By Codelia Mantsebo
While a fitness tracker is the perfect way to monitor your activity easily, finding the ideal gadget based on your individual needs can be an overwhelmingly difficult prospect. Whether its caloric intake, reliable sleep tracking or 24/7 heart rate tracking, there’s a handy fitness tracker that’ll help you keep track of your fitness goals. These new tech and sensors provide constant and accurate measuring and differ in style.
This round up of the best fitness trackers will help you find the best gadgets for your needs while making it easier to spot the right band for you, from modern fitness wristbands to smartwatches.
Garmin vivofit 3 Activity Tracker, Regular fit – White
With Move IQ, vivofit 3 automatically captures different activities such as walking, running, biking, swimming and elliptical to view on Garmin Connect, letting you view progress like a normal watch. It comes with a red bar that reminds you to move after an hour of inactivity. With a stylish and sleek silicone band, the activity tracker’s slim band gives it an elegant profile and can be dressed up with interchangeable bands. It’s also comfortable to wear all day on land or in the water.
The third-generation tracker uses a traditional coin battery, which gives it up to a year of battery life so there is no battery charging or switching off required.
You can also access Garmin Connect via mobile app or desktop to see your data in more detail, join challenges and compete against others.
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband, Black, Large
While Charge HR lets you stay connected in style with Caller ID that lets owners can see incoming call notifications on display, it also allows you to take control of your goals. The advanced tracker delivers continuous, wrist-based heart rate and activity tracking all-day, during workouts and beyond.
The Charger HR device allows you to check for heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes 24/7. Whether you’re working out or resting, this wristband accurately measures your heart rate with LED sensors that detect blood flow in your wrist. It monitors your sleep automatically and wakes with a silent alarm.
With a battery life up to 5 days and instant access to every stat, you can easily maintain workout intensity, achieve goals, maximize performance and optimize health.
UP3 by Jawbone Heart Rate, Activity + Sleep Tracker, Silver Cross (Gray)
The UP3 by Jawbone is a one-size fits all tracker that looks more jewelry’ than ‘gadget’, with Swiss designer Yves Béhar designing the device. The Jawbone UP3 is built on an advanced multi-sensor platform that sits on the inside of the band –measuring the resistance of skin tissue to small electric currents, delivering the same accuracy as a treadmill heart rate grip. Owners can get personalized guidance from Smart Coach and the tracker can sync wirelessly with 7 days battery life. UP3 provides advanced sleep tracking automatically to capture REM, Light and Deep sleep, equipped with a Smart Alarm(TM) silently wakes you at the optimal time in your sleep cycle.
Samsung Gear Fit Smart Watch, Black (US Version)
The Samsung Gear Fit is the first curved, Super AMOLED wearable device for active lifestyles. It provides real time coaching to actively support and motivate you to achieve personal fitness goals. Gear Fit matches any occasion with interchangeable bands and screens so owners can monitor their fitness with real-time coaching and heart rate monitoring without sacrificing style or connectivity. Light and durable with a curved Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Gear Fit is prepared for any adventure with its dust and water resistant protection (IP67).
Compatible with Samsung Galaxy devices, the Samsung Gear Fit equips you with instant notifications of emails, SMS, incoming calls, and third party apps to keep you connected. The smart watch allows you to easily control basic functions, such as, reject calls with messages, quick reply to messages and control alarms.
Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, Black, Silver, Large
With advanced technology in a versatile design, Fitbit Blaze is built to track your workouts, monitor your performance stats, and measure your progress. PurePulse continuous heart rate and multi-sport modes enhance every exercise; while next-generation features like Connected GPS and FitStar workouts on your wrist help ensure you complete each workout correctly.
All-day activity and sleep tracking and call, text & calendar notifications help you track your day with ease. Fitbit Blaze lets you personalize your style for every occasion, with interchangeable bands, frames and customizable clock faces on the hi-res color touchscreen.
Apple Watch Sport 38mm Gold Aluminum with Antique White Sport Band (Certified Refurbished)
Apple Watch Sport features anodized aluminum cases with a silver, space gray, gold, or rose gold finish. The sleek smart watch allows you to receive and respond to notifications in an instant.Using technologies like the Digital Crown, Taptic Engine, and Force Touch, the Apple Watch can track your daily activity and you can control your music using only your voice, as well as pay for groceries via this smart device. With up to 18 hours of battery life, you can use it all day long.
There’s also a wide range of interchangeable bands made from a variety of materials.