Wearable Tech:

Best wearable tech of 2015

Updated

Smartwatches. Health monitors. Pedometers. Activity trackers. Virtual reality headsets. They're all part of the emerging landscape of wearable technology, which promises to change the way we exercise and communicate. We've collected the best products in this upstart category below.

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Withings Activité Pop

Fitness on your wrist has never been more convenient or more stylish than on the Activite Pop, an everyday watch with fitness smarts baked in.

4 stars Excellent

Pebble Steel

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.

Price: $199.99 - $229.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Jawbone Up24

If having a screen isn't a priority, the Jawbone Up24's superb app, clever advice, and comfy fit are hard to resist.

Price: $75.71 - $149.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Garmin Forerunner 15

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

Price: $130.00 - $139.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Fitbit Charge HR

Fitbit's Charge HR adds heart-rate tracking to an already solid fitness band at a great price, but all the kinks don't feel fully ironed out yet.

Price: $149.95 - $149.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung Gear VR

The Gear VR Innovator Edition is a cool -- and very promising -- entry ticket for early adopters looking for an affordable taste of virtual reality.

Price: $274.48 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Pebble Watch

New apps and software give the original Pebble a welcome boost.

Price: $149.99 Check prices

3 stars Good

Misfit Flash

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.

Price: $43.83 - $49.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

LG G Watch R

Although its stark design and beautiful face makes this the first smartwatch you might actually be happy to be seen wearing, its Android Wear software has a long way to go before it's anything more than a passing novelty.

Price: $279.50 - $299.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung Gear 2 Neo

The Gear 2 Neo offers the best balance of features and price among Samsung's three 2014 smartwatches, but it falls short of must-have status.

Price: $199.00 - $199.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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