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Garmin's GPS dog tracking system has some new features that take puppy wrangling to an extreme. For example, the new Astro 430 — a GPS and Glonass dog tracking handheld that can track up to 20 dogs at a range of up to seven kilometres, and is capable of updating their location every 2.5 seconds.

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There's never been a better time to utilise technology for health and fitness purposes. Fitness trackers are, by far, the most common piece of wearable tech available, letting you track your movement and activity as you go about your business – and all you have to do is remember to charge it and put it on in the morning.

But the fact that they're so common is somewhat of a downside, since, as a consumer, it can be difficult sorting the good from the bad. How do you know which ones are actually worth going out and buying? That's why we took a look a seven of the latest trackers from big-name companies to work out which ones are worth getting your hands on.

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The Vivosmart has been given an update, with the HR+ model featuring wrist-based heart rate plus GPS.

You'll get running metrics, Garmin Move IQ auto activity detection, an always-on, sunlight-readable display and a water rating of 5 ATM — so it's swim and shower safe. And of course, it tracks your steps, distance, calories, floors climbed and activity intensity.

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The Forerunner 735XT is Garmin's new $699 lightweight multisport GPS triathlon watch, with 24/7 heart rate monitoring and built-in activities including running, cycling, swimming, multisport, hiking, XC skiing, strength training, paddle sports and cardio.

The design is sleek, the band is made from comfortable silicone, the display is big enough view stats at a glance during a workout and I'm thinking this might actually motivate me to work out.

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On a basic level, Garmin's vivomove is an analog watch with activity tracking features. But look a little deeper and you'll find a multitude of features that mean you won't want to take it off your wrist.

As expected, it will monitor your steps and sleep, along with giving you a reminder if you've been inactive for too long. The vivomove also boasts a one-year battery life, water resistance and a variety of interchangeable bands.

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The ultimate way to stay in contact with your friends while in the wilderness? This Garmin Rino 650T allows you to track each other's positions and communicate by voice or text, outside mobile service. It's a GPS tracker and trail guide that also lets you talk with your friends over 5km away.

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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.

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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.