3 fitness gadgets our experts love
Ready to hit those 2020 fitness goals? The right tech can get you started and keep you going. Our experts list three of their favourites…
14 Jan 2020
Everybody starts the New Year with good intentions - but if you're trying to get fit or shed that Christmas weight, it can be difficult to stick to your goals or know how much progress your making. That's where fitness tech comes in. These three gadgets can do everything from monitor your heart rate, keep an eye on your sleep and measure your BMI. No wonder they're some of our experts favourites. Find out why...
Sleek in style and easy to use, the GARMIN Venu is a perfect fitness tracker for any member of the family.
Track your daily activity and heart rate, keep motivated with friendly reminders and stay on top of your fitness goals. Body Battery will find the best time for activity and rest by measuring things like heart rate, hydration and sleep. It's like having a Personal Trainer on your wrist!
Compatible with iOS and Android devices, it lets you check your texts and calls without having to reach for your phone.
And to keep you moving, you can connect your GARMIN Venu to Bluetooth headphones and stream music from Spotify or Amazon Music. You can even make a workout playlist of up to 500 songs!
Available in Black, Blue or White, there’s one for everyone.
What we really love: With its GPS and contactless payments, this is the ideal smartwatch for getting out and about. It's stylish, packed with features and has a battery life of up to 5 days.
Fitbit Charge 3 SE
Monitor your heart rate, track sports or do guided breathing exercises, this fitness tracker can help you understand your current fitness level and improve it.
With a new and improved battery life, the Fitbit Charge 3 will last up to seven days - enough to keep up with the most active lifestyles. It’s waterproof too, so perfect for anyone wanting to keep fit in the pool.
Synchronise it with your phone and you’ll get call, text and calendar updates right on your wrist, then just swipe the OLED screen to view health stats and monitor goals.
What we really love: With a battery that lasts a massive seven days, the Fitbit Charge 3 really can become your new lifestyle coach. Whether it’s recording your workouts or guiding you through breathing techniques, the Charge 3 is always ready when you are.
Fitbit Aria 2 smart scale
Thought that scales were just for your weight? Think again. The Fitbit Aria 2 Smart Scale also tells you your body fat percentage, BMI and lean mass. It then sends these results to your chosen smart device via wireless network or Bluetooth.
So, whether you're on a diet, training for a marathon or just looking to watch your weight, the Fitbit Aria 2 Smart Scale will always make sure that you're up-to-date and show you your progress - helping you to stick to your plan.
What we really love: This smart scale can do so much more than just tell you your weight, looks great and it can track the progress of up to eight individuals. Plus, you can pair it to your Fitbit app to get the most out of it.