Photo: Oliver Baker

TomTom Spark 3 Music + Headphones

$200, Rei.com

The draw: Music on your wrist—no phone required

TomTom watches have always taken a more simplistic tack when it comes to swim/bike/run. You won’t find all the complex options of a Garmin or Suunto watch, like live tracking or power meter support. But it has sport modes for running, cycling, and pool swimming and is one of the few watches with music storage and playback to Bluetooth headphones—no phone during the run required.