The Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones offer excellent active noise-cancellation in a compact frame with a rechargeable battery.
The Soul Jet headphones deliver effective active noise-cancelling technology along with good--but not great--audio quality.
The Yurbuds Focus Limited Edition Wireless Bluetooth earbuds claim to offer big sound and pro-athlete-grade durability, but the audio isn't focused enough.
Monster's Inspiration headphones offer a chic, customizable design with effective noise-cancelling and loud audio, but the bass can be overwhelming.
Samsung's Gear 2 has a more stylish design than its predecessor and a built-in heart-rate monitor, but it doesn't do enough things well to justify its price.
Google Glass shows promise as a wearable platform, but it needs longer battery life and more compelling apps.
The Casio STB-1000 watch pairs with your iPhone to deliver workout info and notifications, but a small display and limited app support make it an also-ran.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint headphones deliver solid active noise-canceling technology and battery life for the money.
The Garmin Forerunner 220 is a very capable midpriced GPS watch for runners that syncs workouts with your smartphone.
The Martian Notifier is an affordable smartwatch that forgos gee-whiz features for straightforward alerts and a unique vibration system.
Soul Electronics' Flex sport earbuds offer plenty of sonic muscle for the money, and they'll stay put while you sweat.
AKG's K495 NC headphones deliver rich, deep audio and long battery life in a stylish design. But they lose definition at higher volumes.
Jawbone's second fitness wristband has a great app, but is lacking in functionality and features for the price.
Monster's DNA on-ear headphones offer a fun, customizable frame and big, booming audio you can share with a friend.
The Magellan Echo is a fitness watch that pairs with your phone for real-time workout stats, but it offers much less functionality than competing devices.
The Yurbuds Inspire Wireless Sport Earphones stay in place and stand up to heavy sweating, but their bulk and poor comfort leave us wanting more.
True to their promise, these Yurbuds will survive profuse sweating and stay in your ears no matter what. You just may not want them to.
The Sennheiser HD 598 headphones offer deep, audiophile-quality sound with a fun, retro design at an affordable price.
The Beats Executive headphones offer balanced audio with deep bass and good active noise-cancelling in a slick, modern frame.
The QuietComfort 15 are the go-to headphones for travelers, offering powerful noise cancellation, rich audio and long battery life.
The Garmin Vivofit wristband tracks your movement and can be paired with a heart rate monitor, but it's not the most well-rounded tracker.
The Fitbit Force is a solid wearable fitness tracker with an OLED display that can record your activity, sleep patterns and stories climbed.
The Soul Electronics Combat+ headphones deliver loud, balanced audio in a workout-friendly, sweat-resistant frame.
Dr. Dre urBeats is a good set of in-ear headphones for the bass-loving set, offering durability and tangle-resistant cables for a reasonable price.
The Skullcandy Crusher headphones deliver clear audio and vibration-inducing bass control in a durable, affordable package.