Five Best Men’s Activity Watches

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Garmin Vivosmart HR watch

These days we have all been tempted to ditch our watches for our phones. The truth is with our smartphones in our pockets at all times we simply haven’t had a need for a timepiece on our wrists – it was a little redundant. At least this was the case until fairly recently. In the last year or two, a strange phenomenon seems to be taking place.

When you see men at the gym, on the track, or simply out for a hike, there’s a good chance you’ll see a watch on their wrists again. So what gives? Well, the truth is these are typically more than just your average watch.

They’re communication tools, fitness trackers, and lifestyle monitors all wrapped up into one. Here are MCT’s choices for the 5 best men’s activity watches on the market today.

Apple Watch Sport 42mm

Apple watch

If you’re an Apple product fan and you don’t mind splashing out the cash there are few substitutes that can match the range of features of the Apple Watch Sport 42mm. This amazing little device can tell you the time, but it can also act as your activity tracker. It will tell you the steps you’ve taken, the distance you’ve

It will tell you the steps you’ve taken, the distance you’ve traveled, and it will track your heart rate for you so you can work out in a safe zone. That’s not all this product does though. This watch will also display texts from your iPhone, run apps, allow you to talk to Siri, and you can use it to pay for goods and services. This is the ultimate personal assistant on your wrist.

This is the ultimate personal assistant on your wrist.

Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit

The Fitbit Charge 2 is designed to focus on your health and tracking your fitness activities. This device tracks everything you do from the time you wake up in the morning until you hit the pillow at night.

It will track your heart rate, count the steps you’ve taken, let you know how many calories you’ve burned, track your active minutes, and it will even send you reminders to get up and get moving. When it’s time for bed it will also track your sleep patterns and make suggestions on how you can improve. It also syncs with your smartphone so you can see incoming texts and view calendar notifications. It’s simply one of the best options on the market.

It will track your heart rate, count the steps you’ve taken, let you know how many calories you’ve burned, track your active minutes, and it will even send you reminders to get up and get moving. When it’s time for bed it will also track your sleep patterns and make suggestions on how you can improve. It also syncs with your smartphone so you can see incoming texts and view calendar notifications. It’s simply one of the best options on the market.

When it’s time for bed it will also track your sleep patterns and make suggestions on how you can improve. It also syncs with your smartphone so you can see incoming texts and view calendar notifications. It’s simply one of the best options on the market.

Garmin Vivosmart HR

Garmin watch

The Garmin Vivosmart HR might not be the household name that the Fitbit Charge 2 is, but it does pretty much everything that it does at a slightly lower price point. It will even send you social media alerts and let you control your music all from your wrist. If you’re looking for a great activity tracker/

If you’re looking for a great activity tracker/smartwatch that’s one of the best values out there the Garmin Vivosmart HR is a great choice.

Samsung GearFit2

Samsung watch

There are those that love Apple’s products and those that love Android devices. If you’re one of the latter individuals there’s a good chance you may have opted for a Samsung phone. Not to be outdone by Apple, Samsung also has a great companion fitness smartwatch – the Samsung GearFit2.

This watch has all of the fitness tracking features of the other devices in this article, but it will also let you save music right on your watch to listen to as you work out. It’s also compatible with the iPhone so even if you like the Apple phone you can still opt for the SamsungGearFit2 which is a little more affordable than the Apple Watch.

This watch does it all and would look great on any guys wrist.

TomTom Touch

Tom Tom watch

The last product in our top five is the TomTom Touch and while you’re probably more familiar with this company’s car based GPS units, you may want to take a closer look at this one.

This is a great smart watch that has all of the fitness tracking features you’re looking for such as a heart rate monitor, step counter, calories burned, and sleep counter.

You can even track daily goals and access the TomTom’s unique body composition features. You can get basic call notifications as well.

You can’t access all of your apps like some of the other devices on this list, but if you’re mainly worried about fitness tracking the TomTom Touch has you covered.

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