Do you want to get fit and improve your health this summer? If so, you’ll probably want to keep track of your progress. One of the best ways to do this is by wearing a smartwatch.
This type of wearable not only tells you the time, but it has the technology to record your steps each day, monitor your heart rate and calculate calories burnt.
Ahead, you’ll find a luxe Michael Kors smartwatch, a premium Apple Watch and an Android smart watch from Samsung Galaxy, plus some of the best budget smartwatches available on the market right now.
Amazon’s current bestselling smartwatch is this affordable offering from Willful. You can record data such as steps, distance and calorie consumption, so it’s ideal for monitoring your everyday activities as well as health analysis.
It features nine different exercise modes: running, treadmill, fitness, riding, climbing, yoga, walking, hiking, spinning and steps. The Willful smart watch can also help you assess your sleep quality. The heart rate monitor uses advanced sensor technology and self-developed algorithms to optimise workouts and offer accurate and precise readings.
The budget-friendly smartwatch has a battery life of up to seven days for regular use and up to 35 days in standby. It’s quick and easy to pair with your phone and can alert you when you receive a phone call or text message.
The Apple Watch Series 3 covers all you could want in a smartwatch, from playing music to allowing you to answer messages and emails, as well as taking calls.
Even better, the Apple Watch Series 3 is currently £100 off on Amazon, bringing it down to its lowest price yet.
It features a bright 38mm screen size and boasts built-in GPS, an aluminium case, black sport band and optical heart sensor. Additionally, it’s swim-proof meaning it’s ideal for taking a dip and wearing during your workout.
If you like to spend a lot of time on your phone, or need to be available at all times, you needn’t worry about your Apple Watch running out of charge, as it offers an ample battery life of up to 18 hours.
For those who fancy a touch of sport-luxe, this Michael Kors smartwatch could be the one for you.
The Gen 5 Bradshaw watch is crafted from rose gold-tone stainless steel with acetate centre links. Powered by Wear OS by Google, this smart watch allows you to track your fitness progress and stay up to date with your social media all in one place.
Compatible with both Android smartphones and Apple iPhones, this next gen device features an updated speaker, heart-rate tracking, payment methods and swimproof functionality.
From receiving notifications about phonecalls and texts to tracking your fitness progress, the Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch is packed with a wide selection of features to manage your day-to-day life.
Built in speakers let you listen to music from your watch and Samsung Pay allows you to make purchases just like a contactless card.
Track your heart rate and plan your running route using GPS. The Samsung smartwatch also helps you monitor your nutritional goals and sleep quality. Plus, you can sync this data to your smartphone seamlessly.
Its 5ATM water resistance and MIL-810G military makes it durable for all types of weather conditions.
Fitness enthusiasts on a budget will love this activity tracker from HONOR, which features everything you need in a smart bracelet at an affordable price.
The HONOR Band 5 Fitness Tracker boasts advanced technology such as an SpO2 Blood Oxygen Monitor to accurately analyse your fitness, Huawei TruSeen 3.0 heart rate technology to track your heart rate, and Huawei TruSleep monitoring technology to monitor sleep quality.
The HONOR band 5 has an impressive 20-day long battery life, intelligent notification assistant and 50M depth waterproof rank.
The Fitbit Versa Lite is easy to use and set up, and ideal for tracking your daily health and fitness. Plus, it’s currently reduced by £20.99.
The touchscreen and backlit display makes it easy to navigate the on-screen dashboard, which comes equipped with a number of useful features, including 24/7 Pure Pulse heart rate, automatic activity, sleep tracking, exercise modes and connected GPS. You’ll also discover extra features such as female health tracking and guided breathing sessions.
The Fitbit Versa Lite boasts a battery life of up to four days and is water resistant up to 50m, meaning you can wear it while swimming or running in the rain.
One for the sports enthusiasts. This Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch comes equipped with a wide range of exercise features including yoga, cardio, strength training, running and swimming. You can also download pre-set workouts or create custom ones.
You’ll find additional fitness monitoring features such as VO2 max and fitness age estimate, plus all-day stress tracking and a relaxation-based breathing timer.
The high-resolution colour touchscreen display is designed to enhance readability in all lights, and the side swipe interface to scroll allows you to navigate through widgets and menus with ease.
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