Wearable technology has been around for ages, ever since tiny abacuses were bonded to brass rings. Our most recent adaptations feature vibrant touch screens and Bluetooth access, of course, but we're still seeing more innovation with every new release.
Apple is now on its second iteration of the Apple Watch, while Samsung has released its third. And each have different variations and applications packaged alongside the flagship models.
Have you picked out a favorite yet? Here are our top 5 wearables out right now:
Fitbit Alta HR
Some say the Alta HR is the best fitness tracker FitBit, or any other company for that matter, has ever released. The name has become synonymous with measurable health technology, so it's no wonder this one gets such high marks. Among its best qualities, a long-lasting battery and user-friendly software integrations are what makes the FitBit Alta HR lead the health monitor revolution.
Garmin Forerunner 235
For runners of any skill, the Garmin Forerunner 235 might be just as valuable as a keeping your electrolytes replenished. This all-in-one fitness tracker doubles as a watch to help you time your practice and gain crucial insight into your own health patterns.
If you're looking for an Android compatible smartwatch that doesn't slack on style, look no further than Huawei's flagship model. This watch offers a smooth sapphire display, is Android Wear 2.0 compatible, and features WiFi for tasks that are beyond the range of Bluetooth.
Samsung Gear S3
There's no doubt Samsung leads the way when it comes to wearables running the Android OS, and the Gear S3 is no exception. With a battery that lasts up to 3 days, speakerphone capabilities, GPS, standalone LTE option, and Samsung Pay, this smartwatch proves to be a vital technological tool day in and day out.
Apple Watch Series 2
The Apple Watch amazed us all when it was first released in 2015. The Apple Watch 2, which came out a year later, added even more features to an already versatile smartwatch. The latest model from Apple is waterproof, GPS enabled, and comes in versions from Nike + and fashion designer Hermès, as well as original flavor.
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