Garmin Forerunner 920XT
$500 (with heart rate monitor), Garmin.com
The draw: User-friendly metrics, reliable brand
Many companies have added swim and bike capabilities to their running watches, but Garmin has made a truly functional multisport watch that is feature-packed across swim, bike and run. While the GPS-enabled watch itself captures a plethora of metrics (like swim stroke count, run cadence and daily activity), it also contains external sensors that can be paired with several power meters, heart rate monitors and more. The device is sleek, comfortable, lightweight and displays sharp, colorful graphics.