Despite the attention it’s getting, the Apple Watch isn’t the only wearable gadget gaining fans. Already-established fitness and fashion devices such as ones from Fitbit, Microsoft, Jawbone and Motorola keep improving. If you’re in the market for a fitness tracker or smart watch, what should you look for? Here are the three most –important things:Is it really wearable? In reviewing the Microsoft Band, I found it to be an ergonomic nightmare. It’s not something I would wear regularly, especially not for sleep tracking. Make sure the device you want is comfortable for extended use.Is this data you need? Will you really use heart-rate information or pedometer data about how much you’ve walked each day? You may find the influx of quantified life data more distracting than enlightening.Am I compatible? Make sure the device you seek will work well with whatever smartphone or computer you intend to pair it up with. Android smart watches aren’t typically a great match for iPhone users, and the Apple Watch is nearly useless if you don’t have an iPhone 5 or newer.
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