Exercise equipment

Independent and trusted reviews and tests of exercise equipment, including information about treadmills, swimming gear, and home gym equipment.

Get fit and lose weight with apps and gadgets

How to get fit and lose weight with apps and gadgets

Used right, wearable gadgets and fitness apps can help you kick your fitness goals. But used wrong, they can make you feel like a failure.

5 Mar 2014 | Will a shiny new wearable fitness tracker or smartphone app help keep you on track with your health goals?

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Fitness watches home test

CHOICE member Gareth Davies and his family put five fitness watches through their paces.

19 Feb 2014 | The very athletic Davies family give us a rundown on a Garmin Forerunner, Magellan Switch, Polar and Tom Tom multi-sport fitness watches.

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First look: Golfsense 3D golf sensor

Use your smart device to find a better golf swing

4 Sep 2013 | See your golf swing on your smart device as well as speed, tempo and angle information to help find out what to fix and what to keep for a more repeatable swing.

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Fitbit One first look

The Fitbit One tells you how many calories you've burned and the number of stairs climbed, but we reveal whether there's room for improvement.

3 May 2013 | Find out which additional features set the Fitbit One apart from its predecessor and whether it's a must-have gadget.

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Fitbit first look

Track your exercise regime with this handy device.

13 Aug 2012 | We take a look at the Fitbit Ultra, which helps you track your walks and runs, as well as calories burned.

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Does compression sportswear work?

CHOICE finds out whether these exercise garments really improve performance.

9 Nov 2011 | Compression sportswear is said to improve performance and and recovery. CHOICE investigates the evidence for these claims.

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Garmin Approach S1 GPS Golf watch

A waterproof watch that can tell you how far to the green.

15 Jun 2011 | The Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS watch could help shave some strokes off your handicap as well as speed up your play.

On the treadmill

Treadmills buying guide

Like to exercise in private rather than in a gym? A treadmill could be for you.

3 Sep 2010 | We all know we need to exercise, but few of us have the time, or the motivation to fit it into our lives. That's where the home treadmill comes in.

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Power Balance quick review

This so-called exercise-assisting “hologram” is nothing more than a pricey placebo.

26 Aug 2010 | Power Balance claims its products work with, and optimise, your body’s energy field.

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Crosstrainer buying guide

Elliptical crosstrainers offer a low-impact, full-body workout at home.

2 Jul 2010 | The crosstrainer (also called an elliptical trainer) has been growing in popularity. The smooth-flowing movement has been likened to a mix of cross-country skiing and slow running.

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