5 Hot Wearable Technologies

Image courtesy of Apple

Searching for the best fitness, activity, habit or sleep trackers on the market? Or maybe you prefer a fully functional but stylish smartwatch?

2015 has turned into the year of the wearables. Here are the five pieces of wearable tech that are generating buzz among consumers.

1. Apple Watch

Apple’s much-hyped smartwatch lets you choose among the standard Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport or Apple Watch Edition, depending on your personal preferences and style.

Each comes with the same technology, including tap notifications for incoming messages, quality and frequency tracking of physical activities, a stopwatch, timer, photos, world clock, Siri and Apple Pay, and, of course, apps.

The Apple Watch opens up new opportunities for app developers, who will be able to develop tools and experiences specifically for the device.

2. Fitbit Surge

This “fitness super watch” has GPS tracking, heart monitoring, text and call notifications, vibrating alarm, and music control capabilities.

Users can also download the Fitbit app from the iTunes Store to sync the fitness tracker with an iPhone 4 or newer edition, or any number of popular smartphones. The app lets you easily track progress and analyze activity trends displayed in charts and graphs.

Fitbit Surge has a sleek visual appeal and can be purchased in black, blue or orange.

3. Jaybird Reign Advanced Activity Tracker

This smartband has a mind of its own and recognizes your body’s unique rhythm, including when it’s time to get active and how much energy you have in the tank.

It measures the variability in time between your heart’s beats, and has patented technology that detects fatigue and recovery patterns.

The band also notifies you when it’s time to wind down and provides you with a detailed breakdown of your activity levels throughout the day.

The Jaybird Reign is made of silicone that conforms to the shape of your wrist. The band has a five-day battery life, which means you’re not constantly in search of an outlet to keep it powered up.

4. Basis Peak

Basis Peak includes a habit tracker to help you improve activity and sleep patterns. It also sends notifications and alerts from your smartphone directly to your wrist.

Basis Peak says it is the only fitness and sleep tracker on the market to automatically detect when you’re asleep, and where you are in the sleep cycle, whether it’s REM or deep sleep.

5. SKULPT Aim

This wearable is ideal for the fitness obsessed, as it claims to be the first device in the world to measure body fat percentage and muscle quality by capturing data from points on 24 different muscle groups.

As soon as the moist sensors are applied to your relaxed muscles, data is instantly captured and displayed on the device. Users also can track their progress through a series of color-coded graphs and scales.

How to find cheaper car insurance in minutes

Getting a better deal on car insurance doesn't have to be hard. You can have The Zebra, an insurance comparison site compare quotes in just a few minutes and find you the best rates. Consumers save an average of $368 per year, according to the site, so if you're ready to secure your new rate, get started now.

Read Next
7 Free Tools for Saving More Money at Amazon
7 Free Tools for Saving More Money at Amazon

Use these websites and other tools to save money — or earn extra cash — when shopping at Amazon.

8 Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Debt ASAP
8 Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Debt ASAP

Here’s how to painlessly speed up debt-reduction efforts.

5 Surveys For Money Sites To Get Paid For Your Opinion
5 Surveys For Money Sites To Get Paid For Your Opinion

Yes, you can earn extra cash by taking online surveys. But some websites are better than others for this. Here are a few of our favorites.

12 Tech Gadgets That Make Daily Life Easier
12 Tech Gadgets That Make Daily Life Easier

These products on Amazon will ease worries and simplify your routine.

Avoiding These 5 Foods Could Save Your Vision as You Age
Avoiding These 5 Foods Could Save Your Vision as You Age

Millions of Americans may be able to prevent an incurable cause of blindness by making a basic change.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Most Popular
Social Security Checks Likely to Grow This Much in 2021
Social Security Checks Likely to Grow This Much in 2021

The federal government recently released a key statistic that gives clear insight into what next year’s COLA will be.

This Gas Station Scam Is Victimizing More Drivers
This Gas Station Scam Is Victimizing More Drivers

For the second straight year, a growing number of Americans believe they’ve fallen prey to this scam.

21 Things You Should Always Buy at a Dollar Store
21 Things You Should Always Buy at a Dollar Store

Dollar stores have great bargains on both everyday and occasional purchases.

7 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score Fast
7 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score Fast

Your financial security might soon depend upon the strength of your credit score.

7 Unusual Ways to Declutter Your Home
7 Unusual Ways to Declutter Your Home

Tired of possessions weighing you down? Here are seven ways to declutter painlessly and effectively.

This Is the Most Popular Age for Claiming Social Security
This Is the Most Popular Age for Claiming Social Security

Both men and women are most likely to start receiving Social Security benefits at this age.

6 Things You Should Never Buy at Trader Joe’s
6 Things You Should Never Buy at Trader Joe’s

We love Trader Joe’s for plenty of reasons. But think twice about this handful of products.

Don’t Toss These 7 Household Items — Sell Them
Don’t Toss These 7 Household Items — Sell Them

Here’s how to earn cash as you give new life to these unwanted items.

6 Legal Documents Retirees Need — but Don’t Have
6 Legal Documents Retirees Need — but Don’t Have

Few retirees have these documents that are crucial to their golden years — especially during a pandemic.

19 High-Paying Jobs You Can Get With a 2-Year Degree
19 High-Paying Jobs You Can Get With a 2-Year Degree

These jobs pay more than the typical job in the U.S. — and no bachelor’s degree is required.

Eat This Food If You Want to Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease
Eat This Food If You Want to Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease

One type of food associated with the Mediterranean diet offers especially large benefits.

5 Awesome Places You Can Retire Overseas on $2,000 a Month or Less
5 Awesome Places You Can Retire Overseas on $2,000 a Month or Less

In this week’s podcast: tips on retiring overseas — from someone who’s been helping American expats for decades.

11 Expenses That Quietly Drain Your Wallet
11 Expenses That Quietly Drain Your Wallet

It’s scandalously easy to overspend in these areas of your life.

Could You Give Up These 7 Expenses to Save Thousands of Dollars a Year?
Could You Give Up These 7 Expenses to Save Thousands of Dollars a Year?

You could save more than $30,000 by setting aside these costly expenses for just one year.

10 Deep Discounts Available on Amazon This Friday
10 Deep Discounts Available on Amazon This Friday

These items are all steeply discounted — but the deals won’t last long.

9 Dumb Ways You Are Ruining Your Home Value
9 Dumb Ways You Are Ruining Your Home Value

Homeowners, beware these mistakes that can drive away potential buyers.

18 Amazon Purchases That We Are Loving Right Now
18 Amazon Purchases That We Are Loving Right Now

These practical products make everyday life a little easier.

7 Tips for Building an Emergency Stockpile
7 Tips for Building an Emergency Stockpile

A pandemic or natural disaster could leave you reliant on your existing food supply. Is your pantry prepared?

3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free
3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free

With a little ingenuity, you can cut Office costs to zero.

View More Articles

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Add a Comment

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.