Latest fitness tracker buyer's guides

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 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 same features... Read more

Best Garmin watch: Fenix, Forerunner and Vivo compared
Best Garmin watch: Fenix, Forerunner and Vivo compared By Chris Hall

Garmin has a lot of fitness trackers and sports devices in its portfolio. It offers not only a range of options within each family, but it offers a wide range of sport-specific devices too.Choosing a Garmin can be confusing, but you're in the right place... Read more

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Best Fitbit fitness tracker: Which Fitbit is right for you?
Best Fitbit fitness tracker: Which Fitbit is right for you? By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has been around for years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same sort of brand awareness. For many, a fitness band is simply called "a fitbit", such has the impact been of this... 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

The best GPS running watch 2018: The top sports watches to buy today
The best GPS running watch 2018: The top sports watches to buy today By Chris Hall

While the world is now discovering the benefit of a smartwatch, this is home turf for runners. Familiar names persist: Garmin and Polar offer some of the best sports watches, adding the connectivity to give you more from your smartphone, more analysis... Read more

Fitbit Versa vs Fitbit Blaze: What's the difference?
Fitbit Versa vs Fitbit Blaze: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Fitbit Blaze was Fitbit's first "watch", the company's first foray into devices that were larger than the fitness bands it previously offered. It marked a fork in the path for the company's products, shifting from Flex-based design (Flex-Charge-Surge)... 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

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

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 Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?
Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, adding to its already strong line-up of activity trackers. The new device sits into the company's "Everyday" category, alongside the original Alta and the Flex 2.If you want to know which Fitbit is right for you, our... Read more

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference?
Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit offers several devices in the activity tracking market, from the plain and simple Flex to its GPS sportswatch, known to friends as Surge.The company has recently announced another couple of devices to its line-up however, with both a Flex successor... Read more

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite
Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite By Britta O'Boyle

Withings is a company dedicated to helping you live a healthier life. It not only has numerous activity trackers to monitor how much you move, but it also has a sleep system, smarthome camera, baby monitor, blood pressure monitor and Wi-Fi scales within... Read more

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit
Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit By Luke Edwards

It's that time of year when fitness is everyone's goal. But getting going and keeping up momentum isn't always easy. Apps and wearables can help make the process a whole lot easier by helping with motivation.Getting fit is not easy. The thought of sitting... Read more

Fitness trackers in the wild: Misfit vs Withings vs Fitbit vs Samsung vs Huawei
Fitness trackers in the wild: Misfit vs Withings vs Fitbit vs Samsung vs Huawei By Britta O'Boyle

Monitoring activity has become a massive trend. There are countless activity trackers available from standard rubber bands, to Swiss Made watches, all of which will tell you how many steps you've taken, how far you have travelled, and plenty more.But... Read more

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart vs Nike+ SportWatch GPS: What's the difference?
Adidas miCoach Fit Smart vs Nike+ SportWatch GPS: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

When details of the Adidas miCoach Fit Smart first leaked, it was thought to be a rival to Nike's FuelBand SE. However, that has turned out not to be the case.Adidas has now officially announced the device - which will be available in the UK and US from... Read more

Nike+ FuelBand SE vs original FuelBand: What's the difference?
Nike+ FuelBand SE vs original FuelBand: What's the difference? By Jake Smith

Following the launch of Fitbit's new Force band, Nike is out with a follow-up to the original FuelBand called the FuelBand SE, and you bet the company isn't dropping its focus on FuelPoints. Tracking physical activity, steps taken daily, and amount of... Read more

Nike vs Adidas: Trainer technology, does it really work?
Nike vs Adidas: Trainer technology, does it really work? By Hunter Skipworth

Nike and Adidas both have some clever trainer technology which they say can make all the difference to the way you run: Adidas has the Boost range or trainers, Nike has the Free. Both Nike and Adidas's offerings are loaded with tech buzzwords and potentially... Read more