Ever forgotten to take off your brightly covered fitness tracker before a meeting? The days of needing a unsightly band to track your activities are numbered. The fitness trackers of today look more like watches, and are stylish enough to go from gym to office to dinner without missing a beat.
But that doesn’t mean they skimp on performance — each monitors steps, sleep, workouts, and heart rate with work-friendly features like caller ID, email alerts, text messaging and calendar notifications.
Which one is right for you? Here are five to consider:
Apple Watch Series 2
The new version focuses on fitness, adding built-in GPS so you can run without your phone, meditation/ breathing guidance application and faster processor, so it can finally keep up with your busy life. Big for swimmers, new 50-meter water resistance lets you track swimming laps.
Apple Watch still smokes the competition for travel features: Check and respond to texts, answer calls, chat with Siri and play music. Unique Time Travel mode lets you glance ahead to see what the weather and your meeting schedule will be like when you reach your destination.
With Apple Pay, make purchases without revealing your card number. Built-in Navigation means you can quickly find your hotel — without looking like a lost tourist.
Pros: Water resistant to 50 meters, built-in GPS, fast processor, variety of band styles
Cons: Pricey, still iOS only