Picking the Right Fitness Tracker for You
Gone were the days that fitness trackers were just boring pedometers. They’re now one of the coolest wearable gadgets that can track your steps, monitor your sleep, tells time, tells the difference between a light jog and a sprint, can calculate the distance you’ve gone in a day or a single run. These wearable devices are awesome, and they help us stay fit.
Picking the right tracker is an exercise in itself. To make it easier for you we’ve collected our favorite trackers and and we’re here to tell you what we love about them.
Garmin Vivosmart HR+ Fitness Band, Multi-Colored
Best for Running
The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ tracks your steps, monitors your sleep, 24/7 heart monitoring, and has GPS. It tracks your pace and distance and is a favorite among runners. The battery life is phenomenal, it can last up to a week! It doesn’t track swimming but it is water resistant to about 50m.
UP2 by Jawbone Activity Tracker
For under $100 it’s one of the best-looking fitness trackers that delivers all the basics. The UP software and the data insights sets it apart from the competition. If you don’t want to be wearing a screen on your wrist this tracker is for you.
Fitbit Alta Activity and Sleep Tracker
Slim with Screen
If you ruled out the UP2 Jawbone because it doesn’t have a screen then the Alta might be the tracker for you. It’s slim but has a functioning screen that displays number of steps and other notifications. The band is customizable, it comes in many different colors.
UP3 by Jawbone Activity Tracker
Best for Tracking Sleep
UP3 is incredible when it comes to tracking your sleep. It monitors your bpm, respiration rate, body temperature and galvanic skin response. It gives you your REM, light and deep sleep stats.
Samsung Gear Fit 2
Best Screen Quality
The Gear Fit2 has a 1.5-inch screen with an eye-popping 432 x 216, 322 pixels per inch screen. It has GPS feature and heart rate monitor, at a very competitive price.
The Fitbit Blaze
The Fitbit Blaze is by far the best-looking tracker in the market. You can opt for leather or silver bands and there’s a variety of colors to chose from. The Blaze is versatile, it tracks your sleep, has a heart rate monitor, and of course tracks your steps. It’s easy to use and has a beautiful screen display