Our premium trackers’ accompanying apps vary surprisingly in quality and usability
The Fitbit app is really userfriendly – a handy tutorial talks you through set-up – and stuffed with interesting functions. To keep you motivated, it offers challenges and comparisons with friends and other people in your age group, and there are a number of social features.
Meanwhile, Garmin Connect is indisputably packed full of data, but it bewilders with numbers and screens. Once you’re used to it, it’s an excellent resource, but it’s not very beginner-friendly.
In third place, the Samsung S Health app is surprisingly bare-bones – but then the tracker itself takes on much of the work. You will need the app if you want to properly track your stats.