The best wearables of the year span across all the price segments
Wearable technologies are all things rage in today’s times. While it seems that the smartphone market is reaching a certain saturation point, newer tech stuff like wearables keep surprising us all with what they can do. In the past few months, many wearable devices have launched in the Indian market. Some of them work as a smartwatch to keep you updated with the notifications by connecting to your phones, while others act as fitness trackers to help you track things like sleep, steps, and more. But with so many launches in this segment, which ones truly caught our attention and thus, deserving the title of the best wearables of 2016? Read on to find out.
When it comes to wearable fitness devices, Fitbit is the holy grail. While it has multiple trackers across different price segments, the Fitbit Charge 2 is easily the best one out there. Not only is it a fitness band, it can also show notifications from your phone on the OLED screen. It has a great battery life of about five days. With its SmartTrack feature, it can automatically detect when you start exercising. It can also enable the sleep mode automatically.
Fitness enthusiasts will also love its extremely accurate heart rate sensor which lets you keep track of your heart beat. Overall, these features make the Fitbit Charge 2 the best tracker to own that has the best of all worlds.
Pebble can be considered as the pioneer of wearables, as it started from a humble Kickstarter campaign and eventually led the market. While the company now has been acquired by Fitbit, it has a great set of devices available for consumers, and our pick among them is the Pebble Time. The smartwatch works on Pebble’s proprietary OS and is compatible with both Android as well as iOS platforms. The good thing is that it can be used as a smartwatch to view notifications, as well as working as a fitness tracker. This means, you can track usual things such as your sleep, steps, and more. The Time is also water resistant for up to 30 meters. Interestingly, you can also take notes on the smartwatch using its internal microphone.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is a very affordable yet very amazing fitness band that comes with amazing improvements over the last version of Mi Band. It has an OLED display to show all details like steps, heartbeat etc. You get about 20 days battery life in a single charge which is also amazing. The IP67 rating makes sure that it is splash resistant and the silicone band it comes with is hypoallergic which means it won’t cause any sort of skin irritation while you’re wearing it.
Unlike other fitness bands, GoQii has a different concept. The company charges you the subscription to a fitness program and not for the bands. First and foremost, you are provided with a personal coach who will guide you through your journey to fitness. Along with that, you can also get the consultation from a qualified doctor, health locker which will have all your medical track records related to your GoQii journey. This is quite useful for someone who needs a nudge towards fulfilling their fitness goals.
The fitness band itself is a great piece of hardware. You can track your steps, calories covered, sleep etc. Not only that but you can also get notifications from your phone directly on your fitness band. GoQii sells in packages which are priced on the basis of subscription you want.
Costliest on the list is the Apple Watch (Series 2). Not only is it a luxury watch, but it’s also a niche device considering it’s compatible with iOS only. It runs on watchOS by Apple and has some intuitive features. It pairs with your iPhone to give you access to your notifications among other things. Like most smartwatches, it can also track your fitness details like steps, heartbeat, and more with the Health app.
While the future of wearables does seem shaky, the segment is still quite exciting as can be seen from the variety of devices mentioned above. Which one did you like the most? Let us know in the comments below.
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