QUICK COMPARISON: Fitbit Surge versus Microsoft Band

Here is my quick take comparison on the Fitbit Surge versus Microsoft Band fitness watch (activity) devices.

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COMPARISON: Basis Peak vs Microsoft Band vs Polar M400

Activity trackers are headed in a brand new direction, one that will benefit everyone involved.  For over a year now these devices have done a great job recording steps, a modest job monitoring other activities, and frankly a less than stellar job doing much else.  All of that is starting to change as these devices are borrowing some of the best fitness features from their closely related cousins.  These wrist-worn gadgets are starting to include a very important new feature: heart rate monitoring.  In this installment we’ll review and compare the Basis Peak versus Microsoft Band, and make some comparisons to the Polar M400, and the up-coming Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge units. Continue reading COMPARISON: Basis Peak vs Microsoft Band vs Polar M400

BATTLE! – Jawbone UP Move vs Misfit Flash vs Fitbit Zip – The $50 Shoot-out

Another day closer to Black Friday, and another batch of new fitness tracking activity monitors have been announced.  This time the new group of hot trackers comes from Jawbone with two new devices, the Jawbone UP3 and UP Move, both slated to release before holiday shopping begins.  For this review we’ll be focusing on entry-level UP Move they just announced, taking it toe-to-toe with two existing tough competitors.  Read more as we compare the Jawbone UP Move versus Misfit Flash versus Fitbit Zip as three devices that all retail under $50.

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COMPARISON: Fitbit Aria Wifi Scale vs Withings Wireless Scale and Body Analyzer

As the New Year approaches many of us are probably already thinking about slimming our waist, seeing as losing weight is the #1 New Years resolution year after year.  Or perhaps you simply want to ditch that $20 drug store bathroom scale for something new.  Before you shop be sure to check out my quick look at the Fitbit Aria versus the Withings WS-30 and WS-50 smart scales and smart body analyzer.

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Best Fitness & Activity Trackers for the 2014 Holiday Season

Getting ready to shop this 2014 holiday season?  Do you have a fitness/activity tracker on the list for yourself, or a friend, or family member?  Trying to make heads or tails out of the ever growing selection of products?  Let me help take a little bit of the mystery away by suggesting some of best devices based on price point and features.  Happy holidays!

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