The 6 best fitness watches for strength training in 2022
After a strenuous workout, it’s a confirmation when your watch notices the effort you’ve put in. Wearing a fitness tracker during your strength training workout, whether you’re deadlifting or rowing or pulling off a bodyweight routine, is like having a personal trainer on your wrist, keeping tabs on your progress as well as your overall health. Fitness watches make it easier than ever to get deep insights into your training and performance.
Some features to look for when buying a watch for exercise are heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen tests, recovery time estimates, and sleep and stress tracking. Bonus features include GPS tracking for outdoor activities, music integration to keep you entertained, and downloadable meditation and training sessions to mix up your strength sessions.
Also think about the size and comfort of fitness watches (although sometimes these qualities can be difficult to assess online). Most brands have generous return policies, but always do your research before you buy. You don’t want your watch interfering with push-ups or floor exercises. The good news? Fitness watches and trackers are generally cheaper than the more rugged mountaineering and cycling watches, but still offer some of the same metrics.
Below we’ve detailed the specs and benefits of six of the best fitness watches and trackers for strength training.
The best fitness watches for strength training in 2022
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