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The best fitness trackers 2018: Top activity bands to buy today

The best fitness trackers 2018: Top activity bands to buy today

By Britta O'Boyle

It can be difficult to know where to start when looking for the best fitness tracker for you. There's such a breadth of choice. But that's where we come in.We've rounded up the top activity trackers available to buy today that we've reviewed here at Pocket-lint.... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 935 review: The sports watch of champions
5.0 stars

Garmin Forerunner 935 review: The sports watch of champions

By Chris Hall

The top-end Garmin Forerunner model has always been something of a chunky monkey, stretching all the way back to the heady days of the Forerunner 101 in 2003. It wasn't until 2013 with the Forerunner 220 that things really started to feel slimline, but... 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 Ace initial review: Doing it for the kids

Fitbit Ace initial review: Doing it for the kids

By Chris Hall

What does Fitbit have in common with the iPad? Simple, it has achieved that lofty position of becoming genericised. Not sure what genericised means? Then maybe you need to be heading back to school. Because step into the playground and trademarks don't... 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 - which you can read all about in our full review - and now on the Fitbit... Read more

Fitbit Versa vs Fitbit Ionic: What's the difference?

Fitbit Versa vs Fitbit Ionic: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Fitbit has expanded its smartwatch collection with the launch of the Versa, a new watch that sits alongside the Fitbit Ionic, offering a blend of fitness tracking and smartwatch functions.Launching a year later, the new Fitbit Versa offers many of the... 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 initial review: Lacks GPS, but loaded with functions

Fitbit Versa initial review: Lacks GPS, but loaded with functions

By Chris Hall

The Fitbit Ionic saw the popular fitness tracking company launch its first "smartwatch". Designed to walk a path that gave you the convenience of the smartwatch - colourful display, apps, wide notifications - with Fitbit's popular tracking platform.The... 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

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

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

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

Garmin now lets you make purchases on the go.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... 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

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: Serious multi-sport tracking at a sensible price point
4.5 stars

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: Serious multi-sport tracking at a sensible price point

By Cam Bunton

Garmin is well known for producing highly regarded wearables, specifically those for tracking sports activities. Whether you're a runner, cyclist or general outdoors lover, there's a high probability you've already purchased or considered purchasing a... 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

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Polar, Samsung and more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Polar, Samsung and more

By Chris Hall

Black Friday has turned into the biggest shopping day of the year with loads of deals running through to Cyber Monday so you can save yourself a packet in the run-up to Christmas.With fitness trackers and sports watches being top of the list for many... 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

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has no fewer than seven activity trackers in its portfolio. The Alta HR, as you might guess from its name, adds heart rate monitoring to 2016's slim and stylish Alta tracker meaning it starts to step into Fitbit's Charge 2 territory. Starts... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Fitness Gadget

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Fitness Gadget

By Britta O'Boyle

The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in the middle of November, celebrating the best devices and products across 18 categories from smartphones and games to speakers and smartwatches.Each of the 18 categories have between six and... 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

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

By Max Langridge

Smart clothes are the next step beyond wearables. Despite smart watches and activity trackers just beginning to become popular, smart clothing is already starting to appear.So far there are already items of smart clothing available including t-shirts... Read more

Fitbit Ionic review: Bridging the gap between fitness tracker and smartwatch
4.0 stars

Fitbit Ionic review: Bridging the gap between fitness tracker and smartwatch

By Lee Bell

According to Apple, its smartwatch series has proved so popular that it has overtaken Rolex to become the world's most popular wristwear maker. And with rumours that TomTom is pulling out of the wearables race, there aren't many big name fitness-tracker... 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 Forerunner 735XT review: Putting in the multisport miles
4.5 stars

Garmin Forerunner 735XT review: Putting in the multisport miles

By Chris Hall

The Garmin Forerunner family has always been a firm favourite with those who are a little more serious about their sport. Often the device of choice for runners and triathletes, there's now a wide selection of watches to track your every movement, whatever... Read more

Garmin Vivomove HR preview: Hybrid smartwatch with hidden touchscreen and heart rate monitoring

Garmin Vivomove HR preview: Hybrid smartwatch with hidden touchscreen and heart rate monitoring

By Britta O'Boyle

Garmin announced several devices at consumer electronic show IFA in Berlin, including the Vivomove HR.On first glance, the Vivomove HR looks like any other analogue watch, but this device has a dirty little secret. It has a hidden touchscreen, as well... 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

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro preview: Specced for swimmers

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro preview: Specced for swimmers

By Mike Lowe

Earlier this year the second-gen Samsung Gear Fit landed, focusing on fitness fans. At IFA 2017 - the largest European tech show in the  calendar - the Korean giant unveiled its spiritual brother: the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro.So what's different in what... 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