Each year, thousands upon thousands of Americans make New Year’s resolutions concerning health – chief among them is to lose weight and be more conscious of their health. Monitors and trackers that sync with mobile devices have been coming into their own for a while now, and we’ve taken the liberty of arranging some of this year’s best.
The LG G Watch R is elegant, simple, and frighteningly advanced. It’s circular face harkens back to your dad’s favorite watch with a classic design, but its Android 4.3 compatibility makes it the 21st century companion you’re looking for if you need your watch to do everything. In addition to having an always-on heart rate monitor tracking your vitals, the watch offers social networking access, navigation tools, and web search capability all on your wrist.
This watch is compatible with Android smartphones using version 4.3 or lager.
This smart watch offers a smaller display and price tag than the G Watch R. This durable little watch has a heart rate sensor, real-time coaching, and motivational support. The watch is durable and designed to withstand basic element exposure for the adventurous types. It also offers the basic mobile functionality to reject calls with messages, control your alarms for reminders and wake-up calls, and offer quick replies to messages when you’re on the go.
The Samsung watch is compatible with other Samsung products.
For those looking for a less intense introduction to the wearable tech world, there is the Fitbit Charge HR, which made its debut at the start of 2015. Fitbit is known for its excellent tech that tracks steps, distance, and calories burned, but this is the first model that also offers advanced heart rate monitoring. The design is sleek, thin, and unobtrusive, and it blends in with whatever you’re wearing whether you’re working or working out. At the end of the day, the Fitbit tracks the quality and duration of sleep to give you a complete and accurate picture of your health and activity.
The Fitbit Charge HR offers the most compatibility among these watches and works with most smartphones. The Charge HR also comes with wireless USB connector to sync activity logs with a computer.