Finding the right fitness tracker
People are always looking for new ways to get more active and hold themselves more accountable. Because of this, fitness trackers are skyrocketing in popularity, and with all options out there it can be difficult to find the best one. I found a guide on Reviews.com where they researched, consulted experts, and actually tested the top products on the market today.
The three major types of fitness tracker
Not all trackers are created equal, one person might need GPS and heart rate tracking because they are training for a marathon while another person is just looking for a way to track their everyday activity and doesn’t need all the extra stuff. Because of this Reviews.com looked primarily at basic fitness trackers, heart rate monitoring trackers, and heart rate monitoring trackers with GPS.
What they all had in common
Reviews.com found many positive things in common across all trackers and one major problem, none of the trackers were very accurate. However, Reviews.com favored trackers that were consistent over accurate. Because tracking your fitness goals are all about consistency and results, not accuracy. See their charts below to see what 5 things all top ten contenders had in common.
Their top picks
From left: the iFit Axis HR, Vivosmart HR+, and Fitbit Charge 2
Garmin Vivofit 3 – £64.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK
Great value for your money, this was the top pick for every day users.
You can purchase it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Vivofit-Wireless-Fitness-Activity/dp/B01BKUB67O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=14 99798940&sr=8-1&keywords=Garmin+Vivofit+3+Activity+Tracker+Fitness+Band
Fitbit Charge 2 – £109.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK
Best for cardiovascular health
You can purchase it here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fitbit-Charge-Activity-Tracker-Monitor/dp/B01KSX392O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499798957&sr=8-1&keywords=Fitbit%2BCharge%2B2%2BHeart%2BRate%2B%2B%2BFitness%2BWristband%2C%2BTeal%2C%2BLarge&th=1&psc=1
Garmin Vivosmart HR+ – £167.99
Great for long distance endurance training or those who just want to keep track of their every move – not just steps.
You can purchase it here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Activity-Trackers/Garmin-Vivosmart-Smart-Notification-Wrist-Monitor-Regular/B0177V0H7K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499798967&sr=8-1&keywords=Garmin+v%C3%ADvosmart+HR+Activity+Tracker+Regular+Fit+-+Black
You can see the rest of their review and full information here – http://www.reviews.com/fitness-tracker/