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Wearable Fitness

Technology Syncs with Lifestyle in Every Price Range

Fitness and health are vital components to a balanced lifestyle. Ask most people, especially after the new year, and they likely have some sort of health or fitness-related goal. Wearable technology makes it easier than ever to keep on top of your goals. It encourages healthy habits by tracking and analyzing various stats and their impact on your health. Many options are available on the market for wearable technology. Most come in a watch-based design, but there are alternatives as well. Many of these tech companies even offer a variety of options, making it easy to find the best wearable fitness for your particular wants, needs, and budget. Most trackers have the same basic features but with various advanced features. Before you buy, consider what you want from your wearable technology as well as what types of devices you already have that are compatible. The following are among some of the top options to consider.

Withings Move is an activity tracker with a built-in GPS and traditional analog watch face. It also tracks sleep, sleep stages, and has alarms and Smart Wake-up included, $69.95.

Garmin vívosmart® 4 from the Garmin line of fitness watches adds tracking heart rate and blood oxygen saturation, plus sleep and stress monitoring, to the basics of tracking steps, distance and calories burned. Activity is classified on the synced Garmin Connect app, $129.99.

WHOOP Band Without a watch face or screen, this fitness tracker does 24/7 monitoring. Its app reports on sleep, recovery, and strain and includes feedback for all parts of your life by showing how these things affect your health, $30/month subscription (includes the basic band).

Oura Ring The ring uses finger sensors to track heart rate, movement, and temperature and records activity, workouts, sleep, and more. The data is synced to an app that provides analysis, insights, and interpretation of what the numbers mean for your personal health and habits, from $299.