Top 5: Fitness-friendly smartwatches

Wear your heart(rate) on your sleeve with these fitness-friendly watches Friday, 19 August 2016

By Sam Lewis

Wear your heart(rate) on your sleeve with these fitness-friendly watches

Apple Watch Hermès

The hand-stitched wraparound Hermes strap alone is worth £420. Customisable, the watch can use fitness apps, but it's only splash-resistant and must be in iPhone range to GPS-track motion.

Battery life:

18 hours

RRP:

£1,150

iOS

Pebble Time Steel

A retro-chic watch, with a stainless steel face. It lacks a heart-rate monitor and is non-touch, but is swim-friendly and tracks your sleep and steps. It can recommend local restaurants and bars, too.

Battery life:

10 days

RRP:

£199.99

iOS and Android

Garmin Fenix 3 HR

Outdoor adventurers will love the built-in GPS, compass, altimeter and barometer, which gives you weather warnings. Buttons rather than touchscreen are handy with gloves.

Battery life:

16 hours to 2 weeks

RRP:

£469.99

iOS and Android

Fitbit Blaze

This wafer-thin, square touchscreen smartwatch uses your phone's GPS to track your training route. Control your music, glance at notifications and record your nightly sleep pattern.

Battery life:

4 days

RRP:

£159.99

iOS and Android

Samsung Gear S2

Wearers of this sleek, customisable, stainless steel smartwatch can bezel-track their daily activity levels, keep an eye on their water vs caffeine intake and zoom in on maps.

Battery life:

2-3 days

RRP:

£249

Android

Images: Apple Watch Hermès, Garmin Fenix 3 HR & Samsung Gear S2

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