Losing weight to maintain good health features in everyone’s New Year’s resolution list. Regular fitness regime that includes walking, jogging or aerobic activity is one of the best ways to begin a healthier lifestyle.
Fitness trackers make it easier to monitor your progress and help you attain your fitness goals without losing motivation. Here is a roundup of the top 5 fitness monitoring devices in the market that will help you achieve your weight loss goal this year.
The Pivotal Tracker 1 is the most economical fitness tracker in the market that offers several features entirely focused at tracking fitness activities. It can track the calories burned, steps taken, distance run/jogged and active time.
Fitness tracker monitors the quality and duration of your sleep. It also has an alarm feature that can wake you up in the morning for your fitness regime. These vital fitness tracking features come at an affordable price of $12 yearly subscription. The device is available only in the US.
Your motivation levels, this year, can soar with Pivotal Tracker 1 that has in-built apps to set and track personal goals. The wearable is designed stylishly and can be worn at all times. It has an incredible battery life of one week. Some users have reported a few glitches with this tracker but at the price quoted, Pivotal Tracker 1 is a must buy this New Year season.
2. Misfit Flash
Misfit Flash is a super sporty looking tracker that can be worn on your wrist or waist. It comes with a clip-on that allows you to slip it on to your pants. You can also loop it on to your key chain. It comes in a variety of colors to compliment your personal style.
The wearable is waterproof up to 30 meters. It can monitor steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and also track the sleep quality during nights. It uses 12 LED lights to display time. It has a live mobile app that tracks your daily fitness goals. It seamlessly integrates with other fitness tracker apps such as MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper ensuring your fitness goals are always monitored.
The Misfit Flash is available for $50.
3. Basis Peak
Basis Peak is a sturdy, fitness-focused smartwatch cum fitness tracker. It monitors your heart rate apart from measuring the distance traveled and calories burned. The device can track a metric called BODY IQ, something unique to just Basis Peak, while running, biking or walking.
Peak automatically adjusts personal fitness goals based on your weekly performance. We all need a nudge when it comes to adhering to fitness routine. Peak does exactly that with its Habit notifications. Peak alerts when you need a nudge for improving your sleep pattern, or burning more calories.
It is an excellent sleep tracker that can automatically detect REM cycles during sleep. Heart rate and accelerometer data are available while sleeping that renders a great insight of your sleeping pattern. Based on this data, you can understand sleep trends and build a consistent sleep routine.
The device is available at $199. The device can also act as a customized smartwatch notification. It is a free upgrade. You will receive notifications of SMS, emails, apps and phone calls. The device is water resistant and boasts of up to 4 day battery life. You can also experience wireless connectivity over Bluetooth Smart.
4. Jawbone Up24
Jawbone Up24 provides wireless syncing through Bluetooth Smart that makes it easy to track fitness goals. It sports a trendy design. It has an improved battery life of up to 14 days. The wearable can track steps, distance, calories burned and sleep quality.
It has an excellent silent alarm feature and vibration motor. It reminds you to do your daily activity through these alerts. One of the flip sides of the tracker is the lack of built-in screen. But, the Android and iOS app make up for the missing screen. The wireless syncing feature further makes it convenient.
The Up24 is available for $130 and Jawbone has announced that a new version, Up3 will be available in early 2015.
The Pulse O2 is an advanced fitness tracker that aims to improve the overall health. Apart from tracking fitness parameters, it also read vital signs such as heart rate and even your blood oxygen levels! It can capture steps walked, distance traveled and elevation climbed. It tracks your sleep pattern as well. Pulse O2 is a single device that provides a holistic view of your health.
It is a versatile tracker that can be worn anywhere. You can wrap it on your wrist, drop it inside your pocket or clip it on to your waist. It is extremely convenient to walk around with this fitness tracker.
The tracker provides quick access to your fitness data. You can browse history of your last 10 days to adjust goals. You can sync the data seamlessly with your smartphone and track progress. Withings Pulse O2 is a great fitness device that will meet your entire fitness tracking needs.
You are only a step away from meeting your fitness goals this year. Go ahead and purchase any one of these fitness tracker that meets your need and fits your budget to usher in a healthy 2015. They all have great battery life and offer you plenty of fitness tracking metrics that will allow you to chase a healthier and brand new lifestyle in 2015!
The new Microsoft Band is also a top contender when it comes to fitness trackers. Just released, it offers some features that you don’t see in the 5 fitness trackers described here. Check out our review of the Microsoft Band here.