Best Wearable Tech for 2019

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  • $349 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

  • 9 Design
  • 6 Battery
  • 9 Performance
  • 9 Software
  • Apple Watch Series 4

    The Apple Watch is bigger-screened, faster, and makes some key health upgrades.

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  • $200 at Walmart
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  • 8 Design
  • 7 Battery
  • 8 Performance
  • 8 Software
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

    Samsung's latest smartwatch may look more bare-bones that the original Galaxy Watch, but it has just as many features to boast, comes at a fraction of the price and has a few kinks to iron out.

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    CNET's Rating

  • 8 Design
  • 7 Battery
  • 7 Performance
  • 8 Software
  • Fitbit Versa

    After a month with the Fitbit Versa, we're looking past its limitations and finding there's still a lot to love.

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  • $329 at Amazon
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  • 9 Design
  • 6 Battery
  • 8 Performance
  • 8 Software
  • Apple Watch Series 3

    The Apple Watch Series 3 offers built-in cellular for data and even phone calls. It works remarkably well, but not without a cost -- in battery life and money.

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  • 8 Design
  • 8 Battery
  • 7 Performance
  • 7 Software
  • Fitbit Charge 3

    Fitbit's newest tracker does all the fitness things you want it to, but the Versa is still more fun.

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  • $80 at Amazon
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  • 7 Design
  • 9 Battery
  • 7 Performance
  • 7 Software
  • Amazfit Bip

    Weeks-long battery, always-on screen, and yeah, $80.

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    Audio sunglasses that sound surprisingly good
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    Garmin Vivosport's price drop makes it more appealing
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  • Fitbit Ionic
    Buy the Versa instead, unless you really need GPS
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    Portable VR, no strings attached
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  • Motiv Ring
    Yes, you can have a fitness tracker in a ring
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  • Garmin Vivomove HR
    The best fitness tracker in disguise
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  • Apple Watch Series 1
    The most affordable Apple Watch is still a good option
    Apple Watch Series 1
  • Huawei Watch 2 LTE
    Your Apple Watch 3 alternative
    Huawei Watch 2 LTE
  • Garmin Vivosmart 3
    A slim, comfortable activity tracker packed with features
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  • Samsung Gear VR (2017)
    Samsung Gear VR's best feature isn't the Galaxy S8, it's the controller
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  • Fitbit Alta HR
    Fitbit's new king of the hill
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  • Withings Steel HR
    ​Your everyday watch with heart rate
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  • Samsung Gear S3
    Samsung tries to throw it all on a watch, but it doesn't all stick
    Samsung Gear S3
  • Oakley Radar Pace
    Smart sunglasses are actually a great coach
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  • Oculus Rift
    Fantastic controllers for VR, but the Rift has a few drawbacks
    Oculus Rift