Remember when fitness trackers looked like clunky bracelets on your wrist? Ah, those were the days. Well, thankfully, we’ve come a long way, baby. Just this fall, Kate Spade and Fitbit launched hot, new fitness trackers that we think you’ll want on your holiday wish list, and hopefully, your wrist.
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Kate Spade scallop activity tracker
With so many designers working with tech companies to create fashionable bands and jewelry for fitness trackers, it’s no surprise that Kate Spade has jumped into the mix with her own activity tracker, in various cool styles and colors. I’m partial to the solid bangle style bracelet, which will be out just in time for the holidays.
This fitness tracker has features similar to others on the market, but it can also lets you control your music and even take selfies. And, get this, you can also schedule special events, like an upcoming wedding or reunion, which is pretty smart, considering so many women use events like that to drive their fitness goals.
To see your progress, you’ll your tracker to the Kate Spade app, which sends you little messages of motivation to stick to your goals (“seize the day!”) and cheers you on when you reach them.
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Fitbit Flex 2
The Fitbit is the gold standard of fitness trackers, and now you can trade up from their classic rubber wristband style to the Fitbit Flex 2 in gorgeous metallics. Although they still have their sporty rubber wristbands which hold a now smaller Fitbit, I love these silver and gold options.
It’s no wonder Fitbit is so popular, because not only does it allow you to track everything from your steps to your sleep, you can also connect with friends and motivate each other to stay on track — including a report of your daily steps, which you cannot fake. (Yep, I’ve tried.) I especially love the Flex 2’s LED display that shows you your progress throughout the day — one light lit means you need to step it up, all five lit means you’ve hit your goals.
And, all your data is synced to the Fitbit app, so you can see a daily summary of your activity and reports of your progress over time.