Fitness bands have split into two distinct groups: those with design and functionality that appeals to athletes and hardcore sportspeople, and those that concentrate on a more stylish, appealing design for everyday wear. While bands from the likes of Jawbone, Misfit, and Xiaomi fall into the latter, it’s bands from Garmin, Polar, Mio, and Adidas that are best known for the former.
The Mio Fuse fitness band wants to sit somewhere between these two camps, alongside devices from Fitbit, by offering 24-hour tracking with heart rate monitoring, and skipping the frills that distract you from the task of getting fitter. We’ve been wearing it for a week to see if it really can bridge the divide.
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