Fall is here, and while it’s a great time for fashion, it can be a rough time for fitness goals. After spending the beginning of the year trying to get ready for summer heat, now that it’s getting cold again, you may be tempted to drop the dumbbells in favor of donuts. No judgment here!
If you need a little help, after you finish that sweet treat, with staying on top of the goals you put into place previously, how about trying a fitness watch? There are a slew of new and updated models available on the market presently, and they do everything from track your runs and sweat loss to helping your body manage stress. There are quite a few options. We’re running down a few for you to possibly invest in as you continue to invest in living your best, healthiest life not just in summer, but all year long.
For the novice runner
If you’ve wanted to get into running but haven’t known where to start or were just intimidated by it all, the Polar Pacer is for you. Just push a button and go pound the pavement. Do so with the lightweight watch tracking pace, time and distance and doing so with up to seven days worth of battery life. There’s also a stopwatch feature, the lap timer marker and an interval timer. But the point of the watch is to keep things simple to help you focus on your jog and improve day by day so running no longer feels like a daunting workout experience but rather, a way to be centered (and get in fierce shape).Available at
The new Galaxy Watch5 has a high-tech BioActive sensor that tracks heart rate, blood oxygen levels and blood pressure. It also offers recommendations for post-workout care, including how much water to consume based on your sweat loss. And it tracks your sleep in a new way. The watch’s Sleep Scores monitor your stages of sleep, detect when you snore and more, and can help you sleep better with tailored programs via Sleep Coaching.Available at
A lightweight fitness watch touted as “super-thin,” the Versa4 can be worn not only during workouts but also while sleeping and more. Use your Daily Readiness Score to determine what workout to get into, or if you need a rest day. Other innovative features include the active zone minutes to hold you you accountable (the more intense your exercise, the more minutes earned), a built-in GPS, and 40+ options of workouts to choose from to make sure your sweat session is counted.Available at
New look, no limits. The Apple Watch Ultra is the brand’s most rugged watch yet thanks to its titanium case and specialized bands (alpine loop, trail loop and ocean band for water activities) made for athletes of all kinds. With up to 36 hours of use, you can start your workouts back to back to back without having to look at your phone thanks to the new action button. And of the many features of this new watch, the cool compass app feature allows you to know where you need to go, whether you’re hiking, running to an address or, fitness aside, just trying to find your car.Available at