The 8 Best Stopwatches

Updated May 05, 2017 by Jordan Melcher

8 Best Stopwatches
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For serious athletes, coaches and track teams, timing is everything. These stopwatches will accurately monitor your performance and help you shave your times down to competitive levels, so whether you're running the 100-meter dash, taking on a 5K race, or simply going for a jog, they've got you covered. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best stopwatch on Amazon.

8. Travelwey Digital

For a straightforward and lightweight option, the Travelwey Digital can't be beat. Operation is simple, with only three key presses - start/stop, lap/reset, and mode - required for control, making it perfect for use in the classroom or gymnasium.
  • child-safe battery compartment
  • built-in alarm and time functions
  • instructions are a little unclear
Brand Travelwey
Model pending
Weight 2.1 ounces
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

7. Accusplit Pro Survivor A601X

The Accusplit Pro Survivor A601X has an extra large, easy-to-read display that will be appreciated during the whirlwind of a sporting event, or when used in lower light situations. It has a five-year lithium battery, and uses a simple two-button system.
  • million-cycle no-fail switches
  • ergonomically designed case
  • shock and drop resistant design
Model A601XAQ
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

6. Marathon ST083013P Adanac

Featuring a backlit jumbo display for exceptional visibility, the Marathon ST083013P Adanac is made of durable plastic, with a sleek, ergonomic design for comfortable use. It's packaged with a 46-inch wrist lanyard that doubles as a neck strap for easy transportation.
  • laser tuned for accuracy
  • tracks both single and split events
  • doesn't include instructions
Brand Marathon
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Oslo Silver 2.0 Twin

The Oslo Silver 2.0 Twin is both a multi-mode stopwatch and countdown timer, making it a great choice for the coach who has to keep track of both lap and overall race timing. It is water resistant, so rain and sweat are no problem.
  • unlimited time readings
  • two finish-time memory recall
  • 10-hour timing capacity
Brand Oslo
Model Silver 2.0
Weight 4 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

4. Ultrak 410 Simple Event Timer

As the name promises, the Ultrak 410 Simple Event Timer is pleasantly simple to use. It has start, stop, and reset functions, and that's all there is to it. It comes with a lanyard that will keep it close at hand, and a long-life lithium battery.
  • perfect for inexperienced users
  • silent no-beep operation
  • includes 5-year warranty
Brand Ultrak
Model 410
Weight 4 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

3. Marathon ST211003

The Marathon ST211003 is an uncomplicated, high-end mechanical windup stopwatch, a true blast from the analog past that doesn't require a battery. It's stylish, rugged, and extremely effective, lack of digital technology notwithstanding.
  • simple single action control
  • 15 jewel lever movement
  • anti-magnetic and shock protected
Brand Marathon
Model ST211003
Weight 2.4 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

2. Champion Sports Jumbo Display

The Champion Sports Jumbo Display easily adjusts to fit almost any wrist size, and is always right there at hand when you need to start the countdown or time the lap. It's a good choice for cyclists or runners who are timing themselves.
  • easy to read swivel face
  • color-coded buttons
  • includes wrist lanyard and clip
Brand Champion Sports
Model 990
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Dakota Digi Clip

The Dakota Digi Clip is always on hand thanks to its integrated spring carabiner that clips onto your belt, backpack, or jacket. It also has a built-in analog compass, if you're using the unit for reconnoitering your location and movement.
  • water resistant down to 100 feet
  • moonglow electric light function
  • 25-hour time mode
Brand Dakota Watches
Model 125314-P
Weight 3 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on May 05, 2017 by Jordan Melcher

Born in California, Jordan moved all over the country before deciding that maybe he should just come back to the Golden State and stay for a bit. He’s a writer and musician who holds strong opinions about most things.

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