Watches to wear skiing this winter
I’m not sure whether I’d ever considered matching a watch with a skiing holiday, but, when you come to think about it, it’s not such a bad idea. I’ve a watch for daily wear (Tag, if you must know, and bought as a gift by my generous partner!), another watch for telling me distance, speed and heart-rate while doing sports (Garmin, and bought as a gift to myself!). Other people have watches for walking up hills, running, cycling, swimming and going out somewhere posh.
So a guest blog about watches to wear while skiing doesn’t seem like such a bonkers idea anymore. Anyway, here’s what my guest blogger had to say!
He writes: A good watch, that is suitable for skiing, needs to be durable. Another asset is waterproofing. A watch that tells you where you are could be a good idea is you enjoy a bit of backcountry skiing. And there will always be those who love a watch to be fashionable, too.
This watch is tailormade for skiing and highly durable, so that it can withstand heavy amounts of force and pressure if you go high or happen to fall over. The Casio G-Shock offers extra features, too, including a multifunction shock resistant movement being capable of withstanding huge amounts of pressure, while maintaining great accuracy and solar powering. It’s raw and rugged looking as well and comes in every colour from pink to dark blue. Check out www.watches-of-switzerland.co.uk for the G-Shock, priced from less than £100.
GC Diver Chic
Of course, not all skiing watches need to be rugged. Some can look as delicate as a beautiful flower and be embedded in diamonds, as long as they serve a practical skiing purpose. GC’s Diver Chic ,for example, comprises a ceramic bracelet and boasts a glamorous diamond set bezel. However, the watch is a lot more robust than it looks and would make a great watch for on-slope and off-slope activity. It is pricier, though, at £450.
Many skiers like to know their height – and whereabouts. A Suunto watch will tick these boxes. The Suunto range is highly robust and comes with features such as an altimeter, compass and GPS. Prices start from around £130 and go up as you add features.
Another clever Suunto
Sometimes you might want to know just how steep a slope is while skiing. This is when you need a “clinometer”. One clever watch includes this in its features list. The Suunto S6 tells you your runs, vertical and ground speed, and includes a clinometer and compass. You can also download all your skiing info to your computer when you get home!