Last Updated:  December 28th, 2020

The 10 Best Crossfit Watches in 2020

People around the world are giving up the couch potato lifestyle to become more physically fit, and that’s a good thing. Being fit has a host of benefits from a stronger immune system to better mood.

Many health and sports enthusiasts have taken their workouts to new heights with Crossfit, a form of high-intensity interval training. The unique program helps you build muscles and get a cardio workout at the same time.

Today, Crossfit is practiced in at least 13,000 affiliated gyms in 120 countries. You can participate in the program at home or in box gyms. Often in old warehouses, box gyms have plenty of room and stacks and stacks of weights and other equipment for you to participate in WOD (the workout of the day) in your own space.

Our Top Picks

Whether you’re new to Crossfit training or an old pro, a Crossfit watch can be your best workout buddy by tracking and guiding progress. Find one that meets your needs from our collection of the best Crossfit watches.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch, Charcoal/Silver Aluminum, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch
  • 15+ training modes
  • smartphone connectivity
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (40MM, GPS, Bluetooth ) Smart Watch with Fitness Tracking, and Sleep Analysis - Black  (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
  • 24/7 heart rate monitor
  • analog time display
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Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker, Graphite/Black, One Size (S and L Bands Included)
Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Tracker
  • 15+ exercise modes
  • smartphone compatible
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Suunto Spartan Sport (Wrist - Hr), Black
Best Crossfit Watch
Suunto Spartan Sports Watch
  • programmed mode for Crossfit
  • supports 80+ sports
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Garmin 010-01985-01 Vivoactive 3 Music, Gps Smartwatch with Music Storage and Built-In Sports Apps, Black
Best Smartwatch
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Smartwatch
  • 15 preloaded sports apps
  • fitness level monitors
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Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire - Slate Gray with Metal Band
Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire
  • multisport
  • built-in GPS
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Casio G-Shock Men's GBA800-1A Black One Size
Casio G-Shock Men's Fitness Watch
  • countdown timer
  • laps memory
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Garmin Venu, GPS Smartwatch with Bright Touchscreen Display, Features Music, Body Energy Monitoring, Animated Workouts, Pulse Ox Sensor and More, Black
Garmin Venu GPS Smartwatch
  • health-monitoring features
  • 20 preloaded workouts
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POLAR Vantage M –Advanced Running & Multisport Watch with GPS and Wrist-Based Heart Rate (Lightweight Design & Latest Technology) (Black 2-Pack, M-L 2-Pack)
Best Fitness Tracker
Polar AdvantageM Smartwatch
  • 130+sports profiles
  • integrated GPS
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Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44mm) - Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
Apple Series 5 Sports Watch
  • advanced workout metrics
  • GPS and compass
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Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch

Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch, Charcoal/Silver Aluminum, One Size (S & L Bands Included)

Enhance your Crossfit workouts and other activities from running to swimming with the Fitbit Versa Lite. With over 15 training modes and smartphone connectivity, you can record activities and get real-time pace and distance. The time, day, and date display is bold with brightness up to 1000 nits.

The watch body is made of lightweight anodized aluminum and the comfortable band is interchangeable. The screen is made of Corning Gorilla Glass to ensure durability.

You can receive calls and text notifications, play music from your smartphone and download sports apps. Other features include a heart rate monitor and sleep tracking.

The Versa Lite’s style is a step above the standard Fitbit to look good with all your attire, not just workout clothes.

It’s water-resistant to 50 meters (165 feet), so no worries while swimming or bathing, and the battery lasts up to 4 days. It is one of the better watches for CrossFit, especially if you enjoy lots of other sports.

Specifications

  • 15+ training modes
  • smartphone connectivity
  • anodized aluminum body
  • interchangeable wristband
  • Gorilla Glass screen
  • heart rate monitor
  • sleep analyzer
  • battery life: 4 days
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (40MM, GPS, Bluetooth ) Smart Watch with Fitness Tracking, and Sleep Analysis - Black  (US Version)

Crossfit is a high-intensity activity, so monitoring your heart rate is important. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active has a 24/7 heart rate monitor that sends a notification in real-time when your heart rate is lower or higher than usual. It can also lead to better rest by analyzing sleep.

The analog display keeps the time with bright white hands on a black dial. The date and other data are displayed digitally in bold yellow.

The Galaxy automatically detects 6 exercises and can track at least 39 more. It’s compatible with Samsung smartphones, Android 5.0 and higher, iPhone 5 and above, and iOS 9.0 and above. For best results and to get all features, sync it with Samsung.

Get notifications and stream your playlist while working out.

The Galaxy is military-grade durable and has a scratch-resistant Gorilla glass coating. It’s water-resistant to 50 meters (165 feet) for swimmers. The battery lasts up to 90 hours with low usage.

Specifications

  • 24/7 heart rate monitor
  • analog time display
  • detects 6 exercises
  • tracks 39+ activities
  • GPS connectivity
  • smartphone compatible
  • water-resistant to 50 meters
  • battery life:90 hours
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Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker, Graphite/Black, One Size (S and L Bands Included)

Set a goal for your Crossfit and other workouts with the Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker. It features over 15 exercise modes for a personalized fitness workout.

Track all your activity from circuit training to running, yoga and more. In addition, it counts calories and has a 24/7 heart rate monitor with resting heart rate reading.

The Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker can also help you improve your sleep. The built in sleep tracker automatically records how long you spend in each stage of sleep, helping you figure out when you sleep well, and when not.

With the Fitbit Charge’s smartphone connectivity, you can stay on top of your day with a weather app and call and text notifications.

It’s GPS connectable to track pace and distance in real-time. With water-resistance to 50 meters (165 feet), you can track your swimming activity. It’s not recommended for wearing in a hot tub or sauna.

The Fitbit Charge 3 has the standard features you need for Crossfit and other activities and is priced lower than many other fitness trackers. It displays the time digitally and has a battery life of up to 7 days.

Specifications

  • 15+ exercise modes
  • smartphone compatible
  • digital time display
  • GPS connectivity
  • water-resistant to 50 meters
  • battery life: 7 days
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Best Crossfit Watch

Suunto Spartan Sports Watch

Suunto Spartan Sport (Wrist - Hr), Black

The Suunto Spartan Sports Watch has preprogrammed sports modes that include strength training and Crossfit and support for over 80 sports. An interval feature allows you to go into all modes to set interval, repetition, and recovery times.

Get heart rate measures from your wrist or use the compatible Suunto Smart Sense heart rate belt (sold separately) for serious athletes.

The Spartan is compatible with Apple and Android smartphones. Download the Movescount App to get several features to use with Crossfit such as a rounds counter, Tabata beep times, EMOM timers, and more.

For running and cycling, you get real-time pace and heart rate along with lap tables, and it determines power and speed for cycling. It’s water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet), and in swim mode, you get speed, distance, and automatic intervals.

Strong and sleek, the Suunto Spartan fitness tracker has an easy-to-read colorful outdoor grade touch screen, a steel bezel, and a mineral crystal glass dial cover.

 

Specifications

  • programmed mode for Crossfit
  • supports 80+ sports
  • smartphone compatible
  • GPS tracking
  • works with Movescount app
  • steel bezel
  • mineral crystal
  • water-resistant to 100 meters
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Best Smartwatch

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Smartwatch

Garmin 010-01985-01 Vivoactive 3 Music, Gps Smartwatch with Music Storage and Built-In Sports Apps, Black

If you find that Crossfit and other activity goes better with music, you’ll love the Garmin Vivoactive 3 with music and storage playback.

Download up to 500 songs right to the watch and leave your other devices at home. Connect with Bluetooth headphones (sold separately) to rock out while you work out.

And with Garmin Pay, you can even leave your cash and cards behind. No worries keeping up with them at the gym, when you have this fitness tracker.

The Vivoactive 3 features over 15 preloaded sports apps such as running, strength training, yoga, and swimming with 5 ATM water resistance. A built-in GPS tracks outdoor activities. Estimated heart rate variability, VO2 max, and fitness age estimates allow you to monitor fitness levels for working out safely.

Connect with Garmin Connect (free) to share with their online community.

The case material is sturdy, durable polymer, and the dial is easy to read with Garmin’s patented Chroma Display even in bright sunlight. The battery has a 7-day life in smartwatch mode and 5 hours in GPS and music mode.

 

Specifications

  • 15 preloaded sports apps
  • fitness level monitors
  • music download and storage
  • works with Garmin Connect
  • Garmin Pay feature
  • built-in GPS
  • 5 ATM water-resistance
  • 7-day battery life
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Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire - Slate Gray with Metal Band

With its rugged design, the Garmin Fenix Sapphire can handle the endurance of tough workouts like Crossfit. It has preloaded activity files for cardio, strength training, and more. Use it for fitness programs involving yoga, stair-stepping, floor climbing, and indoor rowing.

The built-in GPS, 3-axis compass, altimeter, and gyroscope guide you through challenging outdoor activities. A performance widget gives you training load and status.

Get smart notifications and connect to the online fitness community Carmin Connect to stay encouraged and motivated. Compatible apps are available from Connect IQ. Keep track of your heart rate with the wrist-based heart rate monitor.

The analog and digital display keep up with the time, date, and stats. Garmin Chroma’s transflective technology makes it easy to read in bright sunlight.

The Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire is slate gray with a metal band. The bezel, buttons, and rear case are stainless steel. It has a hard, scratch-resistant sapphire lens.

With a battery life of up to 7 days, It’s water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet) and safe for your swim routines.

Specifications

  • multisport
  • built-in GPS
  • smartphone compatible
  • works with Garmin apps
  • analog time display
  • sapphire crystal
  • water-resistant to 100 meters
  • battery life: 7 days.
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Casio G-Shock Men's Fitness Watch

Casio G-Shock Men's GBA800-1A Black One Size

Casio’s G-Shock watches are prized for their tough designs and technical refinements. The G-Shock GB 800 model connects to a phone app with health and fitness functions for Crossfit including a countdown timer and memory for 200 lap records.

It also has a step counter, and a 3-axis accelerometer to incorporate into your fitness routines.

The highly durable Casio G-shock Triple 10 design features 10-meter drop resistance, 10-bar water-resistance (200 meters), and 10-year battery life. With quartz movement, the dial has an analog and digital display for time and stats and a LED backlight.

The 15-hole band ensures a good, comfortable fit and the fun style gets lots of compliments.

 

Specifications

  • countdown timer
  • laps memory
  • step counter
  • accelerometer
  • analog and digital display
  • quartz movement
  • water-resistant to 200 meters
  • 10-year battery life
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Garmin Venu GPS Smartwatch

Garmin Venu, GPS Smartwatch with Bright Touchscreen Display, Features Music, Body Energy Monitoring, Animated Workouts, Pulse Ox Sensor and More, Black

Keep track of your energy levels, respiration, and estimated heart rate for Crossfit training with the Garmin Venue Smartwatch. Other health monitoring features include stress, sleep patterns via a sleep tracker, and menstrual cycle. Access 20 preloaded and GPS sports apps for a variety of workouts.

With smartphone connectivity to iPhone and Android devices, you can download music from Amazon, Spotify, and Deezer. Connect safely to Garmin Pay, the Connect IQ store, and get Garmin Coach, a free personal running coach to help you train for marathons.

The Garmin Venue also has safety and tracking features. It’s water-resistant to 50 meters (165 feet) and is suitable for surface swimming and showering after the gym.

The Garmin Venu has a bright, attractive AMOLED digital display. It has a 5-day battery life in smart mode and 6 hours in music and GPS mode.

Specifications

  • health-monitoring features
  • 20 preloaded workouts
  • smartphone compatible
  • GPS connectivity
  • connects to Garmin apps
  • digital display
  • water-resistant to 50 meters
  • battery life: up to 5 days
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Best Fitness Tracker

Polar AdvantageM Smartwatch

POLAR Vantage M –Advanced Running & Multisport Watch with GPS and Wrist-Based Heart Rate (Lightweight Design & Latest Technology) (Black 2-Pack, M-L 2-Pack)

With over 130 sports profiles, you can use the Polar AdvantageM for all of your workouts including Crossfit. Polar Training Load Pro calculates and analyzes the effects of training on the body. Track your heart rate, training load, sleep, and more.

Other health monitoring includes energy and stress levels, respiration, and hydration. Runners will find the Smart Coach feature especially useful for training.

The integrated GPS provides speed, distance, and route tracking. Use the Polar Flow app to get on-screen workouts and track and analyze your progress as you get the data you need to improve.

And with a water-resistance of 30 meters (100 feet), the Polar can detect distance, pace, strokes, swim style, and rest times for surface swimming.

The Polar’s always-on touch screen display is colorful and easy to read, and the watch is slim-lined and lightweight.

It has a battery life of 5 days in watch mode and 30 hours in training mode. Join the Polar Community at #PolarVantageM to share your results and get encouragement on social media.

Specifications

  • 130+sports profiles
  • integrated GPS
  • multiple health monitors
  • always-on touchscreen display
  • Polar Flow app
  • water-resistant to 30 meters
  • battery life: 5 days
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Apple Series 5 Sports Watch

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44mm) - Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band

Crush your Crossfit and other workout goals with the Apple Series 5. Colorful activity rings track your progress and inspire you to move every day. It features advanced workout metrics, GPS, compass, and ground elevation for long hikes.

Health monitoring features include an electrical and optical heart sensor for accurate heart rate and heart rhythm data. A noise alarm alerts you when decibels are at a level that can impact your hearing.

With the Series 5, you get access to the entire Apple music library, audiobooks, podcasts. In fact you get access to the Apple store for all of their apps. It’s compatible with the iPhone 6 or later and iOS 13 or later.

The colorful always-on display features an analog time dial and digital display for stats on a screen that is larger than most other fitness trackers. It’s water-resistant to 50 meters (165 feet) and safe for shallow swimming in pools. It has a battery life of up to 2 days which is lower than for some other fitness trackers.

 

Specifications

  • advanced workout metrics
  • GPS and compass
  • advanced heart rate monitor
  • analog time
  • digital display
  • access Apple music and apps
  • water-resistant to 50 meters
  • battery life: 2 days.
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