Jawbone's latest fitness band, the Up3, is smaller and adds continuous heart rate tracking, plus you can wear it in the shower. It's more expensive than last year's Up24, but it does more and works with the best fitness software ecosystem we've seen.
It's just $50: that's the best reason to consider the Flash, a waterproof step counter, activity monitor and sleep tracker with its own LED progress display that doubles as a funky clock. It comes with band and clip accessories in the box.
Looking for some coaching? The Peak tracks heart rate around the clock and tracks motion, and aims to give comprehensive feedback on sleep quality, daily activity, and fitness. It's also waterproof and gets smartwatch-like notifications.
The Fitbit Force was gone for a year, but the new Fitbit Charge is its replacement: it does the same things plus automatic sleep tracking, and it has a redesigned band. You have to wait next year for heart-rate tracking, but this is Fitbit's only new band this holiday.