The lockdown in the UK is having an effect on the lives of many across the nation. As of last Wednesday a new announcement from Boris Johnson stated that those living in England would be able to spend an unlimited amount of time outdoors as long as social distancing remains in place. For those in Scotland and Wales the stay at home advice remains the same, however, for those looking for an outlet to get fit during these strained times, we have selected various models from well-known brands for those looking for fitness motivation.
Fitness watches from brands such as Garmin and Polar can be used to track activities indoor and outdoor and have many other uses such as tracking sleep and receiving notifications from your phone. All in all, if you are looking for a new way to get fit whilst the gyms remain closed, a fitness watch may be the answer.
Fitness Watches For Lockdown
The Ticwatch C2 has been on the watch market for a while and they are suited to those who want to reduce the amount of time spent on their phone. One of the strongest features of this model is the notifications that can be received from your phone so that you can stay connected with day to day life..
In terms of fitness this watch comes with all the standard features for those wanting to participate in light exercise. This model comes with GPS function, calorie tracking and a pedometer. So if you are looking to track walking routes and calories burnt, this may be the smartwatch for you.
Here is a look at some of the elite functions of this model:
Polar have recently launched the Polar Grit X which is an outdoor multi sport watch that comes with many elite functions and training specific features. The design of this new model is rugged yet durable for those not only looking for an accessory to support training during lock down but for long term training.
The Polar Grit X gives you at least 40 hours of continuous training time with only 64 grams of MIL-STD-810G quality. The multiple power save options bring you even up to 100 hours. It comes with route guidance, a heart rate monitor, training load tracking, sleep tracking as well as a recovery feature which tracks recovery after a training session. This unique and elite multi sport tracker comes in black, white and green and will make a durable and stylish training accessory during lockdown.
Here is a closer look at the types of activity this watch is suited to:
Garmin is a brand that has grown significantly in the last few years and is now one of the most popular smartwatches on the market. One of their bestselling ranges is the Fenix collection, specifically the Fenix 6. With so many different style varieties within the range there are designs suitable for both men and women.
There are several core features of the Fenix 6 series which apply to all the models within the collection. The rugged yet sophisticated design comes with a wrist heart monitor, pre-loaded ski maps, a method to track both running and cycling adventures and this model allows up to 14 days between charges so you won’t be held back by battery life. For those seeking a model that will push them to their limit during lockdown, the Garmin Fenix 6 may be the perfect fit.
Here is a closer look at the Fenix 6 series:
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