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Wearable Tech

Wearable tech, is it for you? It’s 2021 and you’re trying to figure out how to keep track of your heart rate, steps, calories burned, miles ran, etc but don’t have a way to do it. With all those goals in mind, many have trusted wearable tech to track these things for them and it's grown in popularity over the years. But how do you know which one is right for you? What we’ve done here is give you a way to do your own research and compare your options with a few key features we’ve highlighted in each.


Apple Watch Series 6

PCMag Review

Price point : $399.99

Average rating : 4.5 ★

Special Features :

  • Measures blood oxygen saturation (SpO2)

  • Real time elevation tracking

  • Sleep tracking

  • Automatic hand washing detection

  • New workout types

  • Low-range VO2 max

  • ECG tracker for heart rhythm


Vívoactive 4

PCMag Review

Price point : $349.99

Average rating : 4.5 ★

Special Features:

  • Garmin started as more of a watch for runners so their running tracking is one of the best.

  • Energy monitoring

  • Measures blood oxygen saturation (SpO2)

  • Stress tracking

  • Women’s health tracking

  • Hydration tracking

  • Respiration tracking

  • Breathing exercises

  • Sleep tracking


Fitbit Versa 3

PCMag Review

Price point : $229.95

Average rating : 4.0 ★

Special Features :

  • Measures blood oxygen saturation (SpO2)

  • ECG tracker for heart rhythm

  • Sleep tracking

  • Women’s health tracking

Fitbit’s interface is simpler. Does report some glitches here and there however.


What all the watches have in common:

  • Movement tracking

  • Music listening abilities

  • Pay with your watch

  • Keep track with friends/family

  • Workouts programed in

  • Optional fitness subscription

  • Notifications from cell phone/calling capabilities

  • Interchangeable straps (some more options than others)

  • GPS


All in all, there are MANY similar features of all the smart watch / fitness trackers on the market. It comes down to personal preference, brands already being used by the consumer, and quality of the product.



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