Which of these three trackers is the best companion for climbing and swimming?
Made from plastic encased in a rubber strap and body, the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is more rugged and durable than its two rivals here, both of which you would worry about if scrambling up a mountain – especially the delicate Samsung.
But not the Garmin. It easily survives knocks, scratches and drops to the floor by clumsy journalists. It’s also water-resistant to 50m, so few worries in rain or the post-run shower. The Samsung is only good up to 1.5m for up to 30 minutes, which is fine for short swimming sessions.
This isn’t the case with the Fitbit. It’s not officially water-resistant, although it did survive when we forgot to take it off in the shower a few times.