Stay in shape with these fitness and sports watches

Updated on 26/4/2022 at 9:30

  • There are more and more fitness watches on the market with different features.
  • In general, fitness trackers support an active and healthy lifestyle by collecting and evaluating data during the day and often at night as well.
  • But what are the best fitness smartwatches? Polar, Garmin, Fitbit …? These watches have convinced:

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The best fitness watches without an app: Sports watch from Polar

If you do not have a mobile phone or simply do not want to install an additional app for your sports watch, POLAR’s “Ignite sports watch” is a good choice. In addition to many sporting features like heart rate monitoring and activity tracking, the GPS fitness watch also has sleep tracking. It measures how restful the individual sleep is. Based on this, a recovery analysis is made to develop personal training plans and training suggestions. This involves various training sessions for endurance, strength, mobility and guided breathing exercises. In this personal coaching, the physical condition is always taken into account. The fitness watch is available with a simple black strap for men and in pink for women and in a neutral white.

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The best fitness trackers: from Fitbit to moreFit


Fitbit Versa 2 tracks activity throughout the day.

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Active people who want more than just a sports watch should acquire a smartwatch. These watches can do many things that cell phones do: make calls, write messages, navigate, and install apps. In addition, they often have an integrated music player and voice control such as the Fitbit Versa 2. With the Amazon Alexa voice assistant, news or the weather can be dialed by voice or bedtime reminders and alarm clocks, just as smart home devices can be set.

Fitbit Versa 2 is a great gym for beginners and especially recreational athletes to assess and control their fitness level. With the appropriate Fitbit app, data on movement, training and sleep is collected and processed clearly. The continuous heart rate measurement also helps to adjust the training intensity optimally and provides an accurate record of the daily calorie consumption. As the smartwatch does not have an integrated GPS, running routes cannot be detected accurately. A bonus of the Fitbit Versa 2, however, is the music function with a storage capacity of up to 300 songs and the payment functions for contactless payment on modern EC card stations.

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Another Fitbit model is the Charge 4 Smartwatch, which unlike the Versa 2 is also equipped with an integrated GPS.

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Xiaomi has a slightly cheaper fitness tracker. This model also measures heart rate, calorie consumption, evaluates the sleep rhythm and even monitors the oxygen content of the blood and the female menstrual cycle. The watch recognizes 30 different sports, counts the daily steps and thus supports effective training. In addition, the smartwatch offers a reminder function for inactivity, alarm function, camera function, wrist sensor, do not disturb mode and a notification function for incoming emails, messages or calls.

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The fitness wristwatch from moreFit is also one of the cheaper models among smartwatches and is ideal for children. The sports watch with tracker counts kilometers and calories as well as heart rate and sleep rhythm. Based on this data, a health advisor is determined using the JYouPro app, which should lead to better and controlled fitness.

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The best sports watches for men from Garmin or Polar

Vivoactive 4 from Garmin is a versatile GPS fitness smartwatch with the usual functions as well as sleep monitoring, oxygen saturation measurement, water consumption meter and training evaluation in relation to load and power. In addition to the usual smart notifications, the watch has a music player including Deezer and Spotify.

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The multisport watch is even suitable for swimmers.

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Another great watch is the Polar Vantage GPS fitness watch. The all-rounder among sports watches has an extremely long battery life, accurate heart rate measurement in over 130 sports and a Cardio Load Status, which makes it possible to make personal recommendations and show loads. This avoids overtraining and injuries. Another plus: With interchangeable straps, the Polar fitness watch can be adapted to any situation and any style.

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The best sports watches for women: Vivomove Style from Garmin

VIVOMOVE STYLE Smartwatch does not look like typical sports watches. The watch is nicely narrow and looks very stylish on women’s wrists. In addition to the smart design, the smartwatch has the following functions: heart rate monitor, pedometer, heart rate monitor, oxygen saturation, menstrual calendar and something more.

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