Get fighting fit for summer with the right tech

Whether you’re training for a marathon or just want some motivation to get off the couch, our pick of fitness tech will get you moving in time for summer…

24 Dec 2018

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Wearable tech like smart watches and fitness bands collect information about your workouts using lots of clever sensors.

Some use GPS to track speed and distance, or motion sensors to count your daily steps. You’ll see all of your workouts in an app, making it really easy to track your progress.

Ready to get started? Let’s find the right device for you…

 

Get marathon ready: Garmin Fenix 5

In a nutshell: The Fenix 5 covers all bases…it’s a GPS tracker, heart-rate monitor, smartwatch, and more – and it looks great too!

Garmin Fenix 5

The Fenix 5 is designed with runners in mind, but capable of coping with any outdoor adventure. And everything syncs beautifully with the Garmin app (available on iOS and Android) to help keep you motivated.

With the app, you’ll be able to see maps and charts showing all sorts of data about your workout. You can even share your workouts with friends – a bit of friendly competition is a great way to push you to that next personal best!

With the Garmin Fenix 5, you’ll get:

  • Live GPS tracking – monitor every mile all the way to the finish line
  • Smartphone notifications – whether it’s email, texts or WhatsApp, you’ll get all your messages straight to your watch
  • Up to 24 hours of battery life while in GPS mode – to keep you going on even the most gruelling event
  • Heart rate monitor – helping you monitor and track your overall fitness level
  • Multiple sports profiles – the Fenix 5 can log data for all kinds of activities, from running, to kayaking – you’ll capture every step or paddle stroke.

Get the Garmin Fenix 5

 

Great all-round fitness tracking: Fitbit Alta HR

In a nutshell: Like the idea of getting fitter but struggle with motivation? A mid-range fitness tracker can help get you off the sofa.

Fitbit Alta HR

Go for a tracker you can wear 24/7 to accurately monitor all of your activities. From the steps you take walking to work, to your heart-pounding gym sessions.

With the Fitbit Alta HR you can:

  • Set daily fitness goals – keep yourself motivated and get reminders to make sure you hit your targets.
  • Built-in sleep tracker - record the amount and quality of the rest you’re getting and set targets to improve it.
  • Smart Track feature – automatically logs any exercise you do so you don’t need to worry about pressing start at the beginning of your workout.
  • Sync fitness data with your smartphone - the Fitbit app displays all of your activities as charts and graphs, making it easy to keep an eye on your progress.

Check out the Fitbit Alta HR

Ready to get fighting fit? Find your motivation with our range of fitness bands and watches

 

For those who crave extra data: Fitbit Charge 3

In a nutshell: With its built-in heart rate monitor, the Charge 3 helps you get more out of your training sessions by showing you exactly how hard you’re working.

Fitbit Charge 3

Maybe you’re familiar with fitness trackers already, but you’re keen to step your workouts up a gear. The Fitbit Charge 3 helps you to understand your current fitness level and improve it by setting achievable goals.

With the Charge 3 you can:

  • Track different types of workout – with its ‘SmartTrack’ automatic exercise recognition, it can tell the difference between different types of activity and start tracking automatically.
  • Record your running or cycling route with ‘Connected GPS’ – the Charge 3 uses your smartphone’s GPS technology to track your routes, distance and speed to give you all the stats you need.
  • Enjoy a distraction-free workout – sync it with your smartphone and control your gym playlist from your wrist.
  • Use the Guided Breathing feature – get your breathing under control after a tough workout with a personalised breathing session.

Check out the Fitbit Charge 3

 

A watch that does it all: Samsung Galaxy Watch

In a nutshell: A beautiful looking everyday watch with a stunningly clear screen and a ton of smart features – it’s difficult to know where to begin with the latest Galaxy Watch

Samsung Galaxy Watch

The Galaxy Watch not only looks good, it has plenty of features that make it a breeze to use. Like the rotating bezel to navigate the menus, scroll through emails and adjust settings.

You can make phone calls with it too. When it’s connected to your phone, just tap the answer button and you can speak to your caller through the watch – handy if your phone’s ringing downstairs but you’re upstairs.

It’s also great for tracking your fitness. With its heart rate monitor, GPS tracking and step counter, you’ll be out of that post-Christmas slump and back on the treadmill in no time!

With the Samsung Galaxy Watch, you can:

  • Get all of your smartphone notifications – you’ll see all of your messages on your watch, and even long emails are easy to read using the rotating bezel as a scroll wheel.
  • Seven-day battery life – you’ll get a full week of use out of the Galaxy Watch before having to charge it.
  • Loads of customisation options – the Galaxy Watch lets you customise the face to your taste. Go for a super-modern look or try something more traditional.
  • Track your fitness with built-in GPS – the built in GPS and motion sensors accurately track all of your activities and sync everything with your smartphone.

Get the Samsung Galaxy Watch

 

A smartwatch with class: Fitbit Versa

In a nutshell: Monitor your health, record your workouts and even reply to texts on the go with the Fitbit Versa.

Fitbit Versa

The Fitbit Versa comes with 15 workout modes so you’ll always find the one you need. You also get the ‘PurePulse’ heart rate monitor to help you track your fitness.

With the Versa, you can:

  • Reply to messages – as long as it’s connected to your phone, you can let your loved one know you’ll be late home if you decide to do an extra few laps of the track.
  • Monitor sleep patterns – sleep monitoring helps you track the quality of your sleep, helping you to understand where you’re losing out so you can get a better night’s rest.
  • All day activity tracking – tracks all of your activities and counts your steps without you having to worry about picking a particular activity.
  • Look the part – the Versa looks stunning in Ruby & Rose Gold, and is sure to turn heads on the park run

Check out the Fitbit Versa

 

Ready to get fighting fit? Find your motivation with our range of fitness bands and watches

 

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