PREVIEW: Apple Watch versus Fitbit Flex versus Jawbone UP versus Misfit Shine versus Garmin Vivofit versus Striiv Touch versus Withings Pulse versus LG Lifeband Touch versus Polar Loop

Earlier today Apple unveiled their newest addition to their product family, the Apple Watch.  Many of my favorite tech news sites have done a great job providing details, specs, and even some hands-on initial reactions & reviews of the new hardware.  Although the unit displayed at the unveil event today was locked in demo mode and release is not set until “early 2015” — we’ve already been provided with enough detail to know that this device will in many ways turn the wearables segment on its head.  Here is why….

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REVIEW: Follow-up on Garmin Vivofit vs Fitbit Flex for Summer 2014

Now that Garmin recently updated their Connect software to allow its users the ability to sync with MyFitnessPal it was time for me to give the Vivofit another look.  And with the first day of summer behind us people are finding more time to be outside and get active.  With some fresh faces in the fitness wearables market how do the Garmin Vivofit and Fitbit Flex continue to stack up for the Summer of 2014?

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BATTLE! – Garmin Vivofit vs Fitbit Force vs Fitbit Flex

One thing is certain for 2014– activity monitor/tracking devices are huge!  Everyone and their cousin is releasing a new wearable piece of technology, even old players like Garmin.  Though Garmin is no newbie to the fitness segment, the release of their new Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band is their first contender in the quickly crowding activity tracking sub-segment.  As they stray from their GPS sport/watch devices into this new spectrum they come into competition with the Fitbit Flex and Fitbit Force, two of the industry leaders … so let’s see how they stack up against the best!

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