Welcome to CardioCritic Reviews
The aim of CardioCritic is simple – to provide impartial reviews of fitness trackers and sports watches featuring heart rate monitoring technology. It’s all about fitness products that promote & monitor a healthier lifestyle. In depth product reports on 2018’s best fitness trackers, running watches, watches for triathlon, performance sports and GPS bike computers. Over 120 reviews of fitness products from all the leading brands.
Fitness Watch Press Releases
- January 2018 – Garmin announced the Garmin Vivofit 4 activity tracker with 1 year battery life.
- January 2018 – Suunto release a new GPS sports watch for everyday training – the Suunto 3 Fitness
- January 2018 – Garmin have their first watch with internal music store, the Garmin Forerunner 645
2018 Fitness Watch Buying Guide
If you are considering treating someone to a fitness tracker then our 2018 Fitness Watch buying guide could be just what you’ve been looking for. The BEST fitness watches in the following categories – General Health, Fitness & Well-being, Running Watches, Triathlon / Multisport Watches, Outdoor Adventure Racing (with A-B-C features) and the best ALL SPORT GPS watches. All watches in this list feature activity tracking functionality and built-in wrist based heart rate monitors.
Best Fitness Tracker for of 2018 (so far ….. )
Here’s CardioCritic’s video review of the brilliant new 5 Star Rated Garmin Vivosport. It’s sleek, stylish,discrete design hides the fact that it features not only wrist based heart rate but also a built-in GPS. Floors climbed, stress control, VO2 fitness tests and much more … Check prices now at Amazon
New products Suunto, Fitbit, Polar & Garmin
Suunto have released their BEST product since the Suunto T3/T6 way back when. The new Suunto Spartan Trainer (Aug 2017) comes complete with GPS and wrist based HR for almost HALF the price of the Suunto Spartan Sport wrist HR. Same firmware, 10 hours GPS battery etc. Could be the BEST ever value for money Suunto sports watch.
Fitbit have released their new Fitbit Ionic (Aug 2017) ahead of the Apple Watch 3. The Fitbit Ionic is their first genuine smartwatch with integrated GPS and wrist based heart rate. A couple of key features are 4+ day battery life with up to 10+ hours of GPS use. Our initial review of the Fitbit Ionic has now been published
Garmin have also released three new products today (Aug 2017) We have the new Garmin Vivomove HR – a hybrid smartwatch, the Vivoactive 3 replacing the Vivoactive HR and the Vivosport replacing the Vivosmart HR+. The Vivosport will be challenging the Fitbit Charge 2 as the best fitness tracker for 2018 – and with colour display, slimline styling, built-in GPS & wrist based heart rate it’s got a great chance.
Polar have released three new fitness products in mid 2017. The Polar M430 fitness watch with GPS and wrist based HR builds on the popular M400. For cyclists we have the Polar M460, a new GPS bike computer with LIVE Strava segments. Following on from the M460 – the Polar V800 also gets LIVE Strava Segments. For the fitness tracking masses – Polar have their excellent A370
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We have short video reviews of over 40 Fitness Watches like this one of the Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR
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