It's not just a lifestyle gadget, it's so much more: the smartwatch is the ideal companion for sports or everyday exercise. Different models are suitable for different sports and analyzes – there is something for every passionate movement junkie.
Do you want to track your vital signs and your physical activity with a gadget? Look no further: Smartwatches are perfect for monitoring many different values and creating statistics of your daily activities. Depending on the model, they measure different values, for example steps and distances, your heart rate and your sleep quality. Depending on which analyzes are important to you and which sports you practice, different smartwatch models are suitable.
Garmin Vivoactive 4: For a fit lifestyle
The design of the Garmin Vivoactive is functional, but also subtle and chic.
The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is the ideal companion on the wrist of fitness fans. The smart watch has an elegant and subtle look thanks to its flat design and the satin-matt bezel in slate gray. The colored touch display reveals the many functions, including:
- Thermometer and barometer
- Heart rate sensor
- Pedometer and activity log
- Sleep and stress tracking
- GPS tracking
Admittedly, a beginner might be a little overwhelmed by all these functions, but you quickly get used to it, as our test has shown. And as a fitness enthusiast, you will surely be thrilled that the Garmin smartwatch recognizes and analyzes various sports, such as swimming and golfing. It is compatible with iOS and Android and looks great on every wrist, whether male or female.
Huawei Watch GT 2: sports smartwatch in analog design
© Huawei 2019
The Huawei Watch GT 2 comes in different designs, so it fits every style and every wrist.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 really aims to support you in sports and in a fit everyday life. The watch is available in many colors and shapes – the slightly thicker, black model in the analog style should particularly appeal to men. With its 46 millimeters in diameter and the angular digits on the bezel, the smartwatch looks like a stately men's watch. It can do much more than just show the time. She recognizes sports like:
- To run
In addition, it constantly measures important parameters such as heart rate, sleep duration and your calorie consumption. And, perhaps its most important feature: it runs for a whole 14 days without having to charge the battery in between.
Fitbit Versa 2: When it should be sporty, but still fashionable
© Matt Hawthorne / Fitbit 2019
Sporty and chic at the same time: the Fitbit Versa 2 fits every outfit and every living situation.
It also looks good on delicate women's wrists: the Fitbit Versa 2, as a model in pink and copper, is at first glance beautiful, modern and classy. If you touch the AMOLED touch display, a wealth of functions and apps are revealed. All support you in an active and healthy lifestyle, monitor important vital signs and prepare all values in clear statistics that you can view on your smartphone. The Fitbit smartwatch differentiates between:
- To run
- General fitness, including device training
This allows you to track the stats of your visits to the gym precisely, regardless of the equipment on which you train. An internal music memory and an NFC chip for contactless payment are also on board, in case you spontaneously want to buy water while jogging. The smartwatch is compatible with iOS and Android.
Galaxy Watch Active 2: All-round talent for all-round talents
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 from Samsung is light, but very high.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 accompanies you in all situations and in almost every sport. It can easily differentiate between different disciplines and reliably tracks important vital signs. For example, she knows the sports:
- To run
- To go biking
Its housing is round and light, so it does not interfere with sports and can always be worn without problems. In the test at , the Samsung smartwatch was convincing across the board. By the way: Despite its brand name, the watch can of course also be connected to the iOS operating system.
Garmin Venu: Guided training for sporting success
© Winfuture 2019
The Garmin Venu clearly focuses on sport and fitness – and less on lifestyle.
Should your smartwatch focus on sports rather than lifestyle? Then the Garmin Venu is a good model for you. The simple and elegant smartwatch convinces with numerous analysis options and guided training. Over 40 sports are covered, including:
- To run
- Strength training
- To go biking
The smartwatch provides animated videos of various exercises that show you the correct movements. With this, the watch supports you energetically and spurs you to more power – even if you just want to do a little workout during your lunch break. In this case, you can even be reached by your colleagues: With the Garmin Venu, you can respond to important emails and calls: It can be easily connected to an iPhone or Android smartphone.
Apple Watch Series 5: The complete package for Apple users
© Samio20 / AdobeStock 2019
The Apple Watch is with you in every situation. Even at night.
Puristic in design, diverse in its functions: The Apple Watch Series 5 is one of the top models among smartwatches – and offers everything you need to keep an eye on your fitness in everyday life, from sleep monitoring to GPS tracking to altitude measurement to keep. The smartwatch is said to be particularly well suited to the sports of running and swimming because it precisely recognizes accelerations, differences in height and movements.
And: If you use several Apple devices, such as an iPhone or iPad, you can synchronize all your data and important files with the watch. This means you can easily listen to music during training, quickly answer a message or move an appointment in the calendar. But: The Apple Watch is only interesting for iPhone users – it can only be connected to an iOS device.
Garmin Forerunner: Run, people, run!
© Garmin Germany GmbH 2020
The Garmin Forerunner 945 Range supports you in many different sports.
Garmin calls the Forerunner series a sports watch – a perfect companion for everyone who does a lot of sport and wants an intelligent wearable that keeps an eye on their vital signs. The smartwatch supports you especially when running:
- It measures your running speed and the distance covered.
- It constantly measures your heart rate and your blood pressure.
- The so-called body battery shows you the energy level of your body – for particularly efficient training.
- Personal training plans should bring you to your destination, whether you want to run five kilometers, ten kilometers or a half marathon.
The Garmin Forerunner also recognizes other sports such as cycling, yoga or device training and provides you with reliable statistics on your workouts.