Fitness Tech

Mar 27, 2018

Find the wearable fitness tech that’s right for you

This article is brought to you by Garmin.

From tracking your steps through to monitoring your heart rate, wearable health tech is fast becoming a must-have accessory for everyone from competitive athletes through to the everyday health conscious.

But what gadget is right for you?

With so many options now available, it can be confusing to know where to start. We set out to find the right wearable tech to suit every fitness need.

For the easily bored

Fitness was never meant to be boring and with the right gadget – it never has to be! If you’re the type of person that gets bored easily and demotivated while exercising, wearable tech could be the kick of excitement you need.

Personalise your Smartwatch with fitness apps that make keeping active fun.

Try: vívoactive® 3

For the runner



You know that sense of adrenaline you get when you set out for a run – when the only thing you want between yourself and the track are your training shoes. But running is more than just about exercise– it’s about performance. Wearable tech with built-in health tracking and convenient features can help runners to improve their performance without hassle or distraction.

Look for a device with music storage and a contactless payment option, so you can feel secure leaving your phone and wallet behind. If you’re a serious runner, opt for a Smartwatch with advanced running dynamics, like ground contact time balance, stride length and vertical ratio.

Try: Forerunner® 645 Music

For the sporty type

Whether it be hitting the golf course, going for a bike ride, taking a yoga class or even trying your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, wearable tech with a built in GPS can let you track the details of your chosen activity and push you even further, making it the perfect playmate!

Try: vívoactive® 3 


For the regularly stressed

Yes, that’s right. Wearable tech isn’t just about tracking your physical performance, it can also be a useful tool for monitoring your stress levels and improving your overall wellness. A great option for those individuals with stressful jobs or those who simply struggle to relax and unwind.

Opt for a Smartwatch with wellness monitoring tools, such as all-day stress tracking and a relaxation timer, to help you manage and respond to your stress levels.

Try: vívomove® HR 

For the fitness fanatic

Don’t just think you know – really know how hard you’re working and how your fitness is progressing with wrist-based heart rate technology. With the help of the right wearable tech, you can keep your workout schedule fresh and invigorating, creating your own custom workouts that you can download onto you watch. Opt for a Smartwatch with built-in features to keep track of your exercises, reps, sets and rest time, so you optimise each and every session.

Try: vívoactive® 3