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Do you actually want a smartwatch instead?

Do you actually want a smartwatch instead?

If you’re looking to leave your phone at home, you might be better off with a smartwatch that has decent health features.

The thing about fitness trackers is they’re often lacking on the connectivity front. You’re likely not going to find them including LTE, robust third-party apps, contactless payments, or a digital assistant. Or if you do, it might be one or two of those — but certainly not all of them.

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If you want more advanced fitness insights, three metrics you should:

  • All fitness trackers have a combination of accelerometers and gyroscopes to detect motion. Some will add altimeters and barometers to measure elevation or how many stairs you’ve climbed in a day.
  • Nearly all modern trackers have a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor - green LEDs that sh...

  • When browsing your options, don’t forget to check the size and thickness of the watch, as well as the materials it’s made from. If your fitness tracker isn’t comfortable, you’re not going to wear it.
  • Comfort is especially important if sleep tracking is a pr...

Why do you want a fitness tracker to begin with? To lose weight? Train for a marathon? Improve your sleeping habits? Fitness trackers are a motivational tool, but they can’t help if you’re unclear about your goals.

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