The most exciting virtual-reality headsets and fitness trackers coming this spring
Availability: Shipping March 28
The outlook: The Oculus Rift isn't a standalone VR headset. It's a PC gaming peripheral, meaning you need a powerful PC to plug it into. But the Rift headset still delivers an immersive and impressive VR experience.
The outlook: The HTC Vive, too, will require a powerful gaming PC, but unlike the Oculus Rift, it offers full room freedom. The device uses laser scanning boxes to track everything, whether seated, standing or wandering around the room.
The outlook: While it's not on the same level as the Vive or Oculus Rift, Samsung's Gear VR headset is an affordable way to experience virtual reality. The headset works with the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, along with some older Samsung phones like the Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
The outlook: Similar to Samsung's Gear VR headset, LG's virtual reality glasses are designed to work only with LG's newest G5 phone, but it's not dependent on your phone's screen. The headset has its own display.
The outlook: The Vivoactive HR is a GPS-equipped fitness watch for athletes. It features an optical heart-rate sensor and all-day activity tracking, in addition to being able to track workouts like running, cycling and swimming.