Top-Selling Sport Watches for Men
***This article was updated in November 2023 to reflect new watches***
Watch This fēnix 7 & epix Pro Review from our Partner Chase the Summit
Garmin fēnix 7X — Best Men's Outdoor Smartwatch
The fēnix 7 Pro Solar/Sapphire Solar Series leaves most of the sport watches on this list in the dust when it comes to solar-charging battery life and durability.
Plus, superior performance metrics, topo maps, GPS & heart rate accuracy—and much more—make it the most rugged yet sophisicated watch you can get on your wrist.
Treat yourself to touchscreen or 3-button operation to access the best Garmin training tools, preloaded, full-color maps, and new built-in LED flashlight.
Available in 3 sizes, you're sure to find a fēnix 7 Pro running watch that will have the battery life, durability, and music that will outlast whatever you put it through!
Heave your heaviest playlist into your fēnix 7/7S/7X Pro Solar by simply uploading from services like Spotify®, Deezer, and Amazon Music, and listen through headphones with BLUETOOTH® technology. No phone needed!
Garmin fēnix 7S/7/7X Price: $799.99–$999.99
COROS PACE 3 — Most Affordable Sport Watch
The COROS PACE 3 is a premium GPS sport watch with some serious upgrades and features for a seriously affordable price.
For starters, the PACE 3 now features a touchscreen display like the Apex 2/2 Pro and Vertix 2. Other new upgrades include, extended battery life, internal music storage, dual-frequency all satellite GNSS chipset, in-app route builder, SpO2 sensor, and more supported workouts like for Trail Running, Ski, Snowboarding, and XC Ski.
At only 30g with the nylon watch band, the COROS PACE 3 is the lightest sport GPS watch out there. Along with its sleek, minimalistic design, it makes it comfortable for running, workouts, and sleeping so you can get your data 24/7. With a snug fit, you can count on the most accurate heart rate data.
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 the money.
COROS PACE 2 Price: $259.00
Garmin Forerunner 955/955 Solar — Best Multisport Watch for Men
We thought the previous Forerunner 945 was the gold standard of running watches with multisport functionality. Until Garmin released the Forerunner 955/955 Solar.
The upgrades are inspired to say the least. But what still has us dropping our jaw is the price. First of all, this new Garmin watch is pretty much a fēnix 7 for nearly half the cost. Second, the 2022 Forerunner 955 Solar model is the same price as the pevious FR945 was when it came out two years ago AND the FR955 base model is $100 less. Lastly, the Forerunner 955 has sprung into existence with some new training tools (although other higher-end Garmin watches are likely to get them in future firmware updates).
So, first of all, the Forerunner 955 Series remains a lighter watch with the minimalistic design that many runners and triathletes prefer. However, you guys will probably like that it has a larger display—1.3" compared to the FR945's 1.2". This also means that it's not as rugged as the more expensive fēnix 7.
Like many of their new releases, this Garmin watch has added a touchscreen to the mix, allowing you to quickly navigate screens and data fields.
Features not before seen on any Garmin watch include HRV Status, Daily Training Readiness, Acute Training Load, Morning Report, Native Running Power, Race Calendar & Race Event Widgets, and Daily Suggested Workouts now accounting for races on the calendar.
You can also look forward to Real-Time Stamina, dual-frequency GPS for the best tracking, and improved battery life, among other upgrades.
Garmin Forerunner 955/955 Solar: $499.99–$99.99
For further detail, jump over to our Forerunner 955 page.
COROS APEX Pro 2/2 Pro — Best Running Watch for Men
The COROS APEX 2 and APEX 2 Pro are built for longer runs and long runnners.
These running watches offer robust battery life in full GPS—45 and 75 hours respectively—with up to 17 and 30 days in smartwatch mode.
Plus this trail-tested, athlete-approved running smartwatch tells you your stride length, cadence, and elevation change along with your aerobic and anaerobic productivity—all from a touchscreen that lets you move and zoom in/out on your navigation track.
Get 24/7 blood oxygen monitoring with altitude acclimatization assistance. Track anywhere with touchscreen enabled breadcrumb navigation, built-in barometer, altimeter, and compass, and advanced GPS.
Take advantage of advanced training analysis and recovery recommendations, Intelligent Stride mode that learns your running form, wrist-based SpO2 sensor, wrist-based heart rate monitor, along with interval, triathlon, multisport training.
COROS APEX Pro 2/2 Pro Price: $349.00–$449.00
Garmin epix Pro — Best Display on a Sport Watch for Men
The new epix (Gen 2) is basically a fēnix 7 Pro with a stunning AMOLED touchscreen—but without solar-charging technology built in.
Rise to any challenge with advanced training features; hill score measures your climbing performance over time, and real-time stamina updates gauge your stamina potential.
The epix Pro's touchscreen and 5-button operation let you access the best Garmin performance metrics, superior GPS, topo maps (preloaded on the Sapphire model), and a new built-in LED flashlight.
Unlike the fēnix 7/7S/7X Pro premium outdoor watches, it does not offer solar-charging options and doesn't have quite the battery life. And the fēnix 7 Pro Solar is the only Garmin watch that is military tested for durability.
However, the epix Pro series also now offers 3 sizes—42 mm, 47 mm, 51 mm, so now there's one of these eye-catching premium multisport GPS watches for every wrist!
Garmin epix Pro Price: $899.99–$1,099.99
COROS VERTIX 2 — Ultimate Adventure Watch for Men
This ultra outdoor endurance watch, is loaded with super-helpful features for serious trail runners, cyclists, hikers, and rock climbers.
The COROS VERTIX 2 battery life is extreme—even for COROS—which will earn it a check with endurance and extreme sport athletes. Here's how it breaks down:
- Up to 60 days in watch mode
- Up to 140 hours in Standard Full GPS (GPS/QZSS)
- Up to 240 hours in UltraMax GPS mode
- Up to 50 hours in All Systems + Dual Frequency On
The next brow-raising feature is its improved GPS tracking. Access all 5 major satellite systems—GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, and QZSS—with Dual Frequency satellite communication.
Athletes will also get advanced training analytics; interval, triathlon, and multisport training; recovery time; and sleep monitoring.
COROS VERTIX 2 Price: $699.00
Garmin Forerunner 965 — Best Display on a Running Watch
Train brilliantly with Forerunner 965, the premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch with a bright AMOLED touchscreen display and lightweight titanium bezel.
Wake up to your morning report with HRV status to see health insights with an overview of sleep, recovery and training outlook (data presented is intended to be a close estimation of metrics tracked). The training readiness feature tells you when you’re primed for a productive session — while daily suggested workouts adapt to performance and recovery alongside the race widget, which provides training tips, course details and completion time predictions.
Navigate any route confidently with multi-band GPS and full-color, built-in maps. With traditional buttons and a touchscreen display, it’s easy to tap into your training status and know whether you’re training productively, peaking or strained.
If you’re pushing to outshine the competition, the Forerunner 965 is there to light up every run with up to 23 days of battery life in smartwatch mode.
Garmin Forerunner 965 Price: $599.99
Garmin Instinct 2 Solar — Best Solar GPS Watch for Men
Can you say unlimited battery life? With a Garmin Instinct 2 Solar on your wrist you can. Check out the power on this rugged GPS watch:
- Smartwatch: Up to 28 days/Unlimited with solar
- Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 65 days/Unlimited with solar
- GPS: Up to 30hrs/48 hrs with solar
- Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 70hrs/370 hrs with solar
- Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 32 days/Unlimited with solar
This next-gen GPS watch in the Garmin Instinct lineup also has some sweet feature upgrades, including a lot more preloaded activity profiles for running, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and more. All Instinct 2 watches have also gotten a major performance metrics powerup with new training features like VO2 Max, Training Status, Training Load, and Race Predictor—features previously found on Garmin's higher-end watches like fēnix 7 and Forerunner 945!
You can also count on multi-GNSS (multiple global navigation satellite systems—GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo) and next-level navigation with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather, and three-axis electronic compass.
If a Surf or Tactical Solar edition would be more your speed, smash the button below to see our entire Instinct 2/2S collection.
Garmin Approach S70 — Best Golf GPS Watch for Men
The Garmin Approach S70 now offers a stunning AMOLED display. But course management strategy, better decision-making, and overall game improvement is where it really shines.
The improved virtual caddie feature provides a recommended club based on your shot dispersion data, elevation, and more.
An enhanced PlaysLike Distance feature utilizes a built-in barometer, so you’ll know how far each shot is playing.
And on your way to the hole, preloaded green contour data gives you insights into the slope direction of the green (with an active Garmin Golf app membership—$9.99 per month or $99.99 per year).
Plus, you get all of Garmin's other golfing features, activity and health tracking, and smart features that make this a golf watch for beyond the clubhouse!
And now this top of the Approach lineup GPS watch is available in two sizes—42 mm and 47 mm.
Garmin Approach S70 Price: $649.99–$699.99
Polar Vantage V2 — Best Men's Sport Watch for Training
Train and recover like a pro with Polar Vantage V2, a premium multisport watch designed for triathlon and marathon training.
Know how your training strains your body and get the metrics that show you when it’s time to recover. 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!
The lightweight, slim form-factor 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!
Be the guy who trains smarter with the Polar Vantage V2.
Polar Vantage V2 Price: $499.95
Polar Vantage M2 — Best Sport Watch for Active Men
Another great running watch from Polar that focuses on personalized data and adaptive training.
This mid-range priced watch offers some high-end features like Polar Running Program, Training Load Pro, and Nightly Recharge. FitSpark training guide offers you different types of daily workouts to choose from that match your recovery, fitness level, and training history.
Plus, you'll also get advanced wrist-based heart rate, smart notifications, and access to the Polar Flow app where you can keep a running diary, analyze your stats, and make your next plan of attack!
Polar Vantage M2 Price: $299.95
Garmin Forerunner Enduro 2 — Best Ultra Running Watch
This Garmin ultraperformance multisport GPS watch with solar power provides battery life of up to 150 hours in GPS mode with solar charging to help you outlast your 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 includes a light UltraFit band for a secure, comfortable fit during all your activities. And use traditional button controls or the new touchscreen interface to access selections.
Preloaded TopoActive and ski maps will help you find your way, while a variety of built-in sports apps as well as endurance, stamina and other performance metrics will help take your training to the next level.
Garmin Enduro 2 Price: $1,099.99