Wearable Tech Fitness Watches

This section of the website deals in wearable tech watches suitable for sport & fitness users. The wearable tech label means the watch can support a variety of user selected apps or widgets installed via a smartphone application. In other words, the watch can be different for all users. It's your watch to configure in a way that works best for you and your connected requirements.

Smartphone Connected

The watches featured here can be customised with apps relevant to your personal requirements. They all support basic smartphone functions like incoming call/text alerts and Bluetooth music control.

The best wearable tech sports watch?

The best wearable tech smartwatch suitable for sports use is the Polar M600 built on the reliable Android Wear OS. The M600 has access to literally hundreds of applications from Google Play including weather forecasts, Google Maps, Strava and much more. For iPhone users I'd recommend the Apple Watch 2 Nike+ also featuring built-in GPS, wrist based heart rate and internal music store.

Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, Apple, Withings & Pebble

There are many other brands of wearable tech that include a wrist based heart rate monitor. I have started to review products from Motorola, Huawei, Pebble, Samsung, Withings and Apple. Please bear with me while these new pages are completed ...

Reviews by CardioCritic

  • Garmin Vivoactive HR


    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 ....

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  • Polar M600

    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 ....


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  • Motorola Moto 360 Sport

    The Motorola Moto 360 Sport (2nd Gen) is an Android Wear powered GPS sports watch with wrist based heart rate. Aimed at those looking for a wearable tech running watch with a high level of connected functionality. The Moto 360 Sport comes with Moto Body running application ready to go ....

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  • Apple Watch 2 Nike+

    BEST for iPhone

    Needing no introduction the Apple Watch 2 takes the original Apple Watch and adds built-in GPS. Combining the wrist based heart rate sensor with this built-in GPS Apple now have a serious runners watch. The Apple Watch Nike+ comes with the Nike+ Run Club app pre-installed. If you own an iPhone and want a competent GPS running watch with off the wrist heart rate then the Apple Watch Nike+ should be in the shortlist ....

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  • Garmin Vivoactive

    >> REPLACED by Vivoactive HR

    The Garmin Vívoactive combines Garmin fitness technology, such as built-in GPS, long battery life and a sunlight-readable display, in an ultra-thin smartwatch that lets users stay connected and achieve more. It's very hard to summarise what this smartwatch can do as it really does so much. Golfers will love it.. with over 38,000 courses to download .. however, also consider the Vivoactive HR with wrist based heart rate ....

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