Activity Tracker Overviews
The articles linked to below summarize wearables for various uses (i.e. tracking non-walking activities, tracking weight lifting, aiding weight loss, tracking heart rate). Read on to discover trackers for your preferred use case!
A list of fitness trackers that can automatically recognize more than just steps and walking, as well as a list of those that can track multiple activities but that do not do so automatically. Some activities these fitness trackers can automatically recognize and log include swimming, running, cycling , sleep, bodyweight exercises, weight lifting, and more.
A list of fitness trackers that are fully waterproof, including those on the market, those still under development, and waterproof fitness watches that in most respects are enough like fitness trackers to warrant inclusion.
A listing of smart blood pressure monitors, smart pulse oximeter trackers, fitness trackers with a focus on heart health, and fitness trackers for overall wellness that also capture heart rate or other cardiac data, and fitness trackers that can import heart rate from a third party heart rate monitor, with short notes on each product.
A list and notes on fitness trackers with features for supporting weight loss, including web and app tools, associated smart body weight scales, associated smart food scales, trackers under development that feature automatic calorie detection, and more.
A list of activity trackers for swimming, from competition-level training tools to those that will appeal to the casual swimmer.
A list of innovative smart cycling gadgets (smart lights, smart locks, etc.), fitness trackers that will track cycling, and sports watches with cycling features.
This is a small but interesting category. Summaries of products weight lifting fitness trackers including those that auto-track reps, sets, and other metrics; those that provide coaching on form; muscle oxygenation monitors; monitors of body fat percentage, strength and definition; and at-home electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) devices.
A product overview of smart clothing for men and women, including sensor-embedded smart shirts that track a variety of biometrics, smart shorts for cyclists and triathletes, smart socks for runners, heart rate monitoring bras, and more.
A few companies have created wearables geared toward children: durable and easy-to-use fitness trackers that turn physical activity into a game. Some are geared toward individual consumers and include fun challenges like "Leap like a lion!". Others have been design with group use in mind (schools, youth groups), others are aimed at tackling childhood obesity. This article provides an overview of fitness trackers for kids that are currently on the market.
There is a growing set of products geared toward seniors, from extending the amount of time that seniors can live independently to tracking healthy habits and serving as a Personal Emergency Response device; other products are aimed at helping loved ones keep tabs on the wellbeing of aging loved ones, from medication adherence to location (for individuals with Alzheimer's).
List and summaries for fitness trackers related to infant care: tracking infant heart rate, respiration, and other vitals; detecting early illnesses before they escalate; smart baby weighing scales; fitness trackers/pregnancy trackers developed for new and expectant mothers.
Product categories including fitness trackers that track sleep, comprehensive sleep systems, and more.
Wearable devices that can measure your exposure to mood-enhancing morning blue-toned light, dangerous levels of UVA and UVB light, and more.
A variety of sport-specific sensors aim to improve your game for a variety of pursuits, from soccer, basketball, tennis, golf, baseball and softball to board sports like wakeboarding, kiteboarding, to other activities like yoga and boxing.
An overview of pet activity trackers, including a few with GPS functions and at least one that can be used for cats.