Best Hiking Watches Under $100


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Just like any piece of gear, hiking watches can be pricey. However this list is here to provide the most affordable options while also not compromising on features.

When it comes to choosing a hiking watch, there are some things to consider. As a result, all the watches on this list are waterproof and digital, which is a necessity for hiking watches. However important features like a digital altimeter, barometer, compass and thermometer may be on some but not all of the watches listed below.

Furthermore, do keep in mind that the prices stated are what the brand is currently charging. Consequently, you may find a cheaper price at secondhand sites or stores but purchasing from these places may violate a warranty agreement with the brand.

These hiking watches will make for a great trail companion, especially for solo hikers. Find your new favorite brand of watch or choose from popular brands like Casio and Timex among this list of the best hiking watches under $100.

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1. Timex Expedition Trail Series Digital Compass Watch

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Being a popular watch brand, there is no surprise that Timex created an affordable hiking watch. The main features of this watch are its water resistance up to 200 meters and the digital compass. Furthermore, the night lighting mode is also a great characteristic during low-light conditions.

MSRP: $76 USD

Altimeter: No

Barometer: No

Thermometer: No

Compass: Yes

Water Resistance: 200 meters (656 feet)

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2. Freestyle Navigator 3.0 Watch

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This watch is Freestyle’s third model of the Navigator. As a result, previous models can be found for a cheaper price. However the 3.0 hiking watch is now made with a glass lens and silicone strap. This hiking watch does have a digital compass, along with basic features like a timer, alarm and nighttime back light. In conclusion, a lifetime warranty is available if purchased through the Freestyle website.

MSRP: $95 USD

Altimeter: No

Barometer: No

Thermometer: No

Compass: Yes

Water Resistance: 100 meters (328 feet)

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3. La Crosse XG-55 Digital Altimeter Watch with Compass

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The La Cross XG-55 is a great hiking watch, especially for this price. First of all, this hiking watch not only has a digital compass but also a digital altimeter and barometer. Hence, the barometer is a great feature to have to monitor weather. Lastly, the XG-55 also has altimeter alarms so you can know exactly what altitude you’re at.

MSRP: $99.95 USD

Altimeter: Yes

Barometer: Yes

Thermometer: No

Compass: Yes

Water Resistance: 10 meters (30 feet)

 

4. Casio SGW300HB-3AVCF Watch

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This list wouldn’t be complete with mentioning a Casio watch. As a result, this popular watch brand has created the SGW300HB-3AVCF. Complete with a digital altimeter, barometer and even thermometer, you will be able to monitor weather and terrain conditions all from your wrist. However do keep in mind that this watch does not come with a digital compass.

MSRP: $64.95 USD

Altimeter: Yes

Barometer: Yes

Thermometer: Yes

Compass: No

Water Resistance: 100 meter (328 feet)

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5. Lad Weather Master LAD002BKOR Watch

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The Lad Weather Master LAD002BKOR comes with a digital altimeter, barometer, thermometer and compass. In addition to that, the display even offers a simple weather forecast feature. Also, use the power-saving mode during long treks to save the battery on this device. This hiking watch has all the features a hiker needs. However it does compromise on waterproofness by only being water resistant up to 10 meters.

MSRP: $79.80 USD

Altimeter: Yes

Barometer: Yes

Thermometer: Yes

Compass: Yes

Water Resistance: 10 meters (30 feet)

 

6.  Soleus GPS One Running Watch

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The Soleus GPS One Running Watch is more a running watch than a hiking watch but still has some great features that a hiker would love. Two of the main features of this watch that are notable for hikers are the GPS receiver and the rechargeable battery. Also, this watch can record your pace, speed and calories burned.

MSRP: $79 USD

Altimeter: No

Barometer: No

Thermometer: No

Compass: No

Water Resistance: 30 meters (98 feet)

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7. EZON H011 Hiking Climbing with Compass Altimeter Barometer Temperature Watch

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EZON has created a hiking watch with all the specified features of altimeter, barometer, thermometer and compass. If you’re interested in knowing your altitude from the past 24 hours, the altitude chart is a great feature to track and record your progress. Furthermore, the 50-year calendar is also a handy characteristic for preppers and planners.

MSRP: $89.99 USD

Altimeter: Yes

Barometer: Yes

Thermometer: Yes

Compass: Yes

Water Resistance: 50 meters (164 feet)

Cheaper Brand Alternative: EZON H009


What affordable hiking watch do you recommend? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!


Sources:

http://www.infobarrel.com/The_Best_Outdoor_Hiking_Watches_For_Under_100_Dollars
https://www.watchreviewblog.com/best-affordable-altimeter-watches/
https://www.top9rated.com/best-hiking-watches/
Madison Dragna

Madison Dragna

Madison is a long distance hiker and devoted yogi. She completed the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and Corsica's treacherous GR 20 in 2014. When she's not traveling, she enjoys life as a freelance writer in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  1. Ronald Mckim said on May 15, 2017 11:30 am:

    Impressive List Madison. I have Timex Expedition which I’m fond of wearing. Anyway, I too run a blog on wrist watches. Please do have a look at http://www.mywatchvilla.com/ and let me know your thoughts.