Wearable tech has been growing consistently in popularity. In the early days, smart watches and fitness bands were designed with clunky interfaces and limited functions, but now, the designs are contemporary and stylish as well as intuitive and practical.
1. Misfit Vapor
The Misfit Vapor is due to hit the shelves later in the year, after Misfit announced release just a couple of days ago. For the price, we don’t think you’d be able to find another smart watch with this level of contemporary design and functionality.
Coming in at just $200 (The UK price has yet to be confirmed), the Misfit Vapor features a high-resolution cleanly designed screen that is sharper than an iPhone. Featuring 4GB storage, the Vapor allows you to store your music straight into the watch, so you can run without having to carry your phone with you. Built in GPS tracking and a heart rate monitor also gives you complete freedom to run, map your route and monitor your performance whatever activity you do – it’s even waterproof so you can take it for a dip in the pool.
2. Withings Steel HR
The new Withings Steel HR blends traditional design seamlessly with smart functionality. At the push of a button, the watch displays steps, calories, and distance, and is complete with a heart rate monitor. It’s also waterproof up to 50 meters. Smartphone notifications give you a buzz if you’ve got a call so you can stay on top of your fitness and social life.
One of the major pluses of the Withings Steel HR is its battery life and activity tracking. No matter you’re swimming or running, the watch automatically tracks different activities. You can also enjoy up to 25 days of battery life on just 2 hours charge.
3. Huawei TalkBand B2
The Huawei TalkBand B2 is clean, stylish and functional. Featuring long lasting battery life, the TalkBand B2 gives long lasting step and activity tracking.
A truly innovative development in this fitness tracker is its hybrid design. The tracker can be removed from the band and places in the ear. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to make hands free calls with crystal clear sound.
The tracker can also double as a remote control for your camera, allowing you to place your camera anywhere and take group shots by tapping your wrist. This functionality only works with Huawei smartphones, however.
4. Samsung Gear S3
The Samsung Gear 3 is designed to support both your personal life and your fitness regime. Using Bluetooth connectivity, the Samsung Gear S 3 allows you to text and answer calls straight rom your wrist with a built in microphone and speaker – a function not offered by many smart watches.
If you’re a bit of an adventurer, the Sasmung Gear 3 is built to withstand tough conditions, including serious heat and rain, and in-built GPS can track your distance, pace and route.
5. TomTom Spark 3
The TomTom Spark 3 features a durable design that covers a whole variety of smart functions. Featuring in built GPS and a heart rate monitor, the TomTom Spark 3 tracks your pace, distance, steps and calories burnt.
Different activity modes can be selected on screen – so whether you’re lifting weights or heading out on the bike you can keep track of your progress. The waterproof design is also ideal if you like to swim to keep fit. Like to stay motivated with music? The Spark 3 comes with Bluetooth wireless headphones and can store up to 500 songs – so you can leave your phone at home while you work out.
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