Getting in shape is often the first resolution that people take in New Year. You might get a gym membership or hire a personal trainer for doing so. However in this high-tech age, you don’t have to spend your money by joining a gym. You can do so the easy and cost-effective way by using technology. Fitness trackers help you to monitor your daily activity progress and inspire you to reach your fitness goals. Walking is one of the best ways to lose weight and live healthy. So, start walking and get these fitness trackers to achieve your New Year resolutions.
Best Common Tracker
When we talk about fitness trackers, the first mention has to be the Fitbit Charge. The Fitbit Charge can track the steps you take and the distance you travel. It can also count the calories you burn and how much you sleep at night. If you climb the stairs, that can also be tracked with this device. Call notifications from your smartphone are displayed on the small OLED screen. You will be able to set your daily goals and there is also a silent alarm feature.
In early 2015, a new model, the Fitbit Charge HR will be available to the users. The Fitbit Charge is available at $130 and for the new model you have to spend $20 more.
Best Affordable Tracker
You can get Misfit Flash at $50 and it is one of the most affordable fitness trackers. This is a waterproof tracker which tracks your distance, steps taken and calories burnt. The automatic sleep tracking is an added feature and its replaceable coin battery lasts six months. You can either wear this device on your waist or your wrist. The mobile app which is compatible with iOS and Android and can be used with other systems like MyFitnessPal, RunKeeper, etc.
However, there is no screen in this device but there is a ring of 12 LED lights which will give you the notification and show the time.
Best Tracker for Runners
If you are a runner interested in all-day tracking, the Polar M400 is the ideal choice for you. The watch can keep a track on the steps you take, the distance you travel and the calories you burn. Since GPS is enabled in it, your pace and the distance covered while running is also notified to you. Automatic sleep tracking, support of wireless heart-rate monitors are some other features of this waterproof device. It can be charged through a normal Micro-USB port. You have to shell out $200 for this device.
You can expect that more wearable tech will be launched at the International CES in 2015 which will help you to increase your fitness level.
Do you use any fitness tracker? Which one do you think is the best? We would like to hear from you.
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