GARMIN VIVOSMART 4

$199, garmin.com

Australian T3 - - HORIZON -

When fit­ness track­ers first ap­peared, many wrote them off as a fad – flimsy rub­ber step-coun­ters that held about as much long-term ap­peal as cal­cu­la­tor watches. But those cyn­ics clearly un­der­es­ti­mated the boffins that build these things, as sports bands have ad­vanced be­yond recog­ni­tion. Garmin’s Vivosmart 3 was a mas­sive hit with fit­ness freaks thanks to fea­tures like all-day stress track­ing and a ‘rep counter’ for mon­i­tor­ing bench presses. The US com­pany has upped the ante yet fur­ther with the tracker’s fourth edi­tion, adding a blood-oxy­gen sen­sor, en­ergy-re­serve cal­cu­la­tor, a seven-day bat­tery life and water re­sis­tance. It’s also slim­mer than it used to be, which is handy for com­fort, but is also a good omen for its wear­ers, right?

T3 SAYS: This fea­ture-packed fit­ness tracker may end up know­ing more about your body than you do.

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