Wearables — Fitness Trackers and Smart Watches, have not quite broken through as big as many tech watchers thought they would. But if you’ve decided to take the plunge, which would be the better choice for you?

Consumerreports.org has taken a good look at the issue, and has come up with some great pros and cons:

  • Trackers are significantly less expensive.
  • Trackers are often easier to master.
  • Trackers can monitor your sleep.
  • Smartwatches let you leave your phone in your pocket—or even at home.
  • Smartwatches offer a greater selection of apps.
  • Smartwatches have better bands.

But there’s much more to the issue than just a few bullet points, and the CR crew try to get to the bottom of it:

Choosing an electronic device to measure your workouts can be daunting, especially given the increasingly fine line between today’s fitness trackers and smartwatches.

Is it worth shelling out a few hundred dollars for a top-of-the-line smartwatch? Or could a simple fitness tracker do the job for a lot less?

Get the whole story at consumerreports.org