8 Great Deals on Wireless Earbuds, Smartwatches, and Fitness Trackers
The fall season good for a variety of outdoor activities. The most underrated they all, however, worked. Nothing can beat that cold breeze when you’re sweating. But we all know that an exercise sesh isn’t complete without the right accessories — like a pair. wireless earbuds and a smartwatch or fitness tracker to accurately track your statistics. Below, we put together the different deals for all three.
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Wireless Earbuds Deals
The Galaxy Buds2 (9/10 WIRED Recommended) is the latest addition to Samsung’s line of wireless buds, and ours Best Wireless Earbuds, roundup, WIRED associate reviews editor Parker Hall also says these are his favorite headphones for Android — it’s important to know that iPhone users don’t have access to the Buds2 companion app. They are lightweight, boast an IPX2 water resistance rating, and pack active noise cancellation (ANC) with up to 5 hours of battery life with the feature turned on. They even carry a wireless charging case.
It holds the title of Best Overall in our roundup of Best Earbuds for Exercise. In addition to a solid build and long battery life, the Vista 2 buds offer a much more comfortable fit than the first-generation model. (8/10 WIRED Recommendations), with the ability to locate your lost earbuds or switch from noise-canceling mode to ambient mode via the companion app.
Not only do Bang & Olufsen earbuds look great and water resistant, but the size is also great for those with small ears. Their excellent sound quality is further customized, too, with the option to adjust the transparency of the audio and choose from different listening profiles. As for battery life, you get up to seven hours as standalone buds, and 30 hours including the case.
As for design, the second-generation earbuds from JBL and Under Armor feel safe during workouts thanks to the large, winged ear tips. And instead of pesky touch controls, the physical buttons on the outside of each bud make everything less frustrating. While expensive, you get premium features like up to 10 hours of battery life, and fast connectivity via Bluetooth 5.0.
If you don’t know the name, Ultimate Ears’ Fits (7/10 WIRED Recommended) good for all kind of ears, thanks to custom-molded tips. Other features include good sound quality and battery life (up to 8 hours without the case and 20 with it), as well as good microphones. It’s worth remembering that these buds always fall at this price, but it’s a good deal because they’re quite expensive overall.
Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker Deals
Garmin’s Venu Sq (8/10 WIRED Recommended) for a good entry-level fitness tracker. It is equipped with a regular LCD touchscreen that is both bright and responsive, and it comes in a variety of attractive colors. Under the cover, the Venu Sq offers high-end features such as blood-oxygen monitoring, sleep tracking, and energy level monitoring. It also tracks more common data such as exercises, step count, calories, and more.
The Galaxy Watch4 (7/10 WIRED Recommended) is ours favorite Fitness Tracker for Android users. This is the first smartwatch to run Wear OS 3 (Google’s latest watch operating system, developed with the help of Samsung and Fitbit) and tracks a variety of health and fitness metrics including ECG, SPO2, heart rate, and sleep. It’s all packaged in a sleek, comfortable case. Unfortunately, iPhone users have no luck with this, as the Galaxy Watch4 only works on Android phones. In fact, some features, such as ECG tracking, are provided for Samsung devices.
Casio’s PRT-B50 smartwatch has a tendency to fluctuate in price, but it’s a good choice if you’re looking for a sturdy smartwatch for the outdoors. The digital display does not show any notices — it is not listed as “Best Barely Smart Watch” in our buying guide. The Best Smartwatches for the left — but it packs in other smart features including a built-in compass, connected GPS (with altitude), and the ability to check temperature and barometric pressure.
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