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Garmin introduces Fenix 5 Plus models with plenty of new features, including Garmin Pay
Garmin introduces Fenix 5 Plus models with plenty of new features, including Garmin Pay By Max Langridge

Garmin has announced three new additions to the Fenix 5 fitness tracker/smartwatch series. All arriving with Plus in their name, the Fenix 5 Plus; Fenix 5S Plus and Fenix 5X Plus are all successor models to the trio that launched in 2017.  Garmin Fenix... Read more

Fitbit Versa review: Lacks GPS, but loaded with other features
4.0 stars Fitbit Versa review: Lacks GPS, but loaded with other features By Chris Hall

The second Fitbit smartwatch - following the 2017 launch of the Fitbit Ionic - is a smaller, softer model that comes in at a cheaper price point.It's designed to widen the appeal of Fitbit watches, providing the familiarity of the company's popular lifestyle... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music adds offline music to Garmin's sporty smartwatch
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music adds offline music to Garmin's sporty smartwatch By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced the Vivoactive 3 Music, which as the name suggests, adds music to the sporty smartwatch experience that the Vivoactive offers.Like the Forerunner 645 Music that was announced earlier in the year, the Vivoactive 3 Music will let you... Read more

Got a kid? Fitbit's Ace fitness tracker for children is now available
Got a kid? Fitbit's Ace fitness tracker for children is now available By Maggie Tillman

Remember the Ace?Fitbit announced its first fitness band designed just children ages eight and up in March. It's basically a version of the Fitbit Alta that can track steps, active minutes, and hours slept. It can even send push notifications to get your... Read more

Suunto 9 is an accomplished sports tracker with 5 day battery life
Suunto 9 is an accomplished sports tracker with 5 day battery life By Max Langridge

Finnish sports wearable manufacturer Suunto has announced the Suunto 9 multi-sport GPS watch with a rather impressive five day battery life. That might not quite compare to the two week battery life of the Garmin Fenix 5, but it's an awful lot better... Read more

Xiaomi's new Mi Band 3 has a 20-day battery life, 50m water resistance
Xiaomi's new Mi Band 3 has a 20-day battery life, 50m water resistance By Maggie Tillman

Xiaomi has updated its Mi Band line of fitness trackers.The latest addition, the Mi Band 3, is an ultra low-priced wearable. It has a bigger, higher resolution OLED screen, when compared to the previous model, the Mi Band 2. Plus, Xiaomi claims it's... Read more

MyZone Zone Match now available for personal use; makes it easy to hit fitness goals
MyZone Zone Match now available for personal use; makes it easy to hit fitness goals By Max Langridge

MyZone, the fitness tracking platform that rewards you for effort rather than calories burned, has brought one of its biggest features to the smartphone app, so you can workout wherever you are and help reach your fitness goals.Called Zone Match, the... 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

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

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

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 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

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