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How To Find The Best Fitness Tracker For You
Is everyone you know suddenly counting their steps and tracking their sleep patterns? Are you looking for the motivation to get involved? There’s no time like the present to invest in wearable tech and start your tracking journey. Discover the fitness trackers that will become your favourite running partner, and really make your exercise count.
1. Peak Fitness
In terms of fitness trackers, Fitbit is one of the biggest names in the game. Budding runners and fitness enthusiasts alike can understand a clearer picture of their health and track it daily.
The Fitbit Charge 4 is Fitbit’s latest model to launch. One of the key features of the Charge 4 is the built-in GPS, which tracks your pace and distance, and will provide a map to the app in your phone showing your route and effort. It can also provide 24/7 heart rate tracking, along with tracking personalised activity (Active Zone Minutes) so any workout that boosts your heart rate is tracked (including swimming). If a good night’s sleep is what you’re interested in, the sleep tracking component will help you build better bedtime habits and improve overall sleep quality.
2. Best of Both Worlds
The Fitbit Versa 2 works as both a fitness tracker and a smartwatch.
This watch offers a larger screen and better integration with your smartphone, allowing you to read messages, emails, change the music that’s playing through your phone and use contactless payments. There’s built-in voice control allowing you to check the weather, create alarms and set bedtime reminders.
The Versa 2 has some upgrades from the Versa, providing a display that’s easier to see in bright sunlight and a stronger battery (lasting at least 4 days).
3. For The Minimalist
For a smartwatch that’s simplistic and elegant in style, look no further than the Versa Lite.
The ‘Lite’ version of the Fitbit Versa offers a lightweight and more simplified silhouette, featuring just one button on its side for easier navigation. The tracker will recognise a variety of different exercises, from steps to running to biking, along with sleep tracking for those focused on improving sleep patterns. You can enjoy hitting fitness milestones with its on screen celebrations when you hit your goals. With superior battery life, this smartwatch can last up to 5 days without charging.
4. Good Sport
Well-loved in the world of fitness trackers, Garmin have a wide range of trackers and devices for those who live and breathe sports. These trackers can give incredibly detailed insights into your activity.
The Fenix 6 is for the dedicated sporting enthusiasts amongst us. It’s robust and built for the great outdoors, capturing heart rate and measuring your performance in ways you didn’t know were possible. Not only will this tracker work for the more standard activities such as running, swimming and cycling but it also works for skiing, hiking and yoga. A smart watch and fitness tracker for a true adventurer.
5. Born To Run
This tracker is definitely one for the more seasoned runner, with added metrics catering to those seeking progression and improvement.
As the name would suggest, you can store your songs to the Forerunner giving you the opportunity to listen while out exercising without your phone. For in-depth tracking features and strong battery life, this makes an excellent running companion.
6. On The Go
A key feature of the Vivofit 4 is its year-long battery duration – you won’t have to worry about recharging this for a whole year, making it perfect for someone who is always on the go.
The Vivofit will track your basic activity, is very easy to use and is a very comfortable fit for those working out over longer periods of time. You’ll be able to see your step count for the day, the time, the weather, calories burned and distance travelled.
7. The Apple Of Your Eye
If you’re looking to make a style statement as well as experience the most advanced Apple Watch yet, then the Series 5 smartwatch is the one for you.
The possibilities with this watch are endless, not least motivating you to move, exercise and stand. You can keep an eye on your heart rate, track your workouts for every way you exercise, sync with your favourite music, podcasts or audiobooks. The watch allows you to call or text so you always feel connected, and you can even pay for things instantly with a tap.
Whether you’re looking for an upgrade or to take the smartwatch plunge, the latest offering from Apple has an abundance of smart features that provide all the bells and whistles.
8. For The Little Sports Stars
And finally, the Ace 2 is the perfect model for the little ones, especially those aged six and upwards.
Not only is it swim-proof, but it’s full of motivating challenges that will make family and friend time even more fun. With your little one sporting the Ace 2, the whole family will be stepping up their game, building healthier habits and making memories.