Latest fitness tracker news

What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?
What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it? By Elyse Betters

First, there was Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. Then, there was Fitbit Pay. Now, we have Garmin Pay. All these mobile payment systems work with contactless payment readers so that you can check out at a store, right from your wrist, without... Read more

Peleton smart exercise bike coming to the UK, huge screen and live workout classes to follow at home
Peleton smart exercise bike coming to the UK, huge screen and live workout classes to follow at home By Rik Henderson

Peleton is bringing its all-singing, all-dancing smart exercise bike to the UK and Canada.Already available in the US, the Peleton Bike has a 21.5-inch 1080p multitouch display placed in front of the user. It is driven by a custom operating system powered... Read more

What is Fitbit Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?
What is Fitbit Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it? By Elyse Betters

Fitbit makes fitness trackers, and now, a full-fledged smartwatch that you can make payments with, thanks to a service called Fitbit Pay.Originally launched on the Fitbit Ionic - check out our full Fitbit Ionic review - and now on the Fitbit Versa,... Read more

Fantastic fitness tracker deal will get you a Fitbit Alta for £69
Fantastic fitness tracker deal will get you a Fitbit Alta for £69 By Chris Hall

If you're struggling to stay motivated and get in your daily steps, then you might be interested in this Fitbit Alta deal.The Fitbit Alta normally retails for £99.99, but is now priced at only £69.99 in the Amazon Easter sales, so you save yourself... Read more

Fitbit is adding women's health-tracking features to its app
Fitbit is adding women's health-tracking features to its app By Elyse Betters

Fitbit, a maker of popular activity trackers and the Ionic smartwatch, has introduced a number of new products, as well as revealed it will add women's health-tracking features to its platform.The company unveiled the Fitbit Versa sports watch, the Fitbit... Read more

Fitbit Versa is an affordable sporty smartwatch for complete lifestyle tracking
Fitbit Versa is an affordable sporty smartwatch for complete lifestyle tracking By Chris Hall

Fitbit has a new sportswatch, the Fitbit Versa. Adding to the company's line-up of sporty smartwatches, the new Fitbit Verso very much evolves what the Fitbit Ionic started. Although designed to the unisex, the new Fitbit Versa is a softer design than... Read more

Fitbit Ace fitness tracker lets children track activity, opens the door for Fitbit family fun
Fitbit Ace fitness tracker lets children track activity, opens the door for Fitbit family fun By Chris Hall

Fitbit has officially announced a fitness tracker for kids called the Fitbit Ace. The new tracker looks and acts like the Fitbit Alta, but in a smaller format for smaller wrists. It's really designed for kids aged 8 years and older, allowing them to... Read more

Garmin Approach X10 is the GPS golf band that won't affect your swing
Garmin Approach X10 is the GPS golf band that won't affect your swing By Rik Henderson

Garmin has announced a GPS golf band that is discrete and comfortable yet includes data for more than 41,000 courses around the world.The Garmin Approach X10 is similar in style to a fitness band but is designed specifically for golfers who want course... Read more

Fitbit has made home workouts easier with the Coach App for Xbox
Fitbit has made home workouts easier with the Coach App for Xbox By Max Langridge

Fitbit, known for its vast range of activity trackers, will later today be launching a new Coach app for the Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs and laptops that will comprise guided workouts to help keep you fit. Which Fitbit is right for me? While... Read more

Suunto 3 Fitness activity tracker gives you bespoke training programs
Suunto 3 Fitness activity tracker gives you bespoke training programs By Max Langridge

Finnish fitness tracking company Suunto has launched the 3 Fitness sports watch, which not only acts as a smartwatch and basic activity tracker, but it can be used to give each individual wearer a bespoke training program that automatically adapts as... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music: Offline music and Garmin Pay make this a potent sports watch
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music: Offline music and Garmin Pay make this a potent sports watch By Chris Hall

Garmin has had a music-shaped hole in its line-up of sports devices for some time. While rivals like TomTom have been offering the ability to take your music with you for a couple of years, Garmin is only just catching up. The new skills come in the... Read more

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze, Surge and Ionic trackers
Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze, Surge and Ionic trackers By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format. It not only delivers the data, but it does so in a simple and user-friendly way so you aren't swamped... Read more

Garmin Vivofit 4 has a year-long battery life, always-on colour display
Garmin Vivofit 4 has a year-long battery life, always-on colour display By Elyse Betters

There are so many activity trackers available, it's hard to figure out which one to buy. Here's a hint: Go for the one with the better battery.No one wants to be out for a run and then see their activity tracker is dead and has not properly tracked their... Read more

10 reasons to buy the Garmin Vivoactive 3
10 reasons to buy the Garmin Vivoactive 3 By Pocket-lint Promotion

Garmin - once a sat nav brand - is now a name synonymous with fitness and health focussed wearables. One of its latest products, the Vivoactive 3, seeks to bring many of the features found in its higher-end watches, and put them in a more affordable package.Garmin's... Read more

Fitbit Charge 2 is only £99 for one of the best fitness trackers around
Fitbit Charge 2 is only £99 for one of the best fitness trackers around By Chris Hall

The Fitbit Charge 2 is one on the most popular models in the Fitbit range, bringing plenty of fitness to your wrist. Normally selling for around £139, the Fitbit Charge 2 is now £99. It was reduced for Cyber Monday to £99 and the price is fluctuating... Read more

Fitbit Ionic price reduction to £249 remains, save £50 on this smart fitness watch
Fitbit Ionic price reduction to £249 remains, save £50 on this smart fitness watch By Chris Hall

Fitbit's second attempt at a smartwatch - the Fitbit Ionic - had a Black Friday deal price of £249 - and that price has stayed now that the sales are over.That might bring this smart fitness watch a bit closer to your budget, a saving of £50 over the... Read more

Polar M400 Cyber Monday discount gifts you this GPS watch for just £82
Polar M400 Cyber Monday discount gifts you this GPS watch for just £82 By Chris Hall

The Polar M400 is a mid-range GPS watch from the company that basically brought heart rate tracking to the general public, with a long history of sports devices.Normally retailing for £130, the Cyber Monday discount brings a healthy saving on this excellent... Read more

Garmin Black Friday (US) deals: $80 off Vivosmart HR, $100 off Forerunner 735XT, and more sales
Garmin Black Friday (US) deals: $80 off Vivosmart HR, $100 off Forerunner 735XT, and more sales By Elyse Betters

Garmin makes a tonne of smart watches and fitness trackers, and many of them have been deeply discounted for Black Friday.For instance, the excellent Garmin Forerunner 735XT is $299.99, a $100 reduction. It's Garmin's second-tier device, designed for... Read more

Save £53 on a Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, now £107
Save £53 on a Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, now £107 By Max Langridge

If after Black Friday, you want to go from exercising your fingers searching for deals, to getting outdoors and doing some actual exercise, you may want to invest in a Fitbit Blaze, especially as Amazon has taken £53 off for Black Friday. That's right,... Read more

Misfit Vapor watch with optical heart rate finally set for 31 October release
Misfit Vapor watch with optical heart rate finally set for 31 October release By Elyse Betters

Misfit has revealed when you can finally get the Vapor.Misfit announced Vapor, its first touchscreen smartwatch, at CES 2017. The wearable is the company's most advanced yet, offering standard fitness and sleep tracking, along with optical heart rate... Read more

TomTom putting a halt on new wearables to focus on sat-nav
TomTom putting a halt on new wearables to focus on sat-nav By Max Langridge

TomTom has released a press statement to say it will focus on its leading position in the "navigation technologies" sector, and will "provide location content, software and services to business customers." TomTom may exit the wearables market following... Read more

Smart tattoos could fully replace health and fitness wearables in the future
Smart tattoos could fully replace health and fitness wearables in the future By Max Langridge

Scientists at Harvard and MIT have developed smart tattoos as a way to potentially replace health trackers and fitness wearables one day. The tattoos wouldn't be a transmitter for a wearable or smartphone app to receive either, but they would be able... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 30 is a cheap GPS smartwatch made for runners
Garmin Forerunner 30 is a cheap GPS smartwatch made for runners By Elyse Betters

Garmin has announced a new Forerunner-branded watch.Earlier this year, we reviewed the Forerunner 35, a GPS smartwatch that we described as perfect if you're looking for an affordable entry into the world of running watches. Its fitness tracking is faultless,... Read more

Garmin rounds out Vivo wearable line with Vivosport and Vivomove HR
Garmin rounds out Vivo wearable line with Vivosport and Vivomove HR By Elyse Betters

Garmin didn't just announce the Vivoactive 3 at IFA 2017; it introduced two other Vivo-branded wearables.First up is the new Vivosport activity-tracking band. There's a lot of Vivo-branded fitness wearables in Garmin's portfolio, so it's important to... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch debuts with Garmin Pay and more
Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch debuts with Garmin Pay and more By Elyse Betters

Garmin is known for making great fitness smartwatches, but they command a high premium when compared to watches from Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit. But its latest wearable has a more affordable price.While at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Garmin announced the Vivoactive... Read more

TomTom update introduces Fitness Points and better workout planning
TomTom update introduces Fitness Points and better workout planning By Chris Hall

Lots of people have accepted the measure of 10,000 steps as gospel: walk 10,000 steps a day and you'll be doing yourself some good. It's an arbitrary figure and while it's convenient for some, it really takes nothing about your personal circumstances... Read more

It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker
It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker By Elyse Betters

An upgraded version of the Samsung Gear Fit 2 has arrived.After weeks of leaks, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit 2 Pro. The most stand-out features with this device is that it adds 5 ATM swim-ready water resistance, onboard GPS, and access to offline... Read more

Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate accessory you can wear instead of a chest strap
Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate accessory you can wear instead of a chest strap By Chris Hall

Polar has an innovative solution for fitness fans in the OH1, a optical heart rate sensor accessory, that will be welcome news for those who don't like wearing a chest strap. Chest straps have long been the norm for heart rate sensors, or were the norm... Read more

Fitbit redesigns its Wi-Fi smart scales, say hello to Aria 2
Fitbit redesigns its Wi-Fi smart scales, say hello to Aria 2 By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has redesigned its Aria Wi-Fi scales, introducing the Aria 2 scales that bring improved accuracy, an improved display and easier setup.The Aria Wi-Fi scales first launched in 2010, tracking weight, body fat percentage, BMI and lean mass. They... Read more

Samsung reveals Gear Fit 2 Pro features like water resistance, GPS
Samsung reveals Gear Fit 2 Pro features like water resistance, GPS By Elyse Betters

Samsung made a new fitness-tracking wearable.Called the Gear Fit 2 Pro, it completely leaked online right before Samsung's Unpacked event. A listing on Samsung’s Malaysia website was spotted by leakster Evan Blass. Although the page is down now, and... Read more

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro: Release date, specs and everything you need to know
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro: Release date, specs and everything you need to know By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Gear Fit2 in June 2016, bringing GPS tracking and a new design to the original Gear Fit model. Fast forward one year (and a bit) and the South Korean company has another fitness device up its sleeve in the form of the Gear Fit2... Read more

Samsung might also announce this $199 Gear Fit 2 Pro on 23 August
Samsung might also announce this $199 Gear Fit 2 Pro on 23 August By Elyse Betters

Samsung has developed a new fitness band.Called the Gear Fit 2 Pro, it will likely be unveiled during the company's Unpacked event on 23 August, according to VentureBeat's Evan Blass. Reported features include water resistance up to 165 feet, which is... Read more

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro leak reveals swim tracking and offline Spotify support
Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro leak reveals swim tracking and offline Spotify support By Max Langridge

Samsung is said to be unveiling more than just the Galaxy Note 8 at its 23 August event in New York. Reliable leaker Evan Blass has obtained information to suggest the South Korean tech giant will unveil a new Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker too. Samsung... Read more

MyZone MZ-60 gives you clear feedback during workouts
MyZone MZ-60 gives you clear feedback during workouts By Max Langridge

Fitness company MyZone has announced the MZ-60 watch as the latest product to join its range of effort-rewarding health tracking wearables. The MZ-60 replaces the MZ-50, with the main differences being in the overall design and operation when in use.... Read more

TomTom may exit the wearables market following poor sales
TomTom may exit the wearables market following poor sales By Max Langridge

Wareable has learned that TomTom could soon exit the wearables market following poor sales of its products, and several key staff walking out the door. The company has also allegedly halted plans for a new Bandit 2 action camera, because of lack of demand.... Read more

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals
Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals By Cam Bunton

Amazon Prime Day 2017 is here and it's chock-full of great products at ridiculously low prices. Whether you're into fashion, art or tech, there's something for everyone. One arena that's seen a host of generous price-slashing is the fitness tracker segment.... Read more

Nokia introduces new connected health products following Withings takeover
Nokia introduces new connected health products following Withings takeover By Max Langridge

Following the news that Finnish smartphone company Nokia had taken over the health product company Withings at the beginning of 2017, the first new products with Nokia branding have now been released. Nokia fitness trackers coming 2017 as Withings brand... Read more

Getting fit with the Huawei Watch 2: Phone-free fitness, direct from your wrist
Getting fit with the Huawei Watch 2: Phone-free fitness, direct from your wrist By Pocket-lint Promotion

Whether you're hitting the pavement, working it in the gym or going for a cycle, tracking your exercise sessions allows you to monitor your progressing fitness levels and gives you serious, irrefutable bragging rights over your mates when you break their... Read more

The best TomTom Sports devices: Spark, Touch, Golfer and Adventurer compared
The best TomTom Sports devices: Spark, Touch, Golfer and Adventurer compared By Pocket-lint Promotion

TomTom has turned its expertise in GPS tracking in a new direction, splitting out into a full range of sports devices for all occasions, whether that's tracking your steps, your round on the golf course or your daily training.TomTom sports watches offer... Read more

Misfit now lets you fully customise your wearable before you buy it
Misfit now lets you fully customise your wearable before you buy it By Elyse Betters

Remember Moto Maker? Well, Misfit has a similar tool for its devices.Motorola launched an online tool in 2013 that allowed customers to customise the look of their Moto X phones. We reviewed it and loved the experience. Now, taking a page from Motorola's... Read more

Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139
Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139 By Rik Henderson

Acer has announced a smart fitness watch that is packed with tracking sensors yet looks more like a standard wristwatch.The Acer Leap Ware has a circular 1.6-inch screen covered in Corning Gorilla Glass SR+. It is also IPX7 water resistant, which will... Read more

5 reasons to buy the awesome Garmin Fenix 5
5 reasons to buy the awesome Garmin Fenix 5 By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s a reason Garmin watches are so popular among sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Their devices are tailor-made for the active people on the planet. The ones who climb mountains, run marathons, swim across lakes and snowboard down slopes.The company’s... Read more

Misfit Flare is another basic fitness tracker, but it's also dirt cheap
Misfit Flare is another basic fitness tracker, but it's also dirt cheap By Elyse Betters

Misfit has launched yet another affordable activity tracker.It's called the Misfit Flare, and it sells for $59.99 (about £50). It can track the steps you’ve taken, how far you’ve gone and the calories you’ve burned, and it can track your sleeping.... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 935 is do-it-all activity tracker that will get the most out of your training
Garmin Forerunner 935 is do-it-all activity tracker that will get the most out of your training By Max Langridge

Garmin has introduced the Forerunner 935 as a top-of-the-range, do-it-all fitness and activity tracker. It's been designed to be the only companion you need when training for events such as triathlons, as it caters for running, cycling and swimming exercises.... Read more

Suunto's first HR sports watch claims to be the most accurate
Suunto's first HR sports watch claims to be the most accurate By Elyse Betters

A Finland-based sports watch maker has launched a new device that it claimed delivers "superior accuracy".Dubbed the Spartan Sport Wrist HR, the watch, which is made by Suunto, features a patented biometric measurement technology. Valencell, the US biometric... Read more

Garmin Vivosmart 3 shows up in pictures, there's life in fitness trackers yet
Garmin Vivosmart 3 shows up in pictures, there's life in fitness trackers yet By Rik Henderson

Garmin is planning to update its Vivosmart fitness tracker, if leaked pictures are anything to go by.Wareable claims to have got its hands on an image showing a Garmin Vivosmart 3 in three different poses. And as one of them shows the name on the rear,... Read more

Fitbit announces Alta HR for heart rate tracking in slim, stylish package
Fitbit announces Alta HR for heart rate tracking in slim, stylish package By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, bringing heart rate monitoring to last year's slim and stylish Alta fitness tracker.The new device introduces a slimmer and more compact version of the PurePulse technology found on the company's larger devices, such... Read more

Nokia fitness trackers coming summer 2017 as Withings brand is replaced
Nokia fitness trackers coming summer 2017 as Withings brand is replaced By Rik Henderson

Withings' fitness and health tech will be released under the Nokia brand from now on.Nokia bought the French technology firm last year and while it will continue to release fitness trackers and other health products, it will adopt the Finnish parent's... Read more

Adidas miCoach merges with Runtastic's app, no longer accepting memberships
Adidas miCoach merges with Runtastic's app, no longer accepting memberships By Max Langridge

Sports giant Adidas bought mobile fitness startup Runtastic in August 2015 in a deal worth a reported $220 million (£153 million). At the time, Runtastic said nothing would happen to its own app and services. Today, that promise has been confirmed as... Read more

Polar M600 will update to Android Wear 2.0, add indoor swimming metrics this spring
Polar M600 will update to Android Wear 2.0, add indoor swimming metrics this spring By Elyse Betters

Polar is updating its M600 to the newly released Android Wear 2.0.As part of the update, the smartwatch will add indoor swimming metrics such as distance, pace, strokes per minute, and strokes per pool length. The watch can also determine if you're swimming... Read more