In her guide to the best fitness trackers, Senior Associate Review Editor Adrienne So believes that Garmin’s Forerunner series is the best smartwatch for runners. Forerunner 245 HR has built-in GPS to track your running situation, and the battery can last up to 7 days.
Garmin’s relatively new Venu Sq is our recommended premium entry-level fitness tracker at a market price of $200, beating the long-time champion-Fitbit Versa. It received an 8/10 rating and won the WIRED Recommends award for its rich feature list, including event detection, sleep tracking, and blood oxygen monitoring.
Bicycles and bicycle accessories
Cycling may require a lot of equipment, especially when you use the machine as a commuter or errand runner. Check out our guide to the best bike locks, best bike accessories, and best electric bikes.
Of all the electric bicycles tested by WIRED, Propella is my favorite budget electric bicycle. The components are of high quality, and the bike weighs 37 pounds-which is very light for an electric bike-and its appearance does not make people scream “electric bike”. Deputy review editor Parker Hall awarded it the 8/10 and WIRED Recommends awards in a review of the very similar V3.2 model last year.
In my review, I gave the more expensive Freedom X model a 7/10 because of its beautiful appearance, stronger acceleration than typical, and a weight of only 39 pounds. Freedom 2 has all of these things, but no so-so torque sensor and integrated LCD display. They are both good models, but in between, I suggest you save $200 and buy Freedom 2.
The Street is a sharp-looking helmet for those who don’t want to look like a weekend racer. Many of Nutcase’s helmets are now equipped with MIPS (Multi-directional Impact System). It is the inner lining inside the helmet, allowing rotation to absorb energy and reduce the risk of brain injury from rotation.this Nutcase Vio is also $120 ($30 less)It has a 360-degree LED light coverage area, suitable for those who don’t (or don’t want to) install bicycle headlights and taillights.
Arkel has a full range of bags that can be installed on the luggage rack, from laptops commuter For people who buy groceries shopperAll of these take advantage of Arkel’s excellent connection system, which prevents the bag from moving and turning over during riding. These Canadian-made bags are expensive, so please take advantage of this rare promotion.
Camping and hiking discounts
Browse our extensive hiking and camping guides, such as all the equipment you need to start your hike, the best camp stoves, the best tents, and gift guides for outdoor activists.
The towering blocks of wood on the campfire are fun, but finding a lot of dry wood takes a lot of time. Solo Stove requires less wood than an open bonfire, burns more thoroughly, and has fewer sparks going astray. This is an important consideration if you set it up in a backyard or campground prone to wildfires. Deputy Review Editor Park Hall fell in love with the larger Yukon model.
Retort stoves may be favored by the market due to their ease of use, but liquid fuel white gas stoves such as WhisperLite provide the most versatility, especially in the international market where the supply of isobutane tanks is relatively small. WhisperLite is a quieter (but not super quiet) version of MSR’s prestigious and reliable camping stove.
Titanium alloy is both a steadfast force and because its price is often high, it has become a highlight of the hiking community. However, for about $50, this deal for MSR’s Titan Kettle brings a lightweight cooking device that weighs in the slightly cheaper (but heavier) steel range. Titan Kettle is thicker and stronger than the (same excellent) competitors Evernew and Toaks.