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.
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.
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
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.