Fitness trackers provide up-to-the-minute data on your daily activity levels, step taken, calories burned and more. Some include GPS and connect with iOS and Android devices for transferring and storing information. Popular devices include Fitbit Charge, Garmin Vívofit and more.
Ahoy athletes, body sculptors, and health nuts abound! Garmin is releasing its latest in the premium Venu series, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S GPS-enabled Smartwatch, and it’s packed to the brim with new features. Let the luxury of 24/7 personalized analytics push you to your peak performance, with a holistic approach that reaches beyond ordinary fitness coaching. Monitor your sleep score, oxygen and stress levels, or take advantage of the hundreds of preloaded workouts and HIIT activity profiles. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, so head below for all the inside details on how to cop this one-of-a-kind smartwatch.
Amazon is currently offering the Garmin Legacy Hero Captain America Smartwatch for $349.99 shipped. Down from its usual $400 price tag, you’re saving $50 here with today’s offer matching our previous mention for the all-time low set just three times before. Garmin’s Legacy Smartwatch is centered around a 45mm circular touchscreen display that’s backed by a bevy of fitness tracking features and heart rate monitoring. But the real draw of this smart wearable is its Captain America theming, with a Vibranium-like brushed stainless steel bezel, Marvel UI elements, and a leather band to complete the First Avenger aesthetic. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 155 customers. Head below for more.
Earlier this year Tag Heuer released its own smartwatch and unlike some, the company has been working hard to keep things feeling fresh and exciting. Back in late spring, it unveiled a golf-focused addition to the lineup and shortly thereafter unveiled a summer collection of models and bands. Now that we’re heading into the holiday season, yet another Tag Heuer Connected refresh is upon us. Shoppers now have more bands to choose from in addition to a few new watch faces. Much of these releases are the result of a collaboration with HYPEMAKER. Continue reading to learn more.
After being announced back at CES 2019, Withings has officially made its Move fitness tracker available for purchase today. It hits the scene with a customizable design and more affordable price tag starting at $70. Aside from all of the usual fitness-focused features, shoppers will be able to choose from various watch faces, bands and more. In fact, there are over 5,800 possible combinations when it comes to the Withings Move fitness tracker. However, that customization has a few caveats for American shoppers. Head below for full details.
This morning Fitbit has announced its newest wearable, the Charge 3. Fitbit’s latest fitness tracker takes the previous generation design and adds an upgraded display, swim tracking and a handful of other new features. Its case and band look similar to the Charge 2, but Fitbit has actually made a number of changes to the casing. That includes a new Gorilla Glass 3 front and an aluminum body. More details below.
Fitbit just announced their Ionic watch and now they’re back at it again with the Flyer. The Fitbit Flyer is a brand new pair of headphones from the fitness company that they say pairs perfect with the Ionic for workouts. The Flyer is Bluetooth driven and sports 6 hours of listening time, with a 15-minute quick charge that provides an extra hour of listening time.
Just in time for Father’s Day, it looks like Fitbit is dropping the price on a number of its popular fitness trackers up to 40%. We are seeing notable price drops across the board from the basic Flex 2 wristband up to the to Blaze smartwatch which is currently available for $50 off. While not the all-time lowest prices we have ever seen in some cases, it has been quite a while since we saw this kind of selection (most colors and sizes included) at such a nice discount when it comes to Fitbit’s popular wearables. Just about all of the Fitbit models receive solid ratings on Amazon.
They connect with the Sport Life app for personalized audio coaching and feature Dolby sound enhancement, a biometric heart rate monitor, and in-line controls. Rated 3/5 stars by over 400 Amazon shoppers and 3.8/5 stars at Best Buy.
Here are other Bluetooth headphones we found on sale today:
This FitBit has an OLED display with clock, continuous heart rate monitoring, step-tracking, multi-sport modes, Bluetooth 4.0, smartphone notifications and wireless sync with supported computers and smartphones. It’s available in sizes from S to XL, but popular colors are selling out quick. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 5,800 Amazon shoppers.
With it, you can track steps, running, swimming (water-resistant to 50m/ 165ft), calories burned and distance. You can either wear it on your wrist, clipped or just in your pocket. Also, you won’t have to worry about charging with its amazing 8-month battery. You’ll want to download the free Health Mate companion app (iOS or Android) so you can track your stats.
These headphones have NFC for easy pairing and they’re drop, strength, dirt, temperature & humidity tested (IP55 Certified). The Jabra SPORT LIFE application can calibrate for heart rate measurement and you can control music and calls directly from the headphones in-line controls. Rated 3.1/5 stars by over 400 Amazon shoppers.
This fitness tracker can measure steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes. The bright OLED tap display lets you easily view your stats and you can quickly get call, text and calendar notifications when your phone is nearby. Rated 4/5 stars by over 4,000 Amazon shoppers.
With warmer weather coming, we’ve seen a slew of new fitness tracking releases from Fitbit, Garmin and others. Suunto has now stepped up to the plate with the latest addition to its family of devices, the Spartan Ultra. It takes a rugged design and pairs it with all-day battery life. Built-in GPS and specific tracking modes for individual activities lead an impressive feature list…
Garmin’s new GPS-enabled fitness tracker is loaded with features including an oddly-named “suffer score” that tells you just how hard you exercised. The Forerunner 735XT is now the top-of-the-line model in the company’s lineup. Naturally, it has a price to match. For $450, this wearable better do it all…
This morning, Garmin announced a new addition to its line of popular fitness trackers. The vívomove is unlike its siblings in that it sports a much more traditional design. There would be no fault in confusing it with a normal analog watch. Garmin is hoping to appeal to a whole different subset of potential users with this classic look. With prices starting at $149, vívomove has the potential to be a hot item this Christmas.
With this charger you don’t have to go under the hood, just plug it into your cigarette lighter and wait 8-10 minutes. Also, it has 2 USB ports for charging your mobile devices and an LED flashlight. Rated 4.2/5 stars by 53 Amazon customers.
Despite wearing a Moto 360 with fitness tracking features for the past year, I continued to use a Fitbit on a daily basis. A fitness tracker from the San Francisco-based company has been on my body for the better part of the last four years, and in February, Fitbit announced a fashion-oriented fitness band called the Alta that particularly caught my eye. I had to give it a shot.
After just a week of usage, the $130 retail Fitbit Alta has completely replaced my full featured Android Wear device and I’ve come to realize that less is more. At least for me, the Alta has proven — and this has been echoed many times over at 9to5Google — that the fundamental features of actionable notifications and apps on a smartwatch are a convenience that can easily be lived without.
Look, we get it. Fitness trackers. Smart watches. Fitbit, Apple Watch, and Android Wear. A hundred different names for as many products. While nearly every aspect of fitness has been covered in this arena, wearables still have a long way to go in terms of style. If you’re a fan of traditional watch brands but want the fitness tracking aspect, you’re options are limited. Either succumb to wearing two devices at once or miss out on recording activity in your day.
Popular watchmaker Victronix and Acer have a plan to solve this quandary with the new Swiss Army INOX Cyber Tool. This small “smart accessory” clips on to an INOX watch and converts it to a fitness tracker and smartphone companion. To our surprise, the execution in early mock-ups looks spot on. Head below for a full gallery and more details.
Update (11/16 5:00pm): Neweggflash offers the Fitbit Flex in multiple colors for $59.99 with free shipping. Activity trackers provide great motivation for getting off the couch. The Fitbit Flex leads the field at the moment, and 9to5Toys Specials currently has refurbished models for $70 shipped — 30% off the regular price. By measuring the steps…
Timex is taking another stab at fitness tracking. After releasing its One+ GPS fitness tracker a little over a year ago, the popular watchmaker is back with a new smart timepiece. The Metropolitan+ removes all the excess of Timex’s previously released tracker in favor of a classic design focused on long-lasting battery life. It will have all the looks and functions of a traditional analog watch with Bluetooth connectivity added in.
Even better, you’ll be able to avoid the overly technical look of some smartwatches with this model. Making it a perfect pair for more formal events.
Most fitness trackers offer similar features, such as heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking and step counting. It is simply becoming more difficult for companies to separate themselves from competitors as new models are constantly being released. Yesterday, Jawbone took a shot at redesigning its popular UP2 tracker.
Today MOOV is back with a new second generation of its fitness tracker. This update, the MOOV NOW, builds on the original model with a slimmed down design and an updated voice coach that encourages you along the way.
MOOV’s latest offering measures your activity in a three-dimensional way, using multiple sensors that track motion through different planes. Head below for more information and to learn how you can save 40% when you pre-order this new device.
9to5Toys Specials currently has the Striiv Fusion Activity and Sleep Tracker for $60 with free shipping. It lets you set personal fitness goals and monitor your rest at night. This sleekly designed bracelet can keep going all week on a single charge, and has a clutter-free touchscreen behind ion-hardened glass. During daylight hours, it records…
It’s a crowded world for those in the wearable and fitness tracking industry. Now with Apple breathing down the neck of the competition, it is key for these companies to find a way to stand out. Up and comer Atlas is beginning to detail its new Wristband, which offers a number of interesting features. This uniquely designed fitness tracker has one standout feature, the ability to recognize and track different workout activities using a proprietary algorithm. Not just, swimming versus running, but butterfly versus backstroke. Or push-ups versus triangle push-ups.
Announced only last month, the activity tracker can guide you to get fit, lose weight and have fun doing it. It tracks steps, exercise, overall calories burned, hours slept and quality of sleep. You can even track your food, drink, calories, nutrients and use the UP App Food Score to quickly know if you are eating right.
The Jawbone Up is compatible with iOS and Android and requires installation of free Jawbone UP smartphone app.
Today, Jaybird is releasing their first activity tracker, Reign, which is designed by athletes for athletes. The Reign helps improve your performance, gives you insight throughout the day, and learns your body so you can perform better:
The Gear Fit can keep track of your activities throughout the day and has dust and water resistant protection (IP67). It’s light and durable with a curved Super AMOLED display. With the Heart Rate Sensor, Samsung Gear Fit gives you real time coaching to actively support and motivate you to achieve your fitness goals.
Not only is it a fitness tracker but it also is a smartwatch as well. It allows you to easily control basic functions, such as, reject calls with messages, quick reply to messages and control alarms. Also it lets you get instant notifications of emails, SMS, incoming calls, and 3rd party apps to keep you connected.
The UP wristband plugs into your phone via the Simple Sync connector to help you learn how you sleep, move and eat. UP provides unique insights to help you live each day better than the last.
If you want to go completely wireless you’ll need to step-up into a Jawbone UP24 or Fitbit Flex/Force. If you do end up buying a Fitbit be sure to grab it from Best Buy because you can save an additional $30 when purchased with an Aria WiFi scale. Or if you just want the scale pick it up from Amazon at 10% off.