IN THE BOX: Our Picks for Best Wearable Tech of 2016

GreenBox Brothers at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada; ZaytheLegend, JayDee, and Cas (left to right)

Wearable technology has been one of the fastest growing trends in the world over the past five years. They have completely transformed how we interact with things that we use on a daily basis. They exist so that the things we use can easily adapt to our lifestyles. Wearable has even expanded beyond smartwatches and fitness trackers For example, Google designed an app, Couded Couture, that takes account of a woman’s daily activities like walking habits and the app records it and customizes the dress to fit her lifestyle so that she will be comfortable in the dress for the entire day regardless of what she is doing. We at GreenBox have researched the most popular wearable tech products of 2016 and made our picks on the best. We think our picks will be helpful in finding good deals on great wearable tech before the newer versions are released later this year and next year.


JayDee’s Pick

Apple Watch Series 2 in 3 styles; Sport, Classic Belt, and Bracelet

Apple Watch Series 2

“I wasn’t a fan of the Apple Watch Series one, but this one is significantly different than its predecessor. I can definitely the improvements.” -JayDee

Best Features: Runs on iOS, interchangeable bands, GPS, water resistance up to 50-meters in depth, bright display, long battery, heart rate sensor.

ZaytheLegend’s Pick

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw (left) and Dylan (right)

Michael Kors Access

“The brand has always been fashionable. They maintain their stylish rep even for athletes with choices that give off some pizzazz!” -ZaytheLegend

Best Features: Several choices for color and face, powered by AndroidWear, interchangeable straps, iOS compatible.

Fitness Trackers

JayDee’s Pick

Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit Charge 2

“I think Fitbit has definitely made their mark in the fitness tracker game. It’s light and very helpful during workouts. It’s a definite buy.” -JayDee

Best Features: Caller ID, long battery, all-day activity tracking, alarms.

ZaytheLegend’s Pick

TomTom Touch

Fitbit Charge 2

“It’s so simple literally anyone can use it during their workouts and even outside during normal daily activities.” -ZaytheLegend

Best Features: Heart rate monitor, customizable straps, phone notifications, all-day activity tracking.

VR Headsets

JayDee’s Pick

Oculus Rift headset

Oculus Rift

“They have paved the way for VR. It is a legit 3d experience.” -JayDee

Best Features: Immersive gameplay, HTRF audio, XBox integration.

ZaytheLegend’s Pick

Samsung Gear VR headset

Samsung Gear VR

“Amazing overall virtual experience for all sorts of activities. You can do almost anything or go anywhere with these things on.”

Best Features: Wide field of view up to 101-degrees, supports previous Samsung devices and USB-C, quad-HD display.

So what do you think? Are you a fan of any of the products we picked? Of our picks, what are your likes/dislikes? What are your favorite wearable tech products?