It's fairly safe to say that most people have heard of Fitbit. It's line of fitness trackers has grown over the last few years to include upgrades and even smartwatches. Garmin, on the other hand, might conjure up thoughts of GPS devices over fitness trackers, but its vivosport is an excellent tracker. In fact, it's the Wirecutter's pick for best fitness tracker overall. Let's take a look at how these two stack up, so you can pick the tracker that's right for you. Price First off, let's get the price tag outta the way, since that might be the final motivator for anyone who's ready to click the buy button. The Fitbit Charge 2 retails for roughly $150. The Garmin vivosport will run you about $170, though you can sometimes find it on sale for around $150 as well. How do their feature sets compare? In terms of what they track and feature sets, the Charge 2 and vivosmart are really neck and neck. Here's a breakdown of what you'll get with each: Features Garmin vivosport Fitbit Charge 2 … [Read more...] about Garmin vivosport vs. Fitbit Charge 2: Fitness Tracker Comparison
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Earlier this year, Amazfit, a brand from Xiaomi’s wearable tech supplier Huami, launched its Bip smartwatch to beat out the competition on price and battery life. For $100, the Bip brings a large color display, a battery that can keep going for up to 45 days on a single charge, fitness tracking capabilities, and the ability to display notifications from your phone. But how does it compare to similarly priced devices, and other smartwatches? I strapped it on for a few weeks to see if it’s all that. Design With its rectangular plastic case, the Bip looks more like a digital watch from the 90s than the slim fitness bands flooding the market these days. That sets it apart from the crowd, while also making it easier to read the time and keep an eye on your activity stats and notifications. There’s a bit of a bezel surrounding the screen, and then there’s the plastic case around that. My Bip came with a black rubber strap, with quick-release pins that allow for … [Read more...] about Amazfit’s Bip is a solid $99 fitness tracker — but a mediocre smartwatch
It can be difficult to know where to start when looking for the best fitness tracker for you. There's such a breadth of choice. But that's where we come in.We've rounded up the top activity trackers available to buy today that we've reviewed here at Pocket-lint. It only includes products we have tried and tested fully and that are always-on trackers. If you're after a device to count steps and calories, monitor sleep and perhaps even have the added bonus of reading heart rate, you've come to the right place.The best fitness tracker to buy todayHere's the best fitness tracker on the market at the moment balancing ease of use with price and all round features...1. Fitbit Charge 2The Fitbit Charge 2 replaces the company's Charge HR, taking the best features such as continuous heart rate monitoring, and adding a few more including VO2 Max, Guided Breathing and Connected GPS. It also takes on Fitbit's newer design ethos, found on the Alta and Alta HR, with interchangeable straps, … [Read more...] about The best fitness trackers 2018: Top activity bands to buy today
April 17, 2018 - Written By Dominik Bosnjak With spring now being in full swing, electronics makers are finally waking up from hibernation by launching new products, many of which are pushing the boundaries of what consumers have come to expect from this product category. Due to that state of affairs, our list of the best fitness trackers on the market has now changed in a rather significant manner and includes several new names that are bound to be of interest to everyone that’s always looking to purchase the latest gadgets delivered by the technology industry. With that in mind, below you’ll find the list of the top ten best fitness trackers money can currently buy, spanning all types and price brackets.Moov NowThe Moov Now is a fitness tracker for people who dislike the look of contemporary fitness trackers. It comes in the form of an unconventional bracelet whos design doesn’t instantly reveal its true purpose while simultaneously being extremely lightweight, … [Read more...] about Best Fitness Trackers Buyers Guide – April 2018
Fitness trackers are some of the best devices you can buy yourself or a loved one—if you think either of you will find activity-tracking useful. There’s no reason to buy a gadget that will just sit in a drawer. But if you’re on the hunt for the best fitness band, there are three things to consider: price, style, and the type of activity you want to track. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to get a high-quality fitness tracker, but you might not want to spend more than $100 on one, either. And there’s no point buying a band that doesn’t suit your personal style, because you’ll never wear it. Don’t run or swim? A waterproof running watch is the last thing you need. So here are the best fitness bands you can buy right now, taking into account looks, price, and what each is best at tracking. We’ll keep updating this guide as new products are released. Update 3/13/18: Fitbit has just announced two new models, the Fitbit … [Read more...] about The best fitness trackers at every price point
Fitness trackers are some of the best devices you can buy yourself or a loved one—if you think either of you will find activity-tracking useful. There’s no reason to buy a gadget that will just sit in a drawer. But if you’re on the hunt for the best fitness band, there are three things to consider: price, style, and the type of activity you want to track. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to get a high-quality fitness tracker, but you might not want to spend more than $100 on one, either. And there’s no point buying a band that doesn’t suit your personal style, because you’ll never wear it. Don’t run or swim? A waterproof running watch is the last thing you need. So here are the best fitness bands you can buy right now, taking into account looks, price, and what each is best at tracking. We’ll keep updating this guide as new products are released. Update 3/13/18: Fitbit has just announced two new models, the Fitbit … [Read more...] about Best fitness trackers 2018: Reviewed and rated
The Fitbit Versa is Fitbit's most prominent product in its spring lineup, but it'll also be joined by the company's first fitness tracker made specifically for kids — the Fitbit Ace. The Fitbit Ace adopts the same general design found with the Fitbit Alta, meaning it's got a small digital screen on the front that's surrounded by a comfortable silicone band. The body is smaller compared to the Alta and is intended to grow with kids as they get bigger, and its waterproof design means you won't have to worry about the Ace being worn in the shower. You'll find 5+ days of battery life on the Ace, and it accurately tracks steps, active minutes, and sleep. Kids will get reminders to get at least 250 steps each hour, and per the recommendation of the World Health Organization for kids between 7 and 17, the Ace will encourage users to get 60 active minutes each day. Kids will get rewards and collectible badges for completing specific challenges, there are 10 different clock faces … [Read more...] about The Fitbit Ace is Fitbit’s first fitness tracker for kids and costs $99
It’s almost 2013. If we’re going to live healthier, we at least want little electronic gizmos to help track our progress, keep us motivated, and maybe let us engage in some (healthy) competition with our friends. And there’s an increasingly-competitive market for such smartphone-friendly fitness trackers, like the latest offerings from FitBit and Striiv. Jawbone, the company made famous for its Bluetooth speakers and headsets, tried to dive into this market a little more than a year ago with a wristband called the Jawbone Up, which was meant to track your steps, sleep, diet, and more. But that release quickly turned disastrous for the company, which was soon inundated with reports of Ups that stopped working. Jawbone announced a refund program, where any original Up owners could return the wristbands or keep them, and get their money back either way. Now, the company has re-released the Up—and company executives assure me that the product is “entirely … [Read more...] about Review: Relaunched Jawbone Up is a fashionable fitness tracker
Smartwatches and fitness trackers are nowhere to be seen at 2018's biggest mobile tech show. We’ve been scouring the floor and tapping our contacts to find interesting wearable tech announcements, but there's almost no presence of tech you can put on your body at the show. Mobile World Congress has never had wearable tech as its main focus, but it's the show major brands have used to reveal smartwatches and fitness trackers in the past. Recent years at MWC have been quiet for smart wristwear announcements - last year's show only saw the reveal of the Huawei Watch 2 - but it's unheard of to, well hear nothing. The big names MyKronoz is by far the biggest sole wearable tech company at the show, but the firm isn't showing off any new products. Instead the booth for the brand is showing off the MyKronoz ZeTime Petite, a device it launched two months ago at CES 2018. But what about the big brands that provide wearable products alongside other – largely more important – … [Read more...] about Why are there no smartwatches or fitness trackers at MWC 2018?
While fitness trackers have existed for decades now, modern technology has significantly improved them. As a direct result, we’ve seen a major rise in popularity with leading brands including Garmin, FitBit, and even Samsung. A good fitness tracker can not only track your activity throughout the day, but it lets you know how many calories you’ve burned, and can even show notifications from your smartphone, among other things. If you’re in the market for a new fitness tracker, getting one from Samsung is a great option. The tech giant has a number of different models on offer ranging from $120 all the way up to $300. Join us as we take a look at the best Samsung fitness trackers in terms of specs, price and more to give you a better idea of which might be best suited to your needs. Let’s dive in. Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro This is the latest and greatest Samsung fitness tracker. It sports a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED display, has 512 MB of RAM, and packs a 200 mAh … [Read more...] about Best Samsung fitness trackers — what are your current options?