Outdoor hiking watches are very different from your standard watch in many ways. They are built to be comfortable and lightweight while being some of the toughest watches out there.

Outdoor hiking watches are lightweight, water resistant and often come with useful features like a built in compass, altimeter, barometer and chronograph modes.

Here's the best outdoor hiking watches for under $100 dollars.

Timex Expedition Trail Series Digital Compass Watch

Timex Expedition SeriesCredit: www.amazon.comThis great outdoor watch from Timex is built to last while still being extremely comfortable. It features a green resin band and case with a black dial. It's both shock resistant and water resistant up to 600 feet.

Along with a 100 hour chronograph lap or split option, the Expedition Trail Series also comes with a built in digital compass to keep you headed in the right direction. The fully digital display is easily visible in low-light conditions and has a indiglo backlight for night use. For under $100 dollars the Timex Expedition Trail Series is on a level with all the high priced outdoor watches.

FreeStyle Navigation Digital Compass Watch

FreeStyle Navigation watchCredit: www.amazon.comWhen it comes to ease of use and durability, the FreeStyle Navigation Watch is definitely in the leaders pack. It features a soft and comfortable silicone strap with a steel buckle and polycarbonate case. The durable mineral crystal face will protect the display from any scuffs or scratches.

The FreeStyle comes with an extremely accurate digital compass with one degree resolution. Along with dual time, alarm functions, a countdown timer and a powerful backlight for night time use. The FreeStyle is also water resistant up to 330 feet.

La Crosse XG-55 Digital Altimeter/Compass Watch

La Crosse XG-55Credit: www.amazon.comThe La Crosse XG-55 is made for exploring the wilderness or hiking at higher altitudes. It comes with a built in barometer for weather monitoring, a compass to keep you on track and a digital altimeter so you can monitor your overall altitude. It also features dual time display, altimeter alarms, a countdown timer and chronograph modes.

The display has a back light for night or low-light conditions and the case itself is water resistant up to 30 feet. Overall the La Crosse XG-55 is a great watch when you need to keep track of altitude while being a great price at well under $100 dollars.