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Vivosmart from Garmin

Garmin's Vivosmart is designed to provide athletes with the information they need during a very active day. By touching the watch and the screen, the user will see text notifications, the number of steps, calories burned, the time taken and the current time.

The great thing about the Vivosmart compared to other competitors is its battery life of up to seven days before you have to recharge the device. Daily goals can be set with the Vivosmart. The device will inform you if you achieve these goals. You can use the Garmin Connect app with the Vivosmart.

This allows you to track training progress as well as fitness goals. The Vivosmart has a touchscreen and smart notifications that warn you if you have already exercised enough or maybe even too hard. All heart and sleep monitoring sensors and functions are also included.

Like most portable devices released in 2015, the Vivosmart is BlueTooth compatible. The Vivosmart is by far the most affordable of all Garmin handheld devices. It is available from the Garmin website and from other electronics stores. The current retail price is around $ 169.

Tom Tom Runner

The name of the Tom Tom Runner is actually self-explanatory. This device is intended for avid runners only. Thanks to its slim, compact fit, it is easy to take with you when jogging or running. The Tom Tom Runner includes the QuickGPSFix technology, with which you can locate your surroundings so as not to get lost. Tom Tom MySports is the right app for the Tom Tom Runner and offers all the fitness and running tracking functions customary in the industry.

The device is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters. The only negative thing about the Tom Tom Runner is its short battery life. In use it is up to eight hours, otherwise around ten hours. The Tom Tom Runner also records indoor runs. On the positive side, the Tom Tom Runner is priced at around $ 129. The device can be optimally used together with the Tom Tom Watch.

HUAWEI TalkBand B1

HUAWEI has developed into an extremely successful provider of mobile devices over the past few years. Unsurprisingly, the company recently started making wearable devices. The TalkBand B1 is one of the most attractive products.

The intelligent device is waterproof and can stay underwater at a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes. Thanks to its BlueTooth compatibility, you can answer phone calls and record training, fitness and health data as well as calorie consumption at the same time. Other functions include sleep monitoring and a compatible app for your mobile phone.

The TalkBand B1 is compatible with all known smartphones and operating systems on the market. Embedded G-sensors record all information. The HUAWEI TalkBand B1 is available online through many retailers priced around $ 129.99.

SmartBand Talk SWR30 from Sony

Sony is also venturing into the portable fitness equipment market with the 2015 SmartBand Talk SWR30. A unique selling point of this device is the fact that you can make calls with both hands free. When you get a call, you don't even have to look at your smartphone. Text messages can be viewed and answered right on your wrist.

Basic health and fitness monitoring functions measure how long and how far you have run, and can also tell you when you are resting and when you are sleeping.

The interchangeable wristband of the SmartBand Talk SWR30 also makes a fashion statement. This device also incorporates the popular e-ink technology that Sony uses on its newer devices. The Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30 is BlueTooth and Android compatible and offers a USB micro connection.

The plain exterior is deceptive: there are far more functions hidden inside than you would expect. At a price of $ 99.99, the SmartBand Talk SWR30 is also more than affordable. It is available online, in Sony stores, and from the company's retail partners.

Razer Nabu X

The Razer Nabu X represents a new approach to intelligent wearable fitness equipment. It has no interactive screen and only embedded sensors. When someone calls you on your smartphone, the Razer Nabu X vibrates to notify you.

The associated app includes a pedometer, records the distance covered, the calories burned, goals and how many hours you slept. With the technology of the Razer Nabu X, you can also communicate with other users within a certain distance. This allows you to interact with others, exchange training results and data and compare them with one another.

The apps for the Nabu X are also suitable for gaming and web chats. The Nabu X works with BlueTooth Low Energy technology and has a battery life of up to seven days.

But the best thing about this device is its price. The Nabu X is available for just $ 49.99 from the official website at Thanks to its web chat and gaming function, the Nabu X will certainly appeal to sports fans as well as consumers from other market segments. You are definitely getting good business with this.

FitBit Charge HR

FitBit is making a name for itself in the wearable fitness equipment market, so it is the perfect end to our list of the top ten smart devices. That’s the FitBit Charge HR.

The sensors allow you to monitor your heart rate and activities. With the Charge HR, heart rate is monitored using a state-of-the-art sensor that provides you with data in real time. The Charge HR is BlueTooth 4.0 compatible and can be used on iOS and Android smartphones.

The Charge HR companion app tracks calories burned, pace, and status of your workouts, as well as the achievement of pre-set goals. Again, this is a simple but highly functional smart wearable device entirely reserved for the sports and fitness fanatics in your family.

It's available at a number of retailers and on the FitBit website at a convenient price of around $ 149. With the FitBit Charge HR you get good technology at a reasonable price.

FitBit Charge

Like the Charge HR, the original FitBit Charge offers the full spectrum of fitness tracking. In addition to sleep and step monitoring, the device also offers a companion app that you can use to record your workouts and runs. The biggest downside to the Charge HR is that it doesn't have the same state-of-the-art features.

Although it offers the Caller ID function, its notification function is, according to some users, rather limited. By touching a button, the user can navigate between calories burned, heart rate and other functions.

The FitBit Charge HR is definitely cheaper than its little brother at $ 129. This smart device is sure to be a good buy thanks to its basic features at a reasonable price.

Acer Liquid Leap Plus

Acer also entered the portable fitness equipment market with the Acer Liquid Leap at the end of 2014. The device was not selling well and was criticized for its limited fitness tracking capabilities. Now Acer has released the Acer Liquid Leap Plus. With this product, Acer is virtually reinventing itself. Like other competitors, it offers BlueTooth technology, sensors, companion apps and fitness tracking functions.

Particularly noteworthy are the long battery life of the Acer Liquid Leap Plus and its high-resolution screen display. The watch's rubber strap adapts perfectly to the wearer's wrist. It is also positive that it combines the simple look of the Liquid Leap with all the functions that buyers of portable fitness equipment currently expect. The Acer Liquid Leap Plus is definitely a worthwhile purchase at 79 USD.

Polar M400

The Polar M400 has meanwhile blossomed into the world-famous fitness tracker. You are undoubtedly dealing with a state-of-the-art GPS and activity tracker.

The Polar M400 is made for runners - nothing more, nothing less. When recording your mileage, nobody can imitate it so quickly. This device offers all normal functions such as heartbeat and heart rate measurement, running time and distance covered. With the GPS feature, it is practically impossible to get lost. In addition, routes that have already been completed can be tracked.

The battery life of the Polar M400 is eight hours in GPS mode and a little longer in other modes. The associated Smart Coach app checks and analyzes your progress and your runs. The Personal Records function notifies you when you have reached a destination or a certain distance.

It can be connected to your computer or smartphone via the standard USB micro port. The Polar M400 is also available in several colors. The Polar M400 is available for around $ 229 in many online and retail stores. In view of the complex technology, the device with this great price-performance ratio is definitely a good buy.

Mio Fuse

The Mio Fuse is another simple but highly functional smart wearable device for 2015. It is BlueTooth compatible and has a companion app called Mio Go that can be used to record heartbeat, distance walked, step count and other important information.

All of this can be captured via the Mio Go app, which can more than keep up with other apps in its class. The Mio Link function allows you to connect the device to a computer via a USB port. The app must be used with a smartphone. The Mio Fuse is iOS and Android compatible.

The Mio Fuse charger is extremely innovative. The Mio Link is connected to the USB port with a magnet. The state-of-the-art optical HR sensor provides precise information. The tracking mode is available around the clock. In addition, goals can be set in advance, which you will be informed about using the small screen on the watch.

The Mio Fuse is available at Dick’s Sporting Goods, for example, as well as many other larger retail stores. You can get the Mio Fuse for approximately $ 149.

Atlas Wearables Atlas Wristband

Atlas Wearables is an American start-up from Austin, Texas. With the Atlas Wristband you are daring the first foray into the market for portable and intelligent fitness equipment. The Atlas wristband claims to be able to tell you what kind of workout you are doing.

It can tell if you're jogging, biking, and even lifting weights in the gym. The great thing about this device is that it also records the number of steps, distance traveled and repetitions. The Atlas wristband has a 3D sensor and is waterproof up to a depth of 50 meters. With the Atlas wristband app you can track all fitness results and workouts.

It offers BlueTooth Smart technology and is suitable for iOS and Android smartphones. The device also offers different modes such as Freestyle, Coach and Time. With Freestyle you can do your normal workout and then call up the associated data from the app. In Coach mode, you will receive notifications via the wristband when you have achieved a goal and when your muscles are starting to tire. It has a 32-bit processor, a 3-axis accelerometer, a gyroscope and an optical heart rate sensor.

The Atlas wristband was first presented in January 2015 at the CES in Las Vegas and is expected to hit the market later this year. The device can already be pre-ordered on the Atlas Wearables website.

FitBit Surge

Yes, FitBit is back on this list of wearable devices thanks to the FitBit Surge. It advertises itself to be a smart fitness monitor. This device looks more like the Apple Watch than any other wearable smart fitness device on this list. This already suggests its price, which is around $ 249 in retail.

Again, you get the industry-standard GPS location and health monitoring functions. Other features include sleep monitoring and the companion app, which you can use to track your workouts. The device is available with wristbands in different sizes. The FitBit Surge has a touch screen that you can tap. According to reviews, the device can even be operated with sweaty fingers after a workout.

The optical sensor works around the clock and provides you with real-time data via the companion app. Tests have shown that it is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters and can easily be taken into the shower.

Like its industry colleagues, the FitBit Surge is iOS and Android compatible as a portable fitness device. This watch is intended for demanding FitBit users and consumers who receive a technically sophisticated device for the purchase price.

Zero Touch One from Swatch

The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Swatch is now also venturing into the market for portable fitness equipment and will launch its new product line in May of this year. This touchscreen watch was specially developed for physically active people. The target group are especially beach volleyball players.

At the FIVB World Beach Volleyball Tour it was announced some time ago that Swatch would also be bringing out portable devices in the future. This clock measures on a scale from 0 to 100 the force with which a person hits or blocks a ball on the net.

It serves as a fitness tracker - nothing more and nothing less. As already said, it was developed exclusively for beach volleyball players. The price has not yet been announced, but it is likely to be a little higher at Swatch.

Wiko Watch

Wiko and Nevo have teamed up to bring a new look to wearable fitness and activity tracking devices. The watch looks like a simple timepiece at first, but is equipped with several sensors and offers a companion app to track your progress. It was synchronized with the Wiko Watch. The Wiko Watch is compatible with devices from iOS 7 and from Android 4.3.

Other functions of the Wiko Watch include a call notification that prompts you to look at your smartphone with a vibration and a light touch of the wrist. Since the device is made in France, this could affect the price. Wiko is known for its inexpensive phones, which is why the Wiko Watch might not be overly expensive.

The watch was only recently unveiled to the general public. A sale date has not yet been announced. With its affordable price and solid fitness features, it should sell well.

The market for tracking and wearable devices will undoubtedly be characterized by leaps and bounds in 2015. All devices have quite similar technology and functionality, but ultimately all have different properties and, more importantly, different manufacturers.

One thing is certain, the technology in these devices gives hope that the global smart wearable device market looks bright for the future.

If you are into sports and enjoy hiking, exercising, or even playing beach volleyball, these smart and portable fitness machines are sure to be a good place to start looking for a straightforward exercise partner. 2015 is without a doubt a successful year for wearable fitness equipment.