Introducing: We Wear It

Pools are open, schools are out, and summer is on its way. While the impending heat often leads to taking layers off, we’re dedicating 99 days to trying wearables on – and telling you about them along the way.

The wearables market has seen incredible growth, but these devices are doing much more than just tracking steps. The wearables market spans a wide range of uses, working (or not working) for different lifestyles and goals.

That’s why our team is spending the summer testing out a wide range of gadgets. We’ll be using them to challenge one another, meet individual fitness goals, and explore cool new apps – and we want to help others do the same.

Starting June 1, our staff will provide regular insights on innovative wearable devices including:

  • Apple Watch – packed with powerful sensors, apps turn the watch into a wearable that spans health, productivity, entertainment and more
  • Beddit – this monitor and corresponding app aim to provide a comprehensive analysis of a user’s sleep quality
  • Cuff – hitting the market this summer, the smart jewelry combines notifications, activity tracking, and safety alerts
  • FitBit Flex – keeping track of sleep, steps, and calories burned, the wristband syncs with more than 150 smartphones
  • FitBit One – the activity-tracking clip displays stats on steps, floors climbed, calories burned, sleep, and active minutes
  • FitBit Charge HR – the wristband monitors heart rate and tracks activity – and has a battery that lasts up to five days
  • Garmin Vívoactive – the watch features built-in sports apps to help the user track running, golfing, cycling, swimming and other activities
  • Jawbone Up 3 – the wristband tracks exercise, heart rate, and sleep quality while syncing with “Smart Coach” to help users set goals and track calories
  • Jawbone Up Move – tracking steps, sleep, exercise and overall calories burned, the clip syncs with “Smart Coach” to provide greater insight
  • Leaf – the stress, sleep and activity tracker can be worn as a clip, bracelet or necklace
  • Lively – the personal emergency response wearable combines activity tracking, medication reminders and a one-push help button
  • Lumo Lift – tracking posture and activity, the magnetic clip vibrates to coach users
  • Microsoft Band – the wearable tracks activity and helps users stay connected with notifications for calls, texts, weather, finance, and more
  • Misfit Shine – a wearable that can be worn anywhere, the device helps users track activity, sleep and calories
  • Moov – the bands help users train and improve form across a range of fitness activities
  • Netatmo June – the smart jewelry is designed to help users fight skin damage caused by the sun
  • Nike Fuel Band – the activity tracker connects with a suite of apps for training and motivation
  • Tom Tom Runner GPS Watch – featuring a large display, the watch helps runners train and connects to the TomTom MySports app
  • Wahoo TICKR X Workout Tracker and HR monitor – the workout strap captures heart rate, calorie burn, and duration of exercise
  • Withings Activité Pop – the waterproof watch features activity and sleep tracking
  • Withings Pulse – working as a watch or a clip, the wearable tracks steps, elevation, distance and calories

This isn’t a passive exercise – join us, challenge yourself, learn about cool tech and follow along here and on social media using #ACTwearsIt.

By | 2016-12-21T00:14:21+00:00 May 26th, 2015|