The best fitness watches 2016 - reviewed

Whether it's casual tracking or hardcore metrics you're after, we've got the training timepiece for you

Smartwatches are great and all that, but we're still yet to encounter one that's a real winner in the world of fitness tracking.

For that, you still need a dedicated fitness watch, and whether you're looking for automated logging of your loping around the park or a deeper dive into the myriad metrics of your morning marathon, we've found a timepiece for you.

And it's not just about running. These wristy operators will all track your daily steps, and some have tracking for more adventurous activities such as swimming, cycling, climbing and golf. Ok, maybe golf isn't that adventurous.

Regardless, if you do any kind of sport, you need a sports watch, so continue reading and allow us to help you find the best one.

Tech specs

Tracking: steps, running, cycling, swimming, skiing, golf, climbing, rowing  Display: 1.2in colour LCD, 218x218  Connectivity: GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth  Heart-rate monitor: No ● Waterproof: 10 ATM ● Battery: Up to 50 hrs  Weight: 82g

Tech Specs

Tracking: steps, swimming, sleep  Display: Analogue  Connectivity: Bluetooth ● Heart-rate monitor: No ● Waterproof: 5 ATM ● Battery: 8 months  Weight: 37g

Tech specs

Tracking: steps, running, cycling, sleep ● Display: 1.26in, 144x168  Connectivity: Bluetooth  Heart-rate monitor: yes ● Waterproof: 5 ATM ● Battery: 4 days  Weight: 27g (without strap)

Tech specs

Tracking: steps, running, swimming, sleep  Display: 22x25mm, 144x168 ● Connectivity: GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth  Heart-rate monitor: yes  Waterproof: 5 ATM  Battery: Up to 3 weeks (5 hrs GPS + music)  Weight: 50g