If you’re not after a bevy of features, and rather just something to count your steps and your heart beats per minute, the Fitbit Inspire is pretty perfect. It can also give you SMS and call alerts, and will track your active minutes automatically.
Fitbit Inspire Black, $94, from The Good Guys
Fitbit Inspire 2 Desert Rose, $129, from Bing Lee
Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker, $149, from Rebel
Apple Watches always look sleek, and if you catch a good deal this Boxing Day, it might be your turn to be sporting one! They’re a little more advanced than your average Fitbit, offering integration with most Apple products to give you call and text notifications, as well as the ability to read your texts out to you (maybe turn that one off if you’re trying to have a nice, relaxing walk). They can also track workouts via GPS, monitor your heartrate, give turn-by-turn navigation, display tickets contained in the Apple Wallet, and carry out Siri commands. Here are some Apple Watch deals to get you started:
Apple Watch Series 3, $279, from Bing Lee
Apple Watch SE, $499, from Catch
Apple Watch Series 7, $599, from Amazon
Garmin Smart Watches
If you’re after a sporty look from your smart watch, a glossy Garmin is the way to go. Garmins have pre-loaded GPS and indoor sport apps, so it can track your steps and and fitness activity whether you’re walking, playing golf, doing yoga or pilates, or running along with the Garmin running coach. It also offers text and call notifications, social media alerts, and has safety and tracking features to ensure you’re accounted for on your longest runs.
Garmin Venu SQ Smartwatch, $199, from Rebel
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Black, $649, from Bing Lee
Garmin Fenix 6S Sports Watch, $574, from Rebel