Here's our wish list for the ultimate fitness tracker


Chunky 42mm watch faces for boys, pink straps for girls? Don't make us groan. Looks matter a lot with something you'll (probably) wear on your wrist, but few companies nail both features and design.

The Garmin Vivoactive is a good example of this. It has most of the features we're after, but looks duller than an inkjet printer from 1995.

Some of the best-looking trackers of the moment include the Withings Activite and the good old Fitbit Flex. They're slimline, they're not at all showy and they won't dominate your wrist.

What we need are a few more waves of miniaturisation tech to kick in before the prettiest, slinkiest wearables can offer the features of the less-pretty crowd.

Andrew Williams

Andrew is a freelance journalist and has been writing and editing for some of the UK's top tech and lifestyle publications including TrustedReviews, Stuff, T3, TechRadar, Lifehacker and others.