Tom’s Guide Awards 2021: Our favorite health and fitness tech of the year

Health moved to the forefront of many people’s minds this year, and tech companies delivered plenty of devices and services to meet the demand. From physical fitness to mental wellness, taking a holistic approach to health is more important now than ever.

That’s why there are smartwatches that time tabata workouts and exercise bikes that offer yoga or meditation classes on their built-in tablets. Health isn’t one-size-fits-all, so the very best health and fitness products of the year cater to a wide variety of goals and needs. Sure, the best home gym equipment is a good place to start, but there are countless options for curating your wellness journey. See all the top wearables, exercise machines and workout services we tested this year below.

Best smartwatch: Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch 6

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Apple brings the most capable smartwatch to the market, and thanks to the company’s capacity for annual upgrades, the iconic Apple Watch has remained the leading choice among the best smartwatches. The latest model, the Apple Watch Series 6, takes home the Tom’s Guide Award for the top smartwatch to get. It builds on what we appreciated about the Series 5, from the always-on display to the collection of health features, with an even brighter screen and added blood oxygen (SpO2) reader. Everything about the Apple Watch experience is seamless, reliable and everything you want from a wearable.