Latest Garmin fitness tracker reviews

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music review: On the beat?
4.0 stars Garmin Forerunner 645 Music review: On the beat? By Chris Hall

While the smartwatch revolution seems to have stumbled, fitness and sports devices have grown and adapted. In many ways companies like Garmin have surpassed the smartwatch generation by focusing on features that add value, rather than adding distraction.Take... 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

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

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 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

Garmin Vivomove review: As good-looking as activity trackers get
4.0 stars Garmin Vivomove review: As good-looking as activity trackers get By Luke Johnson

Activity trackers don't have to be bland slabs of plastic and rubber that scream "look at me". A number of analogue smartwatches have dropped over the past couple of years, pairing timeless, classic designs with all the steps and run-tracking credentials... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 35 review: An affordable, effective running watch
4.0 stars Garmin Forerunner 35 review: An affordable, effective running watch By Luke Johnson

We've almost reached the point where not owning a fitness tracker is as taboo as loudly answering your phone in a train's quiet carriage or breaking out a selfie stick, well, anywhere. Without even a barebones bit of wrist tech, how else can you compare... Read more

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ review: A fully-packed fitness tracker
4.5 stars Garmin Vivosmart HR+ review: A fully-packed fitness tracker By Chris Hall

There's no shortage of fitness trackers on the market. Since the launch of the Nike FuelBand, just about everyone has had a crack at this lifestyle end of the sports device market. Offering a lighter and simpler approach than more established sports... Read more

Garmin Epix review: Life-saving reliability
5.0 stars Garmin Epix review: Life-saving reliability By Luke Edwards

When you venture out into the wild, even if that's just a walk in the not-so-local woods, you want a GPS device you can rely on. Garmin, with years of experience in that area, is a name that generally offers peace of mind. When it comes to the Epix watch... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution
Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution By Luke Edwards

Garmin has unleashed a new version of its popular and impressive Vivoactive called Vivoactive HR because, you guessed it, this one records heart rate.The Vivoactive HR uses a wrist worn, light-based heart rate monitor to track beats per minute for a more... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: Deep dynamics set a new pace
4.0 stars Garmin Forerunner 630 review: Deep dynamics set a new pace By Luke Edwards

When it comes to GPS running watches the Garmin Forerunner range has been leading the race for wrists for years.In 2013 the Forerunner 620 was a big jump forward in the range thanks to a colour touchscreen, Wi-Fi and running dynamics. In a bid to further... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 25: Running down the price (hands-on)
Garmin Forerunner 25: Running down the price (hands-on) By Mike Lowe

Running watches are a common companion for many, but for newbies looking to get from sofa to 5K the idea of spending a small fortune on a fitness companion is unlikely to make sense. That's where the Garmin Forerunner 25 comes in, the company's entry-level... Read more

Hands-on: Garmin Forerunner 225 review: Heart-rate from your wrist (finally!)
Hands-on: Garmin Forerunner 225 review: Heart-rate from your wrist (finally!) By Mike Lowe

Finally Garmin has taken the plunge and released its first running watch with a built-in heart-rate sensor, the Forerunner 225. We got to handle one at CES Asia to see whether it's the one everyone's been waiting for.The Forerunner 225 isn't the device... Read more

Garmin Fenix 3: Adventure ready for any sport (hands-on)
Garmin Fenix 3: Adventure ready for any sport (hands-on) By Luke Edwards

Garmin has released the third generation of its adventure GPS watch, the Fenix 3.The Garmin Fenix 3 is all about adventurous, off-the-beaten-path sports. But unlike its predecessors this generation is built even better for the day-to-day runner, cyclist... Read more

Garmin ForeRunner 920XT review: At the forefront
4.5 stars Garmin ForeRunner 920XT review: At the forefront By Luke Edwards

Garmin has been in the GPS watch game as long as it has existed, and was creating GPS systems long before that. But with many smartwatches and activity trackers flooding the market of late, it's had to modernise to offer more.The Garmin ForeRunner 920XT... Read more

Garmin Fenix 3, Epix, and Vivofit 2: Three different sportswatches, three totally different looks (hands-on)
Garmin Fenix 3, Epix, and Vivofit 2: Three different sportswatches, three totally different looks (hands-on) By Elyse Betters

Garmin has unveiled a bunch of new sportswatches at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. We got some hands-on time with the Fenix 3, Epix, and Vivofit 2, all of which look drastically different and suit different needs, but they're still ushering Garmin into the athletic... Read more

Garmin Vivofit review
4.0 stars Garmin Vivofit review By Luke Edwards

Garmin is well known for its navigation products and running watches, but it's a company with more to offer in the wider consumer space too. That's exactly where the Garmin Vivofit activity tracker is aimed: a wearable wrist device able to track your... Read more

Garmin Monterra outdoor GPS pictures and hands-on
Garmin Monterra outdoor GPS pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

Some will see the Garmin Monterra as a life saver, whereas others will look at it as a redundant, overpriced brick that's clamouring for relevance in the smartphone era. But the Monterra isn't a smartphone, nor is it trying to be: this is a top-spec outdoor... Read more

Garmin Nuvi Premium 3598LMT-D pictures and hands-on
Garmin Nuvi Premium 3598LMT-D pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

Pocket-lint tested out Garmin's latest Premium satnav device, the Halfords-exclusive Nuvi 3598LMT-D, on the streets of London in the rarest of fashions: in the passenger seat of a 1912 Rolls-Royce Phantom. Talk about a juxtaposition of old and new.We... Read more

Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review
Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review By Mike Lowe

The Garmin Edge 810 is the company's latest GPS bicycle computer, complete with new social sharing and tracking functionality which we first saw at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. Unlike many other "breadcrumb" models - such as the lower-spec Edge... Read more

Hands-on: Garmin Approach S2 review
Hands-on: Garmin Approach S2 review By Mike Lowe

It's golfing season and just as The Masters 2013 gets under way, Pocket-lint played a few holes with Garmin and its latest Approach S2 GPS golf watch.GPS golf watch, eh? You may be wondering why you'd ever want such a device, as smartphones seem to do... Read more

Garmin Edge 800
4.0 stars Garmin Edge 800 By Hunter Skipworth

Garmin has a serious cycling pedigree, its team Garmin-Cervelo being one of the best in this year's Tour De France. The company has a range of dedicated bike mountable satnavs designed to get you from A to B when out on two wheels. The more you pay,... Read more

Garmin Approach G5 golf GPS hands-on
Garmin Approach G5 golf GPS hands-on By Rik Henderson

Anybody who plays golf will know that, while there is no better sound on this planet than the "schnick" of a clean, straight stroke, more often than not, the calm ambience of a course is broken by profanities and curses. That's why the golf-improvement... Read more

Garmin Approach S1 GPS golf watch hands-on
Garmin Approach S1 GPS golf watch hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Did you watch the European golfers take on and tame the Americans at Celtic Manor in October and rush out to buy yourself a set of clubs, thinking that golf-malarkey couldn't be all that hard?Did you crash back down to earth (or rather, a bunker) when... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 405
4.5 stars Garmin Forerunner 405 By Chris Hall

The Garmin Forerunner series has long been a firm favourite with athletes, with a strong fan base in runners and triathletes. The combination of heart rate monitor with GPS functions providing all the information you need to accurately monitor and manage... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 201 review
4.5 stars Garmin Forerunner 201 review By Stuart Miles

Training on a treadmill gives you a host of stats to pace and race against. Whether it's the speed you are going or the distance you have travelled it's all in front of you. Go out into the field however and it's a different story. Sure you can work out... Read more

Garmin eTrek
4.0 stars Garmin eTrek By Stuart Miles

As Garmin's basic GPS locator, the eTrek is designed to offer just that - the basics, but can being too basic be its downfall? We head out into the wilderness to see if we can get lost. For those not in the know, a GPS locator allows you to pinpoint your... Read more