3 estimable wearables that could reinstate your Fitbit | CIO
December 21, 2016 - running watch
Fitbit is still a crowned conduct of wearables. The San Francisco-based association has a largest share of a wearables marketplace during 23 percent, according to IDC (a CIO.com kin organization).
However, scarcely any day, we review headlines and articles that envision Fitbit’s doom. To be fair, a San Francisco-based association had a severe 2016. One demeanour during a batch cost during a past 12 months shows means for concern. I share some of that concern, yet we also trust Fitbit offers a best activity trackers during mixed cost points, total with an easy-to-use app and a strong amicable leaderboard.
If you’re meditative of shopping a new wearable to flog off 2017, Fitbit is a good place to start. But it’s not your usually option, by any means. Here are 3 Fitbit alternatives that are value a look.
Apple Watch Series 2 Nike+
But we get your money’s worth. The Watch is a absolute activity tracker and an glorious smartwatch. Its Activity app marks daily calories burned; a series of hours we get adult and pierce around any day (reminders on a Watch prompt we to do so); and if we pierce briskly for during slightest 30 mins any 24 hours.
A apart app, Workout, lets we record a accumulation of workouts, including, with Watch Series 2, float workouts. Another app, Breathe, walks we by guided respirating exercises.
Unlike a first-generation Apple Watch, Series 2 has built-in GPS for some-more accurate information on outside runs and walks. we quite like a Nike+ chronicle of Apple Watch Series 2, for a seperated wristband, that helps a skin on your wrist breathe during heated workouts. The Nike+ book costs a same volume as a unchanging Apple Watch with competition band.
Unlike many Fitbits, however, Apple Watch doesn’t lane sleep, yet it works with third-party apps that do. Unfortunately, we need to assign a Watch’s battery any night, so accurate nap tracking is difficult.
Even so, Apple Watch Series 2 Nike+ is my favorite Fitbit alternative. (Somewhat annoying disclosure: we wear it and a Fitbit any day.)
Garmin vivofit 3
Garmin is a many challenging of all Fitbit competitors. The association offers a ton of activity trackers during opposite cost points, some of that are dedicated to specific sports, such as swimming and golf.
The vivofit 3 is my favorite Garmin wearable that we tested in 2016. It has a lot going for it, including a slim profile; a battery a association says lasts for a year; automobile practice and nap detection; pierce reminders; float examination support; and lots of opposite rope options. You get all of that for usually $100.
Garmin’s mobile app is a bit cluttered, and a vivofit 3 isn’t as stylish as Fitbit’s Alta, that is maybe a closest competitor. But if we wish a wearable and aren’t sole on Fitbit, vivofit 3 is a good choice.
TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music
The TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music gives we a lot of goodies for $250, such as GPS tracking, heart-rate tracking, involuntary activity tracking, support for float workouts, and track exploration, or a ability to download and follow using paths. You can also store adult to 500 songs on a watch and listen to them wirelessly with a enclosed (though not quite impressive) Bluetooth earbuds.
I don’t adore a sometimes-sluggish TomTom MySports mobile app, however. The watch interface isn’t intuitive, and no leaderboard of amicable connectors exists to motivate you. If you’re in a marketplace for a plain GPS using watch, however, Spark 3 Cardio + Plus Music is value adding to a list.