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The Best Fitness Trackers: Fitbit Blaze, Microsoft Band 2, Moov Now, and More

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.


Garmin's Vivosmart Gets GPS With The HR+

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.


The Garmin Forerunner 735XT Is Designed For Triathlete Tracking

Forerunner 735, Frost Blue, UNITED STATES

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.


The Garmin Vivomove Australian Release And Pricing

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.


Garmin's Vívofit 3 And Vívoactive HR Australian Pricing And Availability Announced

With smartwatches and phones gaining activity tracking capabilities, dedicated fitness trackers have needed to find new gimmicks to stay relevant. Batteries that lasted a full year without charging was a great start, as is the Move IQ technology in Garmin’s new vívofit 3 that can recognise your different activities.


Garmin Rino 650t Review: A GPS Navigator And Radio In One

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.


Goodbye Chest Straps, Garmin's Fenix 3 Multisport GPS Watch Gains A Heart Rate Monitor

If swimming, surfing, biking, running and hiking sound like the average weekend for you, Garmin’s fēnix 3 is the multisport GPS watch that just might sell you on the merits of wearing a smartwatch — especially now that there’s a version with a heart rate monitor built-in.


Garmin's Varia Vision Turns Your Oakleys Into A Cycling-Focused Google Glass

Google wasn’t able to make Glass the runaway success it thought it could be, but maybe Sergey and Larry were just targeting the wrong demographic. Garmin is hoping its new Varia Vision, which can attach to any pair of sunglasses, will appeal to gadget-loving cyclists.


Garmin's New Sat Navs Can Spot Hazards On The Road Before You Do

Distracted driving was a problem even before we all had smartphones buzzing in our pockets. But it’s an even bigger issue now, and one that Garmin wants to help solve with its new Drive line of sat navs that include improved driver awareness features alerting you to possible concerns on the road ahead.


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.


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