Best smartwatches for tracking fitness

Love a good workout? Go running regularly? Then you need a smartwatch to help you track your fitness - here is our pick of the best.

Best smartwatches for fitness

by Paul Larkins |

Today’s smartwatches have the ability to record everything; from the number of steps you take in a day, to exact routes anywhere on the planet.

Along with the ability to tell the time, and track your run to one-thousandth of a second using GPS, the best smartwatches will accurately record your pace in miles per minute (or kilometres), distance run, cadence, ascent and descent and steps.

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Expect details on calories burned, heart rate, training plans, sleep patterns, calories burned, motivation and for most, the ability to go online and join a like-minded forum.

The best watches offer countdown, lap counters and split times and while it’s not big on our requirements – you’re training after all and don’t necessarily need distractions – your watch could also pick up text messages and emails and alert you.

Keep reading for our full list of the best smartwatches for tracking your fitness:

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