Are you determined to get yourself in tip-top shape this year? Boost your performance and track your progress with these brilliant fitness watches.
Goldie Hawn feeling the burn in Private Benjamin
Yes, it’s time to get fit and burn off that festive indulgence. Unlike Goldie, you don’t have to join the army to keep on track, these fitness watches will do just the job and without a sergeant major in sight! So, what are you waiting for? Pull up your sleeves, strap on your wristwear and get to it!
Swimming is a fantastic way to shed the pounds and tone-up, which is why we love this Garmin Swim Watch. Not only does it monitor your distance, pace and stroke count, but is can also sync with a dedicated app to analyse your progress and challenge you to go faster with timed drills. It’s like a swimming personal trainer!
Garmin Swim RRP: £129.99
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Described as the ‘Fitness Super Watch’, the Fitbit Surge offers GPS tracking (so you don’t get lost on your 10 mile run), a heart rate monitor, all-day tracking and a link to your smartphone for updates and music. Plus, the battery lasts a week, so it won’t be fighting with your iPhone for the bedside table plug socket.
Fitbit Surge RRP: £199.99
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Timex Ironman Run x50+
If you’re a glutton for punishment, this run, swim and cycle-ready Ironman watch by Timex is perfect for you. Alongside an iOS and Android app it monitors your progress, allows you to record multiple lap times and connects to your music and phone notifications. We’re fans of the ‘go-hard-or-go-home’ look of this device too.
Timex Ironman Run x50+ RRP: £179.99
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TomTom Spark Cardio + Music
Unlike other models that just sync to your smartphone to play music, the new TomTom Spark Cardio + Music actually stores 500 songs like a mini MP3 player, so you don’t have to take your iPhone on a hike. It also offers GPS tracking, a heart rate monitor and a daily calorie counter, so you know how many liberties you can take with the red wine.
TomTom Spark Cardio + Music RRP: £189.99
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Victorinox INOX Paracord
If you’re feeling really hardcore (we’re talking scaling mountains Bear Grylls style) you’ll be needing one of these solid Victorinox INOX Paracord watches. The strap is made of a type of climbing rope by Swedish outdoor company Naimakka, which can be unwound and used as a life-saving tool in a sticky situation. If it’s good enough for the military, it’s good enough for us.
Victorinox INOX Paracord RRP: £409
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