We sweat-tested the new smart­watches set to el­e­vate your health and fit­ness in 2019

Men's Health (UK) - - Agenda -

The next gen­er­a­tion of smart­watches is here. The lat­est de­vices come equipped with new sen­sors, al­go­rithms and ac­com­pa­ny­ing mo­bile apps. Big Tech wants to make fit­ness a life­style, in which calo­ries burned, miles run, meet­ings sched­uled and What­sapp up­dates ig­nored are given equal billing. And, ac­cord­ing to the ex­perts, it’s these ex­tra fea­tures that make smart­watches a more ef­fec­tive train­ing part­ner than their fit­ness tracker pre­de­ces­sors. Their well-rounded of­fer­ings more eas­ily suck you into the Ma­trix, in­side which health and fit­ness are now ma­jor pil­lars. Which is good news for your fit­ness am­bi­tions this year.

But in such a sat­u­rated wear­ables mar­ket, you need to know that your weighty in­vest­ment is a good one. And so, to en­sure that the ad­di­tion of shiny new apps has not de­tracted from this tech­nol­ogy’s track­ing touch­stones, we clocked in with the dig­i­tal ex­perts at the Good House­keep­ing In­sti­tute (GHI). Pave­ments were pounded and strong­man classes were crushed un­til an edit of the best wrist tech emerged, what­ever your fit­ness lev­els, am­bi­tions or bud­get. Pre­pare to be up­graded.

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