Some of the best wearable step counters of 2015 include the Fitbit Zip, the Yamaha Power Walker and the Striiv Play, according Top Ten Reviews. These wearable devices record steps taken, calories burned and more.
The FitBit Zip receives top marks for its innovative smartphone syncing and customization options. The device syncs to an iOS app, making it easy to keep track of fitness information and sync it between multiple devices. The device tracks food, calories, steps and other activities, making it versatile and widely applicable for both fitness buffs and casual users. The FitBit receives some criticism for its small screen, which can only display one statistic at a time, but its smartphone connectivity makes this less of an issue.
Yamaha’s Power Walker is another strong step counter that wins praise for its extreme accuracy. The device features a step filter that begins recording only after users take 11 steps, ensuring accuracy and avoiding extra counting. Reviewers praise the device’s calorie counter while noting that it only works accurately for weights of up to 264 pounds.
The Striiv Play is another step and calorie counter than syncs to smartphones, making it easy to keep track of fitness readings. The device is also notable for incorporating an innovative rewards feature, which gives users virtual currency based on steps taken. Users can spend the currency in an online game, creating extra motivation to exercise.