The ultimate comparison guide for wearable tech wristbands
Last updated: December 29, 2013
Today we’re launching the ultimate comparison guide for wearable technology wristbands – an at-a-glance chart showing all the major features of most popular bands on the market today.
As well as a checklist of features and functionality, we’re including a ranking for ease-of-use, as wearable tech is more than function alone … awarding points out of 10, also taking into account how easy it is to set-up the device with a smartphone or PC/Mac.
This guide will be updated on a regular basis (We’re starting off with the most-popular devices and will add more regularly but if there’s a missing product that you’d like to see included right away, get in touch! We’d also like to hear from you if you’re a whiz at tables in WordPress!).
Wearable wristband comparison chart
|Product||Steps||Sleep||Heart||Battery life (days)||Bluetooth||Waterproof (depth in meters)||Price (USD/EUR)||iPhone / Android||Ease of use||Launched (mm/yy)|
|Jawbone UP!||y||y||n||10||n||“rain, splash, sweat, and shower-resistant”||$130 / €119||y/y||4||3/13|
|Jawbone UP24||y||y||n||7||y||“rain, splash, sweat, and shower-resistant”||$150 / n.a.||y/n||9||11/13 (US)|
|Fitbit Flex||y||y||n||7||y||“water-resistant”||$100 / €100||y/y*||8||4/13|
|Fitbit Force||y||y||n||7||y||“water resistant”||$130 / n.a.||y/y||8||9/13 (US)|
|Polar Loop||y||y||y***||6||y||”to 20 meters”||$100 / n.a.||y/n||7||10/13 (US)|
|Nike+ Fuelband SE||y||y||n||1-4||y||”now completely waterproof” (SE model)||$149 / (gold edition $169)||y/n||7||11/13 (US)|
|Misfit Shine||y||y||n||120||y||5 ATMs (50 meters)||$120 / €120||y/y||9||11/12|
|Fitbug Orb||y||y||n||120||y||n/a||$50 / n.a||y/y****||7||9/12|
* Samsung and HTC models
** With Bluetooth dongle
*** With additional Bluetooth chest-band
**** Samsung Galaxy S4