Polar’s latest offering tracks both your workouts and tells you when to fuel up to stay hydrated. Specifically designed for the great outdoors, the Grit X smartwatch improves on the features of the brand’s 2018 Vintage range to help you stay in tip-top shape, both physically and mentally.

Not just stylish (think a touchscreen and five buttons), the Grit X is also ultra lightweight and sturdy. In fact, the watch has been certified for being resistant to extreme temperatures and humidity. Plus, it can deliver up to 40 hours of continuous use, even with the turn-by-turn GPS switched on. This can be stretched to 100 hours if you use the watch’s power-saving features. 

One of the gadget’s standout new features will appeal to hikers. The Hill Splitter tracks your ascents or descents. Whether you walk, run or sprint, tracking your inclines in addition to measuring the distance covered can add an interesting dimension to your workouts.

Another impressive feature of the Grit X is FuelWise. While most of us realize the importance of staying hydrated during exercise, it is way too easy to forget that our bodies need water, particularly during strenuous activity. FuelWise can be pre-set or automated to give you a friendly reminder that it is time for a water break. 

The watch can also automatically determine when you should be taking care of your nutritional needs. This can be particularly important if you tend to forget to eat well or take your supplements. According to an expert from SupplementCompass, some vitamins are difficult to get from food alone, in which case taking supplements is particularly beneficial. One of these is vitamin D. “Vitamin D is vital for our bones, energy and immune system, yet many of us struggle to get enough of it from food. Conditions such as cystic fibrosis and celiac disease can also affect our vitamin D absorption.”

Grit X’s is full of other features that can help you track your vitals and fitness regiment. For instance, the sports watch can monitor your heart rate and analyze your sleep patterns. It can also suggest breathing exercises to keep you stay both on top of your mental and physical game. Plus, the two-day weather forecast ensures that you are well prepared for any outdoor activities.