The Classiest New Metal Smartwatches

If you thought getting people to commit to fit was hard, try getting them to wear a rubber band while they live, sleep and exercise. Thankfully, manufacturers of digital wearables are now making good on the “wearable” part. These new smartwatches and fitness trackers have received makeovers that mimic more expensive metal timepieces for a decidedly more stylish experience (and one that makes life a little healthier, at that).

Sony Smartwatch 3 Stainless Steel Edition
The electronics giant just dropped the news that it will be including a stainless steel Smartwatch 3 at CES 2015, just in time to rival Apple’s new Apple Watch. It will feature a 1.6-inch screen, music playback and a built-in GPS to track your workouts. The device will charge using microUSB, and that’s about all we know until Sony lifts the veil in the near future.


Garmin Vivofit 2 Signature Series
GPS manufacturer Garmin’s Vivofit 2 device updates the company’s original fitness tracker with several design upgrades and a handful of new features. Most notably, devices can be fitted with custom Signature Series bands available in premium materials such as stainless steel, rose gold and leather. Style aspect aside, the device gives audible alerts when it detects you have been inactive, sports a stopwatch feature for workouts and comes with a backlit display.


Jawbone UP3
The silver UP3 band recently introduced by Jawbone is the company’s first tracker to include a built-in heart monitor in addition to the typical raft of fitness tracking sensors. The data it acquires about your heart rate, bioimpedance, respiration rate and more is fed into the brand’s proprietary Smart Coach app, which helps visualize your progress and also provide deeper insights into your activity.


Smartwatch makers BURG recently announced that they will be introducing the world’s first all-stainless steel smartwatch at CES later this month. Designed by Dutch designer Hermen van den Burg, it combines a fashion-first aesthetic with standalone smartphone features, including the ability to make and receive phone calls or text messages. The watch will also connect to social media platforms, including Skype; provide GPS tracking; and take photographs with a built-in, two-megapixel camera. BURG expects to release the watch in early March.


Alcatel Onetouch Watch

While many of the new smartwatches we’ve seen recently steer dutifully out of Apple’s way, Alcatel’s Onetouch Watch will work with your iPhone. Its water-resistant case comes in brushed chrome and stainless steel variants, and houses a touchscreen face. In addition to connecting users with their smartphones, it also contains a mass of sensors, including a heart rate monitor, accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter and an e-compass. The best part? The company is shooting for a price that puts its competitors to shame.
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