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Fantastic Fitbit Alta HR deal saves you a fabulous £56

Fantastic Fitbit Alta HR deal saves you a fabulous £56

By Chris Hall

If you missed Black Friday, then don't despair: there's a great deal on the Fitbit Alta HR today, but you'll have to be quick, as you'll only be able to get this price for one day.The Fitbit Alta HR normally retails for £129.99, but priced at only £82.99,... Read more

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has been kicking around for a years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too have heard of it. The problem... 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

Garmin Forerunner 235 Black Friday deal: £165 is an incredible bargain

Garmin Forerunner 235 Black Friday deal: £165 is an incredible bargain

By Chris Hall

Black Friday is delivering some real gems and this is one of the best deals we've seen so far: the Garmin Forerunner 235 for only £164.99.The Forerunner 235 is one of the most appealing Garmin devices, thanks not only to that attractive price point,... 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

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

By Britta O'Boyle

The wearables market offers a plethora of devices from smartwatches and heart rate measuring headphones to sports watches and activity trackers. There is such a breadth of choice, it's difficult to know where to start, let alone make the right decision... 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

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 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

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 it, thanks to a service called Fitbit Pay.The Fitbit Ionic is Fitbit's first smartwatch. You can read all about the device from here. But if you want to... 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

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

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR review: Great multi-sport watch misses a beat
3.5 stars

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR review: Great multi-sport watch misses a beat

By Chris Hall

The biggest claim with the Spartan Sport Wrist HR is that it's the first watch with heart-rate that Suunto has produced. While it joins a family of capable devices, that removes the need for a chest strap, making it appealing to a wider range of athletes.That'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

Fitbit Alta HR review: The best everyday fitness tracker?
4.5 stars

Fitbit Alta HR review: The best everyday fitness tracker?

By Britta O'Boyle

The Fitbit Alta HR brings heart-rate tracking to its slim and stylish fitness tracker, the Alta. The earlier device was fabulous for basic tracking but it missed out on a couple of features, stopping it achieving excellence.The HR, however, aims to... Read more

Withings Activite Steel HR review: Nokia has its finger on the pulse
4.0 stars

Withings Activite Steel HR review: Nokia has its finger on the pulse

By Britta O'Boyle

The Withings Activité Steel HR is the first device from the company since it was taken over by Nokia. It joins the plethora of beautifully designed devices, from the original Swiss-Made Activité to the Activité Steel, but it adds heart-rate tracking... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive HR review: Multi-sports master, just not much of a looker
4.0 stars

Garmin Vivoactive HR review: Multi-sports master, just not much of a looker

By Luke Johnson

If you're a general fitness fan rather than someone with a specialist hobby, deciding which wearable is right for you is tough. What sport do you prioritise? Are your morning runs more important to you than your weekend round of golf, or would you rather... Read more

Garmin Fenix 5 review: Smart sports watches don't come better than this
5.0 stars

Garmin Fenix 5 review: Smart sports watches don't come better than this

By Cam Bunton

If you're an avid runner or cyclist, there's a good chance that either you or someone you know well is sporting a Garmin watch. Over the past few years, the company's reputation for building the best sports-tracking wearables has grown.With the Fenix... 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