One of the best fitness trackers out there
5 reasons you should choose the Apple Watch Series 5 over the Garmin Fenix
6 ProThe Apple Watch Series 5 is not a fitness smartwatch per se but a full-blownsmartwatch with loads of functionality and super connectivity to other Appleproducts.It has been geared towards people who prefer an active lifestyle, let it beoccasional jogs after work or even half marathon training.Here are 5 reasons why you should choose the Apple Watch Series 5 as yournext-and-best fitness smartwatch.
Reason 3: The Apple Watch Series 5 has better health metrics
The Apple Watch Series 5 definitely has a range of health metrics and is ableto analyse them in a way that suits people who are curious about their generalwellbeing. This is not a ‘fitness’ feature per se, but is does compliment thefitness elements.Features such as the ECG monitor or the noise level detector are nice gimmicksand potentially can identify health issues that you were not aware of before.What underlies all this is that the Apple Watch Series 5 has a very accurateheart rate sensor. It is arguably even better than the one used by Garmin.Apple has also seemingly nailed it when it comes calculating to calorie-burnestimates, which is the Holy Grail of wellness, for many people. Well, for thesort of people who log their calories consumed in MyFitnessPal, anyway. Thatapp is supported by both Apple and Garmin, but it’s more user-friendly on theWatch Series 5.
1. Apple Watch Series 6
The best smartwatch overallSizes: 40mm, 44mm | Battery Life (Rated): 18 hours | GPS: Yes | Swim-Proof:Yes | Heart Rate Monitor: Yes | LTE: Optional | Mobile Payments: Apple Pay |Compatibility: iOSBlood oxygen (SpO2) appNew colorful casingsBrighter always-on displayFaster chargingStill just 18-hour battery lifeThe Apple Watch Series 6 is the best Apple Watch yet. It builds on everythingwe appreciated about the Series 5, from the always-on display to thecollection of health features, with an even brighter screen and added bloodoxygen (SpO2) reader. Plus the Apple Watch comes in color for the first time —the exclusive blue and Product Red finishes are absolutely eye-catching.While we would’ve liked to see the Apple Watch improve its 18-hour batterylife, the Series 6 does benefit from faster charging. You can completely juiceit up in just 90 minutes, which comes in handy for wearing, instead ofcharging, it overnight. Yes, the Apple Watch 6 has sleep tracking, too, thanksto watchOS 7. The latest software also adds new watch faces, mobility metricsand an automatic hand-washing timer, as well as Apple Fitness Plus support.Read our full Apple Watch 6 review.Image 1 of 4(Image credit: Future)Image 2 of 4(Image credit: Future)Image 3 of 4(Image credit: Future)Image 4 of 4(Image credit: Future)
2- Apple Watch series 6
If you have an iPhone, this tracker rivals as a number one pick.The Apple Watch series 6 is the newest smartwatch available from Apple.A primary perk for many in choosing a smartwatch over a fitness tracker is thefact that they come with far more capabilities beyond fitness tracking.But, in simply looking at health, the series 6 here offers many perks.Not only does this model allow you to monitor your heart rate throughout theday, but it also measures your blood oxygen levels.Paired with the ECG app, you can actually take an electrocardiogram from thewatch at any time.It also monitors your sleep and allows you to improve sleep habits by settingsleep goals each night.The Apple Watch series 6 allows you to track a wide variety of workouts fromrunning and hiking, to yoga, swimming (water resistant up to 50 meters),dancing, and more.Being a smart watch, it also allows you to receive calls and texts, use ApplePay, as well as play music.It boasts a bright display and stylish, customizable faces.And, if you’re thinking…well, why didn’t you list this one as number one withall of these features? Remember, while it doubles as a great fitness tracker,it’s a smartwatch first, and it’s primarily for iPhone/Apple users.
Best Overall Fitness Tracker: Fitbit Charge 4
The best overall fitness tracker according to multiple reviews as well asnumerous tech and fitness sites is the Fitbit Charge 4. It boasts: * long battery life * user friendly display * water resistant up to 50 meters * advanced heart rate monitoring * built in GPS * sleep monitoring * music capabilities…all while being stylish and affordable. If you haven’t already, check out a more detailed listing of its features inthe above section (1).
Best High-End: Apple Watch Series 6
While the Apple watch series 6 is technically a smartwatch, it also boasts allof the features of a fitness tracker.It does come with a hefty price tag though. Right now on Apple’s website, theprice for the series 6 smartwatch ranges from $399 to $749.Speaking strictly of fitness tracking, the Apple watch series 6 offers: * Sleep monitoring * Workout tracking * Heart rate monitoring * Blood oxygen level information * Is water resistant up to 50 meters * Tracks all day calorie burn * Has a built in GPS…you can even take an ECG at any time.Check out 2 above for a complete list of its features.
Apple Watch Series 6: Health and fitness tracking
When it comes to health and fitness tracking, the Apple Watch Series 6 is jam-packed with handy features. It can log the steps you take, the distance youtravel, the calories you burn, and the number of hours you stand each day. Ontest, we found it was accurate at monitoring our daily steps and distance.The Workout app on the watch can record 80 different types of exercises, fromwalking, running, cycling and swimming to boxing and strength training. Eightexercises, including running, cycling and swimming, are automatically trackedso it doesn’t matter if you forget to manually start the workout. The watchalso has GPS, so you can get an accurate figure for your pace whileexercising.Just like the Apple Watch Series 5, it can provide low or irregular heart ratealerts, offers an ECG function, and can detect if you have a fall and call theemergency services if you’re immobile or unresponsive as a result. It also hasthe ability to measure your SP02 level (the amount of oxygen your red bloodcells are carrying from the lungs to the rest of the body) so you can gaugeyour overall fitness, too. We found this was simple to measure during testing.
Apple Watch Series 6: Sleep tracking
For the first time on an Apple Watch, there’s built-in sleep tracking, ratherthan requiring a third-party app. You’ll need to set the time you plan to goto bed and wake up on your iPhone first though, but then the watch willautomatically log when you’re asleep using its movement and heart ratesensors. We love that it turned the display off and locked it, so it didn’tlight up in the middle of the night. Towards the end of the day, if thebattery has less than 30% left, it’ll remind you to charge the watch beforebed too.
Apple Watch Series 6: Specs
Display: 1.57 inch or 1.73 inch Processor: Apple S6 Works with: iPhone Strap material: Silicone Interchangeable straps: Yes Storage space: 32GB GPS: Yes Number of exercises tracked: 80 Contactless payments: Apple Pay Voice assistant: Siri Battery life: Up to 18 hours
Apple One subscription
Apple has been gradually shifting its focus over the past few years, fromhardware to software services that run on that hardware – Apple Arcade, AppleMusic, Apple TV+ and so on. This process culminated this autumn in the launchof Apple One, a bundle that includes multiple subscriptions at a reducedprice.The individual and family plans include the three services listed above, plusan expanded allocation of iCloud storage. There’s also a Premier tier thatadds more storage, News+ and – when it finally launches – Fitness+.We’ve asked Apple if there’s a clever way to gift someone a subscription, butthe best solution may be to give them a gift card for the subscription’s valueover a particular period of time.
One of the best fitness trackers out there
The Apple Watch is one of my favorite fitness trackers. Its activity ringsystem helps keep me honest about how much (or how little) I’m moving, whichhas been especially hard to gauge while working at home. It also gives youmonthly challenges to keep you motivated, gives you a breakdown of longer-termtrends within the Activities app on your phone and calculates your cardiofitness levels using your estimated VO2 Max (maximum oxygen consumption).It tracks over 40 different exercises including dance, yoga, swimming andhiking, and can detect some automatically so you’ll still get credit even ifyou forget to start a workout manually. The SE also has a new always-onaltimeter than tracks elevation in real time like the Series 6.And coming soon to the Apple Watch: the new Fitness Plus app that providesguided workouts that you control from your wrist and can stream on youriPhone, iPad or Apple TV for $10 a month or $80 a year to take home workoutsto the next level.
Apple Watch Series 4
Finally, what is likely to be one of the more popular gifts this Father’s Day:the Apple Watch Series 4.Apple has had the world’s best-selling smartwatch since the Apple Watch firstlaunched in 2015. And every year, Apple has relentlessly improved it. When theApple Watch Series 4 launched last fall, it got its first major re-design,with a display that’s 30% larger and higher resolution (without gettingphysically larger). Apple also added new health and safety features, with abuilt-in ECG app for heart testing and fall detection. So this smartwatchdoesn’t just look cool and do cool stuff, it also offers a bit of peace ofmind.One qualifier: if Dad owns an Android smartphone, then the Apple Watch isn’tsuch a great choice. It’s really designed for those who embrace all thingsApple. The Apple Watch Series 4 starts at $399.