Looking to invest in a fitness tracker this year for motivational purposes? Or are you looking to treat the fitness fanatic in your life but unsure which tracker is right for him or her?
Fitness trackers have become a great piece of daily wearable technology that records your physical activity to collect data on your fitness and health, believe it or not, they have also become slightly fashionable. Recently the fitness tracker market has taken off quickly and with so many choices out there we thought we would round up the best fitness trackers for 2017.
Fitbit Blaze has a wider range of features compared to the other Fitbit’s available that will help you stay on track and reach your goals. Like many other fitness trackers today Fitbit uses PurePulse to automatically track your heart rate and other beneficial data such as sleep, steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity, stationary time, running and riding stats by automatically recognising your activity. Fitbit Blaze also connects to your phone’s GPS so you can record the route of your run or bike ride. For the days when you’re feeling a bit unmotivated or bored about your workout routines, you can get access to Fitstar workouts and watch step by step instructions. Fitbit Blaze also acts similar to a smartphone as you can see notifications on the screen along with calls, texts, calendar events along with controlling your music.
If you’re looking for something a bit lighter weight and stylish, so stylish in fact you’ll never what take it off, Jawbone UP3 may be the right fitness tracker for you. The UP3 by Jawbone gives you an idea of how your heart works by measuring your heart while you sleep and throughout the day. From all the data being tracked whilst workout, you can understand how your heart and health is affected too by your day to day life and hobbies. For example, Jawbone UP3 tracks your sleep, from this, it gives you tips on how to get a better night’s sleep. Similar to Fitbit’s Fitstar, Jawbone has its own personal trainer app called Smart Coach that encourages you to make smarter healthier choices.
Microsoft Band 2
Microsoft band allows you to be productive with both work and fitness goals. Along with tracking health and fitness data such as heart rate, exercise, calorie burn and sleep quality Microsoft Band 2 allows you to access emails, texts and calendar alerts. Microsoft band has an app to download that views your progress when exercising and even sleeping. They display different types of data in vivid, easy charts that will help you to understand your fitness levels and what you need to do to reach your goals. Microsoft band has partnered apps that you can connect your band to such as MyFitnessPal and Uber.