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Garmin Edge 1030 Review

NEW – 2017 / 2018

BEST on TEST

Take the EXCELLENT Garmin Edge 820 and add a large display, better battery and a few new and innovative technical functions and we have the Garmin Edge 1030. The Edge 1030 has everything – advanced performance monitoring and superb mapping capabilities. Popularity Routing will even set the most popular route for you – based on other riders preferred routes. More details from the Garmin Edge 1030 review here

Garmin Forerunner 645 Review

NEW – 2018 – NEW

Garmin’s first GPS sports watch to include internal memory for 500 songs with Bluetooth headphone connectivity. The Garmin Forerunner 645 takes over from the Forerunner 235. With built-in GPS, wrist based heart rate, Garmin contactless payments and the very best training status analysis available. CardioCritic predict this to be Garmin’s best selling fitness watch for 2018 for music loving customers who take their training very seriously. More details of CardioCritic’s Garmin Forerunner 645 review here ….

Garmin Vivofit 4 Review

NEW – 2018 – NEW

The Garmin Vivofit 4 fitness tracker comes with a colour display, 1 year battery life and several stylish designs. If you want your activity tracker to spend more time on your wrist than on a USB charger this entry level fitness band could be for you. Designed to work within minutes, straight from the box, the Vivofit 4 is for people looking to track essential activity metrics. More details from the Garmin Vivofit 4 reviewed here

Garmin Vivomove HR Review

NEW – 2018 – NEW

This new Garmin Vivomove HR takes the stylish lines of the original Vivomove and adds a stack of fitness tracking functionality. The discrete OLED display provides access to steps, floors climbeed and daily calories burnt. Not only that, but the Vivomove HR has wrist based heart rate monitoring with all day stress testing. We gave the Vivomove HR a solid 4/5 Star Review. More details from the Garmin Vivomove HR review here ….

Hbuds H1 Bluetooth Headphones

Excellent value for money, easy to use, long battery life and great bass coverage. That’s just a few of the great features found on these Hbuds H1 Bluetooth headphones. Volume control, track forward and backward and pause can all be controlled from the right hand headset. The best features of these headphones is their excellent response to the lower base frequencies and their lightweight comfortable design.

Polar OH1 Review

An innovative optical heart rate sensor that is worn on the upper or lower arm. If you want to monitor your heart rate in your phone or other Bluetooth compatible device but do NOT want to wear a chest strap this Polar OH1 armband heart rate monitor is a great alternative. Accurate and easy to use. The OH1 can either STORE your training session for download later or BROADCAST heart rate data to a compatible device – or BOTH at the same time. The Polar OH1 has been awarded a 5 Star Review Rating from CardioCritic …

Polar A370 Review

NEW – 2017 – NEW

TOP 4 Fitness Tracker

The Polar A360 was Polar’s first fitness tracker with wrist based heart rate – no chest strap required. The Polar A370 takes the A360 and makes it even better. CardioCritic have given the Polar A370 a 5 Star Review. Steps, calories burnt, distance walked, smartphone notification, 24/7 heart rate and more. If you are in the market for a stylish, feature packed fitness tracker the A370 could be for you  ….

Naipo Massager (Neck/Back)

A high quality massager with 8 x massage nodes, 3 x speeds, optional heat action and auto-reversing rotation. You do NOT need a bad back to enjoy this great Shiatsu Style massager.

TempIR Pulse Oximeter

An affordable and easy to use Pulse Oximeter. The TempIR Pulse Oximeter provides non-invasive SPO2 (blood oxygen saturation levels) and Pulse Rate (beats per minute / BPM). Just clip the device to your finger and within a few seconds you have accurate SPO2 measurement

Garmin Vivosmart 3

NEW – 2017 – NEW

TOP 4 Fitness Tracker

If you’ve read the CardioCritic review of the Vivosmart HR it is clear we loved that fitness tracker, more probably than the GPS equipped Vivosmart HR+. So, what could Garmin add to the new Vivosmart 3 to make it better? They have changed the display technology to something that works better in bright daylight, it’s been slimmed down, lost some weight and they’ve added WORKOUT feature for rep counting in the gym. More details from the Garmin Vivosmart 3 review here

Polar M460 Review

NEW – 2017 – NEW

TOP 4 for CYCLISTS

CardioCritic is a great fan of the predecessor the Polar 450. If you have been thinking of getting a new Garmin Edge or similar then it’s time you had a look at Polar’s GPS bike computers. The Polar M460 is everything the M450 was, plus it now has the inclusion of LIVE Strava Segments to help you get back your favourite KOM !

Polar M430 Review

NEW – 2017 – NEW

TOP 4 for RUNNERS

Just what we were waiting for … the probable permanent replacement for the M400. This is the new Polar M430 GPS running watch with wrist based Heart Rate. With a 6 x LED array for accurate heart rate monitoring and a large display it look great. An all-in-one device, Polar M430 provides wrist-based heart rate, integrated GPS plus core running metrics, sleep tracking and recovery metrics ….

Garmin Forerunner 35 Review

TOP 4 for RUNNERS

The Forerunner 35 is the perfect watch for anyone who runs for fun / fitness but isn’t too worried about the technical aspects of running.  As well as built-in GPS the FR35 features Garmin Elevate wrist based heart rate sensors. It’s also a 24/7 activity tracker / sleep monitor with smartphone notification alerts and connectivity to Garmin Connect smartphone App. More technical runners might prefer the Forerunner 235 reviewed here More details from our Garmin Forerunner 35 review here

Garmin Vivosport Review

NEW – 2017 – NEW

The BEST on TEST

If you want your fitness tracker to include a built-in GPS & wrist based heart rate monitoring the Garmin Vivosport should be at the top of your shopping list. We liked the Vivosmart HR+ plus but it had a couple of minor issues. The Garmin Vivosport addresses all those criticisms and comes packed with new features like VO2 max, Stress Tests, HR broadcast and much more. It’s also an excellent watch for runners with auto-laps, personal records, pace alerts and heart rate zone control. More details from the Garmin Vivosport review here

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review

NEW – Oct 2017

TOP 3 ALL SPORTS

CardioCritic loved the functionality of the original Vivoactive and then the added convenience of wrist based heart rate found on the Vivoactive HR. Garmin have improved the Vivoactive 3 by radically changing it’s style in to a cleaner ROUND case and adding some great new fitness features like 24/7 Stress Testing. The Vivoactive 3 is for anyone who takes their training seriously looking for a small to mid-sized smart & stylish GPS sports watch with off the wrist heart rate. Over 15 sports supported including running, cycling, yoga, pool swimming and SUP …

Suunto Spartan Trainer Review

NEW – 2017 – NEW

TOP 3 ALL SPORTS

A truly stunning piece of training kit at a very sensible price. The Suunto Spartan Trainer with wrist HR & GPS is almost HALF the price of it’s bigger brother the Spartan Sport wrist HR but it runs IDENTICAL firmware. If you’re in the market for a new performance monitoring training watch whether you’re a triathlete, runner, cyclist, walker, rower, sailor … whatever your sport Suunto have it covered. If you only look at one Suunto watch, take 5 minutes to browse the Spartan Trainer, you won’t be disappointed …

Polar M200 Review

TOP 4 for RUNNERS

Just when I thought Garmin had stolen the show again with their latest Forerunner model Polar have pulled this beauty from their hat. The Polar M200 is a water-resistant (swim-proof) GPS running watch with wrist based heart rate and 24/7 activity tracker. It includes Bluetooth connectivity providing smartphone alerts & notifications. Specifically aimed at people who primarily RUN whether for fun, to keep fit or to compete …

Polar H10 Review

NEW 2017

The Polar H10 is everything that the Polar H7 was but better. Improved heart rate accuracy from a new algorithm. The Polar H10 heart rate sensor is compatible with the GoPro Hero 4 & 5 adding HR data to your videos. It can transmit heart rate to your V800 when swimming. The H10 features an internal memory for 1 training session, up to 65 hours, allowing you to train without your phone or watch  …

Spartan Sport Wrist HR Review

NEW – 2017 – NEW

TOP 4 for TRIATHLON

This is the Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR with heart rate off the wrist, no chest strap required. The Spartan Sport Wrist HR is aimed at multisport users performing activities up to 8 hours. Those undertaking FULL Ironman Distance should consider the Suunto Spartan Ultra with 18 hours battery life. A highly recommended GPS outdoor sports watch  ….

Mio Slice with PAI

World First with PAI

The world’s first activity tracker to feature PAI. The Mio Slice utilises a Personal Activity Intelligence score as a measure of heart rate intensity throughout the day. Mio haven’t realeased a new product since the Mio Fuse in 2014, the Mio Slice was worth waiting for. It illustrates Mio’s innovative approach to fitness tracking  …

Fitbit Charge 2 Review

TOP 4 Fitness Tracker

We all know how popular the original Fitbit Charges were, so it was going to take some major changes to get customers to invest in the Fitbit Charge 2. Those changes have taken the Charge to another level putting it among the very best fitness bands. The large, clear VERTICAL display is brilliant, coupled with off the wrist heart rate & smartphone GPS sharing, we have something to compete with the Vivosmart HR ….

Garmin Forerunner 935 Review

NEW – 2017 – NEW

TOP 4 for TRIATHLON

The Forerunner 935 takes all the very best features and functions from the Garmin Fenix 5 and the Garmin Forerunner 735XT. With everything from waypoint to waypoint navigation, true multisport Triathlon mode and a barometric pressure sensor – the new Forerunner 935 caters for ALL serious sports adventurers. More details from our Garmin Forerunner 935 review here

Polar V800 Review

TOP 4 for TRIATHLON

The Polar V800 for professional athletes & demanding amateurs, as used by World ITU champion Javier Gomez. The V800 combines your workout training load with your regular daily activities, giving you a true picture of your required recovery. The dual transmission Polar H10 HRM belt providing heart rate feedback while swimming. Optionally measures heart rate, cadence and power. The Polar V800 now includes LIVE Strava Segments ….

Garmin Forerunner 735XT Review

TOP 4 for TRIATHLON

The Garmin Forerunner 735XT utilises their Elevate off the wrist heart rate sensors. The Forerunner 735XT is aimed at TRIATHLETES who want some level of freedom from their heart rate monitor chest strap. This strapless heart rate model features all the performance metrics of the 920XT like Running Dynamics, VO2 predictor and optional Power monitoring. More details from our Garmin Forerunner 735XT review here

Garmin Vivofit 3 Review

TOP 4 Fitness Tracker

This Vivofit 3 and the Vivofit Jr all come with a coincell battery installed that will last a minimum of 1 year. It’s very simple to change either yourself or at a local jeweller. The Vivofit 3 fitness band is a no nonsense essential features activity tracker that will count steps, calories and distance, plus, it monitors your sleep duration and quality. More details from the Garmin Vivofit 3 review here

Garmin Vivosmart HR Review

REPLACED by – Vivosmart 3

One of the best activity trackers / fitness bands on the market. Built-in off the wrist heart rate monitoring is what does it for us. The Vivosmart HR has optical HR sensor (using Garmin Elevate) to get accurate heart rate without the need for a chest strap. It also features a barometric pressure sensor to measure the number of stairs climbed per day ….

Fitbit Alta HR Review

The Fitbit Alta has already established itself as a hugely popular fitness tracker. The Alta HR takes the same discrete and stylish fitness band and adds Fitbit’s Pure Pulse wrist based heart rate sensors. Adding heart rate monitoring to the Alta HR provides exercise intensity feedback and more accurate sleep monitoring. The Alta HR tracks heart rate throughout the day providing a more detailed anaylsis of daily activity …

Duronic BPM150

A popular upper arm blood pressure monitor with a memory store for the last 60 readings. The Duronic BPM150 is easy to use and clearly shows your diastolic, systolic and pulse with large LCD digits. Featuring a colour coded indicator showing if your blood pressure is low, normal, high or very high. With over 1,000 reviews with an average of 4.7/5 stars this BP monitor is highly recommended …

Kardia Mobile ECG

Innovative, easy to use and medically approved – the Kardia Mobile is a brilliant ECG sensor that connects with your smartphone. If you have any concerns about your heart’s health you should visit a Doctor. The Kardia Mobile is a NICE (UK) and FDA (USA) medically approved electrocardiagram device that pairs with your smartphone (iOs and Android devices supported)

Garmin Edge 25 Review

TOP 4 for CYCLISTS

The Garmin Edge 25 & 20 GPS units replace the entry level Edge 200. Big clear display and easy to press large external buttons. The Edge 25 is certainly a GPS bike computer we highly recommend. Supporting ANT+ accessories (Heart Rate & Cadence) and also features Smart Connectivity to your phone for data upload …

Garmin Edge 520 Review

TOP 4 for CYCLISTS

Garmin’s best selling performance GPS bike computer. The Garmin Edge 520 has the processing power of a super computer. It does everything you could possibly expect other than full on navigation (for that get the Edge 820). The Edge 520 monitors more performance metrics than Team Sky would know what to do with, Heart Rate, Cadence, Power, Ascent, Descent and more ….

Garmin Edge 820 Review

TOP 4 FOR CYCLISTS

Everything from pre-loaded maps to emergency incident reporting and Garmin Connect IQ applications. The Edge 820 takes all the best features of the Edge 520 like Strava Segments and adds the navigational functionality of the Edge 1000. With the Edge 820 you can plan a new route on the device while out on the road or ride a ROUND TRIP route ….

Suunto Spartan Sport Review

The Suunto Spartan Sport replaces the Ambit3 Sport. Water resistant to 100 meters and featuring a tough high colour touch screen with great visibility in direct sunlight. The Spartan Sport is aimed at multisport GPS adventure racers and triathletes (up to Olympic distance). Those undertaking FULL Ironman Distance should consider the Suunto Spartan Ultra with 18 hours battery life. Note > new Spartan Sport HR with wrist based heart rate available now …

Garmin Forerunner 235 Review

TOP 4 for RUNNERS

The Garmin Forerunner 235 picks up heart rate from the WRIST. One of the best GPS running watches we have ever tested. A highly technical but easy to use GPS runners watch with advanced features such as Interval sets and pace & distance alerts. It’s also a competent activity tracker with daily targets and time to move alerts. Smartphone notifications and data upload to Garmin Connect APP ….

TomTom Spark 3 Review

TOP 3 ALL SPORTS

The TomTom Runner 3 (Spark 3) adds route exploration to the Runner 2 model. With all the same functions that made the Runner 2 one of my favourite GPS running watches the Spark3 features built-in heart rate sensor, 24/7 activity tracker, sleep monitor and internal memory for music storage ….

Fitbit Ionic Review

NEW – 2017 – NEW

With all the best features of the popular Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Surge plus a host of new features the Fitbit Ionic is a true fitness focused smartwatch. With access to the Fitbit App Gallery, built-in GPS and wrist based heart rate the Ionic is certain to be a HUGE success. The list of fitness features is endless including Cardio Fitness Level and new Swim tracking. If you’ve been considering the Apple Watch then the Fitbit Ionic could be the better alternative for sports focused customers ….

Polar M600 Review

Android Wear

The Polar M600 smartwatch utilises Android Wear operating system to give access to dozens of proven and popular Apps. The M600 is compatible with both Android phones and iOs devices like iPad and iPhone. The M600 builds on all the best features of the A360 activity tracker (built-in Heart Rate sensor) and the Polar M400 with it’s highly accurate internal GPS. High spec, wearable technology from Polar ….

 

Garmin Vivoactive HR Review

Replaced by > Vivoactive 3

TOP 3 ALL SPORTS

The Vivoactive HR was replaced in Sept 2017 by the new Vivoactive 3. However, it is still a highly recommended & great value for money all round GPS sports watch with wrist based heart rate. Garmin’s intelligent smartwatch with an emphasis on fitness. Key features are a built-in GPS & heart rate sensor (no need for chest strap). Smartphone notifications and alerts from compatible iOs and Android devices. If you like smartphone technology, partake in one or more sports and you also want to increase your daily activity then the Vivoactive HR could be for you ….

Fitbit Flex 2 Review

How do Fitbit make the World’s Most Popular fitness tracker better? That was Fitbit’s difficult design brief when they set about to replace the Flex with the Fitbit Flex 2. The Fitbit Flex was the best selling activity band in 2013/14. Will the Flex 2 be as successful? Yes. Fitbit have made it swim-proof & modular. You can house the brains in an attractive metal bracelet, necklace or designer wristband ….

Garmin Fenix 5 Review

Top 3 Outdoor Adventure

The most successful range of ABC watch, the Garmin Fenix, moves to version 5. The Garmin Fenix 5 is available in 3 case sizes making it more attractive for those with small wrists. The Fenix 5 features altimeter, barometer, compass and Garmin Elevate wrist based heart rate sensor. Suitable for adventurers, elite athletes, orienteers and triathletes …

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