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Don't Travel for Business Without One of These 5 Smartwatches

Staying fit on a holiday business trip helps burn off calories from those ever-present seasonal snacks, and even helps you sleep. Maybe you'll hit the treadmill in the hotel gym, or maybe you'll find an outdoor trail or yoga class. In any case, having a compact smartwatch to track your progress while traveling for work is the gift that keeps on giving. Here is a guide to five of the best fitness smartwatches perfect for taking on the road.

Apple Watch 3

If you're a loyal Apple customer and business traveler, the Apple Watch 3 is the natural choice. Your watch pairs with your iPhone, so you can get texts and work email alerts while you exercise; you'll never miss an important message from your boss while you're at the hotel gym. The Apple Watch has native apps for step counting and heart rate monitoring. It can sync with smart jump ropes and blood pressure checkers as well.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Smartwatch

Garmin is known for its GPS gadgets, and the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Smartwatch is no exception to the Garmin brand. Not only does it have 15 pre-loaded sports apps, but it's also equipped with a built-in GPS. You can navigate city streets in a new city with ease and link the watch to Garmin Pay so you don't need a wallet. The watch is also waterproof and monitors your heart rate all day.

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch

Techie and fitness lovers have been on the Fitbit train for a while, and for good reason. With the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness watch, you can track your steps, heart rate, sleep and activity all day. The watch has changeable frames and bands so you can sleek it up and wear it to a client meeting after your workout.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Smartwatch

This smartwatch is slim and lightweight, so it's a good choice when you want to forget you're wearing a watch at all. The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Smartwatch tracks your heart rate and your calories burned and displays it all on the front screen along with the time, so all info is available quickly. It also has a GPS feature for tracking work out routes -- important when you're away on business and unfamiliar with local trails or paths.

Moto 360 Sport Smartwatch

The Moto 360 Sport Smartwatch is sporty and has a touch screen with interchangeable faces. The wireless charging is very convenient, and it can pair with both Android and iOS devices. You can use it to track steps, heart rate and calories and then check your Facebook account during the cool down. The GPS feature has voice controls.

When you're traveling for work, staying fit can remain a priority with the right tech gadgets to keep you motivated. Fitting in a pre-meeting swim or lunchtime run has never been easier for business travelers like you.

Did you know that you can use your Upside Gift Card Hub credit to get your hands on one of these quality smartwatches from Target? Let us know in the comments below which smartwatch would help you stay fit on your holiday work trip.