Top 11 Hours for Tourism

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Modern realities force the tourist to get acquainted with the mass of all kinds of information. Most often, a smartphone is used for this. But some data is required so often that for the sake of it you don't want to waste time pulling the device out of your pocket every time. In this case, a special watch designed for use by a tourist will help. It can be either a traditional quartz model or a full-fledged smartwatch. Let's take a look at the best options that do not disappoint their customers at all. An overview of the best travel watch models based on a technical analysis. The selection of nominees was carried out using the analytical portal

Rating of the best watches for tourism

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best watches for tourism 1 CASIO G-SHOCK RANGEMAN GPR-B1000-1E RUB 71,990
2 Garmin Fenix ​​5X Plus Sapphire RUB 44,990
3 CITIZEN CC3075-80E 78 180 RUB
4 CASIO G-Shock GPW-2000-1A RUB 48 320
5 SUUNTO Elementum Terra Black / Yellow Leather RUB 27,940
6 Garmin fenix 3
7 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 steel 44 mm RUB 20,780
8 CASIO PRW-6600YB-3E RUB 20,150
9 Citizen Promaster BN4026-09E
10 Suunto Spartan Trainer HR Steel RUB 15 490
11 Timex Expedition TW4B07500 RUB 8 320


Rating: 5.0


The G-SHOCK series of electronic watches from the Japanese company CASIO has existed for more than a decade. These devices are distinguished by a rugged case and a heap of possibilities. A model called GPR-B1000-1E can already be called smart, although in fact it is all the same electronic clock with a familiar display. You cannot install additional applications here, and therefore the functionality is still slightly limited. But most people have enough of everything that this watch offers.

As always, this model received a perfect shockproof case, which at the same time does not allow dust to pass through. The device can work stably even at low temperatures, so it can often be found in the hands of climbers. The manufacturer also claims moisture protection – therefore, you can swim in this watch. Moreover, diving to a decent depth is allowed!

There is a huge number of all kinds of sensors inside the device. For example, there is a barometer that measures atmospheric pressure in the range from 195 to 825 mm Hg. Art. Also, the watch will delight you with a thermometer. However, it may not read correctly if the ambient temperature drops to below -10 ° C. There is also an altimeter, which works even on Everest without any problems. Another device, without the help of any sensors, shows the age and phase of the moon, information about the ebb and flow, as well as the time of sunrise and sunset.

Surprisingly, this is not all the information that an anti-reflective display introduces. The watch even got a GPS chip! It allows the device to tell the traveler the trajectory of movement, as well as help him return to the starting point. In a word, it is impossible to get lost with such a watch! It is proposed to build a route on a smartphone, synchronization with which is carried out via Bluetooth.

Like many other watches from this series, the model called CASIO G-SHOCK GPR-B1000-1E is capable of boasting convenient control. Almost any function can be accessed with one or two clicks of a button. There is also a rotary crown, also designed to move from one function to another. There is a ceramic cover on the back of the device. As for the strap, it is made of polymer material, but supplemented by a carbon insert – it makes it noticeably stronger.

Alas, the 142-gram watch cannot boast long battery life. A full charge of the built-in battery lasts approximately 20 hours of operation with activated GPS navigation. If you only use GPS from time to time, the operating time will increase to 33 hours. Well, if this chip is turned off altogether, then you can forget about the existence of the charger for a couple of months. There is also a function of saving energy, in which the watch starts working for more than two years, but at the same time the entire arsenal of possibilities mentioned above becomes inaccessible.


  • Excellent shockproof and dustproof housing;
  • There is a GPS chip;
  • Synchronization with a smartphone is possible;
  • There is information about the Moon, Sun and ocean behavior;
  • Fast switching to airplane mode;
  • Includes thermometer, barometer, compass and altimeter;
  • Easy control;
  • Reliable strap.


  • High price;
  • Someone will seem too large.

Garmin Fenix ​​5X Plus Sapphire

Rating: 4.9


This smartwatch is endowed with LCD – a round screen is perfect for tourism. Its diagonal is 1.2 inches, and therefore the device itself turned out to be very small. The display resolution is 240×240 pixels, which allows you to forget about such a phenomenon as pixelation. The top of the screen is covered with a sapphire crystal. It is not covered with scratches, but you should act carefully – such a coating can crack after a particularly strong impact on a hard surface.

The case of this model is protected from moisture according to the IPX7 standard. The manufacturer claims that you can even swim in his watch. Only diving to great depths is contraindicated. As befits a smartwatch, this model supports the installation of third-party applications. However, some buyers get by with the set offered by the creators of the device. By the way, this model received 15 GB of internal memory. This volume allows you to even throw in a certain amount of music, then listening to it through Bluetooth – a headset.

While we're on the subject of a hiking watch, a model called the Garmin Fenix ​​5X Plus Sapphire couldn't do without many additional sensors. First of all, it should be noted the heart rate monitor, located on the back wall. It can work continuously, which will definitely be useful to someone. The watch also received an altimeter, thermometer and digital compass. The latter will prove especially useful when using GPS navigation here. By the way, it can be complete here – the presence of a color display affects.

Of course, such a device can receive information from the Internet. However, there is still no support for mobile networks, you will have to connect to Wi-Fi or set up synchronization with a smartphone. And the device also includes NFC and ANT + wireless modules. The latter allows you to receive information from some sports sensors.

The bottleneck of such a watch for tourism is the opening hours. Here it is 13 hours if the GPS chip is activated and music playback is started. If you do not indulge in music, and turn on the navigation only periodically, then the battery life can reach 32 hours. Well, if you turn off both GPS and the constant operation of the heart rate monitor, then the charger will be needed after 70 hours. Strong energy saving allows you to use the watch continuously for 20 days, but in this case you can not expect special functionality from them – you can count on receiving notifications as much as possible.


  • The weight of the device does not exceed 96 g;
  • Continuous pulse measurement is possible;
  • There is a thermometer, altimeter and compass;
  • Installation of third-party applications is available;
  • A large number of wireless modules;
  • There is a GPS chip;
  • High resolution color display;
  • There is serious water resistance;
  • Large amount of memory for music.


  • Not very reliable silicone strap;
  • Very high cost;
  • There is no barometer.


Rating: 4.8


The watch for tourism that opened our rating had a solar battery, which made it possible to somehow increase the battery life in a multi-day hike. There is such an element in the CITIZEN CC3075-80E. This is also a quartz watch, but already belonging to the analog type. This means that information is displayed here using traditional arrows. This alone makes it possible to understand that one should not rely on any broad functionality. But what then is asking for almost 80 thousand rubles?

The body of this model is made of stainless steel. The strap is the same. The dial here is covered with mineral glass, which should last almost forever. The case diameter of this watch is 44 mm, the thickness is 14.5 mm. Decent size, although not prohibitive. We also cannot fail to note the WR100 water resistance class, which even implies diving, albeit to shallow depths.

This watch can display not only the time, but also the date – the date and day of the week. The calendar is eternal, although this is not so important. This model is also capable of showing a power reserve. And a very impressive figure can be displayed there! The fact is that when fully charged, the watch can work up to 720 days! However, what is the use of energy here? Hour, minute and second hands? Of course, you can activate GPS, but it is only needed here to automatically change the time zone. Actually, this is the only tourist function in this watch. It should be admitted that travelers buy this model only for the indestructible case and anti-reflective coating. There is even an anti-shock device for the balance axis, which blocks the rotor at the slightest collision. If you want to get a barometer, thermometer, GPS navigation, information about our luminary, then it is better to consider the option of buying some other watch, much smarter.


  • The arrows glow in the dark;
  • Very long battery life;
  • There is a solar battery;
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal is used;
  • There is good water resistance;
  • The case and bracelet are made of stainless steel;
  • There is a display of the date and day of the week;
  • Automatic time correction by GPS;
  • There is a light level indicator.


  • Weight is 167.5g;
  • Scary high cost.

CASIO G-Shock GPW-2000-1A

Rating: 4.7

CASIO G-Shock GPW-2000-1A

Another wristwatch for tourism, capable of displaying the most accurate time. Its correction is carried out using GPS satellites and when Bluetooth – synchronization with a smartphone. Also, this model has traditionally received a shock-resistant case. The insides are also protected here – the manufacturer declares that neither gravitational, nor centrifugal, nor vibration forces will affect his creation. In particular, thanks to the vibration-resistant alpha-gel that covers the movement module. It also offers protection against magnetic fields.

G-Shock watches are often not afraid of submersion. This model also follows this rule. Although if you use scuba gear, it is better to play it safe by removing the watch from your wrist. And why do you need such a device at great depths? The fact is that this is an analog copy, the capabilities of which are limited. He is not capable of boasting a depth gauge or something similar. Of course, there is a stopwatch, timer and alarm clock, but these functions are unlikely to be useful underwater.

As expected, a watch for tourism is capable of boasting easy operation. Transferring them to airplane mode is generally done at the touch of a button! In addition to the time, the CASIO G-Shock GPW-2000-1A displays the day and day of the week. The calendar here is calculated until 2099, so even your children, who will inherit this watch, will see the correct day of the week. The dial here is covered with a sapphire crystal. The accessory also has an anti-reflective coating, which will definitely not be superfluous outdoors. The watch weighs only 120 g. Not so much for a monster whose thickness reaches 18.2 mm!


  • Good water resistance implemented;
  • It is possible to update the time by GPS and Bluetooth;
  • Supports Multi Band 6 technology;
  • There is a display of the date and day of the week;
  • There is a display of the current latitude and longitude;
  • Fast switching to airplane mode;
  • There is a solar battery;
  • Up to six months of battery life;
  • There is a small dial of the second time zone.


  • The clock cannot be called small;
  • High price;
  • The functionality is not very broad.

SUUNTO Elementum Terra Black / Yellow Leather

Rating: 4.6


These tourism wristwatches are not easy to find on sale. The fact is that they are very specific; not every person will need them. Most of all, this device should appeal to a fan of conquering mountain heights.

Manufactured in Finland, watches are a unique combination of traditional craftsmanship and digital technology. From the latter, there is a round LCD display that displays time, date and many other information. As you may have guessed, with the help of such a watch you can find out the height above sea level at which you are now. The device also displays air pressure. There is also a thermometer. Some people need a digital compass. The only pity is that it is not supplemented with GPS. This means that the clock will show the cardinal points, but they will not be able to tell you the direction of movement, as well as display the map. It should be noted that there is no way to download additional applications at all – you will have to rely only on the functionality that the watch creators have provided.

This model complies with the WR100 waterproof class. This speaks of the ability to dive with her without scuba gear. Nothing will happen to the body from swimming, since it is made of stainless steel. As for the strap, it can be different, including made of genuine leather.

Alas, this travel watch has more disadvantages than advantages, especially if a travel lover actually buys it. For example, there is no second time zone here. The functionality of the alarm clock is also limited – you cannot even set its schedule for the days of the week. Most disappointing is the lack of a heart rate monitor and pedometer. But the time of work pleases. You can easily achieve 12 months of use!


  • Steel case with sapphire crystal;
  • Long battery life;
  • There is a thermometer, barometer, altimeter and compass;
  • There is a magazine for climbing heights;
  • Water protection is implemented.


  • There is no GPS;
  • There is no pedometer or heart rate monitor;
  • Limited alarm clock functionality;
  • There is no time specification function.

Garmin fenix 3

Rating: 4.5

Garmin fenix 3

Another smartwatch for tourism from Garmin. As you know, under this brand, a huge number of all kinds of devices are produced, intended for use in travel. Garmin Fenix ​​3 can be used in all weather conditions – the case of this watch has serious water resistance. You can even dive to shallow depths in them! And if the manufacturer did not save on the case, creating it from stainless steel, then this cannot be said about the strap – the buyer is waiting for a traditional silicone accessory.

Garmin Fenix ​​3 is a case when a watch can offer a very rich functionality. Someone will most like showing notifications arriving on a smartphone. Other people will appreciate the interaction with some of the sports sensors that receive signals via Bluetooth and ANT +. Still others will regularly use functionality related to running and other physical activity.

Of course, this smartwatch isn't perfect. Someone will be confused by the lack of a built-in heart rate monitor. But this problem can be solved. The fact is that there is a version of the Garmin Fenix ​​3 that comes with a chest strap. And needless to say that it does its job much better than a regular LED heart rate monitor?

This tourism watch tells you when the sun rises and sets. There is navigation here, as the device has a GPS chip. You can even remotely control the music player on your smartphone with this unit. Also, this model is able to track sleep by monitoring it. Well, among the sensors present here are an altimeter and a compass. All that is missing is a barometer and a thermometer. However, practice shows that these sensors are not needed by everyone.

All information is displayed here on a 1.2-inch round screen. Its resolution is 218×218 pixels, which is quite enough. It's nice that the display, the case and all the components do not weigh so much – the gadget's weight was only 86 g. The manufacturer did not reduce the battery capacity too much. Its full charge lasts for 20 hours of active use. But if you turn off the GPS, you can achieve even more impressive results.


  • The watch turned out to be very light;
  • Sleep and physical activity monitoring is available;
  • Altimeter and compass included;
  • There is a version with an external heart rate monitor;
  • The functionality can be expanded;
  • A large number of wireless modules;
  • There is a GPS chip;
  • Water protection implemented;
  • High quality color display.


  • No barometer and thermometer;
  • High price;
  • Short-lived rubber strap;
  • Not perfect software performance.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 steel 44 mm

Rating: 4.4


As you know, Samsung is also a smartwatch manufacturer. And some of them can be used during active pastime. For example, a model called the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 may come in handy when hiking or playing sports. It features a waterproof housing. However, it is still impossible to dive in a watch – the maximum buyer is allowed only to swim and take a shower.

This device has a round shape. Its case is made of stainless steel and the strap is made of leather. The bezel houses a 1.4-inch Super display AMOLED. The screen resolution is increased to 360×360 pixels. As a result, the picture is incredibly clear. It also gives the impression that it is displayed directly on the glass. In a word, the display cannot but make a positive impression. By the way, the operating system Tizen is responsible for what is happening on it, which supports the installation of additional applications.

Even by default, the watch for tourism has all the necessary functionality. For example, they inform about notifications on a smartphone by quietly vibrating. There is also a stopwatch, timer and smart alarm clock. And the device can also help when you are in another city, because it is endowed with its own GPS chip, and a small area of ​​the map can easily fit on the screen used here. In theory, the ability to play music with its transfer to Bluetooth – a headset could also come in handy. But the gadget has only 4 GB of permanent memory. And this is very little for storing audio compositions.

This watch is able to monitor not only physical activity, but also sleep. There is also a built-in heart rate monitor. It is mainly used to ensure that training does not go over a certain line, after which it can bring harm to the human body. Other sensors present here include a barometer that tells you about atmospheric pressure. There are no more useful sensors in this watch. Sadly, someone would need an altimeter. But on the other hand, the device turned out to be unusually light and miniature. And this is with a 340 mAh battery! In active mode, its full charge should be enough for 60 hours. It remains to be regretted that Tizen is not the kind of firmware that could ensure the use of the network adapter only once a month. Even if you turn off all the auxiliary capabilities, you will have to remember about it after 131 hours.


  • Weight does not exceed 42 g;
  • Tiny by the standards of competitors;
  • Third party apps available;
  • Very bright and colorful display;
  • There is a barometer and heart rate monitor;
  • Monitoring of sleep and physical activity has been implemented;
  • Built-in GPS chip;
  • There are modules Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi and NFC;
  • Not very expensive.


  • No altimeter;
  • Moisture protection only according to the WR50 standard;
  • The strap is not durable;
  • Not very long running time;
  • Weak magnetic attachment in the charger.


Rating: 4.3


Another quartz watch for tourism from the Japanese company CASIO. This time we are not talking about a representative of the G-Shock line, so you should not count on serious impact resistance. The model called PRW-6600YB-3E is made of steel and plastic. You can take a shower in this watch. Allowed and swim. But diving without scuba gear is the maximum that is declared by their manufacturer, as evidenced by the WR100 class mentioned in the instructions. However, this is enough for the vast majority of buyers.

The front panel is covered with mineral glass. Under it are the hour, minute and second hands, glowing in the dark. There is also a small display showing the day of the week. With his help, some other functions are implemented here. There is also an additional hand on the watch, which will allow you to find out about the altitude, atmospheric pressure and even the ambient temperature. The CASIO PRW-6600YB-3E can also be used as a compass. In a word, it is quite good for a relatively inexpensive watch that does not look like smart brothers in any way!

The Japanese are doing their best to ensure that even their quartz creations show the most accurate time. Especially for this, they have implemented technology support, thanks to which this accessory is able to receive time information from radio towers. This technology is not widespread in Russia, but in Asia and many European countries it really works.

I am glad that even with the presence of a display here, the clock can work for at least six months. And this is provided that they are constantly in the room! On the street, charging from sunlight is activated, thanks to which performance can be maintained for 25 months. Also among the advantages should be included the weight of the watch, which is only 67 g. Although they cannot be called particularly thin. As for the strap, it is made of textile. It is felt that it was on it that the manufacturer tried to save the most.


  • There is a solar battery;
  • Good water resistance implemented;
  • Analog and digital time display;
  • Display of the date and day of the week is available;
  • Built-in compass, barometer, thermometer and altimeter;
  • Not very high cost;
  • Low weight.


  • Not the best strap;
  • Glass doesn't seem to be particularly reliable;
  • The setting is not intuitive;
  • The altimeter sometimes starts to lie.

Citizen Promaster BN4026-09E

Rating: 4.2

Citizen Promaster BN4026-09E

Another quartz wristwatch for tourism, but now from another Japanese manufacturer. They are quite rare on sale. This is due to the excessively high water resistance. With this watch, you can dive underwater with scuba diving, as evidenced by the WR200 class. Many people would prefer to save money by getting an accessory with a lower waterproof rating.

This clock is fully analogue. There is no display at all. But this does not prevent this model from showing a variety of information. For example, it has a compass. In a multi-day hike in unfamiliar places, it is quite capable of being useful. The watch also received an altimeter. Most often it will be used by people who love to conquer mountains. The accessory is also capable of showing the current number. Alas, one cannot count on the day of the week. There are no other useful sensors here either – for example, there was no place for a thermometer, let alone a barometer. That is why this model is in the bottom half of our ranking.

Like many similar watches, the Citizen Promaster BN4026-09E is powered by a solar battery. This means that the more often you are outdoors, the longer you can last those hours.

It remains to tell about the materials from which this model is made. The case here is made of titanium, while it has a carbon coating. Thanks to this, the watch looks very impressive and even, you will not believe, expensive. The arrows here are able to glow in the dark. Well, as for the strap, it is made of rubber. If you do not like this choice of the manufacturer, then in the future you can change the strap to any other. The weight of the watch is 98 g.


  • Built-in solar battery;
  • Wonderful case;
  • Implemented maximum water resistance;
  • Show the current number;
  • Altimeter and compass built in;
  • There is a power reserve indicator.


  • There is no way to automatically update the time;
  • Do not show the day of the week;
  • A barometer and a thermometer would do well;
  • Not everyone will like the strap.

Suunto Spartan Trainer HR Steel

Rating: 4.2


This smartwatch is also great for all kinds of training and travel. They can be worn in any weather, as they are not afraid of water. So much so that you can even swim in them. But don't dive! Alas, the WR50 water resistance class does not allow this.

The body of this particular model is made of stainless steel. However, a cheaper version of the watch made of plastic can also be found on sale. There are also options with different straps. If your finances are limited, then it is better to get a gadget with a silicone strap. Do not forget that in the future you can change it if you suddenly have such a desire.

There is a round display underneath the mineral glass. It has a resolution of 218×218 pixels, which is quite enough for this size. The color screen lets you see exactly the information you need at a glance. And there can be a lot of it here. For example, the watch can track physical activity by showing the number of steps taken. And if you use a GPS chip, then the distance will also be written! Sleep monitoring is also implemented here. The calculation of the calories burned has not been forgotten either. On the back of the gadget there is a heart rate monitor, which can also come in handy. Finally, the manufacturer did not forget about the altimeter. Therefore, the smartwatches should also appeal to fans of mountain climbing.

As for the rest, it is still felt that the manufacturer tried with all his might to save money. He supplied his creation Bluetooth with a module, but the device has not heard of other communication standards. Also, there is no barometer, thermometer and digital compass, which is also sad. But the biggest disappointment is the battery. Its full charge only lasts for 10 hours of using the watch with an activated GPS chip. But when you turn it off, the battery life will be noticeably longer. In theory, it can be increased to 336 hours, but this is only when using only very basic functionality.


  • There is a GPS chip;
  • There is an altimeter and heart rate monitor;
  • Monitoring of sleep and physical activity has been implemented;
  • A large number of applications;
  • The body is made of quality materials;
  • The price tag cannot be called prohibitive;
  • The watch was not particularly heavy.


  • Short battery life;
  • Water resistance does not imply diving;
  • The heart rate monitor is not working perfectly;
  • In the plastic version, the strap attachment can quickly break.

Timex Expedition TW4B07500

Rating: 4.1


Our selection ends with a seemingly ordinary electronic wrist watch. This is the only representative of our review with a segment display. Due to this, the watch turned out to be very inexpensive. And also thanks, of course, to the plastic case.

Externally, the accessory copies the well-known watches from the G-Shock series. However, significantly less expensive materials were used here. But that does not prevent the watch from boasting the WR100 water resistance class. This means that you can even dive to shallow depths with them! We do not advise you to check this – if the insides are flooded with water, then no one will return the money to you.

Not only the case, but also the strap is plastic here. And even glass is essentially not here – instead, a transparent plastic material is used. In this regard, there is no doubt that the front panel will gradually become covered with scratches. Therefore, this model is designed only for one and a half to two years of active operation.

The watch is powered by a simple battery. There is no question of any kind of recharging from sunlight. As for the functionality, it cannot be called anything broad. The watch shows the time in two time zones. They can be used as an alarm clock (there are three settings), a timer and a stopwatch. There is also a display of the current date – day, month and day of the week. And that's all, in general. You will have to forget about some specialized tourist gadgets – there is no altimeter, no GPS-chip, or other frills.


  • Long battery life;
  • There is a certain water resistance;
  • There is a date display;
  • There is a second time zone function;
  • Display backlight implemented;
  • Low cost.


  • Terrible strap;
  • The glass can quickly become scratched;
  • Altimeter, barometer, thermometer and GPS are missing;
  • The appearance will not suit everyone.


Touring watches often cost a lot of money. But our review made it possible to understand that this rule does not always correspond to the truth. However, relatively inexpensive models will not please with particularly wide functionality. Most often they don't even have a GPS chip! Therefore, we advise you to think ten times before deciding on a budget watch.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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