Sometimes you don't need wrist-bound notifications, apps, or even the time. Sometimes you just want to log your movement. For that, the Misfit Flare Activity Tracker is ideal. It automatically tracks your steps, distance traveled, calories burned, and sleep. It has a single LED light for giving you progress updates, and a single button that lets you control connected devices. Otherwise, everything is controlled via the app, a simplicity that lets the Flare run for up to four months without needing its battery replaced. Its polished stainless steel case is waterproof up to 50 meters and sits on a comfortable, simple black TPU strap.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the US. An EKG is the easiest way to detect warning signs like atrial fibrillation early. It also usually requires a trip to the doctor. The AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG lets you take a medical-grade EKG in just 30 seconds wherever you are. Just place your fingers on the electrodes, and it will get your reading, then use a series of neural networks and algorithms to identify potential problems. Most likely, things will check out. But if they don't, the red flags raised could save your life.
Based on the design of an ancient weapon, the Steel Mace is an unconventional and highly effective fitness tool. Thanks to its uneven weight distribution, it activates smaller stabilizing muscles that might not get worked during more traditional training, increasing the strength of both your core and your joints. The mace itself is incredibly durable, made from hand-sculpted cast iron, with a head that's welded onto the knurled steel handle. Available in 15- and 20-pound versions and finished with a black matte powder coat.
All the features you expect in a small, stylish package. That's what the Fitbit Alta HR Fitness Tracker promises. The world's slimmest wrist-based heart rate tracker, it required the development of a one-of-a-kind chip to pack in all its functionality. In addition to keeping tabs on your heart rate, calories burned, steps, and distance, it also uses data from the accelerometer and your heart rate variability to track how long you spend in the various stages of sleep, then gives you feedback and tips on how to maximize your time in bed. Available in a wide variety of colors and styles, paired with rubber, leather, or stainless steel wristbands and bracelets.
Another fitness-focused tracker, this is not. The Qardio Core ECG Monitor delivers medical-grade data to both your phone and your caregiver the whole time you have it on. In addition to ECG readings, it also keeps track of your respiratory rate, heart rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature, and, yes, activity, giving your doctor a far more nuanced view of your daily health and routine than any wrist-bound gadget.