Picking out a fitness tracker has become somewhat of an ordeal lately with all of the choices on the market today. There are so many functions that one tracker may provide over the other, so how do you know which is the best one for your health and fitness situation? First, let me start off by saying that no matter how much of a struggle it is picking one of these trackers out, it is most definitely worth it in the long run! Many health professionals recommend getting at least 10,000 steps throughout the day, so that your body has a goal to try and hit. When you know the number of steps you should be taking, it becomes more fun to try and complete your goal.
With the different variety of fitness trackers out on the market, which ones are rated the best? In this article, we will give you three of the best options on the market today based off of durability, comfort, specs, and customer reviews. Be mindful that you may spend anywhere from $50.00- $400.00 on a fitness tracker depending on how many bells and whistles you need for your specific health and weight loss needs.
Fitbit Charge 2
Why do consumers rate this fitness tracker around the top amongst all of the options on the market today? It is not your most expensive fitness tracker, and it still comes with everything you may want and need from heart rate monitor to a sleep-tracking device, and finally it comes with a good battery life of 5 days. For around $150.00 you will get the whole package with the Fitbit Charge 2.
This is another great product made by Fitbit, and the consumers love its sleek look. It has a GPS function available on it, as well as a heart rate monitor, smart watch, sleep tracker, and over 5 days of GPS functioning battery life. Because of the extra bells and whistles, this smart watch gone fitness tracker will cost around $250.00. The face of the watch has a square look to it, and a bigger watch face, which makes reading your activity much easier.
Apple Watch Series 2
The first Apple watch was all of the rage, and I believe it was because no one had ever really seen anything like it before from Apple. The first generation watch had a few draw backs for the fitness enthusiast though, when the watch was merely “splash resistant” and did not come with a built in GPS. For how expensive Apple watches are you would think all of the features would be included. Now with the new series 2, the watch is water proof up to 50 meters, has 18+ hours of battery life, comes with a built in GPS making this much more appealing to the consumer. We can’t forget its heart rate sensor and sleep tracking capabilities too, alongside of practically being a smart phone attached to your wrist. This watch is a great option for fitness tracking to look into, but it will cost at least $369.00 up front, which is not cheap.
There are many other fitness trackers out on the market today such as Garmin, Misfit, TomTom, Polar, and Samsung that are great options as well. Most fitness trackers these days are going to come with built in pedometers, so you won’t have to worry about not getting one of those. Be mindful however, if you spend under $50.00 you will not get the quality or precision you may need daily to be successful tracking your steps and fitness goals. The most important features on a fitness tracker are the pedometer, heart rate monitor, and sleep tracker so get out there and pick your favorite!