Electronics Buying Guide

Will Parkhouse, our Packs and Equipment Buyer, talks through everything you need to know about buying electronics.

Features to look out for

Wrist-mounted tech is the best way to have all your stats close to hand, which is really useful for a variety of reasons. Knowing your speed, distance and elevation is essential because it means you can properly plan your pace and nutrition throughout your activity to ensure you’re able to make it to the finish safely, as well as checking your estimations against the facts which will be useful when you’re planning routes in future. Once you’re back from your adventure, reviewing your route allows you to help others in the local area, and seeing your stats means you can easily track your progress towards your goals - and show them off on social media, of course.

Suunto 9 Baro

Will's watch of choice, the Suunto 9 Baro stands out for its excellent battery life and smart power settings. Its customisable watch face lets you choose what you want to see at a glance, and its pre-loaded activity modes and GPS navigation make it ideal for just about any activity.

Garmin Fenix 6

The Garmin Fenix 6 is packed full of intelligent features designed to help you maximise your performance. The latest model offers improved battery life, pre-loaded mapping and a whole host of stats and insights into every step, while remaining seamlessly user-friendly. Meet your new training companion.

Garmin Instinct

The Garmin Instinct is a versatile, high-spec multisport watch with features to suit all your outdoor activities. It has a multitude of activity tracking settings, including hiking, running, cycling and kayaking, and features an inbuilt heart rate monitor and GPS as well as a military standard rubberized outer housing for serious functionality and durability.

Not just for the outdoors...

It might be where they're most at home, but these watches aren't just for the outdoors. Whether it's a HIIT workout, pilates class or making use of one of the watch's own animated workouts, they're a perfect companion for indoor activity as well as outdoor. 

 

On top of being handy for workouts, wrist-mounted tech is also great when it comes to calculating those essential recovery periods. The technology in these watches can measure your exercise output and recommend recovery time, helping you to avoid injury and reachyour goals in record time.

We're here to help

Got more tech questions? We’re here to help. Our customer service team are always on hand to answer questions, or you can book an appointment with our in-store experts to see the tech for yourself and find out more about additional features and what we recommend for your adventures. For your peace of mind, we offer a 100-day return policy and a 3-year guarantee on all purchases.