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Wearable Tech

Meta M1 Smartwatch
REVIEW

Meta M1 Smartwatch

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: $249.00

Lumo Lift (silver chrome)
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Lumo Lift ( silver chrome)

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

MSRP: $99.99

Garmin Forerunner 15
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Garmin Forerunner 15

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
LG G Watch (black titan)
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LG G Watch ( black titan)

The LG G Watch attempts to bring you the future on your wrist, but with its generic design, unimpressive battery life, and unpolished early software, you're better off waiting to see what else is around the bend.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 3, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Gear Live (black)
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Samsung Gear Live ( black)

Samsung's new smartwatch feels like its other Gears, but injected with Google's new Android Wear software. The makeover means better Google phone connectedness, but it's not a killer smartwatch.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 3, 2014
LifeTrak Zone C410 (white)
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LifeTrak Zone C410 ( white)

The LifeTrak Zone C410 may not be the most stylish activity tracker around, but it's priced cheaper, and offers more features, than many of its competitors. It gets the job done with accurate tracking, long battery life, and a waterproof design.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 1, 2014
LG Lifeband Touch
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LG Lifeband Touch

The Lifeband Touch, LG's crack at a smart fitness band, has moments of promise, but just doesn't add up to an experience that's useful or fun compared with the competition.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 18, 2014
Garmin Vivofit (black)
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Garmin Vivofit ( black)

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
Samsung Gear 2 Neo (Black)
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Samsung Gear 2 Neo ( Black)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 15, 2014
Samsung Gear 2 (Silver/Black)
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Samsung Gear 2 ( Silver/Black)

Samsung has made strides with the Gear 2, but this smartwatch is on its own island with few apps and Samsung-only device compatibility. At this point, you're better off waiting for Android Wear.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 7, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Martian Notifier
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Martian Notifier

If you’re looking for a way to get subtle phone alerts on your wrist without busting the budget, it’s hard to top the Martian Notifier.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 2, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Withings Pulse O2 (blue)
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Withings Pulse O2 ( blue)

A new wristband and new firmware improve the Pulse and make it a true fitness band, but it's not a big leap forward over last year.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 25, 2014
Samsung Gear Fit
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Samsung Gear Fit

The Samsung Gear Fit is a great-looking wearable, but doesn't successfully reconcile its dual roles as activity tracker and smartwatch.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 7, 2014
3.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Sony SmartBand SWR10
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Sony SmartBand SWR10

The SmartBand is an ambitious recipe that needs a little more time in the oven. There are better trackers on the market.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 24, 2014
Huawei TalkBand B1
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Huawei TalkBand B1

While the TalkBand B1 is a valiant first try for Huawei, it could actually use a little more focus. While it might find a niche with some users, most people are likely to prefer dedicated individual devices instead.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 23, 2014
Pebble Steel
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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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 28, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Nike+ FuelBand SE (medium/large)
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Nike+ FuelBand SE ( medium/large)

The Nike+ FuelBand SE is a minor upgrade to last year's FuelBand, adding Bluetooth 4.0 and a few new motivational wrinkles to its software, but the band's design is more successful than its package of features.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 15, 2013
3 stars User rating out of 6 votes

MSRP: $149.00

Jawbone Up24
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Jawbone Up24

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

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 13, 2013
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Fitbug Orb
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Fitbug Orb

It’s hard to beat the Fitug Orb’s low price, but for $10 more, the Fitbit Zip has more features, is easier to use, and is ultimately a better buy.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2013

MSRP: $49.99

Fitbit Force
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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
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Samsung's take on the smartwatch has some potential, and it does get some things right, but its inability to perform truly "smart" functions means it falls far short of expectations.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on September 27, 2013
3.5 stars User rating out of 12 votes
Misfit Shine
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Misfit Shine

The Shine is one of the most stylish and futuristic-looking wireless fitness trackers out there, but you're trading in extra versatility for minimalist style.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 7, 2013
2.1 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Withings Pulse
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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
Basis Band
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Basis Band

The $199 Basis Band offers a powerful mix of sensors and motivational tools, but pass if you'd rather spend less on a fitness tracker or aren't partial to big, watch-style designs.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 11, 2013
3.3 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Fitbit Flex (black)
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Fitbit Flex ( black)

A long list of features and a comfortable fit make Fitbit’s new Flex the best fitness tracker you can buy.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 6, 2013
2 stars User rating out of 16 votes
Fitbit One - activity/sleep tracker - black
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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
4 stars User rating out of 6 votes
Fitbit Zip - activity tracker - magenta
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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
Pebble Watch
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Pebble Watch

The Pebble Watch has solid basic smartwatch functions, but until promised apps and features arrive, it’s more a tinkerer’s tech toy than a must-have timepiece.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 5, 2013
3.5 stars User rating out of 9 votes
I'm Watch
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I'm Watch

The I’m Watch smartwatch runs Android and custom apps, but weak software and quirky performance mean you should pass on this pricey gadget.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on March 11, 2013
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $449.00

Martian Passport Watch
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Martian Passport Watch

The Martian Passport Watch has style galore and a clever two-way wristwatch aesthetic, but it's ultimately more of a cool novelty than a must-have accessory.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 28, 2013
2.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes