Garmin Forerunner 225
Runners interested in tracking both heart-rate and all-day activities can't go wrong with the Forerunner 225.
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.
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.
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.
Pebble Time ( black)
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.
LG Watch Urbane
The LG Watch Urbane is the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch and adds Wi-Fi-to-phone connectivity, but it doesn't offer all that much more than previous Android Wear watch models.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy S6 ( 32GB, black sapphire)
Worldly looks and top-notch specs make the impressive, metal Samsung Galaxy S6 the Android phone to beat for 2015.
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.
Fitbit Charge HR ( black, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor ( slate, 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.
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.
Jawbone Up Move ( purple/ grape rose)
The little Jawbone Up Move is an affordable entry to a great fitness app, though its design leaves something to be desired.
Fitbit Charge ( large, black)
The Fitbit Charge is a fine replacement for the discontinued Fitbit Force, but you're better off waiting for Fitbit's heart-rate-tracking upgrade.
Xiaomi Mi Band
At $13, it's really easy to forgive the few flaws the Mi Band has, though getting one will be challenging unless you're in China.
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.
Netatmo June ( platinum)
For $99, the June is a beautiful, yet unnecessary, way to keep yourself from getting burned by the sun.
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.
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.
Basis Peak ( brushed metal/white)
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.
iFit Active ( black)
Despite being accurate, having great battery life and a unique ability to wirelessly sync with some treadmills, the iFit Active is an expensive activity tracker that brings nothing new to the table.
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.
Motorola Moto 360 ( Light Stainless Steel Case + Stone Hoween Leather Band)
The Moto 360 tries to be the ultimate smartwatch, but it just ends up being a better-looking Android Wear watch with some notable limitations.