Get beach body-ready with our top wearables

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We’ve rounded up the greatest wearables to get you ready for summer...
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Get beach body-ready with our top wearables

Summer's on the horizon

With Summer just around the corner, it's time to start getting ready for holiday season. The ultimate workout partner could be waiting for you at the gym, or it could be something you can carry around with you every day. These are our best fitness werables to get your started...

Fitbit Charge 2

The Fitbit Charge 2 is great for serious fitness enthusiasts, but it’s got a lot to offer casual users too. It can monitor all sorts of activities from running to yoga, and the PurePulse heart rate monitor is essential if you want to really understand your fitness levels. Sync the Fitbit Charge 2 with your smartphone, and you’ll be able to get real-time statistics when you’re out on a run.

Price: £££ (rated out of 5)

Buy the Fitbit Charge 2 from Currys.

Samsung Gear Fit2

The Samsung Gear Fit2 comes with inbuilt GPS, allowing you to leave your phone safely at home when you’re pounding the pavement. The curved display helps it wrap naturally around your wrist, making this one of the most comfortable trackers we’ve tried.

The Samsung Gear Fit2 is smart enough to know if you’re running, cycling, walking or on the rowing machine, and it’ll automatically track your activity. With the S Health app, you’ll be able to challenge friends and family, giving you an added incentive to reach your fitness goals.

Price: ££££ (rated out of 5)

Buy the Samsung Gear Fit2 from Currys.

Fitbit Flex 2

The ultra-slim Fitbit Flex 2 is a great little tracker for those that want to keep things simple. It's more than capable of doing all the usual health and fitness stuff for you - tracking your daily step count, distance covered, calories burned, and even the quality of your sleep. Plus, it’s swim-friendly, so you can take it for a dip and not have to worry about removing it when you shower. In fact, it’s completely waterproof to a depth of 100 metres.

Price: ££ (rated out of 5)

Buy the Fitbit Flex 2 from Currys.

Garmin VivoFit 3

The Garmin VivoFit 3 is a great choice of tracker if you’re looking for some extra motivation. It learns how active you are, and then gives you a number of achievable fitness goals. It's also water-resistant and has an incredible 1-year battery life, so you can track all your activities day in, day out, without having to take it off or charge it.

Price: ££ (rated out of 5)

Buy the Garmin VivoFit 3 from Currys.

Misfit Ray

For the style-conscious fitness fan, the Misfit Ray could be the perfect gift. It’s an attractive piece of kit.

There’s a lot more to it than just good looks though. The Misfit Ray track a whole range of fitness activities including walking, running, cycling, tennis, basketball, yoga, and swimming. It’s waterproof down to a depth of 50 metres, and has an impressive battery life of 6 months.

Price: £££ (rated out of 5)

Buy the Misfit Ray from Currys.

Fitbit Blaze

The Fitbit Blaze is first and foremost a stylish smartwatch, with a hi-res colour touchscreen, choice of clock faces, and a range of stylish bands and frames that can be purchased separately.

Like all Fitbits, the Blaze is also a brilliant activity tracker. It’s packed with advanced fitness tech including a PurePulse heart-rate monitor, multi-sports tracking, auto sleep tracking, and a motivational feature called Reminder to Move - this helps you stay active all day by encouraging you to take at least 250 steps an hour. And if you’ve got the FitStar app, you’ll be able to view on-screen instructions during your chosen workout.

Price: ££££ (rated out of 5)

Buy the Fitbit Blaze from Carphone Warehouse.

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