Two fingers pressed against your neck or wrist. That’s how most of us checked our heart rate in simpler, analog times.
Now, you can track your heart rate by wearing a chest strap or wristband—or a headband, earbuds, or smart clothes like shirts, blouses, and bras.
Here are four new or recent activity trackers that offer heart rate tracking, with varying degrees of accuracy.
Moov HR Sweat
The $100 headband features a pocket, into which you slip a sensor that reads your heart rate —
from your temple. During my review, I found the heart rate readings to be mostly spot-on, aside from a few spikes here and there.