To a layman, a watch could only be a portable timepiece used for telling time, but there is a lot more to it than timekeeping. As technology advanced, the simple watch progressed to a smart device, integrated with multiple functions for supporting better working based on one’s need. Watches built for outdoor activities and adventures feature specific functions such as weather-related data and tools, etc. One of the most common features found in these watches is a barometer, which is often accompanied by an altimeter and a compass. Commonly known as an ABC watch, these timepieces come in handy if one gets stuck in a remote area or countryside. Before we delve deep, let us first understand what an ABC watch means and what is the function of a barometer?
An ABC watch designed for adventure comes with the below-mentioned features and functions.
-Endure extreme temperatures
-Have large display screens
-Large Dials for easy reading
-Excellent luminosity for night-time
A barometer is an essential feature of an adventure watch or timepieces used for outdoor activities. According to its definition, ‘A barometer is an instrument for determining the pressure of the atmosphere and hence assisting in forecasting weather and for determining altitude’. This feature helps alert users of bad weather or assists in deciding a feasible time for planning their adventure. These watches has incredible power packed features such as digital compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, moon and tide graphs, atomic time keeping, solar powered battery and many more. It’s superb for rugged adventures, mountain trekking, cave spelunking or even as a backup tool for aviation. If you are someone who likes to hike, hunt, run or climb mountains, this feature is mandatory in your watch. The list of 10 watches with barometers simplifies the search for a suitable timepiece.
1. Casio Pro Trek Digital Sport Watch
Loaded with features, the chunky watch from Casio is a tough solar power timepiece with a stainless steel case and a titanium band with a push-button deployment clasp. The sturdy watch can withstand water splashes and is suitable for general swimming, etc. with resistance in water up to 200 meters depth. It has a digital compass for finding the right direction, an altimeter and a barometer along with a thermometer with a display range of 10 to 60 C. A full auto EL backlight with afterglow is useful in reading time in the dark or at night. Hourly time signals keep informed of the time, while a full auto-calendar keeps updated of day and date.
2. Casio Twin Sensor Multi-Function Digital Sport Watch
The affordable timepiece from Casio is a multi-functional digital sport watch with twin sensor. Made with a round resin case and band, the black watch powered by the reliable quartz movement features a simplistic digital display overlayed with a mineral glass for prevention from dust. The textured resin band gets a traditional buckle clasp for closure and is resistant in water up to 330 feet depth, making it suitable for swimming and snorkeling, though scuba diving is not recommended. Other functions that come standard with it include a screw-down bezel, five alarms, countdown timer, barometer, altimeter and a thermometer. A large LCD is ideal for at-a-glance read-outs, such as graphics for the weather, etc.
3. Suunto Core Military Outdoor Sports Watch
Suunto’s core all-black military watch with an altimeter tracks the vertical movement, and the barometer tells the Trend in air pressure, while the compass points the way. The watch operates in temperature ranging between 20 degrees C to +60 degree C, and could also track the sun and weather. It also alerts the user of the incoming storm by buzzing an alarm. Also, witness the beautiful sunrise and the setting sun using the preset sunrise/sunset times for over 400 locations. Combined to a digital display, the quartz-powered timepiece is resistant in water up to 100 feet depth.
4. G-Shock Men’s GBD800UC-5
The G-Shock men’s watch is a meaty timepiece with a large digital display and an auto-calendar for day and date of the week. The latest timepiece from G-Shock is part of the new Power Trainer sports line-up. Paired to a black dial are a sporty green resin case and a green resin strap with a tang buckle for closure. A mineral glass overs the dial face and features such as shock resistance and water resistance make it a sturdy option for the outdoor activities. Powered by the durable quartz movement, it gets a full auto-calendar with day and date of the week.
5. Garmin Fenix 6 Multisport GPS Watch
The rugged design features an always-on 1.3-inch display with a sunlight-readable feature. Bezel and buttons made of stainless steel are finished in a silver-tone and combine to a black dial face. Also, the black band fits comfortably around the wrist for a long duration without any discomfort. Pair it to a compatible smartphone and stay connected to your device through smart notifications. It also enables making contactless payments (in selected countries only) and helps navigate outdoors with the built-in sensors for 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter and gyroscope.
6. Casio Men’s Twin Sensor Digital Display Black Watch
Powered by the dependable quartz movement, the Casio men’s watch with a twin sensor and a digital display gets round case along with a colourful bezel for a sporty appearance. The comfortable resin band combines traditional buckle closure and stays strapped even for an extended time. Enabling easy time reading in the dark or at night when the access to natural light is zilch, is the backlight in the dial face. The multi-functional watch also features world time, countdown timer, stopwatch, digital compass, etc. Also, set up to five daily alarms on the sporty Casio timepiece and say goodbye to your cell phone.
7. Casio Pro Trek Quartz Sport Watch
The quad sensor watch comes with an altimeter for measuring vertical movement, a barometer for tracking air pressure Trends and a digital compass for pointing to the right direction. The timepiece is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and can be linked to the smart devices using the smartphone link through Bluetooth connectivity. Enabling easy time reading in the dark or at night is the double LED light (auto light), which could be useful in places with low access to the natural light. Witnessing sunset and sunrise is easy with the sunrise and sunset time display.
8. Suunto Core Ourdoor Black/Yellow Watch
A rugged timepiece from Suunto in an all-black finish with subtle yellow accents on the dial face is a sporty adventure watch which could be a suitable companion for all the outdoor activities. The robust construction combines comfortable elastomer strap to a composite case with a mineral crystal window atop black dial. The multilingual menu is useful for people across the world with diverse language preference. It is also resistant in water and is suitable for snorkeling. Storm alarm, sunrise, sunset, temperature, date and time functions are all standard with the timepiece.
9. Lad Weather Sensor Watch
The digital watch from lad Weather is an all-black timepiece with a negative display with day, date, month and year feature. Made with a plastic case, the watch combines an aluminium case to a mineral glass window over the dial face and a polyurethane strap. Other prominent functions include an altimeter, calorie counters, barometer, weather monitor and thermometer. The unisex watch has resistance in water up to 330 feet of depth, making it suitable for general water sports like swimming, though scuba diving is not recommended.
10. Casio Men’s Pro Trek Watch
The multi-band atomic timekeeping watch from Casio is a tough solar watch which derives energy from the natural or artificial light. It benefits from power-saving function and the solar rechargeable battery, which lasts six months on a single charge. Hourly time signals are useful in keeping track of time even if you don’t read the display for a long duration. Also, alarm setting is easy on the chunky watch with up to five daily alarms. Other standard features include an altimeter, barometer, digital compass, thermometer, world time, etc.
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