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.
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!
It seems like each week brings a new fitness device or activity tracker to the market. Many of these emerging devices attempt to be part smart-watch, part health device. This drives up the price to a level many will never consider spending. Focusing instead on the lower-cost end of the spectrum is the new Misfit Flash. Offering a basic feature set they have one goal: to be a great, entry level activity tracker. And it does so quite nicely!
People keep asking me what I think about the new Garmin Vivosmart. Now that they’ve had a chance to work out most of the bugs with some firmware updates, it was finally time for me to test it against my two favorite fitness/activity trackers, the Misfit Shine and Fitbit Flex. Let’s bring on the battle!