The experience of shopping for a sports watch is similar to shopping for anything else. Simply decide what you want, then go out and buy it. The number of options available, can really intimidate some people during their search. Are you interested in a waterproof watch? Another option that many people want, is a watch that is durable. Extra features are important to some people.

A much desired feature is a stopwatch. Have you thought about having a pedometer on it? Some people need a watch with a compass on it. These are all things to think about before you start spending money. Now that you know what you are looking for, where do you look?

A good online site is, which is sort of like a shopping portal for watches.

This site is usually listed on the first page of search results when you start shopping. if you are on a budget, check out the so called “discount watch portal” for their selection of watches. With an extensive inventory their site can at least help you determine what you want. However, be sure to check out the company prior to buying from them. Checking out a companies return policy is always important, as well as their warranty programs. Once upon a time there was a site called Froogle. This was a Google-run site where you could look up any product you wanted and find the lowest price for it. Today that site is called Google Product Search. You can find just about anything you are looking for here, including, of course, a wide selection of sports watches. It’s a good idea, however, to look up the user reviews on any merchant you are thinking of buying sports watches from. You don’t only want to know about the watch you are buying, but about the person or company selling it. This way you won’t have to worry about being taken advantage of by a rip off artist posing as a merchant.

High end department stores are great locations to buy sports watches. It is doubtful that you will find watches cheaper at these locations though. However, you can find high function watches that meet the needs of your current hobby at stores such as Nordstrom’s or Macy’s. These stores have a high retail markup, so if you choose to purchase from there, then be prepared.

It isn’t a grueling process to buy the sports watch you need. In fact, it is usually pretty straight forward. As with everything, research is key. Next figure out what you need your watch to do. Knowing the fair market price of the watch you want is also an important step. Now find the store or website that offers your watch at a reasonable price. Simple, huh? Researching watch functions to find just the right watch will be the hardest. After that, however, it is a piece of cake.