When it comes to adopting an active lifestyle, it’s important to have gear that pushes and supports you through 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 that lets you go the extra mile. So, we took avid runner David Marley Perry and the T-Touch Connect Solar to Lone Pine in the Eastern Sierras to see how far this watch could take us.
David Marley Perry
David Marley Perry is a lifelong 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 allowed him to reach peak mental and physical performance, but he needed to constantly push his limits to maintain that level of fitness. Whether he’s scaling elevations or running a new trail, his key to reaching new heights confidently, safely and comfortably (literally) is quality, reliable gear.
Who better to test the always-trendy Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar?
Q: You call the red thread that runs through your life and business called RUN. 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 is a teacher through every new chapter of life that anything is possible by working hard with a goal.
Q: A Tissot watch fits your needs as an athlete very well. What do you need in a watch and gear in general?
DMP: Gear required. Only the metrics you have are on the watch. I always advise new runners to get a watch to track progress overtime.
Q: What is your ideal run?
DMP: My ideal run varies depending on my mood but any day that moves outside is a good day.
Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar
Tissot produces timepieces from sport to style and everything in between that offer exceptional quality without completely breaking the bank. T-Touch Connect Solar continues that tradition. The Swiss-made contemporary watch is packed with high-tech features, yet costs just $1,150. The T-Touch was first introduced well over two decades ago with its headline touch technology interface and has steadily gained impressive features in the interim.
This latest iteration has over 30 features in total. Call and notification alerts packed into one watch; perpetual calendar, stopwatch, timers and alarms; barometer, temperature and weather indicators; and activity tracking including step counter, distance traveled meter and altimeter. Plus, the T-Touch Connect is equipped with an “Eco Mode” to conserve solar power, a compass and emergency GPS, meaning the watch can guide you safely even if your phone dies. Basketball fans know Tissot as the official timekeeper of the NBA – using a companion app, the T-Touch Connect Solar can deliver game updates straight to your wrist. And, of course, the T-Touch Connect is powered by solar light.
Take your adventures further with this ultimate adventure partner – it’s time.