Consumers still on the fence about fitness tracker wearables

There are a growing number of fitness trackers available, but trying to pick the right one can be a difficult choice for consumers.

Published Thu, Feb 19 2015 1:22 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:09 PM CST

Fitness tracker wearables and mobile apps are becoming popular among consumers trying to improve their lifestyles while become healthier - but manufacturers want to drive interest in wearables.

Consumers still on the fence about fitness tracker wearables | TweakTown.com

Most fitness trackers tend to vary in price from $49 for the Misfit Flash up to $250 for something like the Fitbit Surge - with additional hardware and software features being packed into the wearables.

Some of the mobile apps are just as accurate as their wearable counterparts, and using a smartphone is something more users are already familiar with. However, here is a bit of advice for consumers unsure if they are ready to make the plunge:

"If you want to test the waters with something less expensive before you commit to buying an activity tracker, I recommend using a free activity-tracking smartphone app, such as Moves or Argus for a few days instead," said Jill Duffy, senior analyst and fitness tech specialist at PCMag.com, in a statement published by CBS News.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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