In the past three months, I’ve tested a traditional-looking watch that tracks my steps. A headband that measures my heart rate. And a new Fitbit that tracks my sleep patterns in-depth.
It’s not been a ground-breaking year thus far, in terms of wearable technological advancements. Still, among the activity trackers released in 2017, I can enthusiastically recommend the following.
1. Fitbit Alta HR
Alta HR ($150 to $180) is Fitbit’s latest device, an attractively svelte wristband that also offers continuous heart rate tracking. (Most wristbands that track heart rate are comparatively chunkier.)