCD

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 20 days
GPS Mode: Up to 30 hours

Maps & Navigation: None

Available Colors: Dark Navy, White, Blue Steel

Price: $199.99

Help them go faster and farther with the superlight and super-affordable COROS PACE 2 GPS watch for runners. You’ll be giving them the lightest watch out there at only 29 g with a nylon band! Plus, the PACE 2’s battery life kicks butt so they can take advantage of all the available sport modes for running, biking, swimming, cardio, strength, and water. This featherlight GPS watch has a barometer and compass on board as well as 24/7 heart rate monitoring. But perhaps the coolest part of this gift is the running power metrics they’ll get right from the wrist!

This is the budget-friendly gift for the runner who does not want the extra bulk on their wrist but doesn’t want to skimp on the running and fitness features either!


Garmin Venu Sq 2 (non-music model)

Garmin Venu Sq 2 Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 40.6 x 37.0 x 11.5 mm / 38.0 g

Display Size/Type: 1.41" (35.9 mm) diagonal AMOLED color touchscreen

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 11 days
GPS Mode: Up to 26 hours

Maps & Navigation: No maps or breadcrumb navigation; Back to Start features using compass

Available Colors: Slate/Shadow Gray, Cream Gold/White, Metallic Mint/Cool Mint

Price: $249.99

Give them the fitness watch that puts a stunning display in their workouts and throughout their day—with the most affordable Garmin smartwatch that has a bright AMOLED display. The Venu Sq 2 combines daily style with health monitoring and fitness features that will help them to connect mind and body. With up to 11 days of battery life, they won’t have to take off their watch every night to charge it—which means a more complete 24/7 picture of their health. Your gift will put heart rate, sleep score, stress tracking, Body Battery™ energy levels, and so much more on their wrist and into their routine. With 25 preloaded sports apps for indoor or outdoor activities, they’ll have a variety of workouts to inspire them to move. And smart notifications will keep them connected while they do.

This gorgeous and affordable fitness smartwatch is just right for the active man or woman who likes to look good and stay in tune with their body throughout the day.


Polar Pacer Running Watch

Polar Pacer Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 45 x 45 x 11.5 mm / 40 g

Display Size/Type: 1.2” always-on

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 43 hours
GPS Mode: Up to 36 hours

Maps & Navigation: None

Available Colors: Night Black, Cloud White, Deep Teal, Purple Dusk

Price: #199.99

Know a no-nonsense runner? Then the Polar Pacer would make the perfect GPS running watch for them—with the perfect budget for you! The Pacer offers the modern runner all the essentials, plus some specialized training tools they need to do one thing better: Run. Gift them the basics: Pace, Time, Distance, Stopwatch, Lap Timer, and Interval Timer. Beyond that, this running watch has an enhanced high-speed processor, bright screen for all conditions, and it’s lightweight with super grippy buttons to avoid false starts.

All that’s missing is for you to purchase it for your favorite serious runner.


Polar Ignite 2 Fitness Watch

Polar Ignite 2 Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 43 x 43 x 8.5 mm / 35 g

Display Size/Type: color touchscreen

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 5 days
GPS Mode: Up to 20 hours

Maps & Navigation: None

Available Colors: Black Pearl, Storm Blue, Gold and Champagne, Rose Gold/Pink

Price: $229.95

Want to give them a fitness watch that is as confident, smart, and versatile as they are? The Polar Ignite 2 will put a sleek, simple, and smart experience on their wrist and in their life. They’ll get personalized guidance for workouts, recovery, and sleep—all built into a beautifully designed watch that looks and feels good 24/7.


Fitness & Running GPS Watches $250 – $499

Garmin Venu Sq 2 Music Fitness Watch

Venu Sq 2 Music Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 40.6 x 37.0 x 11.5 mm / 38.0 g

Display Size/Type: 1.41" (35.9 mm) diagonal AMOLED color touchscreen

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 11 days
GPS Mode: Up to 26 hours

Maps & Navigation: No maps or breadcrumb navigation; Back to start features using compass

Available Colors: Slate/Black, Peach Gold/Ivory, Cream Gold/French Gary

Price: $299.99

What will make them love their gorgeous Venu Sq 2 fitness watch even more when they unwrap it? Finding out that they can also store up to 500 of their favorite songs on it for phone-free listening during their workouts and daily runs and errands. Featuring a bright AMOLED display, this GPS smartwatch with on-device music storage combines daily style with health monitoring and fitness features that will keep them in tune with their mind and body. Up to 11 days of battery life means a more complete 24/7 picture of their health—that alone is a gift. With 25 preloaded sports apps for indoor or outdoor activities, they might be inspired to try something new, including running, cardio, strength, HIIT, and more. Plus, their new watch will deliver smart notifications right to their wrist when paired to an Apple® or Android™ smartphone.


Garmin Forerunner 255/255S (with or without music)

Forerunner 255/255S Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight:

FR 255: 45.6 x 45.6 x 12.9 mm / 49 g
FR 255S: 41 x 41 x 12.4 mm / 39 g

Display Size/Type:

FR 255: 1.3” sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
FR 255S: 1.1” sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)

Battery Life:

FR 255
Smartwatch Mode: Up to 14 days
GPS Mode: Up to 30 hours
FR 255S
Smartwatch Mode: Up to 12 days

GPS Mode: Up to 26 hours

Maps & Navigation: Real-time bread crumb trail, point to point navigation, back to start, TracBack®, up ahead; No maps

Available Colors:

FR 255: Tidal Blue, Slate Gray, Whitestone (Music), Black (Music)
FR 255S: Light Pink, Powder Gray, Whitestone (Music), Black (Music)

Price: No Music—$349.99, Music—$399.99

Inspire them to run at a higher level with the Forerunner 255/255S GPS watch. These running smartwatches are the perfect gift to help them train and recover smarter. They’ll get training status, running power, multi-band GPS, and daily suggested workouts that adapt to their performance and goals. Plus, other new features—such as race widget—help plan their race-day strategy, and morning report with HRV status reveals their overall health alongside the day ahead. Surprise them with this advanced running watch jam-packed with smart features, more than 30 activity profiles—even for triathlon—and the battery life that’ll let them go the distance.

This perfect gift for men and women offers a smaller size for smaller wrists, this running watch is the mid-ranged priced answer to a high-end running training tool.


Garmin Venu 2 Plus Fitness Smartwatch

Venu 2 Plus Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 43.6 x 43.6 x 12.6 mm / 51 g

Display Size/Type: 1.3” AMOLED color touchscreen

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 9 days
GPS Mode: Up to 24 hours

Maps & Navigation: No maps or breadcrumb navigation; Back to Start features using compass

Available Colors: Silver/Powder Gray, Slate/Black, Cream Gold/Ivory

Price: $449.99

The perfect fitness watch for those who want to do more, track more, and know more about their health and wellness—right from the wrist. The first thing they’ll love when they open their Venu 2 Plus is learning that they can make and take calls and text on their watch—and keep their phone in their pocket. This Garmin watch has excellent quality built-in speaker and mic so they can use their smartphone’s voice assistant. Plus, they’ll get Garmin’s full suite of health-monitoring that is like no other brand, 25+ built-in sports apps, more than ample battery life and on-watch music storage. It’s the fitness smartwatch that perfectly blends sporty and savvy features in a wearable for active lifestyles.


Garmin Instinct 2/2S (solar & non-solar)

Instinct 2/2S Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight:

Instinct 2: 45 x 45 x 14.2 mm / 53 g
Instinct 2S: 40 x 40 x 13.3 mm / 43 g

Display Size/Type:

Instinct 2: 0.9” x 0.9”, custom, two-window design; monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Instinct 2S: 0.79” x 0.79”, custom, two-window design; monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)

Battery Life:

Instinct 2
Smartwatch Mode: Up to 28 days/Unlimited with Solar (solar editions only)
GPS Mode: Up to 30 hours/48 hours with Solar (solar editions only)
Instinct 2S
Smartwatch Mode: Up to 21 days/51 days with Solar (solar editions only)

GPS Mode: Up to 22 hours/28 hours with Solar (solar editions only)

Maps & Navigation: Real-time bread crumb trail, point to point navigation, back to start, TracBack®, up ahead; No maps

Available Colors:

Instinct 2: Graphite, Electric Lime, Tidal Blue (solar), Graphite (solar), Mist Gray (solar)
Instinct 2S: Poppy, Deep Orchid, Graphite, Neo Tropic (solar), Mist Gray (solar), Graphite (solar)

Price: $349.99 (non-solar), $449.99 (solar)

Give them the rugged Instinct 2/2S GPS smartwatch tough enough to keep up with them and unique enough to fit their style. Choose the standard Instinct 2 or 2S for smaller wrists, plus you can pick a solar-charging option for unlimited battery life in smartwatch mode (Instinct 2 Solar only). With this Garmin watch gift, they can do more of what they love with preloaded activity profiles for running, biking, swimming, strength training, and loads more. They can stay connected from the wrist with smart notifications, Garmin Pay and Connect IQ compatibility. And they’ll understand their body better with all-day health monitoring for energy levels, stress, sleep, Pulse Ox, and much more. Impressively, the Instinct 2 lineup includes training tools like VO2 Max for run and trail run, heat and altitude acclimation, training status, training load, training effect, virtual partner, and a whole lot more!


COROS APEX Pro Premium Multisport GPS Watch

APEX Pro Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 47 x 47 x 13.4 mm / silicone band: 59g; nylon band: 49g

Display Size/Type: 1.2” touchscreen memory LCD

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 30 days
GPS Mode: Up to 40 hours

Maps & Navigation: Downloadable landscape and topo maps, checkpoint, back to start, off-route alert,

Available Colors: Black, Green, White

Price: $499.99

Got an endurance athlete who has a thing for rugged environments on your list? The COROS APEX Pro might just be the perfect gift for them. Your go-getter will get route navigation, superb battery life, offline mapping for landscape, topo, and hybrid maps, plus sensors that will help them find their way, get elevation data, get accurate heart-rate monitoring, and blood oxygen saturation levels. Plus, the touchscreen is sapphire, and the bezel is titanium—so we’re talking a tough GPS watch for this price point. And COROS training mode will let them create, share, and even download workouts from professional athletes and coaches. Sound like your person’s speed and intensity? Check out this premium multisport watch from COROS.


Polar Pacer Pro Advanced Running Watch

Pacer Pro Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 45 x 45 x 11.5 mm / 40 g

Display Size/Type: 1.2” MIP

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 43 hours
GPS Mode: Up to 35 hours

Maps & Navigation: Bread crumb route guidance, turn-by-turn guidance by Komoot, route and elevation profiles, back to start

Available Colors: Carbon Gray, Midnight Blue, Autumn Maroon, Aurora Green, Snow White

Price: $299.99

Does your loved one think running is life? Then the Polar Pacer Pro could be the perfect gift for them this year. Ultralight with integrated barometer that equips serious runners with advanced training tools, this GPS running watch will improve their running economy and performance, so that every run is a good run. The screen is brighter and more readable on this Polar watch and it’s faster thanks to a new CPU. But what we’re most impressed by is the running lab it puts on the wrist—and we think your runner will be too. They get VO2 Max, training HR zones, all the basics plus running index, index score, race time predictor, phased training targets, and running power zones. Help your runner win with this great Polar gift!


Polar Vantage M2 Multisport Watch

Vantage M2 Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 46 x 46 x 12.5 mm / 45.5 g

Display Size/Type: 1.2” always-on color

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS Mode: Up to 40 hours

Maps & Navigation: Back to start

Available Colors: Black/Gray, Gold/Champagne, Brown/Copper

Price: $295.95

The Polar Vantage M2 multisport GPS watch is a great combination of performance, functionality, and athletic attitude. Keep reading if this sounds like the athlete on your list. This Polar watch offers guidance and data to help them get stronger and essential smartwatch features to keep them connected. It’s the gift that will get them on the road to new PRs with training tools like Training Load Pro and Running Program. Plus Nightly Recharge and Sleep Stages Plus will let them know how hard to push it during the day.


Polar Vantage V2 Premium Multisport Watch

Vantage V2 Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 47 x 47 x 13 mm / 52 g

Display Size/Type: 1.2” MIP

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 168 hours
GPS Mode: Up to 40 hours

Maps & Navigation: Bread crumb route guidance, turn-by-turn guidance by Komoot, route and elevation profiles, back to start

Available Colors: Black, Silver/Gray/Lime, Red

Price: $499.95

Looking for a premium multisport watch without a premium price tag? The Polar Vantage V2 is a wise choice to gift your gifted athlete. This GPS sport watch is engineered to enable athletes of all levels to exceed expectations. It integrates minimalistic design with innovative technology for a powerful training tool built on decades of scientific research. They’ll get a top-of-the-line heart rate monitor, outstanding GPS tracking, Training Load Pro and Recovery Pro to show them when they’re straining, when it’s time to recover, and when it’s time to go again. In a nutshell, you’ll give them the gift of intelligent training with these and other features like wrist-based running power, leg recovery test, training test, and recovery test. Don’t worry, these are tests they’re gonna wanna take!


Polar Grit X Pro Outdoor Adventure Watch

Grit X Pro Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 47 x 47 x 13 mm / 79 g

Display Size/Type: 1.2” MIP

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 168 hours
GPS Mode: Up to 40 hours

Maps & Navigation: Bread crumb route guidance, turn-by-turn guidance by Komoot, route and elevation profiles, back to start, track back

Available Colors: Black DLC, Nordic Copper, Artic Gold

Price: $499.95

Shopping for a hardcore adventure multisport watch for an outdoor sports junkie? The Polar Grit X Pro has this gift situation covered. Built for military-level durability with sapphire glass and ultra-long battery life, this Polar GPS watch will equip their wrist with navigation tools, always-on outdoor features, and Polar’s ultimate training solutions so they can go wherever their heart takes them.


Fitness & Running GPS Watches $250 – $499

Garmin Forerunner 955/955 Solar Running & Triathlon Watch

Forerunner 955/955 Solar Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 46.5 x 46.5 x 14.4 mm / 52 g

Display Size/Type: 1.3” transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) color touchscreen

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 15 days/20 days with solar (solar editions only)
GPS Mode: Up to 40 hours/49 hours with solar (solar editions only)

Maps & Navigation: Preloaded topo maps, preloaded road and trail maps, real-time bread crumb trail, point to point navigation, back to start, TracBack®, up ahead

Available Colors: Black (solar and non-solar), White (solar and non-solar)

Price: $499.99 (non-solar), $599.99 (solar)

They want to push their limits, and you want to give them the gift that’ll help them do it. A Forerunner 955/955 Solar premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch has all the training, maps, performance, health, and smart features that the most expensive Garmin multisport watches have. And in the Solar editions, Power Glass™ for solar charging will extend their battery life too. The training readiness feature tells shows when they're primed for a productive session—while daily suggested workouts adapt to their performance and recovery alongside the race widget, which provides training tips, course details and completion time predictions. With morning report, they’ll get an overview of their sleep, recovery, training and more—as well as a picture of their overall health with heart rate variability (HRV) status (This device is intended to give an estimate of your activity and metrics). Plus, new multi-band GPS and full-color, built-in maps will have them navigating with confidence. And with traditional buttons and a touch display, it has never been easier to tap into training status and know whether they’re training productively, peaking, or strained.

If they need more rugged wearability or even more battery life—you’ll want to take a look at the more expensive fēnix 7 series or the Garmin Enduro 2.


Garmin fēnix 7/7S/7X Rugged Multisport GPS Watch

fēnix 7/7S/7X Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight (titanium in Sapphire Solar edition is lighter):

fēnix 7: 47 x 47 x 14.5 mm / 73–79 g
fēnix 7S: 42 x 42 x 14.1 mm / 58–63 g
fēnix 7X: 51 x 51 x 14.9 mm / 89–96 g

Display Size/Type:

fēnix 7: 1.3” transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) color touchscreen
fēnix 7S: 1.2” transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) color touchscreen
fēnix 7X: 1.4” transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) color touchscreen

Battery Life:

fēnix 7:
Smartwatch Mode: Up to 18 days/22 days with solar
GPS Mode: Up to 57 hours/73 hours with solar
fēnix 7S:
Smartwatch Mode: Up to 11 days/14 days with solar

GPS Mode: Up to 37 hours/46 hours with solar
fēnix 7X:
Smartwatch Mode: Up to 28 days/37 days with solar

GPS Mode: Up to 89 hours/122 hours with solar

Maps & Navigation: Preloaded topo maps, preloaded road and trail maps, preloaded ski resort maps, real-time bread crumb trail, point to point navigation, back to start, TracBack®, up ahead

Available Colors: Check out the product page to see all 16 watches and their colors

Price: $699.99–$999.99

If chasing challenges and crushing goals is what they do, they might need a fēnix 7 multisport GPS watch that is built to go strong along with them. With cutting-edge training features, sports apps, 24/7 health and wellness monitoring, and more this Garmin watch is a legit choice for the serious marathon runner or triathlete in your life. They can use trusted button controls or the new touchscreen to get the features they need. They’ll gain performance insights and metrics that’ll help them manage their exertion and build stamina. Optimize recovery and overall wellness by monitoring heart rate, respiration, stress, sleep and more. GPS and outdoor navigation sensors guide during those outings off the beaten path. And for those tamer days, they’ve got connected features like smart notifications, the most music storage of any GPS watch, and Garmin Pay contactless payments. This ain’t even the tip of the iceberg—the Garmin fēnix 7 is the gift that keeps on giving from performance features to durability to battery life!


Garmin epix 2 Premium GPS Smartwatch

epix (Gen 2) Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 47 x 47 x 14.5 mm / 76 g

Display Size/Type: 1.3” AMOLED color touchscreen

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 16 days
GPS Mode: Up to 42 hours

Maps & Navigation: Preloaded topo maps (Sapphire edition only), preloaded road and trail maps (Sapphire edition only), preloaded ski resort maps, real-time bread crumb trail, point to point navigation, back to start, TracBack®, up ahead

Available Colors: Slate Steel, White Titanium (Sapphire), Black Titanium (Sapphire)

Price: $899.99 (Standard), $999.99 (Sapphire)

Give a Garmin epix (Gen 2) with stunning AMOLED display and be epic. With this premium active smartwatch, they’ll take on every day with advanced training tools, up to 16 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, and a vibrant eye-catching watch face on their wrist. They can train how they want with 30+ built-in sports apps and take it further with performance metrics and Garmin Coach training plans. Plus, they can conveniently download TopoActive mapping via Wi-Fi® connectivity—or get it preloaded on Sapphire editions. Additionally, Sapphire editions support multi-band GNSS technology for stronger, better, more accurate positioning in challenging environments. They’ll get all of Garmin’s best smart features and health monitoring, along with monster music storage of up to 2,000 songs on watch for phone-free listening. The epix 2 is the perfect GPS watch for those who like eye-catching style and fine technology on their wrist that will work for them whatever part of their active day they’re in.


Garmin Enduro 2 Ultra GPS Watch

Enduro 2 Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 51 x 51 x 15.6 mm / 70 g

Display Size/Type: 1.4” transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) color touchscreen

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 34 days/46 days with solar
GPS Mode: Up to 110 hours/150 hours with solar

Maps & Navigation: Preloaded topo maps, preloaded road and trail maps, preloaded ski resort maps, real-time bread crumb trail, point to point navigation, back to start, TracBack®, up ahead, NextFork™ navigation

Available Colors: Black

Price: $1,099.99

Want to gift an ultra-performing watch to the ultra-athlete in your life? Look no further than the Garmin Enduro 2, the ultraperformance multisport GPS watch that can go to the ends of the Earth and back. Solar power on this puppy provides battery life of up to 150 hours in GPS mode with solar charging—that’ll help them outlast their next ultra race. AutoSelect mode uses SatIQ™ technology to dynamically determine the GPS mode necessary to maximize battery life without compromising positional accuracy. The rugged, lightweight design won’t slow them down, and the light UltraFit band offers a secure, comfortable fit during all activities. TopoActive and ski maps will help them find their way, while a variety of built-in sports apps as well as endurance, stamina, and other performance metrics will help take their training to the next level. They can use traditional button controls or the new touchscreen interface to access selections. Enduro 2 includes an Adventure Racing World Series-approved adventure racing app. Plus, its advanced features, including the NextFork™ map guide, grade-adjusted pace, and automatic rest timer for ultra runs, will help them prepare to go the distance. A superbright LED flashlight (twice as bright as the fēnix® 7X multisport GPS watch) will even guide them in the dark. If you want to give them “all the things” in a GPS watch, this is it!


COROS VERTIX 2 Ultimate Outdoor Watch

VERTIX 2 Quick Specs

Case Size/Weight: 50.3 x 50.3 x 15.7 mm / 89 g

Display Size/Type: 1.4” touchscreen memory LCD

Battery Life:

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 60 days
GPS Mode: Up to 140 hours

Maps & Navigation: map/navigation support, global offline street and topo maps, bread crumb navigation, checkpoint, back to start, distance to destination

Available Colors: Obsidian, Lava

Price: $699.00

For adventurers who go to the extreme

  • Next-Gen All-Satellite Dual-Frequency GNSS Technology
  • 60 Days For Regular Use/140 Hours In Standard Full GPS Mode
  • Landscape, Topo, And Hybrid Global Offline Mapping
  • 4-Inch Touchscreen With DLC Sapphire Glass, Titanium Bezel
  • Accurate Measurement Of Performance Training And Daily Metrics

Give the Best Fitness GPS Watch Gift This Year

We’ve now given you our best-of picks based on price point, specific features, size and weight, battery life, performance tracking, display and build quality, and style. Each fitness watch gift option included here is guaranteed to deliver reliable performance.

All you have to do his pick out the one that matches the person in your life and surprise them with your thoughtfulness!

And remember, even if you don't quite nail the right fitness GPS watch, and it turns out they have another preference, you’ve got two months to return the product for free at PlayBetter.com. That should take the pressure off of your decision-making.

Put a smile on face of the athlete or adventurer you love this season, along with a little style around their wrist. You can’t go wrong with any of these candidates for best fitness watch 2022.

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