What are the best wearable devices for climbing?

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    #1GoPro HERO5

    GoPro HERO5

    GoPro HERO5 is a waterproof digital action camera which can take 4K videos and 12-megapixel photos in single, burst and time-lapse modes. And because of its durable design, this can be taken 10-meters underwater without a housing. 

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    Tammy Hughes
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Stunning 4K video and 12MP photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes. Charger not included Durable by design, HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing Additional GoPro HERO5 Black Features + Benefits below on item page. Time Lapse Photo Intervals: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds Preview and playback your shots, change settings and trim your footage, all on your GoPro. Battery can sustain 60-90 minutes of continuous 4K video recording NOTE: Check User Manual on Technical Specification and Instruction video available before use"
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    #2Fitbit Blaze

    Fitbit Blaze

    Fitbit Blaze is a fitness tracker that lets the user track the distance walked or ran, calories burned, heart rate, and many more. It also features call, text and calendar alerts. The Fitbit application displays fitness stats.

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    Lori Hudson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is a good tracker but I would find something more durable for strenuous outdoor activity like climbing. So far it keeps a charge as long as I don't have everything fully powered up like the screen."
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    #3Garmin Vívoactive HR

    Garmin Vívoactive HR
    Garmin Vívoactive HR is a GPS smartwatch with wrist-based heart rate. It has a sunlight-readable, high-resolution and colored touchscreen with built-in sports apps perfect for running, biking, swimming and more. 
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    Raymond Gibson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Excellent choice in device for climbing. This does a great job of tracking movements , a competent GPS and a good display movement map when done "
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    #4Fitbit Zip Activity Tracker

    Fitbit Zip Activity Tracker
    The Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker is a wearable fitness tracking device. It can monitor the user's steps, distance, calories burned, and quality of sleep. It can sync stats wirelessly and automatically to the user's computer or smartphone.
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    Andrea Roberts
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "What can't a Fitbit do? Honestly, I love the amount of things this tracker keeps track of. I know just about everything going on with my fitness routine--and even during my sleep! I love that it syncs on its own without needing to plug it in, and it's perfect for climbing, running, jogging, walking, hiking, and more. It's just the tracker I need for my fitness goals!"
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    #5Garmin vívofit Fitness Band

    Garmin vívofit Fitness Band

    The Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band is a wearable device that tracks and learns the user's activity level and assigns a personalized daily goal. It displays steps, calories, distance and monitors sleep.

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    Felipe Durán
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "There aren't a whole ton of features for this fitness band, but it's perfect in the right case. I really love this when I'm out in the mountains hiking or climbing. It really stays out of the way due to it's size, and I haven't had to charge it since I got it a few months ago."
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    #6Contour ROAM3 1901

    Contour ROAM3 1901

    Contour ROAM3 1901 is a waterproof HD Video Camera. it is waterproof up to 30M, has single shot and interval photo modes, built-in laser for shot alignment and a 170 degrees ultra-wide angle lens.

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    Danielle Taylor
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "like it and the feature of it being waterproof hence ill be able to take photos while swimming"
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    #7Garmin Vivofit 3

    Garmin Vivofit 3
    Garmin Vivofit 3 is an activity tracker that lets you capture different activities automatically and view them on Garmin Connect online. It has 1 year battery life, it's comfortable to wear all day on land or in the water, and it syncs automatically or manually with the free smartphone app where you can check your stats.
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    Lin Hao
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The editing software was not the greatest, I am having a hard time using the Windows Virb Editor. Its not well documented (no PDF manual or internal help screens).The hardware though is good and I have other editing software to deal with the raw video. I have several Kodak SP-1's which I have been using, I like the smaller lighter Virb Ultra. Being able to control the time stamping in loop mode was a big plus. The time elapse record feature works great and makes for some interesting filming. So far I am liking this new camera. You can use an external power bank to power the unit to make up for the short battery life ."
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    #8Sony HDR-AS100VR

    Sony HDR-AS100VR

    Sony HDR-AS100VR is an action video camera with live remote view. It has an advance image stabilizer, splash proof body, can be viewed and controlled via smart phones and live view remote.

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    Diana Montgomery
    Written on May 11, 2018
    " first of all I do not have any personal knowledge of the Garmin, yet I did rule the Garmin out in my research. I have owned the Drift HD Ghost, the GoPro and a few other base model action cameras. If you've had a chance to read my review on the Sony and if you have been viewing video reviews with comparisons you will find that the Sony AS100V is by far the superior camera to any action camera on the market today. I use action cameras to capture pictures and video on my many miles of cycling, and there are a couple of very important things that I look for in an action camera "first" before looking at other features. Video quality, and picture quality: when I compare these features against cameras the winner of these features get a chance to move to the next phase of deciding on other features that I desire. Hands down; "no contest", this little Sony is the best available today in both picture and video quality and honestly if I found that it was not the best I would not have kept it past the return date. I put all of the cameras through certain testing procedures before deciding to keep them. The GoPro I returned very quickly and I truly do not know why consumers continue to purchase the GoPro line of cameras when there are so many other cameras out there that does just as good in video and picture quality. I would say it must be name recognition and the huge marketing that the GoPro line has built around their camera. I did keep the Drift Ghost HD past the return date because the drift is a great camera but after the Sony AS100 came out I sold the drift on Ebay because it was a bit heavy to wear on my helmet. "
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    #9Garmin 010-01529-03

    Garmin 010-01529-03

    Garmin 010-01529-03 is an action camera. It has an ultra HD video resolution, G-metrix built in GPS to capture speed, elevation, heart reate and G-force, voice controlled with a 3-axis image stabilizers.

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    Alice Ray
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "If you need an action camera this is not a bad choice. My experience with Garmin as a company is with their GPS units rather than their cameras but I have enjoyed them and I trust the company. If you play sports and would like to record the action this may be the device for you. It includes a waterproof case, records in HD, features a 3 axis image stabilizer, and mounts easily. "

Summary

Best What are the best wearable devices for climbing
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GoPro HERO5Electronics 25 Paid
2Fitbit BlazeElectronics 23 Paid
3Garmin Vívoactive HRElectronics 21 Paid
4Fitbit Zip Activity TrackerElectronics 19 Paid
5Garmin vívofit Fitness BandElectronics 16 Paid
6Contour ROAM3 1901Electronics 14 Paid
7Garmin Vivofit 3Electronics 11 Paid
8Sony HDR-AS100VRElectronics 5 Paid
9Garmin 010-01529-03Electronics 3 Paid
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