Sports Watch – A Great Watch For Any Man

Finding a gift for someone with everything is tough – but the gift of a watch is usually well-received. A sports watch is a great gift for either men or women, and there is a huge market out there filled with different styles, brands and price ranges. A quality sports-type watch will cost around $200 on average, although there are certainly models that are much, much more and those that are much less. Sports watches are not necessarily just for those folks who are active, athletic or “into” sports – they can be for any person who likes to wear a watch.
When choosing a sports watch, there are an amazing number of features – and the list seems to grow longer each year. Some of the most sought-after features in a watch include:
Alarm clock. This feature allows the wearer to set an alarm to remind them of certain activities. Some people use their watch alarm as a wake up alarm in lieu of a traditional alarm clock.
Timer or stopwatch. This feature is great for those who run laps or participate in a sport that requires a stopwatch.
Illuminator. An illuminator will illuminate the dial of the watch so that it is visible in the dark.
GPS. Some higher end sports watch models now contain a global positioning system much like the one that you use in your car.
Calendar. A rolling or digital calendar on the watch is a convenient feature.
Sport-Specific Watches
You can also find sport-specific watches that are made specifically for the type of sport that the person enjoys, like diving. A diving watch is water resistant, glows in the dark, and contains such features as an altimeter, thermometer, barometer, compass and more. There are sport-specific watches for sports like surfing and running as well. These watches will have all the features that the person needs in one watch made specifically for their sport.
More Tips
You can find these watches in both women’s and men’s styles, by many different companies. When purchasing a sport watch, it is often a good idea to buy an extra band along with the watch because it may be difficult to locate a band that is just like the original one if you break the band in the future. Save money on your sports watch purchase by shopping online; there are many fine retailers offering higher end watches at rock bottom prices on the Internet.