From "smart" rings to multi-function watches, we are living through a wearable-technology revolution. As we look to hopefully feel our best physically, mentally and emotionally, we're relying on all sorts of gadgets to make staying active easier. But, while arguably beneficial, these gadgets are also somewhat expensive. Good news, though: We just found an option less than $50, and it promises to do everything more expensive ones can do and then some.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6
Apple Watch Series 7
Fitbit Charge 5
Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch
Fitbit Luxe Fitness and Wellness Tracker
The battery in the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 lasts two weeks and it couldn't be simpler to charge. Just snap on the magnetic snap, and your Mi will refuel while you keep moving. It monitors your heart rate all day and you can track 30 different activities from running to HIIT. A sensor monitors your blood oxygen levels while at rest or during workouts and finally, monitors stress and ensures accurate breathing.
Reviews keep flowing, and it's safe to say shoppers are impressed.
"I will put this up against a Fitbit costing three or four times as much," one wrote. "In fact, it has many more features than Fitbit. Battery life is over a week, and it charges in minutes. Brilliant watch faces, and you can download from thousands on the internet. This tracker is worth every penny."
"First tracker to actually do what they advertise!" exclaimed a fan. "Excellent accuracy! A tracker watch/band is only as good as the APP! Flexible, easy to use and customize, but the band and the app! Love sleep tracking and especially the range and accuracy of activities tracking. Highly recommend!"
If you're a minimalist with a penchant for physical health, then the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 is for you.
We already established the benefits of the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6, but sometimes you need something that'll keep you connected to the outside world. Enter smartwatches, which allow you to answer calls, respond to text messages, even pay for groceries! Ahead are some on-sale options in that popular category.
"I absolutely love it," said a first-time Apple Watch user. "I love the color and look of it as well. I can wear it with casual or dressy clothes. I love how it pairs with my iPhone 11 and how I can use it to take pics. So far I have no complaints about it."
This Charge 5 is super easy to read, with a screen twice as bright as the previous iteration. A seven-day battery life mean you and this device can be constant companions, attached at the wrist. "Great features, bright screen and good outdoor visibility," says one happy customer. "Light in weight, looks great on both sport and professional outfits..."
"It does all the normal activity tracking, but also does so much more," said a reviewer. "I can see who is calling and answer on the watch. Using a Bluetooth headset, I can talk and listen on it. I can also read my texts and do short automated replies. I get weather reports and can play and control music with it. It even has an Alexa function. I have only had it a little over a week, so I'm still learning about how to use all the many functions. The best feature for me in the screen size and high visibility outdoors."
"As someone who is not a big fan of big clunky watches or bracelets I am a big fan of the slimness of this watch. Easy to clean, charges pretty quickly and the mobile app is easy to use. It seems fairly accurate step-wise, and I really love the sleep tracker. So glad I made this purchase!" wrote a fan.
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