Henry Cavill's favourite fitness gadget? It's a running watch (but not a Garmin)

Henry Cavill, a.k.a. the Person Who Actually Looks Like Superman, named his top fitness gadget in a recent interview

Henry Cavill
(Image credit: Bodybuilding.com/Henry Cavill)

One might say I have a slight obsession with Henry Cavill and these people are not far from the truth. I admire how he not only looks like a real-life Superman but is also a down to earth guy who loves working out almost as much as assembling gaming PCs and video games. And, as it turns out, he also likes running watches and one brand in particular.

In a recent interview, Bodybuilding.com asked MuscleTech's Chief Creative Director a series of questions, such as what's his favourite exercise (although we already knew that Henry Cavill's favourite exercise are squats) and what advice would he give his younger self ("It's not meant to be easy", Word!).

The question that surprised me the most was when Henry was asked about his favourite fitness tech. He could've named anything from the JaxJox DumbbellConnect to the Vitruvian V-form Trainer, yet he said the fitness gadget he can't live without is a running watch. And not even one of the best Garmin watches.

No, Henry Cavill's favourite fitness gadget is a different wearable, or more precisely, a Polar watch, presumably the Polar Vantage V2.

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As Henry explains, "I get a lot out of that [watch]. I could do my workouts without [my Polar watch], but it would be a lot more hassle. It can track how many calories I burned, and it's super useful for my running."

Although he doesn't specifically mention the Vantage V2, I assume that's the watch he uses because A) it's the flagship model, and I'm sure he can afford it B) the Vantage V2 has several helpful training and recovery tools that can help optimise running and cardio training in general.

Of course, it's possible that he uses the equally decent Polar Vantage M2 or even the Polar Ignite 2, but I feel like a Ventage V2 would suit Henry the most. Maybe he will change his preferred multisport watch to the new Garmin Fenix 7 now that it comes with a built-in flashlight.

By the way, Henry, if you feel like talking about running watches or training and workouts; I'm at your service.

[PSST! Want to have big arms like Henry? Try the best tricep exercises with dumbbells, as recommended by a top fitness expert.]

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for T3.com and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.