1. Coros Apex
With its accurate GPS, elevation tracking and long battery, this is an excellent timepiece for trail running. For many people, it is even better than the popular Suunto and Garmin running watches.
While it doesn’t have that much features, it has the most reliable core GPS features for trail running, and is more affordable. Soon, an update in its software would let users upload their routes to a cool breadcrumb map for better navigation.
2. Polar Vantage 5
Are you thinking of getting a casual watch in Malaysia? Well, if you are a fitness enthusiast and outdoor lover, you may want to get a running watch, too. Polar’s Vantage 5 is a great option. It has the most accurate, efficient heart rate monitor available in the market. It may lack some additional features, but it is still a good trail running timepiece to invest on.
3. Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Series
The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Series is one of the best running watches out there. If you are willing to spend quite a big amount of money, this one is worth the investment. This piece takes pride on its long battery life and trail running features. It is also stylish enough to be worn on any occasion. Aside from monitoring metrics such as cadence, time, distance and pace, it also offers color topo maps in order to help users find their way around.
4. Garmin Forerunner 935
If you think the cost of the Fenix 5 is daunting, go for the Forerunner 935 instead. It is more affordable compared to the Fenix 5, but it has almost the same exact features. Strong battery life, elevation tracking, uploadable routes and basic mapping make this a good trail running watch.
5. Suunto 9 Baro
A lot of running watches take pride in having a strong battery life, but not timepiece can ever beat the Suunto 9 Baro in this aspect. This watch is also quite expensive, but you can feel confident that its battery life can surely last around 25 to 125 hours. It is an amazing timepiece you can wear for 100-milke races, as well as long-distance endurance events.