Smartwatches & fitness trackers

Does wearable tech measure up to its own hype? We've assessed smartwatches, fitness trackers and fitness watches on their functions, ease of use, battery life and more.

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    Test results

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      Fitness functions
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      Smart functions
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      Ease of use
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      Sensor accuracy

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    How we test

    Overall score is based on:

    Fitness functions (25%). Includes sleep tracking and assessments of fitness apps. Also includes Sensor accuracy which assesses the precision of sensors such as heart rate monitors and step counters.

    Smart functions (25%). Includes phone functions, social media and voice recognition.

    Ease of use (25%). Includes set-up, usability, and build quality.

    Battery (15%). Includes battery life and recharge time.

    App (5%). Assesses base app on phone.

    Features (5%). Assesses available features.

    Price is based on a June 2019 survey.

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    We've reviewed the Polar M430 to see how well it performs in these categories:

    • Fitness functions
    • Smart functions
    • Ease of use
    • Battery
    • Apps
    • Features



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