IF a slim, fitness-friendly device with a reasonable amount of basic smart functions is your aim, Fitbit’s Charge 3 is excellent.
While its core functionality is measuring steps and sleep, with full reporting and the ability to synchronise with a number of common running of fitness apps, this also has social and SMS messaging alerts.
But it doesn’t go over the top on it, as it’s primarily a text-based device.
Because it’s a relatively slim, monotone device, it has a decent battery life of around five to six days.
There’s also a premium version of the gadget (which costs €20 extra) that now supports Fitbit Pay (though that’s only useful if you happen to bank with KBC or AIB).
So with this, you’ll have your basics covered and a reasonable amount of extras at a price that hopefully won’t kill your budget.