A fitness tracker can help with that New Year’s resolution. I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Wearable fitness tech is hot…and is getting better all the time. Here’s a rundown of some favorites….
Garmin’s VivoFit doesn’t have the same smartphone notification capability that some bands have…but it runs for up to a year on a user replaceable battery and has a great display to show you the time or your step count in any kind of light. And you can find it for under a hundred dollars.
The LifeTrak Brite also runs on a replaceable battery so you can avoid having one more thing to keep charged. It has a built in heart rate monitor, smartphone notifications, measures your exposure to light and has a regular watch style band.
Another favorite that I was surprised by is the Microsoft Band. It has a very good heart rate monitor built in….connects to just about any kind of smartphone for notifications…and has the best clasp I’ve seen on a band style fitness tracker. Don’t underestimate the importance of that. You can find it for about two hundred dollars.
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