Update: We’ve refreshed the list with 2018’s best new running watches so far, including a Forerunner upgrade from Garmin and a new watch from Fitbit. Plus it’s TechRadar Fitness Week where we’re talking you through the best tech to help you improve your health.
Better battery life, improved performance insights and smarter design, these are just some of the things we’ve come to demand each year as we sift through the latest offerings from the likes of Garmin, Polar and Suunto in search of the best running watch.
Of course we still want highly accurate GPS, idiot-grade usability for when our running brains get tired and excellent partner apps to help us learn from our stats and stay motivated.
We’re only just into 2018 but we’ve already seen a new crop of running partners that haven’t disappointed, with a few familiar (watch) faces getting a welcome overhaul and the odd newcomer joining the fight for that space on our wrist.
‘But what’s the best?’ we hear you ask. Well, from the perfect partner for trail running through to the ideal watch for marathons, we’ve run with every watch on this list and selected the best devices for every running need.
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