Using an iPhone 5S? You no longer need a Fitbit tracker to take advantage of the app and compete with your friends.
Equal parts fashionable and functional, the Pebble Steel leaps to the top of the smartwatch heap, but does so by improving existing tech rather than adding something totally new.
Garmin's simple and functional activity band is easy and low-maintenance, which makes it one of the best alternatives to a Fuelband or Fitbit.
A native app for the popular fitness-tracking devices is now available on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones.
Now that the Fitbit iOS app can track my steps using the iPhone's built-in M7 chip, I've stopped carrying my Fitbit Ultra. And that's a warning sign for the emerging wearables category.
The Samsung Gear Fit is a great-looking wearable, but doesn't successfully reconcile its dual roles as activity tracker and smartwatch.
The Gear Fit fitness band and the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches are refreshed with more-accurate sleep mode, heart rate monitor, and pedometer settings.
The Fitbit Force leaps to the top of the fitness tracker heap, with a bright screen, comfortable fit, and a bevy of slick features.
Smart furniture startup Stir folds Fitbit activity tracking into its Kinetic standing desk.
The recent recall of the Fitbit Force over skin irritations appears to have no bearing on the wearable's sales momentum.