Casio Baby-G 184
All the essentials are wrapped in a pretty-but-tough package. Shock resistant and water resistant to 100 meters, with alarm, timer, 1/100-second stopwatch and backlight. Available in five colors.
Nike Triax Speed 100 Regular
The Triax's interval timer will fire up your speed workouts, with a convertible display that shows lap and total time simultaneously. Data Mode reports timing/lap, best lap and average lap, and Target Time keeps you on pace to PR. Water resistant to 100 meters with 100-lap memory. Six color choices (red mahogany/flame red pictured).
Oakley, Casio, Nike
Polar RS200sd Running Computer
It's a virtual running coach on your wrist. The RS200sd tracks pace and distance, monitors heart rate and keeps you on pace with 30 customizable workouts. It'll even count down the days to your next big event. Download data wirelessly to PolarRunningCoach.com for virtual coaching. Chest strap and foot pod are included. In black and red.
$85 to $125
Highgear has downsized its Pulseware heart monitor to female-friendly proportions. Ideal for walkers and light joggers, the Mini's Pulsetouch ($85) gauges heart rate with a wrist sensor (no chest strap required). For the more hardcore, the Solo ($100) gets the job done with an accompanying chest strap. Want options? The Pulseware Duo ($125) lets you switch between Pulsetouch and a chest monitor. All with stopwatch, timer, 26-lap chronograph, calorie readout and color target-zone display. (Solo pictured).
When knowing how fast you got up the mountain just isn't enough, the Vector tells you how far and fast you've climbed, keeps tabs on the weather (both temperature and barometric pressure) and keeps you on the right path with a built-in compass. A stopwatch, timer, calendar and three alarms are also included. But this big-faced beauty can eclipse small wrists, so try it on for size. In yellow, blue, khaki, black and xblack.
It won't count calories or read ambient temperature, but it'll dress up your downtime with hip, sporty style. Flirty, shiny stainless steel curves hug a sleek analog dial and second-counter inset. Wear it with the strap looped through its leather sheath backing or without it. Choose from polished sunburst white (pictured) or honed gunmetal face with brown, white or black leather band.
Polar, Highgear, Suunto
Heidi Kelchner is editor of Her Sports + Fitness magazine.