Fitbit has promised to eventually make the switch to Wear OS 3 sometime in the future, but for now, it's still working to make the best fitness trackers available today. The Charge series is one of the company's longest-running lineups of wearables, with each generation becoming more advanced than the last. Today, Fitbit announced the Charge 5 as its newest tracker, complete with a full-color display and more advanced sensors than ever before.
If you don't want something as bulky as a full smartwatch, which incidentally also lasts a lot longer on a charge, the Fitbit Luxe is your sweet spot. This model was just released in April, designed to deliver the core fitness tracking info of Fitbit's brand while also being sleeker and more stylish than conventional trackers like the Charge. It's $20 off on Amazon today, coming in at a cool $130.
While we've finally gotten our first good look at the future of Wear OS, that doesn't mean you have to lock yourself into Samsung's ecosystem with a Galaxy Watch4. If you're more interested in the fitness-focused aspects of wearables, Fitbit has continued to develop affordable watches and trackers to assist you in reaching your goals. Just a few months after launching its jewelry-inspired Luxe, the company's next gadget has now leaked online.
While Xiaomi has a long history of making impressive fitness trackers, its sub-brand Redmi is relatively new to the game with just a couple of wearables on offer. Much like other products in its lineup, the new Redmi Watch also caters to the budget segment, offering a smartwatch-like design at a price that isn’t much higher than a fitness band.
In a lot of ways, Fitbit's wearables are the best option for Android-compatible smartwatches. That's probably why Google straight-up bought the company, and is folding its fitness tracking smarts into Wear OS later this year. But Fitbit continues to support its existing home-grown products with software updates. It just happens that the latest one also ties it in even closer with Google's ecosystem.
It's been more than a year since many of us got more acquainted with our webcams than we ever wanted to be. You've used the excess of personal time to invest in your personal health, right? Right? Well whether you have or haven't, keeping your health info to yourself is probably a good call. To that end, Fitbit now supports two-factor authentication (2FA) for its user accounts.
It's only been a couple of weeks since we saw the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 pop up on Amazon for US-based buyers. At $60 it was a little more expensive than you might have expected, since the non-NFC version is only about $35 in China. Today the Amazon listing has chopped its price by a considerable margin, down to $49.95. That makes it a fantastic deal compared to most other budget fitness trackers.
If you've been shopping for a new smartwatch to pair with your Android phone, one name has probably kept appearing over and over again. Mobvoi's entire TicWatch lineup is routinely called the best wearable tech for fans of Google's mobile OS, but with one major catch: the price. If you're looking for a quality fitness tracker for your phone but don't want to break the bank, two of Mobvoi's gadgets are on sale today for under $100.
Xiaomi makes some great gear for budget-minded users, but finding it in the western hemisphere can sometimes be a problem. It looks like that won't be an issue for the company's latest fitness tracker. The Mi Smart Band 6, announced precisely one month ago, now has its own listing on Amazon's US store. It's a few cents shy of $60, and it's shipping out on May 18th.
RedMagic has a new smart watch for you to check out, and surprisingly, it has nothing to do with eSports: it's more focused on actual sports and fitness. It uses a round OLED display, a super-long battery life, has a low price, and it eschewed Wear OS or any other established platform... Wait a second, didn't we just do this one? I feel like we just did this one.