The 7 Best Sports Watches for Women to Buy in 2018

Get the most out of your workout with these top-selling sports watches

A sports watch is a great tool if you enjoy exercise, but it can be hard to know where to start in choosing the best watch. In general, women's sports watches are similar to men's but come in smaller sizes and different styles. That said, they offer the same functionality and durability as men's watches.

Your first decision will whether you really want to purchase a sports watch. A 2017 study found that runners who prefer sports watches are often those who are older, more experienced, and are more highly involved. In contrast, apps were often used instead by novices, those with less training, or who were less involved in their sport.

If you've decided on a watch, take a moment to think about what you want out of a watch. There are a wide variety of options and you want to find a watch that gives you the tools you need, without draining your wallet for functions you don't need. There are several different functions that a sports watch may have including a:

  • Heart rate monitor
  • Stopwatch
  • Timer(s)
  • Alarms
  • Calendar
  • Calorie burner
  • Nighlight
  • Water resistance to different depths
  • Bluetooth connection

Some watches go further and have everything from an altimeter to a barometer.

Everyone is different and it's important to think about your specific needs. The watch that your neighbor absolutely loves may not be the best watch for you. The majority of these watches are very durable, but you may also find that some watches better fit your needs with regard to ruggedness. Here's our list of the top women's sports watches.


The Women's Timex Sport Watch offers a great line of women's sport watches with features for every athlete. Basic features include a stopwatch, preset timers, alerts, alarms, Indiglo night light, and water-resistance.

My personal favorite is the Women's Sleek 50-lap Ironman Watch, which allows the storing of up to 50 splits, a countdown timer, and interval timer, two time zones and several alarm settings.


The Timex Ladies sports watch is loaded with the most important features, including a stopwatch, countdown timer, alarm, calendar, and Indiglo night light, and it's also water-resistant to 50 meters.

All of these basic features are available for a very affordable price (under $20).


This reasonably priced sports watch comes with great looks and features. The Casio Baby-G ladies sports watch includes an Electro-luminescent backlit display, 12/24 hour time formats, hourly time signals, daily alarm function, countdown timer, automatic day-date calendar, and 20-page telememo.


Soleus makes a simple, good-looking sports watch (the Tigress) that is tough, easy-to-read, and provides just the basics: Hardy, flexible strap, digital backlight display with large numbers, chronograph, and water-resistance up to 50 meters. You can also find a watch (the Surge) with all the bells and whistles including a heart rate monitor, lap timers, alarms and more.


Asics makes a great sports watch for women at an affordable price ($30-50). The watch offers a smaller face and features easy-to-select buttons on the front to display the different mode values. The memory can store ten training sessions of up to 80 laps with splits. It also offers a backlit display, stores two time zones, and has two alarms, a chronograph, and a countdown function.


Achieve your fitness goals with the latest sport watch technology from Timex. It features a chronograph, heart rate monitor, countdown timer and other important features for sports enthusiasts.


Suunto turns the ordinary sports watch into a mini-computer. This watch includes everything from a heart rate monitor, altimeter, barometer, and compass. Oh, yes, it also has the basic sports watch features.


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