‘Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.’ Whoever said that has my vote. We agree, so how do we find out if we are better than yesterday. Well in this ultimate gizmo era, that hardly poses a problem. We have it all, from equipment to handy apps to fashionable trackers, we have ample help all along our fitness journey. These trendy fitness wearable trackers that easily get connected to Smartphones help keep a tab on our fitness goals. They don’t just make a fashion statement but often provide motivation and strength to push that extra mile. By providing us the data they make measuring and analyzing our fitness stories plausible and achievable. What trips most of us is which to pick out of so many. The truth is there is one for all depending on your needs. But here’s our pick of the 4:
Fitbit Charge 2: Fitbit has become a renowned name in fitness circles. And its Charge 2 is a game changer. It’s there from the moment you wake up till you hit the bed monitoring your sleep pattern. It boasts of a host of features like many trackers including which is the heart rate monitoring with its PurePulse feature. It has the multi-sport activity tracking feature like climbing stairs, counting steps, cycling, running, weight training and others. It also displays the results like calories burned and others on its OLED display touchscreen. It also has a feature of sending you reminders to move around to cover the daily dose of 10000 steps, not just that, it has a feature of sending reminders to breathe in, and rest. You can connect it to your phone GPS and its battery last around 5 days. The downside is not waterproof, so swimmers will have to look for other options.
Garmin Vivosmart 3: This is another great product with good battery life and swimmers wait for it, it is water-proof. It’s a hip piece of technology that packs in all the features like heart rate monitoring, multi-activity tracking, and the sleep tracking. It goes the extra mile by tracking the stress levels. It also has a rep count and VO2 max (I can see the cheer going through all HIIT lovers). The cons for this is it isn’t GPS enabled and isn’t as easy to operate.
TomTom Runner 3: So you swear by running. Well, then this water-proof fitness watch is designed for you. Along with all normal features like calories burned, steps, distance covered, heart rate, activity tracking, it is GPS enabled and has ‘Route Exploration’ feature which will help you fan your explorer’s fire while on run. Plus you may enjoy your music without carrying your phone, all with just a Bluetooth enabled headset. The downside, you need too many apps for getting all desired results.
Moov Now: The beginners or the ones who can do with some advice, this is for you. Moov Now is a fabulous tracker that you may wear on your wrist or sport on your ankle. It has the added feature of daily activities and sports coaching with training plans fed into it. They help you analyze your form and do better than just tracking. It’s got up to 6 months battery life. Yes, it doesn’t have heart rate monitoring or display, but it’s got an audio. And among all, it’s the cheapest.
Now, what are you waiting for, hit the store and get started on your fitness story written through the gadget?