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Best wearable tech 2018

From smartwatches to Fitbits, we, like these wearables, have you covered.

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Jennifer Bisset

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Apple Watch Series 3

Apple's Watch Series 3 has a cellular connection that works well for phone calls, email, Siri and messages. Music syncs more easily than its predecessors and it now has a barometer with the GPS. This is one of the best smartwatches you can buy.

It sells for AU$459.

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Fitbit Versa

Fitbit's Versa is the cheaper answer to the Apple Watch. This compact, lightweight smartwatch and fitness tracker is water-resistant to 50 meters and works with iOS and Android. Just putting this out there, its multiday battery life beats the Apple Watch's.

It sells for AU$299.

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Fitbit Alta HR

Fitbit's Alta HR has a slim and stylish design with seven-day battery life and all-day fitness and heart-rate tracking. This is another of the best all-round fitness trackers.

It sells for AU$199.

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Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin's Vivosmart 3 is slim and comfortable to wear, with a built-in heart-rate monitor and full waterproofing. It's loaded with extra features, including stress-level measurements, VO2 Max readings and a rep counter. Plus, it can show notifications from your phone.

It sells for AU$199.

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Huawei Watch 2 LTE

Huawei's Watch 2 LTE is another Apple Watch alternative. Not only is it one of the few smartwatches that supports 4G connectivity, it can fill your fitness tracking needs.

It sells for AU$599.

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Fitbit Ionic

The Fitbit Ionic's outstanding four-day battery life is better than most other smartwatches. It has features galore, including waterproofing, GPS and on-wrist mobile payments, plus it's compatible with iOS and Android.

It sells for AU$399.

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Garmin Vivomove HR

Garmin's Vivomove HR gives you a full set of fitness features on a regular-looking analog watch. That includes heart rate, step count, sleep tracking and smart functions like notifications. With 50-meter water resistance and a weeklong-plus battery life, this is a great buy.

It sells for AU$299.

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Samsung Gear S3

Samsung's Gear S3 has a clever and attractive spinning bezel interface. With GPS, speakerphone, optional stand-alone LTE phone service and work-anywhere Samsung Pay, it's a clever buy too.  

It sells for AU$599.

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