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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TomTom Touch Cardio is an entry-level fitness tracker that covers the basics

TomTom Touch Cardio is an entry-level fitness tracker that covers the basics

By Max Langridge

TomTom Sports has announced its second fitness wearable, the Touch Cardio, it joins the TomTom Touch with Body Composition. This new model has been designed and priced to make it more accessible to more people and to encourage healthy lifestyles.  TomTom... Read more

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge 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 delivers the data but it does so in a simple and user-friendly way so you aren't swamped with too... Read more

Slip into bed with Tom Brady, thanks to Under Armour's new sports recovery pajamas

Slip into bed with Tom Brady, thanks to Under Armour's new sports recovery pajamas

By Chris Hall

Never one to be caught napping, Under Armour is turning its attention to sleep and recovery, an important part of any athlete's training schedule.Announced at CES 2017, the new Under Armour Athlete Recovery Sleepwear contain a bit of Tom Brady's input... Read more

Polar fitness watches and GoPro cameras will now play nicely together

Polar fitness watches and GoPro cameras will now play nicely together

By Max Langridge

Polar has already announced a wearable vest with heart rate monitoring and GPS tracking built in to it, but that's not the only big announcement the company has for CES 2017.  CES 2017: What is it and what to expect Polar's other big announcement is... Read more

Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes

Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes

By Cam Bunton

Garmin has unveiled a new range of three Fenix smartwatches. For the first time, the Fenix 5 series offers three unique styles and sizes without compromising on the tech and capabilities. The Fenix 5 has a 47mm case, but a new design that makes it more... Read more

Polar gives a new meaning to wearables with Team Pro Shirt

Polar gives a new meaning to wearables with Team Pro Shirt

By Max Langridge

Fitness tracking expert Polar has used CES 2017 to unveil a new kind of wearable in the Team Pro Shirt. The Team Pro Shirt is, as the name suggests, a piece of clothing but has a heart rate monitor embedded into the fabric by way of two thin heart rate... Read more

Fitbit is on the verge of buying Pebble for $40 million

Fitbit is on the verge of buying Pebble for $40 million

By Max Langridge

The Information has reported that smartwatch and fitness tracking specialist Fitbit is in the midst of a $40 million takeover of smartwatch maker Pebble. If the deal goes through, then Fitbit is said to receive all of Pebble's intellectual property and... Read more

Fitbit steps in the real world can step up your performance in NBA 2K17

Fitbit steps in the real world can step up your performance in NBA 2K17

By Max Langridge

Fitbit and 2K Games have announced a collaboration that will provide in-game rewards in NBA 2K17 for a healthy lifestyle when wearing a Fitbit fitness tracker. Which Fitbit is right for me? Gamers who manage to walk 10,000 steps a day will be rewarded... Read more

The Timex IQ+ Move is a basic fitness tracker in a sleek analogue watch body

The Timex IQ+ Move is a basic fitness tracker in a sleek analogue watch body

By Max Langridge

American watchmaker Timex has launched the IQ+ Move fitness tracker, disguised as a regular watch. It can only carry out basic tracking functions, such as distance travelled, number of steps taken and calories burned, and can also track your sleep. Timex... Read more

Huawei Fit delivers heart-rate monitor in a watch-style fitness tracker

Huawei Fit delivers heart-rate monitor in a watch-style fitness tracker

By Max Langridge

Huawei has revealed a new fitness tracker, the appropriately named Huawei Fit. This tracker - which we caught a glimpse of at the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design launch - pairs a watch-style design with heart-rate monitor and various bright band... Read more