What you have on your wrist might determine just how well you understand your workout.
Exercising in the 21st century means that you can depend on more than just the scale and the mirror to track your progress. Technology has given us access to more detailed data than ever before, directly on our wrists in the form of fitness trackers.
Whether you want a full-blown smart device for an immersive wearable experience or just a fitness-oriented timepiece to record your laps and splits, we’ve rounded up some of the best watches for every training regimen. The gadgets will track your workouts, help you regulate your sleep, give you active training tips — and look damn good on your arm all the while.
Apple Watch Series 4
There’s not much more to say about Apple’s signature smartwatch that hasn’t already been said — but we’ll rave about it a little more. The top wearable on the market got better in its fourth edition, with a redesigned shape, next-level heart health features, and newly-improved run tracking with watchOS 4.
Key Features: GPS, water resistance 50 meters, smartphone alerts, heart rate tracking, music storage, optional cellular capabilities
Huawei Watch 2
If you have an Android phone, this is the do-everything smartwatch for you. Along with deep smartphone integration with the Android Wear OS, the wearable gives active guys continuous heart rate tracking, sleep tracking, a VO2 max estimate, and smart coaching features.
Key features: GPS, continuous heart monitoring, sleep tracking, smart notifications, NFC payments, Google Play Music integration