Garmin Vivosmart3 hits Third Space London

When it comes to fitness trackers it can be difficult to know which one to go for and when you do finally choose, it can be even more difficult to work out how to use them most effectively. Luckily, I had Garmin on hand last week showing me just how to navigate the new vivosmart3 and how to get the most out of my workout via the device. We took to Third Space Tower Bridge to take on their Sweat X class and put the vivosmart3 to the test.

Firstly, I have to say a huge well done to Garmin for hosting at such an amazing location. Third Space is a dream and if you haven’t had the chance to go before, I recommend that you do. However, with facilities of such a high standard it’s only right that they have the workouts to match… cue the hardest gym class that I have been to yet.

Before being dragged to hell and back (in a good way, if that’s possible), we were kitted out with brand new vivosmart3 trackers. Extremely lightweight, with a super sleek design, the vivosmart3 is a watch that you can wear everywhere and anywhere, from day to night. It’s slim, discreet and has a hidden display that lights up only when you want it to- how clever- so can literally fit into most outfits helping you to track your activity 24/7. The watch is also good to wear whilst swimming or showering, so there’s no need to worry about it getting wet.

So it looks great and is easily wearable, but what about the features? Along with the usual tracking capabilities of most fitness devices such as step counting, heart rate, distance travelled and calories burnt, the watch has a number of additional features to really get that in-depth insight into your health and daily activity. The vivosmart3 is able to calculate your fitness age, track floors climbed as well as your sleep and even has a stress level indicator. You can see more of what the device has to offer by clicking right here.

We wore our fitness trackers during the entire trip to hell (aka the workout) and competed against each other as to who could burn the most calories by the end of the session. Combining upper and lower body circuits with treadmill running, the class covered both body strength and cardio aspects of training. We ran, lifted, pushed and sweated our way to the finish line to then compare calories burnt. I was sure that I would be up there with my 600+ calories, yet I was up against a tough bunch and the winner came in with over 700 cals burnt! Wowwee.

That wasn’t the end. We then used the rep counting feature to record how many reps of free weight exercises we could complete within 3 minutes. Again, showing us just how the clever features of the vivosmart3 can be used throughout any workout.

After class, we were rewarded with protein smoothies, the satisfaction of completing Sweat X and came away with a whole load of knowledge on just how to get the most out of our fitness trackers. I for one would definitely recommend the vivosmart3. Especially if you’re looking for a watch that can cover all bases and be worn throughout the entire day. Retailing at £129.99, the vivosmart3 is available to buy in three different colourways right now.

FitBit Alta HR- The Brand New Fitness Wristband From FitBit

Earlier this week, FitBit invited me along to their Heart Rate Hotel to test out their brand new fitness wristband- the Alta HR. One of the main features of the new device, is it’s ability to monitor your sleep. With Sleep Stages (analysing light, deep and REM sleep), Sleep Insights and developed alongside a panel of leading sleep experts from a variety of highly regarded universities, you really can get a true read on how well you’re sleeping, including problem areas and how to improve the quality of your sleep.

No only this, but the Alta HR is now the World’s slimmest wristband and anybody interested in fashion as well as fitness, will be pleased to know that it has interchangeable bands to help you match with any outfit. You can choose from the Classic Fitness Bands at £19.99, the Luxe Leather Bands at £39.99 and the Luxe Metal Bracelet at £69.99. My personal favourites are the black classic for exercise and the silver metal band for when I’m out and about.


As part of the trial, a selection of fitness experts and influencers headed to central London’s FitBit Heart Rate Hotel to endure a HIIT workout with London Fitness Guy (James Stirling) and then lower our heart rates with a sleep session from sleep expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan.

I’ll be posting tips from DR Nerina Ramlakhan right here so keep an eye out!

We sweated it out and elevated our heart rates before winding down in a sleep haven- fully-equipped with beds, relaxing music and even our own pair of slippers! Of course we wore our fitness trackers throughout the entire session so were able to see the changes in our heart rates from stage to stage. The experience was extremely interesting, especially as the importance of sleep seems to be brushed over in today’s fitness industry. I’ll definitely be putting my Alta HR to the test to see how I sleep and where I need to make changes!

If you want to find out more about the new FitBit Alta HR or purchase your own then click right here.

What’s In My Gym Bag?

So, yesterday I showed you guys my favourite gym bag, now it’s time to see what I carry inside it! I’m sharing with you all of my essential gym items over on my YouTube channel (click right here).

Head over and let me know what you think. Am I missing anything? I’d love to hear what YOU carry in your gym bag- comment below and let me know 🙂

Here’s a short clip taken from the full video…