Best Wearables of 2019

Best Wearables

Back in 2016, Netans featured five budget smartwatches available on Flipkart. There was the Android and iOS-compatible Intex fitRiSt Pulzz, as well as the Fitmate Z2 Fitness Tracker and Mio Fuse. Today, wearables are much more advanced and their popularity has increased, so we decided to take a look at some of the best Wearables that will definitely stand out this year.

Apple Watch Series 4

Hailed by Mashable as “the smartwatch to beat” is the Apple Watch Series 4, which brings together many of the features that make wearables a must-wear. In fact, it boasts arguably the most advanced and expansive health-tracking technologies in smartwatches to monitor your heart health.

Apple Watch Series 4
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In a post by Coral they discuss how devices which use technology to monitor heart rate have the ability to pick up abnormalities; this very same technology is present in the Series 4. Among its health-tracking features are a built-in heart rate sensor, fall detection, and electrocardiogram (ECG) capabilities, not to mention Apple’s highly touted Healthkit.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

If there’s a worthy competitor to Apple’s Series 4, then it’s the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. The latter has many of the former’s health- and fitness-tracking capabilities, except fall detection and ECG capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
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The Active, though, has sleep tracking, which the Series 4 doesn’t have. Actually, it is in many ways every bit as good as Apple’s flagship smartwatch. One thing going for the Active is that it is much more affordable than the Series 4. But really, it’s impossible to go wrong with either one.

Withings Move ECG

Like the Active and the Series 4, Withings Move ECG is a smartwatch with health and fitness tracking features. Essentially it is the same watch as the Withings Move, but with the ability to record ECGs.

Withings Move ECG
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The results are then logged in the accompanying app called Health Mate, which determines if there are signs of atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm). The Move ECG can also monitor your steps, detect your workouts, and identify sleep patterns.

Fitbit Charge 3

The Fitbit Charge 3 is a dedicated fitness tracker, and it is arguably one of the best out there. It boasts steps and sleep tracking, heart-rate monitoring, and a range of other fitness-related features. The Charge 3’s accompanying app and social network connectivity are also top-of-the-line.

Welt Smart Belt

Unveiled at January’s CES 2019, the Welt smart belt is pretty much a fitness tracker worn on the waist instead of on the wrist. Developed by the Korean startup Welt, this belt looks like, well, a belt; however, it is a belt that can track various health metrics, like waist size, activity level, calories burned, and the amount of steps taken.

Welt Smart Belt
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It even monitors waist size variations to track patterns such as overeating. Plus, it has the Series 4’s fall detection feature, too. It also comes with a smartphone app that provides the wearer health advice and guidance.

Quell 2.0 Wearable Pain Relief Technology

Released at the tail end of 2018, Quell 2.0 by NeuroMetrix is the answer to your aches and pains. This wearable pain relief device is an improvement from its predecessor, the Quell. It is compact, with customisable features depending on the user’s needs. It makes use of a powerful neurostimulation microchip that ensures maximum pain relief therapy. It can even track pain patterns, activity, and sleep.

Quell 2.0 Wearable Pain Relief Technology
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Muse Softband

Another wearable unveiled at CES 2019 is the Muse-made Softband. Worn like a headband, the Softband helps the wearer meditate whilst falling asleep. It also features brain-sensing technology which Gadgets and Wearables notes will monitor sleep behaviour. Just as important, the Softband is pillowy, made from a flexible soft band that ensures maximum comfort while the wearer is lying in bed.

Muse Softband
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Now, we’re not even halfway through 2019. That means it is entirely possible that Apple, Samsung, and other tech companies will release even better wearables as the year rolls along. The seven on this list, however, are already very good, and each is no doubt worth the investment.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and currently part of MVP Reconnect program. He is also part of the prestigious ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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