Smartwatch or fitness tracker?

Smartwatch or fitness tracker?


at 5:00 wearable tech it’s hot this holiday season smartwatches are super popular so our fitness trackers for people who want to track their activity but not necessarily wear a computer on their wrist well if you aren’t sure which way to go consumer reporter Maryland where it says information to help you choose wearable gadgets like fitness trackers and smartwatches are getting cheaper while letting you do even more right on your wrist gives me text messages alerts things like that gives me my alarm too it’s like I’m not that my phone on me all the time so it just makes it a little bit more convenient you might be thinking about giving or even getting one as a gift so when it comes time to shop Consumer Reports Bree Fowler says start by thinking about what you’re going to use it for if you just want something that’s going to count steps maybe track your heart rate a fitness tracker probably covers what you need if you’re gonna do more reading emails if you want the latest sports scores the weather you might want to look at a SmartWatch some trackers may have text and call notifications as well Fowler says you should also think about how tech-savvy the person who’ll be using it is lots of bells and whistles won’t mean much if you don’t know how to use them the good thing about devices that don’t do as much is they’re oftentimes a lot easier to use fitness trackers are a good example of this they’re easy to pair that can count steps they can track your heart rate they’ll even track your sleep patterns and you really don’t have to do a whole lot when it comes to charging fitness trackers will last for days but some smartwatches need to be charged each night but during the day smartwatches with cell service lets you leave your phone in your pocket or even at home that of course comes at a price not only does the SmartWatch cost more you also have to pay the carrier more for that convenience for a SmartWatch Consumer Reports recommends the Apple watch series for for $400 and up and for a fitness tracker see our likes the Fitbit charge 3 for about $150 Marylyn more it’s case at 12 News

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