People who love exploring nature at close quarters and enjoy woods need gadgets and tools that always help them stay connected and make hunting experience memorable. Every year, thousands of people enjoy wilderness camping in remote areas. Several watches come with features like compass that gives them a sense of direction and keep them on the right track. In the absence of these features, the risk of getting lost are high. Instead of carrying a variety of gadgets and equipment with you, it is better to invest in a good quality hunting watch that comes packed with all these features.
Hunters need to have excellent survival skills because when exploring wilderness, it is extremely easy to lose the sense of direction, losing bearings and getting lost. Today, watches are available that comes with in-built GPS and this is what make these watches, survival watches in the truest sense. Advancing technology has helped watches come with a plethora of tools that help people in surviving wilderness. Many modern watches have Satellite GPS Spot Messagers that allow users to send SOS message along with accurate coordinates to GEOS. This help in organizing a search and rescue operation.
Today, several top end brands come up with excellent hunting watches giving you ample choices. These watches come with rugged construction, have capabilities to sustain extreme wear and tear, and the ability to survive harsher environments. These watches have also feature like barometer and altimeter that keeps the user updated about current weather conditions. These are also water and shock resistant timepieces.
Here we bring you an amazing collection of hunting watches that are packed with features that makes this activity enjoyable and memorable for you. Some options are available in affordable range while some are a bot expensive. Check out these watches and choose something that meets your precise requirements.
1. Timex Men’s Expedition Gallatin Watch
It is an awesome watch from the Gallatin Solar Series in the Timex Expedition Collection. The major feature of this watch is its power source and can be recharged by any source of light. It also has a power reserve of approximately 60 days. It is a perfect outdoorsy watch that comes with a perfect blend of wearers comfort and aesthetics. Its lovely honeycomb black dial is complemented with double layer fabric strap. Its rugged looks and high-end durability make it an excellent choice for people who love outdoor activities like hunting. Partial Arabic Numerals, luminous hands, and a date window at 3’o clock position enhance the look of the dial.
2. Casio G-Shock GW9400 Rangeman
It is a high-end military watch by Casio. This watch is meant for anyone who is looking for a reliable, tough, and feature-packed watch. It is bulky in deign and protects a lot of internal features. It is set in resin body and is solar powered. Other major features in the watch include compass, altimeter, barometer, and thermometer making it suitable for outdoor activities. It has countdown timer, stopwatch, mB6 Atomic time, sunset and sunrise times, calendar and more. It shows digital display and comes with full auto LED illuminator. It also has energy saving function. Despite so many features, it is light in weight.
3. SUUNTO Core All Black Watch-SS014279010
When looking for outdoorsy and modern digital watches, your search comes to an end at Suunto Core All Black Watch. It is a military-inspired watch. This sport watch comes packed with several features and functions that make this timepiece perfect for use outdoors. It has features like Altimeter, compass, and Barometer. It shows dual time and allows an access to alarm, stopwatch, and countdown timer functions. Barometer and Altimeter help in keeping updated about outdoor weather conditions. Compass shows the direction and guides the user along the way. This all-black watch has a resin band and is protected by mineral crystal window against scratches.
4. Timex Command
It is an exceptionally durable and reliable watch by Timex. It has a unique, rectangular watch face that makes it stand apart from traditional round face watches. It shows digital display and shows date, day, and time. The watch is encased in a silicone-steel case and is paired with silicone strap that comes with a buckle closure. The watch also comes with Indiglo light-up technology. Countdown timer and stopwatch can also be found in this timepiece. It is water and shock resistant watch perfect for outdoorsy. It can handle harsh environments easily. It also has hydration alert that reminds the user to drink water.
5. Fenix 6S-pro and Sapphire Editions
It is a lovely multisport GPS watch by Garmin. It is small but is still packed with several features. It has amazing functions like music access, mapping features, pace monitoring, and workout monitoring. It is set in stainless steel and DLC Coated bezel. It has awesome battery life which can be adjusted as per diverse settings. It is also preloaded with various activities like rowing, swimming, running, etc. It is a GPS watch that comes with topographical maps that keep you on the right track when on an adventurous spree. It provides navigation satellite systems with GLONASS, GPS, and Galileo.
6. Suunto Traverse
It is a GPS watch by SUUNTO, and it can also access GLONASS satellite navigation system. This system helps the user go through the right route. It also has a breadcrumb trail and waypoint feature helping the user to trace back his steps. It also has features that help in measuring barometric pressure and altitude. It helps users keep a track of his progress and comes up with trip summary and data log. It has a countdown timer, daily alarm, GPS time, stopwatch, and daylight savings time option. It also helps the user monitor his health by counting calories burned, daily steps, and activity profiles.
7. Timex Intelligent Quartz Tide-Temp-Compass Watch
It is an affordable and reliable analog watch by Timex. Besides telling accurate time, it also shows current date with a date window at 6’o clock position. It has a compass that shows the direction. Compass markings can be seen on the bezel. It also has a thermometer and a tide tracker that measures water temperature and air temperature. It is water resistant, suitable for recreational swimming and snorkeling. It is set in mineral crystal glass protected stainless steel case. The dial lights up with Indiglo light-up dial features. Luminous hands make it easy to read time. The watch has excellent wrist presence.
8. Casio G-Shock Gulfmaster GN1000B-1A
This watch by Casio comes from its much talked about G-Shock Gulfmaster Series. The watch is engineered in such a way that it comes out to be a very tough and rugged watch with an ability to withstand harsh environments. It has an impressive dial that shows accurate time with analog display. Its second hand can be set on compass mode and it points to the true north. At 3’o clock position, it has a small digital display where date and day can be checked. Alarm can also be set on the watch. It has sub-dials that shows tide level and moon age which help in planning a variety of outdoor activities.
9. Luminox 8832-MI
It is a very impressive looking watch from the RECON Series of Luminox. It was engineered with the help of Swiss Army Military Security. It is a very tough watch and can stand harsh and tough environments while staying functional in every situation. The watch is set in stainless-steel case and shows analog display. It has a countdown zone in a second color on the dial. It also comes with a GMT function and walking speed tachymeter. Its strap has a removable compass. The time is easy to ride in night as it is very luminous. The watch is very impressive in looks and has amazing wrist presence. It is water resistance to 660 feet.
10. TISSOT Men’s T0914204405100 T-Touch Expert Solar
It is an impressive watch by Tissot and the first watch that was engineered with tactile technology and is solar-powered. This timepiece by TISSOT has a lot to offer that includes second-time zone, altimeter, weather forecasting feature, compass, and many more. It is set in titanium case and shows two-hand analog display. Its band and bezel are also made up of titanium. It is protected by sapphire crystal and is water resistant up to 330 feet. In the lower part of the dial, it shows digital display with data and date from the features packed in the watch.
11. SUUNTO 9, GPS Sports Watch
It is a unique and remarkable watch by SUUNTO. It is a multi-sport, GPS watch which can help tracking adventure and activity in which the user is engaged. It has several smart features and relies on intelligent battery life management system. This feature helps the timepiece in maintain its power for a long time. The watch has 80 sport modes and allows the user to record and track progress in the chosen sport. It has a barometer and other weather functions helping in scheduling activities. It has navigation satellite functions like QZSS, GLONASS, and GPS. It has glass fiber made watch case reinforced with polyamide. It has silicone strap.
12. MARQ Adventurer
It is an impressive watch by Garmin. It has markings on the side for barometer and altimeter scale. Based on the feature in use, the dial’s central position changes. It has minute and hour hands that tell accurate time. It also has compass to show direction. User can also access topographical maps in the watch. This timepiece also receives reminders and notifications when paired with a smart device. Users can also access music. It has Garmin Pay feature. It is impressive in looks and style.
13. SureFire 2211 WristLight Series
It is a unique looking and shaped watch which make it a bit odd in looks. Its rectangular watch body is thick and has a LED Flashlight at the side with circular analog display. The watch can emit a broad beam at 300, 60, and 15 lumens. It has self-illuminating dial which comes with built-in LED battery level indicator. Its black dial looks very impressive which is paired with durable rubber wristband. It has analog display and easy to read Arabic Numerals. It has high-strength aerospace aluminum construction which also makes it light in weight. It is extremely durable watch.
14. Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Navihawk Atomic Timekeeping Watch
It is an Atomic clock by Citizen. It shows accurate timekeeping with analog display. The watch is radio-controlled that help in showing digital time from 43 cities across the world. This solar-powered watch can be recharged through automatic and natural light. It is a tough watch and is water resistant up to 660 feet. The impressive black dial is protected by an anti-reflective mineral crystal window. It is encased in stainless-steel case. It has features like alarms, timer, and perpetual calendar. It has sub dials that fulfill a variety of functions. This watch has a water resistance of up to 660 feet/200 meters, suitable for short periods of recreational swimming.
15. CASIO Men’s PAG2402 Pathfinder Watch
It is a sports watch powered by light from the house of Casio. It comes equipped with triple sensors that are barometer, altimeter, and compass that make it an excellent survival watch. It also has a thermometer and shows time from 31 cities across the world. The watch also has countdown timer, stopwatch, alarms, and full auto calendar. Compatible with Chronograph function that tracks elapsed, split times. It has battery level indicator, daylight saving, and power saving feature. The watch is encased in stainless-steel case and shows digital display. Its bracelet is made up of titanium and the watch is water resistant up to 330 feet.
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