Looking for a woman's sports watch with no exposed metal.
April 18, 2014 4:10 PM Subscribe
My wife would like a sports watch. She doesn't need GPS or fancy gadgetry
, just something to wear to the gym. She needs large digital numbers that can be read easily while she's moving, and some timing functions. The problem is that she's allergic to metal, so anything that would touch her skin would have to be leather or plastic--the strap, the buckle, the back of the case, and any buttons on the side. I've looked in sporting goods stores but only found metal on the backs of cases, and that's something that's hard to tell online. Any recommendations?
posted by hydrophonic to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Something simple like this Puma would be ideal (if there was no metal). This Nike Plus
seems like it might work but it's more watch than she'd need. (She'd probably be okay with a man's style in a bright color, if it fit.) The women's version
has metal on the clasp.
I wouldn't mind getting a basic sports watch and replacing the band, but the back of the face is the sticking point.
We're familiar with the trick of coating the metal bits with a clear coating, but since this is for active use I think she'd like something she wouldn't have to worry about.