Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in wearables.

Garmin Vivosport (2017) review

The Vivosport may look and feel like a simple fitness band, but its onboard tech puts it on a par with many larger, more expensive smartwatches. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Fitbit One Review

  • Small size
  • Great display
  • Secure Clip almost too secure
  • Altimeter for counting stairs
  • Bluetooth communication with Smartphone
  • Fitbit App
  • Difficult to check current stats
  • Vibration alarm doesn’t always get our attention…
  • Setting up for sleep tracking requires extra wrist…
  • Easy to forget before doing laundry
Our Score 8

Zackees Turn-Signal Gloves Review

  • Blazing LED arrows can’t be missed
  • High-quality materials and construction
  • You look like you belong in Tron
Our Score 8

Sony SmartBand with Core Review

  • Lightweight and comfortable wristband
  • Lifelog app is fun
  • Data fiends will love the graphs
  • Wide variety of extra features
  • Not too expensive
  • Extra features are largely superfluous
  • Standard band is too bland
  • Only for Android
  • Vibration alerts
Our Score 7

Samsung Gear 2 Review

  • Less bulky than Galaxy Gear
  • Stable, snappy performance
  • Still the best screen on a smartwatch
  • Much better battery life
  • Tizen OS means fewer apps
  • Only works with some Samsung devices
  • Screen doesn’t turn on fast enough
  • Annoying charging dongle required
Our Score 6

Phosphor Touch Time Review

  • Battery lasts “up to a year”
  • Always-on monochrome display
  • Solid build quality
  • Supports multiple languages
  • Limited functionality
  • Finicky touchscreen
  • Expensive
Our Score 5

Samsung Gear Fit Review

  • Gorgeous curved Super AMOLED screen
  • Notifications work for all apps
  • Silky smooth scrolling
  • Easy to use software interface
  • Cool heart-rate monitor
  • Long screen is awkward to use
  • Plastic strap is cheap
  • Charging dongle is awkward
  • Pedometer is inaccurate
  • Fitness features are half-baked
Our Score 5

Garmin VivoFit Review

  • Sleek, modern design
  • Waterproof to 50 meters
  • Always-on display
  • One-year battery life
  • ANT+ compatibility
  • Heart-rate monitor functionality
  • Automatic uploading to Garmin Connect
  • No alarms, tones or vibrations of any kind
  • No backlight to see after dark
Our Score 7