Workout: 10 best fitness trackers

Know exactly how hard you’re working (or not) on your walk, run cycle or even yoga session with one of these clever gadgets

Recent studies show that just monitoring your fitness can lead you to be 26% more active. Wearable technology has now become such a big business that there is a dizzying array of fitness tracker available.

Most are compatible with smart phone app – check before you buy whether it will work with your particular phone. Samsung's gadgets only work with Samsung Galaxy handsets. Many others work with the iPhone, nearly all with android. But new apps are being developed every day. Here's our guide to the best trackers available now.

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What kind of activity will you be doing? If you're a keen runner then the Withings and TomTom gadgets offer the most sophistication. The best all-rounders are the Nike and Jawbone trackers. And the Samsung Gear Fit and Sony SmartBand both offer great looks and excellent apps. 

Buy now

1. Jawbone UP24, £101

2. Nike+ FuelBand SE, £110

3. Samsung Gear Fit, £169

4. Sony SmartBand, £54

5. Withings Pulse O2, £100

6. Garmin Vivofit, £79

7. Fitbit Flex, from £62.82

8. Misfit Shine, £79.95

9. Samsung Gear 2 Neo, £174

10. TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio, £244

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