This post will explain you should buy a compass watch, and why it can be the best option if you like to hike, camp, or wander in unknown places or cities
If you have a constant wanderlust to discover new places in the nature or even in urban areas, you have probably found yourself in an unknown location running out of battery on your mobile phone, or even, without a pre-loaded map on it, in an area without coverage. In this situations, it’s always good to have a back up plan such as printed maps or a compass, or even better, a compass watch – which will not have the constant need for recharging.
Advantages of a Compass Watch
I am an enthusiast of technology and recommend people to always stay tuned to the latest gadgets available, however, most mobile devices, and by that i mean smartphones, tablets and wearables will possibly run out of battery in an important moment. As a digital nomad and traveler, I often find myself in different countries, looking for accommodation or other important locations, and geographic and astronomic references have been always helpful to make me stay on my track.
A compass watch will solve basically two problems you might have: the first and most important one is to use it as a navigation reference, using the compass needle to identify the magnetic north and set your heading, and the second problem is, with a compass watch you will not have to worry about carrying a compass wherever you go. To put it short, it’s a simple, stylish, and reliable location tool that suits to virtually any adventuruous traveler.
Below you can check some of the best compass watches currently available for retail:
Seiko Men’s SSC081 Adventure-Solar Classic Casual Watch
Solar-powered watch with dual crowns featuring black compass dial with luminous hands/indices, date window, and two chronograph subdials
42 millimeters stainless steel case with hardlex dial window
Japanese quartz movement with analog display
Genuine leather band with buckle closure
Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): In general, suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Timex Men’s T2N723 Intelligent Quartz Adventure Series Tide Temp Compass Black IP Bracelet Watch
Digital Thermometer with Analog Display Measures Air and Water Temperature
Accurate Digitial Compass with Analog Display, Adjustable Declination Angle for Accuracy
Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Luminox Men’s A.8831.KM Recon Analog Display Quartz Black Watch
Black date dial with walk speed scale around the outer rim (kilometre)
Black stainless steel case and black rubber strap
Case diameter: 46mm
Water resistant to 660 feet