The Best Triathlon Smartwatches of 2023, Reviewed

This article originally appeared on Triathlete

Now, more than ever, there is a huge selection of smartwatches to choose from--watches that do everything from simple run mileage tracking to onboard music to mapping, and more. Today’s smartwatches have touchscreens (that actually work well) and can last up to two months on a single charge. There’s even a watch in our guide below that technically has an infinite battery life.

The only downside to such an “embarrassment of features” is that it can be tough to parse out what features and functions are important and what features you’ll pay for, but never, ever use. The good news is we have an excellent smartwatch explainer and a guide below that’s written from a triathlete’s perspective--and we test each watch personally, with a background in smartwatch reviews, so we know what’s real and what’s hype; what’s useful and what’s entirely pointless. Better yet, we distill the stacks and stacks of information that we could write about a smartwatch into a quick, palatable review that you don’t need to set aside an hour to read.

For a few smartwatches below, we’ve also put together a more comprehensive, members-only extended review that breaks down the functions further and gives deeper reviewer impressions. Look for the link to the expanded review below each watch’s specs.

Finally, scroll down below for our expert-tested guide with ratings and at-a-glance information you won’t find anywhere else: from overall value, accuracy, ease of use, rated functions, durability, and all of the measurements you need to make sure you’re getting what you expect.

Looking for an older smartwatch that we haven’t covered here? Check out our 2022 smartwatch buyer’s guide.

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