Today’s top adventure watches pack the equivalent of a weather forecaster and a sports performance center inside, which is great if you’re a semipro athlete. If you just want to go on day hikes without getting lost—or missing a text—a smart outdoor model like Suunto’s Traverse is a better choice. Although still loaded with features, the Traverse is simpler to operate than most, a little more urbane looking, and easy to connect to your phone. It connects quickly to the U.S. GPS satellite system, too, and later this year it will also shake hands with Russia’s GLONASS network, providing unprecedented accuracy.
Get It: $450; suunto.com