Garmin Fit

Garmin Fit

Garmin Fit

A fitness tool that always knows where you are. Usually.

Garmin has brought its satnav know-how to the world of fitness-tracking apps, taking decade’s worth of GPS knowledge and throwing it together in an app that tracks routes, distance travelled, speed and calories burned.

We all probably think we could get into the habit of exercising through our own willpower, but when presented with an easy-to-use app like this it’s hard not to see the benefit. Having a graph showing you just how far you run on average, or a simple list of your most recent exercises can do wonders for both your confidence and your ability to plan future exercise. In short, it’s a tool that helps you get fit, and it’s good at what it does.

The ability to automatically upload your data to Garmin Connect is another useful touch, as it both allows users to share their stats with others as well as acting as something of a shaming tool for those who might not keep up to speed all the time. Though it probably wasn’t intended to fill the latter purpose.

Some users have reported issues with the GPS tracking not functioning correctly, but we encountered none of those problems. For less than a pound/dollar it’s a solid and useful app for anyone who needs a bit of help getting on the sometimes daunting road to fitness.

Rated 4 out of 5

Garmin Fit does exactly what it sets out to do, does it well, and at a very affordable price to boot. What are you waiting for?