The world we live in has become increasingly inclined to getting on the right track to being healthy. With recent technological advances, it’s no surprise that the fitness tracker has gained instant sensation from health enthusiasts all around. Whether you’re at the gym religiously, or just want to see how much movement you do daily, fitness trackers have proven to be one of the most sought-after products today. 

If you haven’t gotten the memo, fitness trackers are devices that you typically wear on the body like any other accessory. Many of them come in forms that look like watches or bracelets. Fitness trackers are able to measure how many steps you walk, how many miles you’ve reached by walking, the increase or decrease of your heart rate, and other trackers are even able to track how many calories you’re burning! 

Of course devices like good ol’ pedometers and heart-rate monitors and machines of the like have existed for years, paving the way for fitness trackers to be invented. But they’re usually bigger, bulkier and less sleek than wearing a band on your arm that can calculate everything you need to know. 

Another thing that makes the fitness tracker trend more compelling is that they are so sleek and seamless. They can be worn as regular accessories that blend in effortlessly with your everyday outfits and lifestyle, so you can go about your normal routine but still be able to track your fitness progress. Lucky for you, there are tons and tons readily available for you in the market, depending on your fitness lifestyle and your preferred look. 

More common fitness trackers come in the shape of bracelets or watches. Popular variations of this include variations of the Fitbit watches. For 2020, one of their best-ranked fitness trackers include the Fitbit Charge 3. Heartrate and activity tracking are available on this device, and it is waterproof. Its lightweight design fits around the wrist in a sleek fashion. Garmin is another reputable and well-loved brand, its products are some of the most accomplished in the range. While this device isn’t exactly built for pro-athletes, it features an innovative technology called body battery which indicates how much energy you have and can therefore dictate when the best time to exercise is! These and other widely recognized brands offer different kinds of bracelets and watches at different price points and features depending on your preference. Other brands also offer budget-friendly trackers that help you track and monitor your health just the same, without the steep price. After all, the best gear is one you’ll actually use. 

There are also watches available specifically for those that run or bike. GPS is crucial and essential, as these will keep you from getting lost while on a trail or track. Tracking your pace and distance while cycling and running also require a GPS tracker. Specific trackers are also needed for swimming, though they may take on a different form. Some watches are available specifically for water sports, but they aren’t all built the same. Trackers in the form of goggles have also been released. Waterproof goggles took a forward leap in the past year. Leading in this category were the FORM Swim Goggles. These can track your overall time, pace, stroke and heartrate. These show you your progress right in front of your eyes as you wear them while swimming. The functionality is simply unbeatable. These can even work well in low-lighting, as well as outdoor pools, and batteries last up to 16 hours. Garmin also makes some of the most top-notch products for swimmers, but are limited to watches. They’re also able to track how many strokes are taken per lap, a swimmer’s average pace, basically all the essentials.

However, some fitness trackers don’t come in just these forms! Recently, we’ve discovered that they even come in ring form. That’s right, fitness trackers that are small enough to fit around the finger. An example of this is the Motiv Ring, a titanium body with a thickness of 2.5mm, the ring can do what most fitness trackers can do as well: monitor your sleep, heart rate and fitness activity. Its battery can even last up to 5 days. All though this device is more seamless, it does not include a screen to indicate and determine your current progress in real time the way watches can, which is minus points for convenience. You’ll need to connect your device to the app via Bluetooth to monitor your progress. 

With its popularity and variety, you’re bound to find one that fits your lifestyle and budget. But make sure not to let these trackers take over your life, as they are made only to track your fitness, not exactly to help reach your goals – that’s on you!


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