1. Misfit Flash
This is a budget friendly fitness tracker. It is waterproof, comes equipped with a wristband and clip-on accessory. The wristband works well with Android and iOS operating system. You can use it to track steps and sleep. It lasts half a year on a single battery. You can get if for as low as $22. On the other hand it lacks a heart rate monitor which for some people is a deal breaker. The design is plastic and it feels a bit cheap, but it will get the job done. The bottom line is that you can use it in a simple way and it is budget friendly. If you need more than it offers, you will have to try with some other fitness tracker. The Misfit Flash works as a watch as well. You could read some breaking tech news to find out more.
2. Fitbit Zip
This is absolutely the best fitness tracker you can get for under $60. You can use it to track your calories and steps. It synchronizes with your PC and your smartphone. The tracker is water resistant and you can easily link it to Fitbit’s analysis tool in the cloud. If you want if to measure sleep, you are out of luck, and the tracker does not offer a rechargeable battery. Its Android compatibility is limited only to Samsung Galaxy smartphones which is a big minus. However, if you own any Samsung phone you are set to go.
3. Jawbone Up
This is a cool, comfortable, effortless to wear, durable and affordable wearable gadget. It features a mobile app which is intuitive and presents all the data very well. However, it lacks a screen. You can sync it only with iPhones and a few particular Android brands. If you do not own any of the mention devices, then you won’t be able to see your fitness data. It connects by using a bit less convenient wired connection. It is a solid device, but it will not make much sense to many people since its support it limited. But those who decide to purchase it, and have all the necessary devices in order to synchronize it, will probably be delighted.
4. Razer Nabu X Smartband
This is a standard activity tracker that comes under $50, and that of course falls under a budget wearables. The company ditched the OLED screen, but you can synchronize it with your smartphone. It is very interesting how you can customize the three little LEDs on the band with different color combination on the band for any notification. That’s so awesome, but on the other hand can be tiresome. Everything comes down to these three little LEDs. It works fine with Android operating system (4.3 and above), and it also works well with iPhones (from 5 and above). The smartband is Apple Health compatible too. It is waterproof (up to 30 minutes under 1 meter of water), and that is a feature that is really impressive if you compare to its low price.
5. Lumo Fit
This gadget is not only a fitness tracker, but also a little patch that helps you with your posture. Once you attach it and start to slouch, it will buzz to notify you about your bad posture. This is really neat. It is really comfortable and it can pass an accessory. The app does not offer a lot, however, it is a fresh device and a bit different from the others. It offers some clever solutions, but someone who wishes to track multiple metrics will not be satisfied.
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