What are fitness trackers?
Fitness trackers are pretty awesome and they don’t look like weird pagers anymore. You never knew if someone was a doctor on call or just counting their steps before. Now they are hardly noticeable unless you’re looking for them and they do so much more. Fitness trackers are practically private trainers that sit on your wrist and record and monitor all your activities. Some of them can even track sleep patterns and monitor your heart rate to give you feedback on why you’re not getting a restful night sleep.
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If you don’t care about price there are even more fitness trackers out there but we’re just going to cover a few affordable ones that won’t break the bank too much.
1. Moov Now
This is a wearable fitness trainer with all of the things that it tracks. Heart Rate, Daily Distance, Swimming, elevation climbed, sleep quality, sleep interruptions, speed, Maximum Speed, Daily Workout Memory… That’s a lot. If this doesn’t motivate you then I don’t know what will.
The Moov Now uses a lithium battery to give you up to 4 weeks of battery charge life. It works with both Apple iOS and Android devices utilizing 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. It features a lightweight breathable band so it won’t get in the way of your progress. The Moov Now also has 3 times the sensors of basic trackers using Omni Motion giving you the ability to track your motion in 3D.
2. Garmin Vivofit 3
The Garmin Vivofit 3 says that it has a battery that can go an entire year without charging. That can’t be right, can it? Apparently it’s true from the research I’ve done. That’s worth it all by itself in my opinion. Just like the others it has step, sleep, calorie, and distance tracking. Works with Apple iOS and Android in a nifty app on your phone.
3. Huawei Band 2 Pro
Track your steps, sleep, GPS while running, along with heart rate. The Huawei Band 2 pro uses VO2 Max sensor for monitoring all the good stuff.
I’ve heard the app is a bit more difficult to work with than other apps but still not bad for the price. Works with both Apple iOS and Android. Features a OLED display and a battery life of 21 days but I don’t think that’s with constant use. Connects to your devices through bluetooth.