Best smartwatches for cycling 2024: how to choose the right wearable for your riding

The best smartwatches can be used to track all of your exercise and recovery as well as offering a host of other functions

Image shows a rider using a wearable device.
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The best smartwatches can not only track and record all of your cycling exploits but also most other sports too. They combine many of the features of the best cycling computers in a convenient, wrist-based form that can also be worn daily.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg