Fitness trackers

8 great deals on wireless headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers

The fall season is ideal for a variety of outdoor activities. most underestimated of them, however, works. Nothing beats that cool breeze when you sweat your butt. But we all know that a workout isn’t complete without the right accessories, like a pair of wireless headphones and a smartwatch or fitness tracker to accurately track your stats. Below, we’ve rounded up an assortment of deals for all three.

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Wireless headphones deals

Photo: Samsung

The Galaxy Buds2 (9/10 WIRED Recommends) are the latest addition to Samsung’s wireless earbud lineup, and in our roundup of the best wireless earbuds, WIRED Reviews Editor-in-Chief Parker Hall also says that these are his favorite headphones for Android. (It’s important to know that iPhone users won’t have access to the Buds2 companion app.) They’re lightweight, boast an IPX2 water resistance rating and active noise cancellation, offering up to five hours of battery life with the function on. They even come with a wireless charging case.

These hold the title of best overall in our roundup of the best headphones for working out. In addition to durable construction and long battery life, the Vista 2 headphones offer a more comfortable fit than the first-gen model (8/10 WIRED recommends), as well as the ability to find your headphones lost or switch from noise cancellation. mode to ambient mode via the companion app.

Bang & Olufsen’s headphones are stunning to look at and water resistant, and the size is ideal for those with small ears, who often struggle to find suitable headphones. Their excellent sound quality is also super customizable, with the ability to adjust audio transparency and choose from different listening profiles. As far as battery life goes, you’ll get up to seven hours as standalone earbuds and 30 hours with the case.

Photography: JBL Under Armor

The second-generation headphones from JBL and Under Armor feel really secure during workouts, thanks to the large, winged tips. And rather than pesky touch controls, the physical buttons on the outside of each bud make everything less frustrating. Although pricey, you get premium features like up to 10 hours of battery life and fast connectivity via Bluetooth 5.0.

If you couldn’t tell by the name, the Ultimate Ears fits (7/10 WIRED recommends) are perfect for all types of ears, thanks to custom-molded tips. Other features include excellent sound quality and battery life (up to eight hours without the case and 20 with it), and good microphones. It’s worth noting that these buds often come down to this price, but it’s still a bargain, as they’re quite expensive in general.

Deals on smartwatches and activity trackers

Photo: Garmin

Garmin’s Venu Sq (recommended by 8/10 WIRED) is an excellent entry-level fitness tracker. It’s equipped with an always-on LCD touchscreen that’s bright and responsive, and it’s available in an assortment of charming colors. Under the hood, the Venu Sq offers premium features like blood oxygen monitoring, sleep tracking, and energy level monitoring. It also tracks more common data such as workouts, step count, calories, and more.

The Galaxy Watch4 (7/10 WIRED Recommends) is our favorite fitness tracker for Android users. It is the first connected watch to work Wear OS 3 (Google’s latest watch operating system, created with help from Samsung and Fitbit), and it tracks a variety of health and fitness metrics, including ECG, SPO2, heart rate and sleep. All of this is packed into a sleek and comfortable case. Unfortunately, iPhone users are out of luck with this one, as the Galaxy Watch4 only works with Android phones. In fact, some features, like ECG tracking, are reserved for Samsung devices.

The price of Casio’s PRT-B50 smartwatch tends to fluctuate, but it’s a great choice if you’re looking for a rugged smartwatch for the outdoors. Digital display doesn’t show notifications – it’s not listed as the “best smartwatch” in our best smartwatches buyer’s guide for nothing – but it does pack other smart features including a built-in compass , a connected GPS (with altitude) and the ability to check temperature and barometric pressure.


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