Which Fitness Tracker is Best for YOU?
Living a healthy life-style, meeting fitness goals and losing weight can be hard tasks to achieve! We lead busy lives and there is temptation all around us, at all times. Luckily, with the rise of technology and convenience, many useful little gadgets have popped up on the market! These little gizmos can help you to track and achieve all sorts of metrics including, but not limited to: daily steps, heart rate, sleep and even your blood sugar! If you’re interested in trying out one of these helpful little trackers, read below and find out which Fitness Tracker will be the best fit for you! In this post we will be taking look at the following fitness trackers and brands: Fitbit, Withings Go, BellaBeat, TomTom Touch and the Under Armour Band.
Fitbit creates fitness trackers in all different forms, sizes, shapes, uses and price points, which means that you will likely be able to find a tracker for you from Fitbit’s extensive catalog. The great thing about Fitbit is that they break down their products by purpose: Everyday Fitness, Active Fitness, and Performance Fitness, which makes it easier off the bat to find the product that suits your current lifestyle, or the lifestyle that you are hoping to achieve. To make things even easier, they also offer a quiz on their website that will match your preferences, habits and goals with the tracker they believe will best suit you!
Fitbits come in three different wearable products: wristbands, watches and clips, so you can pick the wearable that is most comfortable for you! Now lets take a look at what the Fitbits DO!
When you purchase your Fitbit Tracker, you have access to the Fitbit app that allows you to connect and compete with friends, while also laying out all of your metrics, progress and goals in an easy to view and understand layout. The app features challenges to compete in, food logs, workout records and badges for your achievements! This is great for those who need visual affirmation of their success!
Each Fitbit Tracker boasts a variety of different features including:
- All day tracking of calories, steps, and distance
- Automatically recognizes physical activities such as running or swimming
- Tracks how long and how well you sleep each night
- Is waterproof
- Provides text and phone call notifications
- Long battery life
- Sends notifications to keep you active
Withings Go Fitness Tracker is based out of the U.K. and is a versatile tracker that can be placed in either the included wrist strap or the clip.
While this Tracker may be lesser known than the aforementioned products, it’s user friendly screen and long-term battery life make this one a good choice for those who have never used a fitness tracker, and maybe want to try one out! The battery on this little guy keeps it powered up for eight months! So this one is perfect if you don’t like having to charge multiple products.
Like most other fitness trackers, the Withings Go syncs up to an app which allows you to track calories, steps, activity and contains a food log.
The top features of this particular tracker are:
- Water resistance
- 8-month battery life
- Sleep tracking
- activity tracking
BellaBeat is a fabulous brand that creates feminine, versatile and beautiful pendant fitness trackers that can be worn on a necklace, bracelet or clip. Bellabeat works to empower women and offers a product that helps to build confidence, power and capability. They also offer an amazing pregnancy tracker that hooks up to your phone to measure your baby’s kicks and heartbeat!
These fitness trackers do not contain a display screen, but are great for those who don’t want people to KNOW that they are wearing a tracker, these blend easily with your regular wear! Without the display, all of your visual tracking and measuring is done through its’ partner app. I find that these particular trackers are set apart from some of the others as they are geared towards women, track stress and meditation and even menstrual flow!
The features included are:
- Menstrual tracking
- No charging
- Sleep and activity
- Smart alarms
TomTom has always been an innovator when it comes to technology, having created wonderful navigation and mapping systems. They have now moved into the Fitness Tracking market!
The TomTom touch is a slim wristband tracker that offers many different coloured sleeves to match your preference! Like other trackers, there is an app that you will download and pair to your device to see your metrics and measurements on your phone! The tracker also boasts a small display screen. What I love about this tracker is its body composition analysis, you can measure your body fat and muscle mass with the push of a button!
Features included are:
- Heart-rate monitor
- 24/7 activity tracking
- Phone notifications
Under Armour is a brand that is well known in the fitness world for their extensive collections of work-out and athleisure wear, so it makes sense for them to jump into the fitness tracker world!
The UA Band is a wrist band tracker with a seamless LED display, the only downfall is that as of right now the bands are not interchangeable! The features and look of this tracker are very similar to those of the FitBit. Again, this product syncs with its designated app for a more in depth look at your progress!
This tracker boasts:
- Water resistance
- In-activity alerts
- Fitness and sleep tracking
- Music control
- Workout logging
As you can see, there are many amazing fitness trackers out there on the market, and they all offer a little something different, so you should have no trouble finding the perfect fit for you!
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