Garmin Vivofit 3

** 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 …

Polar H7 HRM Sensor

Do you train with your smartphone? If you do and it’s less than 3 years old, chances are you could simply pair it up with the Polar H7 add a FREE APP (like Polar Beat) and you have the equivalent to a £1 heart rate monitor watch. The Polar H7 Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate sensor makes use of the processing power of your phone to give you a fully functional heart rate monitor in your iPhone / Android device ….

Polar A360

** TOP 4 Fitness Tracker **

The Polar A360 was Polar’s first OFF THE WRIST optically sensing heart rate monitor, no chest strap required. Just like a majority of other brands, Polar now have fitness watches that gives accurate heart rate WITHOUT a chest strap. Steps counter, calories burnt and distance walked. Smartphone notification and the support of a good app. ….

Fitbit Charge 2

** 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 ….

Polar M400

** TOP 3 ALL ROUNDER **

Assuming you are happy to use the comfortable Polar HRM chest sensor when exercising, then this is the BEST VALUE GPS heart rate monitor on the market, especially suited for runners and cyclists looking for a wrist worn solution. The Polar M400 combines the best of GPS and 24/7 activity tracking with advanced sports technology using Bluetooth Smart …. 

Garmin Forerunner 35

** 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 ….

Garmin Vivosmart HR

** TOP 4 Fitness Tracker **

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 ….

TomTom Touch

** BODY FAT Analysis **

TomTom have raised their game with the innovative TomTom Touch. The Touch is the first wrist worn activity tracker that incorporates both heart rate and body fat analysis. Using BIA (electrical signals sent around the body) the TomTom Touch measure body composition (% of Fat) and muscle mass density …

Polar A300

The Polar A300 fitness tracker helps to keep you looking and feeling great. The attractive A300 is everything a 24/7 activity tracker / fitness monitor needs to be. It is comfortable, light and available in six juicy colors. The best feature of this heart rate monitor is the easy to understand Zone Pointer that clearly shows when you’re BURNING FAT or IMPROVING FITNESS ….

Garmin Vivoactive HR

** TOP 3 ALL ROUNDER **

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

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 ….

Fitbit Alta

This version of Fitbit activity tracker has a larger display that runs lengthwise down the band, making it easier to read. The Alta’s clever display technology actually works in both directions giving you more information at a glance. The Fitbit Alta is for the user looking to improve their general health, fitness and well-being by adding frequent movement to their day and aiming for weekly activity goals ….

Garmin Forerunner 235

** 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 ….

Garmin Edge 25 / Edge 20

** TOP 3 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 …

TomTom Spark 3

** TOP 3 ALL ROUNDER **

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 ….

Polar M200

** 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 …

Wahoo Tickr RUN

Wahoo Tickr comes in three formats. This is the Tickr RUN specifically designed for those who run with their smartphone. The Tickr RUN will add heart rate functionality to your smartphone (iOs / Android) and provide detailed running dynamics feedback to help you become a more efficient runner …

Polar M450

** TOP 3 for CYCLISTS **

Polar M450 GPS Bike Computer to rival the infamous Garmin Edge 25 and other pocket sized GPS cyclo-computers. It has everything from Polar Fitness tests, internal barometric pressure sensor (for accurate altitude data) and even support Polar’s Look Keo power pedals. Highly recommended, easy use, alternative to the Garmin Edge range ….

Garmin Edge 520

** TOP 3 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 ….

Wahoo Fitness RFLKT

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a bike computer that takes it data from your iPhone / Android device. It took us a moment to work out what the RFLKT actually is (the clue is in it’s name RFLKT > Reflect, like a mirror) It works by taking the LIVE GPS data from your phone which is safely tucked away in your back pocket. The data being collected by the APP running on your phone is reflected, via Bluetooth, to the RFLKT’s screen ….

Fitbit Blaze

The Fitbit Blaze was designed as a “smart fitness watch, Fitbit’s smartest, most stylish, most motivating fitness tracker yet“. It’s well suited for general fitness, runners (happy to use their phone’s GPS), gym users and anyone else wishing to get fit and stay active. With built-in heart rate sensors and Fitbit’s FitStar Application the Blaze with keep you active throughout the day  ….

Garmin Edge 820

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 ….

Stages 105 Power Meter

An easy and cost effective alternative to the power meter pedals of PowerTap and Garmin. The Stages 105 Power Meter cranks have their strain gauge and transmitter built-in to the rear side of the pedal. This is a SINGLE sided solution. The Stages 105 power cranks transmit in both ANT+ and Bluetooth …

4iiii Ultegra Power Crank

A very popular single sided power meter. The 4iiii Precision Power crank transmits power and cadence data to any compatible ANT+ or Bluetooth 4.0 (Smart) device. A genuine Shimano Ultegra crank is used to house the sensitive 4iiii strain gauges that provide the accurate power measurement ….

Garmin Vector 2 & 2S

Riding within a power zone is an proven method of ensuring you get to the finish line with just an ounce left in reserve. For the competitive cyclist, monitoring pedal power is now a MUST rather than a nice to have. Garmin offer the Vector 2 S for single sided power meter and the dual sided Vector 2 to measure power output on both cranks ….

PowerTap P1 Pedals

Similar in design to the Garmin Vector 2 power meter pedals the PowerTap P1 pedals offer ease of installation and dual sided power monitoring. The PowerTap P1 pedals are simple to fit and provide the same proven PowerTap accuracy and reliability found in their cranks …

Wahoo BlueSc

The Wahoo Fitness Blue SC is a bike speed and distance sensor compatible with iPhones from 4s onwards. Simply cable tie the main unit to your chainstay and pop the magnets on the crank and spoke. The Blue  SC is compatible with most popular APPS like Strava, Cyclemeter, MapMyRide, Runtastic Road Bike, Wahoo Fitness and many more ….

 

Garmin Forerunner 25

What do you really need from your sports watch? GPS for running speed and distance, optional heart rate (chest strap belt) auto-laps to clock each mile/km, virtual pacer to help you achieve your next PB…. and daily activity tracker to keep you moving when you are not training…. that’s the Forerunner 25 ….

Fitbit Charge HR

REPLACED by – Fitbit Charge 2

The Fitbit Charge HR is still available. For those looking for a competent fitness band with heart rate taken directly off the wrist, it’s still good value for money. It also features Bluetooth upload of training data and daily activity to the Fitbit app on your smartphone. However, if you want a bigger and brighter display we’d recommend the new Fitbit Charge 2 ….

Garmin Vivofit Jr

** Designed for Kids **

When I first heard about a fitness band for kids I thought  … yeah yeah, big company want to get kids in to a BRAND when they’re just out of nappies… but, I have made a U turn on that cynical view and can highly recommend the Vivofit Jr to anyone who wants to motivate their child to being more active ….

Garmin Forerunner 630

**TECHNICAL RUNNING **

The Forerunner 630 with Advanced Running Dynamics you have access to ground contact time, balance and stride length metrics. The 620 can even calculate your estimated VO2 max and then predict your race times for several distances. The F630 is an ADVANCED watch for runners. If you are not overly bothered about running every race as a PB then you may want to consider the Forerunner 235 with off the wrist heart rate ….

Suunto Ambit3 Run

REPLACED by Spartan Sport

This is still an excellent product. Available in Lime, White or Black. The Suunto Ambit3 Run has the perfect feature set for RUNNERS. A high sensitivity GPS sensor giving accurate pace, speed & distance and built in accelerometer giving access to your leg cadence (strides per minute). Connect it to your smartphone for incoming call alert, message alerts and more ….

TomTom Runner 2 (Spark)

REPLACED by Spark  3

The TomTom Runner 2 (Spark 2) Cardio + Music has the same built-in heart rate sensor with the addition of 24/7 activity tracker, sleep monitor and internal memory dedicated for storing your favourite exercise tracks. If you want your sports watch to provide > Heart Rate, Pace & Distance, 5 x Heart Rate Zones, Multi Sport profiles, Customisable display fields, Intervals and MUSIC while you workout ….

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

** TOP 3 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 ….

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 ….

 

Polar V800

** TOP 3 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 H7 HRM belt providing heart rate feedback while swimming. Optionally measures heart rate, cadence and power ….

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

** TOP 3 for TRIATHLON **

REPLACED by Spartan Sport

I still regard this product as a top performer. If you don’t need the barometric weather functionality of the Ambit3 Peak, but you still want MultiSport support, consider the Ambit3 Sport. Available in several colours including blue, coral, black, white and sapphire. The Suunto Ambit3 Sport is the perfect watch for Triathlon  even though it’s been sidelined by the Spartan….

Garmin Forerunner 230

The Forerunner 230 offers full colour display with VO2 max calculations and predicted recovery requirements. It’s a GPS runners watch with advanced features such as Interval sets and pace and distance alerts PLUS it’s a competent activity tracker with daily targets and time to move alerts. Remember there’s also the Forerunner 235 with OFF the WRIST heart rate ….

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 ….

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 ….

Garmin Forerunner 920XT

The Forerunner 920XT is a true multisport GPS sports watch designed specifically for triathlon. When in the water measure distance, pace, stroke type/count and pool lengths. Drill logging and SWOLF score to measure swimming efficiency. Now with HRM-tri and HRM-swim belts for heart rate while swimming. On the bike you can monitor predicted VO2 max (with HRM strap and Vector pedals). Finishing with the run, you have access to advanced running dynamics, even a metronome to guide your running cadence ….

Suunto Spartan Sport

The Suunto Spartan Sport replaces the Ambit3 Sport and Ambit3 Run. 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. Those undertaking FULL Ironman Distance should consider the Suunto Spartan Ultra with 18 hours battery life ….

Garmin Vivosmart HR +

If you’re a runner looking for a competent fitness band with steps, distance, calories and floors climbed with the addition of built-in heart rate (off the wrist, no belt required), smartphone notifications & alerts plus an accurate GPS, then the Vivosmart HR+ could be just what you’re looking for …

Fitbit Surge

The FitBit Surge is everything we look for in a well designed fitness band. It’s got everything that 95% of people need without any unnecessary clutter. This FitBit, like the Charge HR and Blaze, takes heart rate directly from the wrist, no need for a chest strap. The Surge also features a built in GPS so it’s great for running or biking when you don’t want to take your phone ….

 

Garmin Vivomove

The Garmin Vivomove is in a class of it’s own. If you prefer a traditional analogue watch with real hands (not a digitalised watch face) and also want to benefit from having a 24/7 activity tracker on your wrist then this may be for you. The Vivomove features discrete MOVE BAR and ACTIVITY TARGET indicators on either side of the hands …

A Brief History…

It all started in 1996. As a sports science student I wanted to promote the use of Heart Rate Monitors in exercise. The business went online in 1999. In 14 years we sold HRM's to over 300,000 customers.

After a short retail back we're now back with the new online store selling ONLY Polar. We still offer impartial advice & test other heart rate monitor brands. Our aim however, is to introduce you to Polar's products as an alternative to Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto or TomTom.

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