10 of the best activity watches on the market
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Activity watches have seen significant growth in recent years. Whether you’re skiing in the backcountry or jumping on a trampoline in your backyard, we’ve got an activity watch for you.
Amazfit Band 7
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Apple series 8
Coro’s pace 2
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Garmin Vivomove Sport
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Polar Vantage V2
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Here’s a great watch for those who love to run.
Some key features like the famous Hill Splitter (detailed data for climbs and descents) and FuelWise (reminders for fueling up and drinking).
In addition, the battery life has been increased to 40 hours in continuous GPS mode, with the option of 100 hours in battery saver mode.
As with all watches, it gives you training and recovery insights based on your unique physiological data, helping you make more informed decisions about when to exercise and when to recover. It has built-in step-by-step power tests for running and cycling to establish training zones across heart rate, speed and power (meter required for cycling).
Samsung Galaxy Watch5
Suunto 9 Peak Pro
Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL
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Wahoo calls the ELEMNT RIVAL “a radically simplified multisport watch that delivers a seamless performance edge.”
Do we agree. It’s super easy to understand and navigate, and it doesn’t come with features that 90% of us will never use.
For starters, it’s a nice, lightweight watch that’s easy to read. Its functionality is really aimed at triathletes.
The standout features are the contactless transitions and seamless connection with the line of bike computers and Wahoo components. All you have to do is tap the “Start” button at the beginning of your run, and the watch will automatically record and track activity and transition time. If you’re a triathlete who already uses a Wahoo bike computer and want to stick with the brand, this is probably the best fitness watch for you.
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