You're going to be wearing this thing 24/7, so you want to know about things like fit, comfort, ease of viewing data and generally just being a good tracker to use day and night.
Elastomer bands The elastomer bands are the silicone-y ones that are generally shipped as the standard option, like with the Fitbit Charge 3 or the new Versa Lite Edition smartwatch.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness tracker will get a release this year – the company has announced in its quarterly earning call. Details are light – but David Cui reaffirmed that each generation of the enduringly popular fitness tracker has introduced something new – and that would be the same with the Mi Band 4.
While Fitbit decided to ape the Alta for its first kids fitness tracker, it's taken a slightly different approach for the Ace 2. The idea that Ace 2 can also move to a more grown up look is a smart move from Fitbit too, and should help keep those trackers on those wrists for longer.
With its second kids fitness tracker, the Fitbit Ace 2, the company is going with a whole new design aimed at younger kids. As for the actual fitness tracking, there doesn't appear to be too many changes from the original Ace. You're still going to get steps and active minutes, plus sleep.
Like a slimline Charge 3 Fitbit Inspire/Inspire HR key specs The Alta line was always the part of the Fitbit family that kept tracking discreet. With the Inspire HR, the extra money gets you those heart rate based features that are available on those pricier Fitbit wearables to make it a better workout companion.
After Apple acquired sleep tracker company Beddit in 2017, we anticipated this was a move to finally join the likes of Samsung, Garmin and Fitbit in offering the ability to monitor sleep from the wrist.
Last up are the Galaxy Buds, a new hearable we've seen plenty of details leak over, including the device turning up in promotional materials from Samsung.
$99, Amazon | angelsense.com HereO V2 The HereO is the first GPS tracking device cleverly disguised to look like a cute, colourful watch, so little ones can show off and tell the time while you keep tabs on their whereabouts via your iOS or Android device.
Fitbit seems to be planning a new fitness tracker for kids, in what looks to be a new impending line-up for the company. The Ace now looks more of a marketing device by Fitbit, to test out demand for a kids tracker without actually having to build one specifically.
This year, MWC takes place between the 25 and 28 February where we hope to be getting our hands on some shiny new smartwatches, fitness trackers, hearables and find out what's new in the world of VR and AR.
Run tracking compared: Withings Pulse HR (left) and Huawei Watch GT (right) Both the data and the way Withings presents it ensure the Pulse HR’s heart rate sensor is not truly useful as a training tool.
Apple's smartwatch already doubles up as a pretty solid fitness tracker, but a new patent could hint that Tim Cook and company might still be weighing up making something to go up against devices like the Charge 3 and Garmin's legion of fitness bands.
Corner boxing tracker: Performance Corner keeps things really simple when it's time to track, letting you focus on getting your session up and running as quickly as possible.
Dead wrong, actually, because the pinnacle of any year is quite obviously in early January, as the tech world descends on Las Vegas and offloads fresh wares at CES.
Unlike other options on this list, though, be aware that it only comes in one size, fitting wrists between 5.5-inches - 8.1-inches. Coming in six different woven fabric styles, this is ideal for those who want a more comfortable strap to wear around the clock.
You still get heart rate tracking and advanced sleep stats, and all the normal step tracking features – although the screen is too small for notifications and there’s no connected GPS for workouts.
If you're finding your Fitbit is way off mark with tracking distance or steps, adjusting your stride length will help. If you're using the Fitbit Flex 2, you can do this by going into your Account and then into Advanced Settings where you'll see an option to adjust the pool length.
Once it has restarted, simply unplug the tracker from the charging cable and begin the setup process within the Fitbit app. Once done, simply unplug the tracker from the charging cable and begin the setup process within the Fitbit app.
Changing the band on a Fitbit device may seem like a simple proposition, but it's all too easy to end up in a fight with your new Versa, Charge, Alta HR or Ionic.
The Fitbit Alta HR - Wareable's fitness tracker of the year in 2017 - is currently on offer for less than $100, that's a saving of $50. The Fitbit Alta HR is one of the best fitness trackers money can buy.
The Misfit Phase hybrid smartwatch, down from $175 to $29.99, definitely deserves the bold and italic treatment. The Phase tracks steps, distance travelled, calories burned, and your sleep.
Fitbit's Black Friday deals are in full swing and it's not just smartwatches and fitness trackers that are getting some discounted love. As part of the Fitbit Black Friday sale, the fitness tracker expert has also decided to reduce the price of a collection of its accessories.
The Charge 3 is Fitbit beefing up its fitness tracker, adding an SpO2 sensor that could, eventually, help you detect sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation. Apple Watch Series 4 v Fitbit Charge 3: Smartwatch features Apple Watch Series 4 v Fitbit Charge 3: Battery life
Xplora’s proposition, and those of similar children’s smartwatches, is that of a child’s first mobile phone — not a tracker, as such — and, according to Kirkbak, by far and away the most difficult challenge is the complexity of engineering involved in getting that cellular antenna into such a small form factor.