Here’s a cool way to convince your partner that you really need one of those techies watches to help you with your favorite outdoor sports. Depending on the type of sport or sport that you enjoy here are three ideas to justify a new watch. The most obvious sport is backpacking. Another sport is hiking, but have you thought about swimming?
Digital Compass on the Watch
Of course, you need a compass if you are hiking or backpacking. There are so many sites online now that give you access to all types of maps to use for outdoor activities. The advantage of a digital compass on your watch is that it is always available instantly. Your digital compass is there on your wrist so you can constantly check your program.
Getting lost is the last thing you want to do when outdoors. So, battery life is another matter. Your watch, and compass, are of little use if the battery stops. The problem is solved, many outdoor watches have atomic timekeeping features.
You might think you don’t need a compass if you just go for an afternoon hike. But, many people get lost when only going to a short hike. Sometimes this type of problem is the most serious because the person is not ready to deal with weather conditions. They just think there is no need to prepare for a short hike. However, wrong changes or rapid weather changes can create life-threatening situations from a pleasant trip.
Digital Temperature Meter on the Watch
Another danger that must be considered when hiking or backpacking is temperature. A sudden change in temperature is a sign of weather changes. Being aware of current temperature changes will help you stay ahead in any weather that may be approaching.
The best is always ready for the worst, but we rarely think of all the consequences. So, the least we can do is have a quality watch with a compass with us all the time.
Most people do not wear a watch when swimming, but with a watch today you can wear a watch anywhere. Many are safe for a few feet obstructed below the surface of the water. This allows the wearer to know the time and temperature at any time. Plus, the depth gauge will keep you from going too deep when diving.