Connected watches and bracelets for the return to sports in January
Connected bracelets and watches measure your daily physical activity and are ideal accessories for keeping in shape. Discover the models selected by Tech&Co.
Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinners are over. After you’ve gotten over the excess of year-end holiday festivities, it’s time to come up with your resolution for 2023: get back to exercise. January is a good time for such a thing, and what better way to start than with a bracelet or a connected watch? In fact, these devices offer nice features to track your health, analyze your daily physical activity and sleep.
Connected bracelets, also called activity sensors or trackers, benefit from a more compact format and are less expensive closed hours. This makes it an interesting alternative to the latter, but it is more extensive in terms of on-board functions and is presented as an addition to the smartphone. The choice will depend on your needs and usage.
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Xiaomi Smart Band 7
Due to its modest weight (13.5 grams), the main asset of this activity sensor, discreet and comfortable for everyday use, is its 1.62-inch AMOLED screen. Well made, responsive and bright, providing a comfortable screen surface for better readability. In addition, it has always-on display technology, which allows the panel to remain open at low brightness. Navigating the menus is easy.
The device offers all the functions necessary for fitness with the presence of 110 sports modes. In addition to the basic fitness monitoring functions (heart rate, step count, calorie consumption, sleep monitoring, etc.), the connected wristband can measure SpO2 to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels and VO2 max. maximum absorption of oxygen. Stress tracking and women’s health tracking complete the picture.
The bracelet is connected to the smartphone through the Mi Fitness app available on Android and iOS systems. In addition, water resistant up to 50 meters, the device has more than 100 customizable dials and shows a fairly accurate autonomy calculated at 7 days. It’s undeniably good value for money for people looking to take advantage of a relatively fully integrated bracelet.
Fitbit Charge 5
The Fitbit Charge 5 is a very fully connected wristband. It is compact and comfortable, easily worn on the wrist and it adopts a color AMOLED display that allows you to enjoy a fairly good readability. In terms of features, the device offers classic activity and health monitoring (measurement of heart rate, number of daily steps, VO2 max…), detailed sleep analysis, as well as smart functions (smartphone notifications, payment system). , smart alarm clock…).
Effective, it is also equipped with an AED (electrodermal activity) sensor designed to assess stress based on changes in skin perspiration. Incorporating GPS, this activity sensor also offers 24 sport profiles and offers the option to record the route taken. All for the declared autonomy of 7 days.
Samsung Galaxy Fit 2
The Galaxy Fit 2 has a few tricks up its sleeve. Along with a discreet design and a 1.1-inch AMOLED screen that allows you to enjoy a quality visual experience, the South Korean manufacturer’s waterproof activity tracker up to 50 meters provides accurate monitoring of your comprehensive health. Thus, it has five automated functions to optimize your activity and integrates different sensors that can accurately assess your physical condition: accelerometer, gyroscope or even an optical heart rate sensor.
In addition to stress management, it will also enable you note the quality of sleep. Controllable from your screen or smartphone via the Galaxy Wearable app available on Android and iOS, Galaxy Fit 2 offers over 70 watch faces to match your style and needs. Otherwise, Samsung advertises a huge battery life for its connected bracelet: 21 days without going through the charging case.
Fitbit Ace 3
Encourage your child to engage in physical activity in a playful way with Fitbit Ace 3. For good reason, if most connected wristbands are aimed at adults, this activity model and sleep tracker is aimed at youngsters from the age of six.
Comfortable, rugged and waterproof, this activity tracker with a 0.72-inch monochrome OLED screen focuses on the essentials by offering a limited number of functions: tracking the number of hours of sleep, the number of steps and minutes of continuous physical activity. even a stopwatch and alarm clock.
Like the bracelet, it’s easy to use with the accompanying Fitbit app, which is available on Android and iOS and is used specifically to program physical activity goals. In addition, this activity sensor guarantees eight days of satisfactory autonomy.
Oppo Band Style
This activity sensor is efficient with its affordable price and simple and functional design. Only the option to use different straps, the Sport model or the Style model, helps to bring a very slight touch of fantasy to this classic looking model. In detail, its 1.1-inch AMOLED screen is beyond reproach: bright and durable, it displays excellent contrasts for efficient day-to-day reading thanks to the configurable Night mode.
It is clear that the Oppo Band especially allows you to track daily activity and engage in various sports, as well as provide various information such as heart rate, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2). Ergonomic, the tracker of the Chinese manufacturer is distinguished by a very correct autonomy estimated at 12 days.
Garmin Venu 2
With its modest design and high-end finishes, the Garmin Venu 2 presents itself as an elegant connected watch designed for athletes. Its AMOLED panel offers very good contrasts and high brightness. The multi-functional multi-sport watch is perfect, it combines sports and health monitoring functions using multiple sensors (GPS chip, optical heart sensor, pulse oximeter, barometric altimeter) whose accuracy should be emphasized.
The Venu 2 also includes a music player that works with Deezer, Spotify and Amazon Music, as well as an NFC chip for contactless payment. Its hundreds of exercises, personalized exercises and many more Good autonomy, 22 hours, complete to please the most reluctant.
Apple Watch Ultra
Designed for physical activity, the Apple Watch Ultra is a sportier and more rugged version of the Apple Watch Series. The result: a high-end connected watch with remarkable features: a titanium case frame accompanies a very large AMOLED display (1.9 inches) covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. In addition, “Apple Watch Ultra” can be used for scuba diving up to a depth of 40 meters.
Its touch interface is fluid and ergonomic, and the smartwatch is equipped with many ultra-precise sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, altimeter, GPS, ECG sensor or temperature sensor. to track the menstrual cycle. It is almost flawless for autonomy: the watch announces 36 hours without charging its battery, which can last up to 60 hours by activating the “Energy saving” mode.