By now, who doesn't already know what a smartband or smart bracelet is? These wrist-worn devices allow us to keep track of many functions. For example, with them we can control physical activity or monitor our sleep. Likewise, they give us the possibility to control the mobile without taking it out of the pocket. And, all this, in a beautiful design, light weight and a lot of comfort.
Today, there are many smart bracelets available for all tastes. Firms such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Garmin or Polar have their own models. Each one with different characteristics and benefits. However, all smartbands have a common denominator: they offer an affordable price for the large number of possibilities they offer us. With this in mind, let's run through some of the best smart wristbands you can buy today.
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro bracelet is one of the most recommended of the moment. We have been testing it and we can assure you that it is one of the most complete on the market. It is synchronized through the mobile using the S Health application. It also has a small 1.5-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 215 x 432 pixels, in which we can monitor activities. The Gear Fit2 Pro is a lightweight bracelet. It weighs only 34 grams and has a beautiful design. It is completely waterproof and also has 512 MB of RAM and a storage capacity of 4 GB. For its part, it equips a 200 mAh battery, capable of offering us almost a week of autonomy.
Regarding the connections section, it comes with WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. It also has sensors such as a barometer, accelerometer, heart rate meter or gyroscope. The bracelet is available in stores such as El Corte Inglés at a price of 230 euros.
Garmin Vívosmart HR +
At a very similar price to the previous one, we have the Garmin Vívosmart HR +. This smart bracelet stands out for its attractive design in three different colors: purple, blue or black. This model includes a GPS sensor to know precisely the distance traveled, as well as a heart rate meter. In this way, we can control our pulse during training. As usual, it is also completely waterproof and is able to measure the quality of sleep.
The Garmin Vívosmart HR + is a perfect bracelet for exercising . In addition to your heart rate monitor or GPS, you also have a calorie counter. It allows synchronization with our mobile and has an autonomy of up to 8 hours. The Garmin Vívosmart HR + can be found on the market for around 160 euros.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2
Weighing only 7 grams and measuring 40.3í — 15.7í — 10.5 millimeters, the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is slim and light. This bracelet is waterproof thanks to the IP67 certification. It has a step and calorie counter, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 BLE. The bracelet allows synchronization through our smartphone to receive notifications of messages and calls by vibration. It also allows us to know the time. All these notices can be seen on its small 0.42-inch OLED screen.
As for its autonomy, the Mi Band 2 equips a 70 mAh battery . According to the company, with this capacity we will be able to make use of it for about 20 days without interruption. We can say, therefore, that it is one of the smart bracelets with the best autonomy of the moment. In addition, it has a very competitive price. It can be purchased for only 20 euros.
Fitbit Alta Hr
If you are looking for a slim smartband, you can take a look at the Fitbit Alta Hr. It boasts of being the finest on the market. One of its main advantages is that it uses PurePulse technology to monitor the different phases of sleep. In this way, the user will get more information about their rest . To give you an idea, thanks to this technology, the Fitbit Alta Hr can control many sleep parameters. From deep sleep, REM or light. In addition, it is able to recognize if we have woken up during the night.
But it is not only very complete to measure the quality of sleep. This bracelet also comes with a very peculiar heart rate sensor that is not accompanied by movement. What does this mean? Basically, that we can continue to receive information in those moments when we are at rest or doing gentle exercises such as Yoga. Likewise, the Fitbit Alta Hr is quite demanding with sedentary people and has a technology prepared to encourage the user to move. Like the rest of its rivals, it is able to offer notices or messages by synchronizing it with the mobile. Its battery is capable of holding up to seven days of continuous use.
If you are interested, the Fitbit smart bracelet has a current price of around 130 euros . It's available in various colors.
If you are a sports fan you surely know the Polar brand. The manufacturer also has a smart bracelet on the market that is really capable of doing all kinds of activities. For starters, the Polar A370, as it is called, has a nice slim design that does not go unnoticed . In addition, it comes with continuous pulse monitoring, which, like Fitbit, makes a continuous record without the need to start a sports activity.
The Polar A370 is also waterproof and has GPS and sleep monitoring. On the latter we can add that it has Polar Sleep Plus technology, which focuses not only on the number of hours we sleep, but also on the quality we achieve in that time. This bracelet is also an excellent companion for daily activity: it records the distance traveled, it has a calorie counter and inactivity warnings. In turn, it allows us to receive messages and notifications if we synchronize it with the mobile phone. The Polar A370 currently sells for around 150 euros.