Wearable Tech

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
1 star User rating out of 10 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
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Apple Watch 38mm Stainless Steel Case
REVIEW

Apple Watch 38mm Stainless Steel Case ( Black Sport Band)

The Apple Watch is the most ambitious, well-constructed smartwatch ever seen, but first-gen shortfalls make it feel more like a fashionable toy than a necessary tool. That may change with a big software update later this year, though.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 8, 2015
3.9 stars User rating out of 10 votes
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, large)

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
Withings Activité Pop
REVIEW

Withings Activité Pop

With its analog looks and Bluetooth-syncing functions, the Withings Activite Pop is a clever, stylish blend of everyday watch and connected fitness band that lasts months on a single battery.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 16, 2015
Pivotal Tracker 1
REVIEW

Pivotal Tracker 1

While you won't find any advanced features in it, the affordability of the Pivotal Tracker 1 makes it a low risk tracker for newcomers interested in the wearable market.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 19, 2014
3 stars User rating out of 13 votes
Sony Smartwatch 3
REVIEW

Sony Smartwatch 3 ( black)

Although its ability to use GPS to track your run is handy, its poor screen, uninspiring design and lack of a heart-rate monitor means the SmartWatch 3 doesn't impress over its more luxurious Android Wear competitors.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on December 18, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor
REVIEW

Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor ( black, 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
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony SmartBand Talk
REVIEW

Sony SmartBand Talk ( black)

The SmartBand Talk's screen, waterproof design and ability to show your incoming notifications make it a useful piece of tech to wear, even if you're not fussed about keeping track of your activity during the day.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 1, 2014