6. Sony SmartWatch
Heads up, Android users — this one’s for you! I’m an iOS gal, so I had to borrow a device and adjust to it, but once I had everything set up I was good to go.
The SmartWatch ($149.95) is an easy to read, visually appealing gadget that is part tracker, part do-everything high-tech accessory. It essentially does everything your phone does, except from your wrist — texts, emails, music, etc. And SmartWatch has a built-in GPS tracker, so if you want to record your runs, walks, bike rides or hikes, you don’t even need to bring your phone.
The SmartWatch pairs with the iFit Outside app, can sync with any equipment you have at home that is iFit enabled and displays information via Google Maps. SmartWatch doesn’t have a heart rate monitor; I’d like to be able to cross-reference that data against other metrics like distance and time. So it’s great for tracking my bike rides, but not as useful for any of my strength training programs.