GPS

Alcatel OneTouch Watch
REVIEW

Alcatel OneTouch Watch

The Alcatel OneTouch Watch is an affordable and reasonably attractive basic smartwatch, but it doesn't work well enough to justify choosing one over better and increasingly comparably priced alternatives.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 15, 2015

Pricing not available

Fitbit Surge (tangerine - XL)
REVIEW

Fitbit Surge ( tangerine, XL)

All-day heart-rate tracking is a step in the right direction, but the smart features aren't nearly smart enough and the fitness side of the Surge is too basic to justify the higher price.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 5, 2015

MSRP: $249.95

S+ by ResMed
REVIEW

S+ by ResMed

The S+ offers accurate tracking and insightful sleep data that any insomniac will appreciate.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 17, 2014
Garmin Nuvi 2689 LMT
REVIEW

Garmin Nuvi 2689 LMT

The Garmin Nuvi 2689 LMT is a strong performing navigator with loads of smart features that help reduce driver errors and distraction, but in a world filled to the brim with smartphone nav apps, most will never know its charms.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on December 12, 2014
Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker (blue, large)
REVIEW

Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker ( blue, large)

While it won't appeal to everyone, the Vivosmart is a solid activity tracker for those individuals who are also interested in receiving basic notifications on their wrist.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 9, 2014
Polar M400 GPS Powered Fitness Watch (black)
REVIEW

Polar M400 GPS Powered Fitness Watch ( black)

The feature-packed and waterproof Polar M400 offers a good set of features for beginners and advanced runners a like. It also provides feedback on your daily activities and sleep.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 20, 2014
Samsung Gear S
REVIEW

Samsung Gear S

The wildly ambitious Samsung Gear S smartwatch doubles as a full standalone smartphone, but the software and apps available don't let it do as much as you'd expect.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 17, 2014
3.8 stars User rating out of 14 votes
Microsoft Band (medium)
REVIEW

Microsoft Band ( medium)

Microsoft Band is an ambitious first crack at a smart health wearable that throws in a ton of features and cross-platform support, but it's just not as easy to use or as functional as it should be.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2014
3.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Microsoft Band (large)
REVIEW

Microsoft Band ( large)

Microsoft Band is an ambitious first crack at a smart health wearable that throws in a ton of features and cross-platform support, but it's just not as easy to use or as functional as it should be.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2014
4.1 stars User rating out of 14 votes
Misfit Flash (wave)
REVIEW

Misfit Flash ( wave)

The Misfit Flash is a versatile, easy-to-use and extremely affordable fitness tracker that can be worn swimming, too, and it even kind of works as a watch.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2014
Basis Peak (matte black)
REVIEW

Basis Peak ( matte black)

Despite some smart features, the Basis Peak is a fitness watch that's impressively automatic but too limited and unfinished to feel like a truly great product.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 5, 2014
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Pioneer AVIC 5000NEX Navigation System
REVIEW

Pioneer AVIC 5000NEX Navigation System

Pioneer's flagship AVIC 8000NEX boasts dozens of media and navigation options -- including the first aftermarket appearance of Apple CarPlay -- but most users will find a better feature-to-cost balance lower in the brand's NEX lineup.

5 stars Editors' rating on October 21, 2014
Meta M1 Limited Smartwatch (rose gold)
REVIEW

Meta M1 Limited Smartwatch ( rose gold)

While it's not the perfect replacement for an everyday wristwatch, the iOS and Android-friendly Meta M1 is a simplified smartwatch that gets a lot of things right.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 3, 2014

MSRP: $399.00

Lumo Lift (white gloss)
REVIEW

Lumo Lift ( white gloss)

The Lumo Lift offers a fresh alternative to other fitness trackers, but its limited features will disappoint anyone who wants to track multiple metrics.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 28, 2014
Garmin Forerunner 15 (black/blue - Watch Only)
REVIEW

Garmin Forerunner 15 ( black/blue, Watch Only)

Its lack of Bluetooth notwithstanding, the affordable Garmin Forerunner 15 is otherwise a great health tracking wristwatch for runners.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 12, 2014
Garmin vívofit (purple)
REVIEW

Garmin vívofit ( purple)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 19, 2014
Fitbit Force
REVIEW

Fitbit Force

The Fitbit Force leaps to the top of the fitness tracker heap, with a bright screen, comfortable fit, and a bevy of slick features.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 10, 2013
2.6 stars User rating out of 15 votes

MSRP: $129.99

Withings Pulse
REVIEW

Withings Pulse

Despite a few design quibbles, the Withings Pulse is one of the best wireless pedometers to date.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 17, 2013

MSRP: $99.95

Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD
REVIEW

Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD

The Nuvi 3597LMTHD continues to refine Garmin's brand of navigation with premium design and one of the best interfaces in the business.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 30, 2013
3 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Fitbit One - activity/sleep tracker - burgundy
REVIEW

Fitbit One

The Fitbit One is a feature-rich pedometer, but the wristband-style Jawbone Up and Fitbit’s own Flex are more convenient and much better deals.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 30, 2013
2.7 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Securus eZoom GPS tracker
REVIEW

Securus eZoom GPS tracker

The Securus eZoom tracking and safetly locator's hardware is quite good, but expensive operation costs and buggy software tarnishes its recommendation.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 30, 2013
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Magellan SmartGPS
REVIEW

Magellan SmartGPS

The Magellan SmartGPS bridges a gap between connected navigation apps and car-friendly GPS hardware with its ability to sync with the cloud and connect to the Web via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but its busy interface could use fewer moving parts.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 19, 2013
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Pricing not available

Fitbit Zip - activity tracker - blue
REVIEW

Fitbit Zip

The Fitbit Zip is the best fitness tracker you can buy for under $60.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 11, 2013
Jawbone Up (Medium - oynx)
REVIEW

Jawbone Up ( Medium, oynx)

The new Jawbone Up is comfortable and durable, but limited support means this gadget won't make sense for many phone users.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 28, 2012
TrackPort GPS Vehicle Tracker
REVIEW

TrackPort GPS Vehicle Tracker

The TrackPort GPS Vehicle Tracker is easy to install and use, and you can monitor the position and status of almost any car via its Web portal.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 13, 2012
Magellan Switch
REVIEW

Magellan Switch

Rugged, waterproof, and, most importantly, accurate, the Magellan Switch series is a good GPS and ANT+ monitoring option for amateur to enthusiast athletes.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 10, 2012
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Magellan Switch Up and Heart-Rate Monitor
REVIEW

Magellan Switch Up and Heart-Rate Monitor

Rugged, waterproof, and, most importantly, accurate, the Magellan Switch series is a good GPS and ANT+ monitoring option for amateur to enthusiast athletes.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 10, 2012
Live Trac EZ
REVIEW

Live Trac EZ

The Live Trac EZ is one of the simplest GPS vehicle trackers that we've tested, providing plug-and-play monitoring and notifications for a reasonable price.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 21, 2012
Motorola MotoActv GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player (16GB)
REVIEW

Motorola MotoActv GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player ( 16GB)

Motorola's incredibly capable MotoActv fitness device can tackle just about any fitness task--such as tracking workouts via GPS and connecting to headsets via Bluetooth--and it serves as a very tiny digital music player. Yet, if you're looking for a simple tool to measure daily activity and provide holistic advice on how to shed some pounds, this training tool isn't for you.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 16, 2012

MSRP: $299.99

Parrot Asteroid
REVIEW

Parrot Asteroid

The Parrot Asteroid falls a bit short on delivering the Internet and a rich app experience in the car, but it's still a solid receiver for users looking to add great digital audio connectivity and a top-tier hands-free calling experience to any vehicle.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 24, 2012
1 star User rating out of 2 votes

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