Wearables to support your studies

Choose the device which best suits your project needs.
Selecting the ideal device for your research will depend on which metrics you need to collect throughout your study. Check out our wearable specs below to guide you in your decision-making process.

Generally, if you want unobtrusive background data collection, we recommend the Garmin's vivosmart 4 (least obtrusive, most affordable) or Venu SQ (entry-level but has all the sensors). Buy through us for a discount.

If you are still unsure which device is optimal for your particular research study, do not hesitate to send us a message at support@labfront.com
Get a discount on us!
Our partnership with Polar and Garmin means we have select discounts and promotions exclusive to Labfront users, students, and educators. Choose the device you need below and we’ll guide you through the buying process.

If you want to buy devices in bulk for a bulk discount, please contact us at support@labfront.com
Polar h10 chest strap
Polar H10
Water-resistant EKG chest-strap, ideal for exercise related studies. Get accurate R-R interval. Not recommended for long-duration (such as sleep studies) or continuous background monitoring as strap may be uncomfortable when worn for prolonged periods.
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EKG RR-interval

Garmin Venu SQ in white
Garmin Venu SQ
Lightweight, big battery, with all the latest sensors and music included. The ideal entry level device if your budget can reach $200.
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Beat to Beat Interval

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Steps

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Heart Rate

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Oxygen Saturation

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Zero Crossings

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Respiration

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Accelerometer

Garmin vivosmart 4 in gray
Garmin vívosmart® 4
Smallest and lightest band option, the vivosmart 4 is ideal for studies that want minimal invasiveness. Waterproof so you don’t need to take it off except to charge. Smaller size also means smaller battery, so just be aware of this.
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Beat to Beat Interval

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Steps

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Heart Rate

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Oxygen Saturation

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Zero Crossings

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Accelerometer

Rose gold Garmin vivomove 3
Garmin vívomove® 3 series
A medium-sized smartwatch that actually looks like a watch. Large battery means around 3 days without charging. Waterproof 5ATM. Offers full collection capabilities of Garmin devices.
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Beat to Beat Interval

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Steps

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Heart Rate

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Oxygen Saturation

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Zero Crossings

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Respiration

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Accelerometer

Garmin Venu in black
Garmin Venu™
Light, medium-sized fitness smartwatch with a mid-sized battery means 3 days without charging is no issue. Waterproof 5ATM. Offers full collection capabilities of Garmin devices.
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Beat to Beat Interval

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Steps

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Heart Rate

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Oxygen Saturation

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Zero Crossings

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Respiration

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Accelerometer

Garmin vivoactive 4 in black
Garmin vívoactive® 4
Light, medium-sized fitness smartwatch with a mid-sized battery means 3 days without charging is no issue. Waterproof 5ATM. Offers full collection capabilities of Garmin devices.
Data Collected
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Beat to Beat Interval

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Steps

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Heart Rate

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Oxygen Saturation

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Zero Crossings

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Respiration

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Accelerometer

Garmin fenix in black
Garmin fēnix® 6 series
With a rugged design and massive battery, the fenix 6 series allows for up to a week of continuous monitoring (results may vary depending on frequency and resolution). Offers full collection capabilities of Garmin devices.
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Beat to Beat Interval

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Steps

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Heart Rate

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Oxygen Saturation

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Zero Crossings

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Respiration

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Accelerometer

Garmin forerunner 245 in black
Garmin Forerunner® 245/245M
Lightweight smartwatch designed for running. Its decent-sized battery means 3 days without charging is no issue. Waterproof 5ATM.
Data Collected
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Beat to Beat Interval

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Steps

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Heart Rate

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Oxygen Saturation

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Zero Crossings

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Accelerometer

Garmin Forerunner 945 in blue
Garmin Forerunner® 945
Lightweight smartwatch designed for running. Its decent-sized battery means 3 days without charging is no issue. Waterproof 5ATM.
Data Collected
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Beat to Beat Interval

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Steps

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Heart Rate

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Oxygen Saturation

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Zero Crossings

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Accelerometer

Full list of supported devices

Current list of devices compatible with Labfront:

GARMIN (Wrist-worn)

All GARMIN devices support Pulse-pulse-interval (aka IBI, RRI), Heart Rate Averages, Accelerometer Averages, and Steps. Additional sensors are labeled with [sensor].
- vívosmart  3
- vívosmart 4  [SpO2]
- vívomove 3  [SpO2]
- vívoactive 3 |  vívoactive 3M  
- vívomove 4  [SpO2] [Respiration]
- Venu [SpO2] [Respiration]
- Venu SQ [SpO2] [Respiration]
- tactix Charlie  
- tactix Delta [SpO2]
- MARQ [SpO2] [Respiration]
- fēnix 5S plus | fēnix 5 plus
- fēnix 5X plus [SpO2]
- fenix 6 | fenix 6s | fēnix 6 Pro [SpO2] [Respiration]
- Forerunner 245  | Forerunner 245 Music[SpO2]
- Forerunner 945 [SpO2]

POLAR (chest-strap)

- H10 [RRI][EKG Waveform]
We are constantly looking to expand our range of devices, but the use of a device is dependent on our partnerships with hardware providers. Please feel free to contact us if there is a device you want to use in your study that is not on the list below and we can work towards fulfilling your request.