The Internet of Things: Fitness Tracking Devices, Ranked

Updated Regularly! Learn Which Fitness Tracking Devices Are the Best

Not all fitness tracking devices are created equal. The trouble is, some of the best devices with the coolest features get lost in the sea of options, leaving buyers to grab the closest, most recognizable name (FitBit or Apple Watch, anyone?).

Rather than leave your fitness monitoring to chance, check out the following fitness wearable reviews, and bookmark this page for later - I've got more reviews in the works and will keep adding to the list as options hit the market.

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Basis Peak Review

Basis Peak
Basis Peak

Calling all guys! My husband has really enjoys the masculine, work-appropriate look of his new Basis Peak, and he loves the fact that in addition to tracking fitness and sleep metrics, the device offers smartwatch functionality. This means he can get email, text and phone notifications with a buzz of the wrist, without having to dig his phone out of his computer bag.

Click the link to learn why this wearable is particularly appropriate for men.

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LifeTrak Zone C410 Review

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LifeTrak

The LifeTrak Zone C410 is the first fitness wearable I ever owned, and it's still one of my favorites for one very simple reason: You don't have to charge it.

If you're like me and you hate constantly charging every electronic device you own, then it may be time to give LifeTrak a look. While this wearable doesn't have the smartwatch features of the Basis Peak or the fitness features of the Timex Ironman ONE GPS+, its functionality is on par with many of the fitness bands on the market. And at just $99, it's a no-brainer for anyone whose charging dock is already overflowing. Click the link to learn more.

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InBody Band Review

InBody Band
InBody

The InBody Band does one thing really well, and it's the thing it's marketing itself for: body fat testing. As the only body fat-monitoring fitness wearable on the market, the feature sets it apart from other comparable products, such as the FitBit and Jawbone UP.

It's a good thing, too, because its other functions - step counting, sleep monitoring and workout tracking - don't seem to be as accurate as its competitors.

If you're looking for an easy way to track your body fat with reasonable validity, the InBody Band isn't a bad choice.

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Timex Ironman ONE GPS+ Review

Timex IRONMAN ONE GPS+
Timex

Now this is a tricked out watch, and with a 50% drop in price (now $200, down from $400), it should make the short list for all runners and outdoor athletes who are looking for a GPS-enabled fitness monitor.

My favorite part about this watch are its safety features. By loading your contacts into the device, you take advantage of the free year of AT&T data service to stay in touch with your friends and family without needing to take your phone with you when you run. You can even send SOS messages and set up notifications to go out to your "Angel" contacts so they can live track your GPS progress as you go.

There are really too many cool features to include with this synopsis, so click the link to learn more.

The only reason it's not ranked higher? It's not truly a "fitness tracking" device in that it doesn't count steps or track your sleep like many of the other devices on the list.

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Skulpt Aim Body Fat Monitor Review

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Laura Williams

I'll be the first one to admit that body fat percentage is a more accurate and helpful metric to track than either weight or BMI. That said, I had major issues with the Skulpt Aim Body Fat Monitor - so much so that I readily mailed my review unit back to the company. And it wasn't even the monitor's functionality I took issue with, but the marketing. Click the link to learn why I can't stand behind this company or its product.

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Star.21 Fitness Band Review

Star.21 Fitness Tracker
Oaxis Star.21

The Star.21 Fitness Band is trying to be a more stylish version of the Fitbit or Polar Loop. While it succeeds in being a slightly more attractive, bracelet-like option, its functionality is left wanting. Or more specifically, its app's functionality is left wanting. Click the link to learn about the problems I experienced with the band.

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Don't forget to bookmark this page! Reviews take time, but I'm always working on something. I'll be adding full reviews to the site with synopses added to this list as they become available.

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