Wearable Tech

Epson Runsense SF-810
REVIEW

Epson Runsense SF-810 ( black)

Long-distance elite athletes will appreciate the accuracy of the GPS and heart-rate, but the high price tag makes it less appealing for everyday runners.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2015
Huawei TalkBand B2
REVIEW

Huawei TalkBand B2 ( silver/white)

Despite its unique two-in-one design -- it's a fitness tracker and Bluetooth headset -- the Huawei TalkBand B2 ultimately overpromises and underdelivers on both accounts.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on June 19, 2015
Garmin Vivofit 2
REVIEW

Garmin Vivofit 2 ( white)

The always-on display and long battery life make the Garmin Vivofit 2 an appealing alternative to the Jawbone Up2 and Fitbit Charge.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 5, 2015
Pebble Time
REVIEW

Pebble Time

The Pebble Time adds a few key improvements and a color screen compared to previous Pebble watches, but owners of previous Pebble watches may not see a need to upgrade yet.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 27, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Available soon from Pebble

Jawbone Up3
REVIEW

Jawbone Up3 ( black)

The Up3 is one of the smallest super-slim fitness bands around, but its lack of a display and limited heart rate tracking aren't worth the high price.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 1, 2015
0 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Jawbone Up2
REVIEW

Jawbone Up2 ( black)

Even with no display, the Jawbone Up2 is an affordable, easy-to-use activity and lifestyle tracker for those who want a little extra coaching in their life.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 28, 2015
0 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Garmin Vivoactive
REVIEW

Garmin Vivoactive ( black)

The ultraslim design and laundry list of features can't overcome the buggy software. Once Garmin fixes these problems, the Vivoactive could be a good product, but until then, there are better options available.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on April 20, 2015
3.8 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Alcatel OneTouch Watch
REVIEW

Alcatel OneTouch Watch ( black/red)

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
Fitbit Surge
REVIEW

Fitbit Surge ( black, large)

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
2.9 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Fitbit Charge HR
REVIEW

Fitbit Charge HR ( plum, small)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 29, 2015