SMART-MONEY CHOICE

Runner's World (UK) - - Tech Special -

Po­lar M200

While the price tag on some GPS watches could have your heart-rate mon­i­tor reg­is­ter­ing a few skipped beats, many con­nected fea­tures have trick­led down to more af­ford­able mod­els. The M200 is an all-day ac­tiv­ity tracker with a built-in heart-rate sen­sor, ac­cu­rate GPS and ba­sic phone no­ti­fi­ca­tions.

£129.50, po­lar.com

'DROID OWNER’S CHOICE

New Bal­ance RUNIQ

Pow­ered by An­droid Wear, the RUNIQ is an all-day con­nected watch that can track your runs with GPS even when you leave your phone at home. A built-in Strava app seam­lessly syncs your data to the pop­u­lar on­line log.

£325, new­bal­ance.co.uk

IPHONE ADD-ON

Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 2

This new model can track runs with­out your hav­ing to lug your phone along for the ride. Plus it stores music so you can un­leash your power tunes of choice via Blue­tooth head­phones.

£369, ap­ple.com

POW­ERED TUNES

Tomtom Spark 3 Car­dio + Music

While other watches here (from Ap­ple, New Bal­ance and Sam­sung) also play music, the Spark 3 does it and saves you cash if you’re not in­ter­ested in lots of bat­tery-drain­ing smart­watch fea­tures.

£219.99, tomtom.com

PHONE ON YOUR WRIST

Sam­sung Gear S3 Fron­tier

The fu­ture is here – and it’s on 4G. The Gear S3 Fron­tier packs mo­bile net­work con­nec­tiv­ity so you can take calls and re­spond to texts while on a run – with­out a phone.

£299.95, john­lewis.com

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