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!
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….
Continue reading 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
Wearables are here to stay. If you don’t already have some sort of “smart” device wrapped around your wrist you’ve probably at least thought about it. Or perhaps you have a friend who can’t stop talking about theirs, and all the fun things it does. In this installment I’ll talk about two of the hottest devices, the Fitbit Flex and Misfit Shine, to help you decide which one deserves to land on your arm right now.