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Top 5: The Best Smart Fitness Trackers

Keeping track of your steps or your heart rate might seem like a small thing, but it can contribute a lot to your overall health. One of the simplest ways to track your fitness — whether it’s just by measuring the number of steps you take in a day, or whether it’s monitoring your heart rate regularly, or whether it’s tracking the distance and time and even the route of your runs or exercise bike journeys — is to buy a smart fitness tracker, one that syncs with your smartphone or tablet. These are the five best wireless trackers we’ve tested as of November 6, 2015.

Garmin's Updated Fitness Tracker Gives You Extra Credit For High-Altitude Adventures

Following in the footsteps of Polar and Sony, Garmin has upgraded its vívosmart fitness tracker with a built-in heart optical rate monitor. At the cost of a tiny hit in battery life, the new vívosmart HR means there’s one less accessory to bring with you on a run.

Garmin's New GPS Running Watches Bring Bigger Screens And Better Smarts

The Garmin Forerunner family has long been a pretty great way to bring some science to your running. For the latest versions, what’s mostly not broke ain’t being fixed, but there are some neat-looking new features.

Garmin Now Puts Directions And A Live Feed Of Your Baby On Your Car's GPS

Touchscreen tablets never quite killed off e-ink book readers like the Kindle, nor did GPS-equipped smartphones kill off dashboard GPS nav units. They’re still thriving, and Garmin intends to keep it that way by now letting parents also monitor their kids in the backseat using the same display that’s giving them directions.

This Accident-Recording Dash Cam Will Now Prevent Crashes Too

If the endless supply of crazy Russian dash cam videos haven’t convinced you to get one for your car, maybe Garmin’s new Dash Cam 35 will. In addition to documenting accidents, it now has Forward Collision Warnings to remind drivers when they’re following too close to another vehicle, risking a crash.

Garmin Epix Review: Can A Smartwatch Work As A Touchscreen Navigator?

A touchscreen GPS navigator that works in the wilderness and that you can wear on your wrist? That’s a neat idea, but not one that Garmin’s been able to realise with this new Epix. Allow me to explain.

Garmin's New GPS Watch Looks Like A Classic Digital Casio

If there’s one product the miniaturisation of electronics has benefitted, it’s watches. Garmin’s new Forerunner 25 manages to squeeze GPS, fitness tracking, and even basic notifications into a wearable device that reminds us of Casio’s classic digital watches that could only tell time.

Garmin's New Bike Light Looks Farther Ahead The Faster You Ride

As part of its new Varia line of smart cycling devices, Garmin just introduced a couple of lighting options that promise to make it safer for cyclists riding at night. And not only when it comes to visibility but also because they help riders keep their eyes glued on the road.

Garmin Has Finally Put A Heart Rate Monitor In A GPS Running Watch

Over the years, Garmin has managed to shrink and squeeze its GPS hardware into a running watch that doesn’t look monstrous on your wrist. But heart monitoring always required wearing an awkward chest strap. With the new Forerunner 225, Garmin delivers the whole fitness tracking package in one sleek wrist-worn package.

Garmin Fenix 3 Watch Review: The Smartwatch For Outdoor Athletes

I run, bike, swim, surf, snowboard, paddle, hunt and ride motorcycles. Not only is the Garmin Fenix 3 the first smartwatch capable of keeping up throughout all those activities, but it’s also the first to genuinely help me become better at them.

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