May 12, 2017
If your fitness is letting you down and you wish to do something about it, you may have considered investing in a fitness tracker. Wearable tech is the fitness industry is now more popular and advanced than ever, and as a result, the competition between rival companies is fierce. This is great news for the consumer because there is so much variety to choose from, but even so, you will still need to ensure that you’re getting the best deal you can. If you’re on a budget, you can get amazing trackers for less than $120, and prove this we’ll now be listing 3 prime examples that offers both value and quality performance. Take a look and see what you think.
Moov Now – The aptly named Moov Now fitness tracker retails for around $59.99, and for less than 60 bucks, you’re getting quite a deal. If you imagine a rubber coated wrist watch, but one with holes in it like Swiss cheese, this is basically the design that you have with the Moov Now. The tracker provides audio coaching for a variety of sports, including cycling, running, boxing, resistance training, and much more besides. It is a waterproof fitness tracker, so that means it can be used in the water where it will even provide highly advanced swimming tracking, so you can monitor stokes, distance, and pace whilst in the water. Furthermore, the Moov Now has a 7 minutes guide workout which is seriously a blast. This guided workout takes advantage of your body weight for interval training. Hence, you can workout from the comfort of home or the local park. The tracker monitors your progress and gets to know your habits, where it then offers handy advice. The battery lasts around 6 months, the device is lightweight, durable, and breathable, and it is ideal for those of you who are involved in a multitude of different sports and activities.
Fitbit Flex 2 – No list of quality fitness trackers would be complete with Fitbit, and the Fitbit Flex 2 is no exception. This activity tracker is a little more expensive at $84.69, but again, many believe it is worth every penny. The band is ultra-thin, it tracks steps taken, calories burned, active minutes, exercise intensity, distance traveled, and more. As well, Flex 2 bands are interchangeable and that means you can switch the style of the band to suit the occasion. From exercising at the gym to a cocktail party, there are a variety of Fitbit bands to choose from. Like Moov Now, it is water resistant for swimming and can be used for tracking progress whilst swimming in a variety of different types of water, including seawater. But if you a serious swimmer, the Flex 2 will not produce the kind of data to help you improve your swimming performance. However, casual swimmers will find it easy to use and just enough to track your water activities. It offers smart alerts and notifications, tracks and logs sleep, offers move reminders, and has a battery life of around 5 days per charge.
Garmin Vivofit 3 – And finally, last but most certainly not least, we have the Garmin Vivofit 3, which is the most basic amongst the line-up of Garmin fitness trackers. It records steps, active minutes, sleep, calories worked off and provides an idle alert for prompting you to be more active. This device costs around $75.99, so it is right in the middle of the other two devices on our list, price-wise at least. The battery lasts 1 year, it offers auto activity detection software, it is Garmin Connect Mobile app compatible so will sync with other smart devices, and is sleek, comfortable, and stylish, and is designed to be worn by the user 24/7. With advanced Move IQ tech, you can monitor distance traveled, steps were taken, calories burnt, active minutes, and plenty more besides. Garmin has proved to be highly capable when it comes to wearable fitness tech, and the Vivofit 3 is a prime example of this.
Whether you are a beginner to the world of fitness tracking or someone looking for a bargain, these 3 fitness watches are a nice starting point for general activity tracking, and best yet, all three devices can be used in the swimming pool.
Although you can get other activity trackers for less, these listed brands have a history of producing quality fitness watches. But if you want a relatively small, unobtrusive wearable that can track your day to day activities, swim with it on, and cost less than Oprah’s personal fitness trainer allowance then an activity tracker maybe what you need. And it may possibly alter your mind-set to change your lifestyle for the better and transform your body. Not bad at all for a relatively small piece of wearable tech.