This is going to be the year that you move more and sleep better and get in shape…right? It can be, with these new devices on your side. Helping you keep tabs on everything from the number of steps you take to the quality of your shuteye, fitness trackers can be a valuable tool for getting your health in order—and they often double as a stylish accessory. Read on for six of our favorites. Luckily for us the technology keeps getting better—and better looking.
WITHINGS ACTIVE POP
Maybe you’re on board with the idea of an activity tracker, but aren’t quite down with a potentially less-than-chic digital interface. Enter the new Withings Activé Pop, one of our favorite finds at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. This colorful new gizmo looks like a sleek analog watch, but also tracks your activity and sleep, all of which you can check on your smartphone, which it syncs with to dig deep into your Plus, with a cell battery that lasts eight months, there’s no nightly charging required.
In the running community, Garmins have long been the gold standard in GPS watches. Now, the Vivofit is poised to become the same for activity trackers. In addition to monitoring your steps and sleep, the Vivofit allows you to personalize daily goals and will remind you when you’ve been sitting too long. You can buy the original Vivofit now, and the Vivofit2 should be out in early 2015.
UP24 BY JAWBONE
This device’s 24-7 tracking means you’ll gain a better understanding of how much you move during the day, as well as how much quality sleep you get at night. To boot, the UP24’s Smart Alarm will wake you at the most optimal point in your sleep cycle, so you wake up feeling rested. It’s also armed with a Smart Coach to give you personalized tips and motivation, tailored to your goals and activity.
Looks can be deceiving. Case in point: The Misfit Shine, the quarter-sized metal disc that keeps tabs on your activity level. You can wear it in a wristband, or just about anywhere else on your body. When you’re ready to upload your data, simply place it on your smartphone—no cables, wires, or Bluetooth syncing necessary.
FITBIT CHARGE HR
Runners, rejoice! The latest from Fitbit serves up real time run stats, including your heartrate—without a clunky chest strap. With 24-hour activity tracking that automatically syncs with your mobile dashboard, a watch function, and caller ID, it’s a solid pick for everyday use as well.
The Basis Peak is ready for anything. Technology called BodyIQ automatically detects sleeping, walking, running, and biking, while advanced sensors monitor heart rate (sans chest strap), perspiration, motion, and skin temperature. This data works together to give you a comprehensive understanding of your fitness and a more accurate read on your calorie burn.