From “smart” rings to multifunction watches, we are witnessing a wearable technology revolution. While we hope to feel our best physically, mentally, and emotionally, we rely on all sorts of gadgets to make staying active easier. But while these devices are arguably beneficial, they are also somewhat expensive. Good news: we just found an option for less than $50, and it promises to do everything that more expensive ones can do and then some.
Xiaomi Mi smart band 6
$41 at Amazon
The touchscreen offers bright graphics with a display that’s 40% larger than the previous iteration. It also offers imperial (like feet, miles, and Fahrenheit) and metric units of measurement.
The battery in the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 lasts two weeks and charging couldn’t be easier. Just snap in the magnetic clasp and your Mi will refuel while you move. It monitors your heart rate throughout the day and you can track 30 different activities from running to HIIT. A sensor monitors your blood oxygen levels at rest or during exercise, and eventually monitors stress and ensures accurate breathing.
Reviews keep flowing, and it’s safe to say buyers are impressed.
“I’m going to compare this to a Fitbit that costs 3 or 4 times as much,” wrote one. “In fact, it has a lot more features than Fitbit. The battery life is over a week and it charges in minutes. Brilliant watch faces and you can download from thousands on the web. This tracker is worth every penny.”
“First tracker that actually does what it advertises!” exclaimed one fan. “Outstanding accuracy! A tracker watch/bracelet is only as good as the APP! Flexible, easy to use and customize, but the band and the app! I love sleep tracking and especially the range and Activity tracking accuracy. Highly recommended!”
If you are a minimalist with a penchant for physical health, then the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 is for you.
We’ve already noticed the benefits of the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6, but sometimes you need something to keep you connected to the outside world. Enter smartwatches that let you take calls, reply to text messages, and even pay for groceries! Ahead are some special offers in this popular category.
Apple watch series 7
$349 at Amazon
This device can sync audio entertainment (podcasts, tunes, audiobooks), report your location, track your fitness program, and measure your blood oxygen and heart rate. You can even download a mindfulness app to help you stay in the moment.
“I absolutely love it,” said one first-time Apple Watch user. “I also love the color and the look. I can wear it with casual or dressy clothes. I love how it works with my iPhone 11 and how I can use it to take photos. So far I have no complaints about it. “
$125 at Amazon
The Fitbit Charge 5 offers heart rate measurements and skin temperature measurements. There’s also a stress management feature that can show your body’s response to agita and offer mindfulness sessions to regulate spikes.
This Charge 5 is super easy to read, with a screen that’s twice as bright as the previous iteration. A battery life of seven days makes you and this device constant companions attached to the wrist. “Great features, bright screen and good outdoor readability,” says one satisfied customer. “Light in weight, looks great on both sporty and professional outfits…”
Fitbit Versa 2 health and fitness smartwatch
$98 at Amazon
This tracks calories burned, resting and active heart rate, steps, distance traveled and more. It also syncs to your smartphone via the Fitbit app (Android or iPhone) and Bluetooth, so you can call, text, and easily keep track of your progress.
“It does all of the normal activity tracking, but also so much more,” said one reviewer. “I can see on the watch who is calling and reply. With a bluetooth headset I can talk and listen about it. I can also read my texts and give short automatic replies. I get weather reports and can use it to play and control music. It even has an Alexa feature. I’ve only had it a little over a week, so I’m still learning how to use all of its many features. Best feature for me in screen size and high outdoor visibility.”
Fitbit Luxe fitness and wellness tracker
$99 at Amazon
The Luxe was designed for the fashion conscious individual who prefers a modern, minimalist option that suits their style. It has a heart rate sensor, monitors oxygen saturation (SpO2) and tracks sleep, active zone minutes, and pace and distance in real time.
“As someone who isn’t a big fan of big, chunky watches or bracelets, I would am a big fan of the slimness of this watch. Easy to clean, loads fairly quickly and the mobile app is easy to use. It seems pretty accurate step by step and I really love the sleep tracker. I’m so glad I made this purchase!” wrote one fan.
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Looking for more great tech deals from Amazon? Check out these:
TV and home cinema
Amazon Fire TV 4 Series 50-inch 4K Smart TV, $300 (was $470), amazon.com
TCL Class 3 Series 40-inch HD LED Smart Android TV, $220 (was $267), amazon.com
Hisense 50-inch ULED U6 Series Quantum Dot QLED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV, $400 (was $530), amazon.com
TCL 32-inch 3 Series 720p Roku Smart TV, $148 (was $230), amazon.com
Insignia 43-inch 4K Class F30 Series Smart Fire TV, $190 (was $300), amazon.com
headphones and earplugs
Belkin Wireless Earbuds, $30 (was $50), amazon.com
Skullcandy Indy Evo True Wireless Earbuds, $50 (was $70), amazon.com
Altec Lansing NanoPods True Wireless Earbuds, $19 (was $33), amazon.com
Tozo T6 True Wireless Earbuds, $24 with on-page coupon (was $50), amazon.com
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, $112 (was $150), amazon.com
tablets and technology
Apple Watch Series 7, $369 (was $399), amazon.com
HP 15.6-inch laptop, $500 (was $660), amazon.com
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 Android Tablet, $180 (was $220), amazon.com
Garmin Venu Sq Music GPS Smartwatch, $163 (was $250), amazon.com
Fitbit Versa 2 health and fitness smartwatch, $113 (was $150), amazon.com
Tozo S2 smart watch, $36 with on-page coupon (was $70), amazon.com
Treatlife Smart Light Bulbs 4 Pack, $30 (was $39), amazon.com
Kasa Smart Plug, $15 with on-page coupon (was $20), amazon.com
Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera, $170 (was $260), amazon.com
Google Nest Thermostat, $90 (was $130), amazon.com
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 E26 LED Smart Bulb 3-pack, $85 with on-page coupon (was $135), amazon.com
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