In this Age of Technology, the demand for fitness trackers isn’t going to die down anytime soon. People nowadays are seeing the importance of wearing fitness trackers whenever they work out because they will be able to keep tabs on their heart rate, the distance they have traveled, their blood sugar levels, and others so they will know whether they are making any progress with their fitness goals. So for 2017, we have rounded up what we consider as the best fitness trackers that you should invest on.
- Garmin Vivosmart HR+. This fitness tracker has it all. It has GPS tracking, heart rate monitor, sleep monitoring, you name it. Think of it as FitBit but minus the hassle of bringing your phone with you when you’re out for a run. Although Vivosmart comes with some interesting features, some may find the design a bit chunky and not as impressive as other wearable trackers. It is water resistant up to 50 meters but it doesn’t have any swimming options which is a bit disappointing to be honest. Still, this is a good choice if you’re looking for a versatile wearable tracker.
- FitBit Charge 2. For runners who are looking for a reliable fitness tracker, this one is for you. It has a big screen for you to see your heart rate, GPS, and other important notifications. It’s a bit expensive compared to other Fitbits but you will find this worth your while especially when you’re on the road all the time. Take note, however, that the phone notifications are limited and that the GPS relies on your phone most of the time.
- Misfit Ray. If you are looking for a discreet fitness tracker then this one fits the bill. This tracker has steps and sleep tracking with the ability to notify you when there are calls or messages coming from your smartphone as long as you pair the two together. You can customize your Misfit Ray to suit your fitness needs.
- Samsung Gear Fit 2. Android users rejoice as Samsung has come up with a wearable tracker that is Android-friendly. The design is simply gorgeous with its large display for easy viewing of your heart rate, steps taken, GPS, and so on plus the sleek band will look great on you. The only downside to this device is that it is not compatible with iOS so unless you have an Android smartphone, you won’t be able to use this at all.
- Fitbit Alta. In terms of style, Fitbit Alta is certainly a head turner with its range of colored straps and sleek display. Wearing this device will notify you of how many steps you’ve taken for the day, your heart rate, and other basic notifications to keep you in tune with your gadget. However, the third party apps aren’t working as smoothly as we would like but still this device is worthy taking note of if you’re looking for a stylish tracker to include in your fitness arsenal.