When it comes to pursuing an active lifestyle, it’s important to have gear that both pushes and supports you in the process. Whether training for a marathon or taking your daily workout a little further, a quality connected timepiece can make all the difference. A prime example is Tissot’s T-Touch Connect Solar, which combines tactile technology with durability to allow you to go the extra mile. So, we took avid runner David Marley Perry and a T-Touch Connect Solar to Lone Pine in the Eastern Sierras to see just how far this watch could take us.

David Marley Perry

David Marley Perry is a life-long runner and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. Perry attributes his success in life to a commitment to pushing himself; in particular, Perry’s passion for running has enabled him to reach peak mental and physical performance, but maintaining that fitness level requires him to push his limits constantly. Whether he is increasing elevations or running on a new trail, his key to (literally) reaching new heights confidently, safely and comfortably is quality, reliable gear.

Who better to test the always cutting-edge Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar?

Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar

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$1,050.00

Q: You called running the red thread that runs though your life and business. Can you tell us more about that?

David Marley Perry: Running has been a guiding force in my life to bring positive people, experience, and lessons into the fold. It has been a teacher through every new chapter in life that through hard work with purpose, anything is possible.

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Q: The Tissot watch looked like a pretty good fit for your needs as an athlete. What do you require in a watch and gear in general?

DMP: Gear is essential. The only metrics you have are on a watch. I always advise new runners to get a watch to track progress overtime.

Q: What’s your ideal run?

DMP: My ideal run changes with my mood but any day outside moving is a good day.

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Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar

Tissot produces timepieces ranging from sport to style and everything in between, each delivering exceptional quality without completely breaking the bank. The T-Touch Connect Solar continues that tradition. The Swiss-made contemporary watch is jam-packed with high-tech features yet costs just $1,150. The T-Touch was first introduced well over two decades ago, with its headlining Tactile Technology interface, and has steadily gained impressive features in the interim.

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This latest iteration boasts a slate of over 30 features in all. Packed into one watch are call and notification alerts; a perpetual calendar, stopwatch, timers and alarms; a barometer, temperature and weather indicators; and activity tracking, including a step counter, distance traveled meter and altimeter. Moreover, the T-Touch Connect Solar is equipped with an “eco mode” to conserve power, a compass and emergency GPS, meaning the watch can guide you to safety even if your phone has died. Basketball fans know Tissot as the Official Timekeeper of the NBA – using a companion app, the T-Touch Connect Solar can deliver game updates directly to your wrist. And, of course, the T-Touch Connect Solar is powered by light.

Take your expeditions further with this ultimate adventure partner – it’s time.

Price: $1,150

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