The newest crop of wearables are cleverer than ever.

Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Spire)

Spire

The Spire won’t measure heart rate or really anything beyond the number of steps you’ve taken. But it will analyze your breathing, providing a constant record of your stress levels. When the pebble-size sensor notices you’ve gone awhile without taking a deep breath, it vibrates and prompts you to open the app. From there, it walks you through either a breathing or meditation exercise.

Price $99.95

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Polar)

Polar M600

The M600 is a souped-up Apple Watch for athletes. It’s got built-in GPS, can put together training plans, and, because it runs on Android Wear, will work with more than 4,000 apps, including Strava and Runtastic. And it boasts productivity enhancers like calendar notifications and call handling. 

Price $330

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Fitbit)

Fitbit Charge 2

A smartwatch and fitness-tracker hybrid, the Charge 2 can do everything from automatically detect when you start a workout to estimate VO2 max. But it’s meant to be a daily driver, with a clean, customizable design (other bands easily swap in for a different look) and the ability to display phone notifications. Plus, it can go five days between charges. 

Price $150

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Under Armour)

Under Armour UA HealthBox

Wearables often don’t play well with one another. Just try getting your Fitbit scale to talk to your Apple Watch. The result of these squabbles: we’re deprived of big-picture health insights. Enter the HealthBox, which consists of a scale, heart-rate strap, and activity monitor. The devices all sync to one app, called UA Record, which can pull data from almost any tracker. 

Price $300

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Jawbone)

Jawbone UP3

The UP3’s hardware is nice enough—the slim band tracks heart rate and movement and sleep patterns. But what really sets this tracker apart is its app. Think of it as a health coach that lives in your pocket, analyzing your data and providing personalized takeaways such as when to drink more water. 

Price $130

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Garmin)

Garmin Vívomove

This is the fitness tracker you put on and never take off. It’s comfortable, stylish, and subtle, displaying just three metrics on its screen: time, progress toward your step goal, and inactivity. Best for those who don’t want to drown in a deluge of data. 

Price $150 and up

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The Best Socks and Boot Heaters of 2017

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The Best Watches of 2017

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