Welcome to our Wearable Wednesdays series, a weekly look at the world of wearables.
Some of the best things in life are free – such as hug from a loved one or meeting with a new friend. But when it comes to technology, that’s not always the case.
People talk a lot about having to fork out the big bucks to keep up with latest gadgets, but you can stay tech-trendy without having to spend a lot.
My favourite of those trends is, of course, wearables. Think wearable tech is too expensive for you to don? Think again! Because no matter what your budget, there’s a wearable out there to keep you fit and fashionable – without breaking the bank.
Here’s five we love.
The Misfit Flash is an easy-to-use tracker that’s perfect for those taking their first step into wearables. It’s adaptable, waterproof and the battery lasts for months. How’s that for value for money?
Looking for a Fitbit, but don’t have the cash? Hello Fitbit Zip! As Fitbit’s entry offering, the Zip doesn’t track sleeping or stairs climbed, but it’s got you covered on the basics: steps, distance and calories.
If you need the basics covered and want your sleep tracked, then there’s an option for you to. The Jawbone UP is a super-cute wearable that comes in a range of colours – I’m particularly fond of the red and black wrist straps.
New year, new you. Get it going with UP MOVE! #GetUP A photo posted by Jawbone (@jawbone) on
Razer Nabu X smartband
The Nabu X has many of the same features as similar smartbands on the market, with one notable difference: price. Simple and easy to use, this wearable won’t break the bank.
From this list the Lumo Lift is the wearable I want the most. Why? Because Lift is not only a fitness tracker, it’s a little patch that helps you with your posture. Attach it and as soon as it detects you’re slouching, it’ll buzz to tell you. I need that!
— Lumo BodyTech (@lumobodytech) August 19, 2014
So what’s your favourite inexpensive wearable? What others should be on this list?