Garmin Fenix 5 £500 garmin.com •••••••••• •••••••••• ••••••••••
GO THE DISTANCE We expect you’ll wince at the price tag, but the expense is warranted. Stylish design combines with accurate gathering of your stats. Make use of the 24-hour battery when using GPS and take your fitness really off-road. EXPERT VERDICT The Fenix 5 excels in all departments. Simple to use, it’s accurate and fuses great fitness functions with the lifestyle notifications of a smartwatch to complete a fantastic device. It’s one of the few GPS watches we’ve tested that has a colour screen, too. A nice touch. BASIC DECENCY For £ 130, Polar provides an accurate GPS watch that can accurately track the distance and pace your run, as well as your heart rate. Easy and simple to use, it even offers alerts from your smartphone. EXPERT VERDICT Easy to use, and while it doesn’t provide additional training features such as seeing which aerobic zone you’re working in, it does double as an activity tracker. If you’re just starting out as a true endurance enthusiast, this is a great introduction. But be mindful, we did find that the watch occasionally struggled to pick up a solid satellite.