Best wearable tech of 2016

Fitbit Charge HR

Fitbit’s Charge HR combines heart rate tracking, sleep tracking and fitness into an affordable, slim band with good battery life. It’s a hard combination to beat.

Price: $114.50 – $149.99 Check prices

4StarsEXCELLENT

Pebble Time Steel

Pebble’s step-up all-steel smartwatch has added battery life and a more durable feel, but it’s basically a tiny upgrade to the less expensive Pebble Time.

Price: $199.99 – $249.99 Check prices

3.5StarsVERY GOOD

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is the most ambitious, well-constructed smartwatch ever seen, but first-gen shortfalls make it feel more like a fashionable toy than a necessary tool. That may change with a big software update later this year, though.

Price: $649.00 Check prices

3.5StarsVERY GOOD

Garmin Forerunner 225

Runners interested in tracking both heart-rate and all-day activities can’t go wrong with the Forerunner 225.

Price: $219.98 – $299.99 Check prices

4StarsEXCELLENT

Jawbone Up2

A better fit and superior software make the redesigned Jawbone Up2 our favorite everyday fitness band.

Price: $83.99 – $101.06 Check prices

4StarsEXCELLENT

Fitbit Blaze

Fitbit’s first real smartwatch gets a lot of things right, including comfort, features and price, but it’s not a slam-dunk design for everyone.

Price: $199.95 – $199.99 Check prices

3.5StarsVERY GOOD

Pebble Time

The Pebble Time adds a few key improvements and a color screen compared to previous Pebble watches, but owners of previous Pebble watches may not see a need to upgrade yet.

Price: $123.99 – $199.99 Check prices

3.5StarsVERY GOOD

Withings Activité Pop

With its analog looks and Bluetooth-syncing functions, the Withings Activite Pop is a clever, stylish blend of everyday watch and connected fitness band that lasts months on a single battery.

Price: $117.09 – $149.99 Check prices

3.5StarsVERY GOOD

LG Watch Urbane

The LG Watch Urbane is the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch and adds Wi-Fi-to-phone connectivity, but it doesn’t offer all that much more than previous Android Wear watch models.

Price: $199.00 – $399.99 Check prices

3.5StarsVERY GOOD

Misfit Flash

The Misfit Flash is a versatile, easy-to-use and extremely affordable fitness tracker that can be worn swimming, too, and it even kind of works as a watch.

Price: $25.13 – $49.99 Check prices

3.5StarsVERY GOOD

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