The 5 Best Fitness Trackers
We are nearly wrapping up the first quarter of 2018, and I hope you’re keeping up with your #FitnessGoals alright! Now that you’re just a few steps closer to a healthier you, you’d want to have the best support and the right motivational gizmos to be with you on your fitness journey! We have, of course, our equipment, our favorite fitness attires, and our go-to healthy munchies… But in times when we don’t exercise or diet, we’d want to still monitor our health. Good thing, we’ll be now discussing the best fitness trackers in the market. As its name suggests, they are wearable devices that can keep track of the number of steps you take in a day, as well as your heart rate, sleep, and activity levels.
There are already a lot of wearable devices out on the market today, and it seems close to impossible to choose what’s really best for you. But for now, let’s narrow it down to the 5 best fitness trackers in 2018.
5- Xiaomi Mi Band 2
The brand Xiaomi is known for its simplicity, functionality, and affordability. Xiaomi has actually proven that you can still get quality at a very affordable price, so it is just fitting to include it in the list of the best fitness trackers in 2018. For as low as $29.73, Xiaomi’s Mi Band 2 is a pretty good option. With its price, you can’t expect much; but it offers functions just like the other high-end brands. It has a heart rate tracker, as well as a sleep and steps monitor. You can also sync it with your phone (available for both iOS and Android).
4- Fitbit Alta HR
Fitbit Alta HR has been a crowd favorite because this tiny device has everything you need, and more. Although it’s not waterproof unlike other equally excellent competitors, Fitbit Alta HR can still be considered one of the best and most powerful wearable devices in the marker. In this tiny device, you can easily monitor even your resting heart rate, together with your daily step progress.
You might wonder how the sleep tracking works. Through the heart rate tracker, you’ll be able to better understand your sleep — your light, deep, REM sleep time, as well as when your sleep gets interrupted. What makes it more enticing is that you can sync your Fitbit Alta HR with both iOS and Android!
With its wide variety of colors to choose from, it’s actually a perfect accessory to partner with any ensemble!
3- Misfit Ray
If you’re looking for the best fitness tracker within your budget, then Misfit Ray is one brand you may want to explore. For almost $50-$80 more affordable than its competitors, this makes Misfit Ray an excellent bargain and one of the best fitness trackers on the market today.
Misfit Ray has features similar to its competitor brands. Although there’s no GPS and heart rate monitor, you can track activities, including yoga, dancing, and cycling. There’s also a way to track your swimming activities by purchasing a $10 in-app Advanced Swim Tracking.
Misfit Ray is an ideal choice for people who wish to use their fitness tracker as an accessory other than the classic wristband.
2- Nokia Steel HR
Unlike other trackers that are plastic wristbands, Nokia Steel HR is built into a hybrid watch, which makes it one of the best fitness trackers especially for those who are looking for a more sophisticated, classic design. Although Nokia Steel HR is more pricey than its competitors, this stylish fitness tracker-slash-watch can operate longer without charging, with its 25-day battery life.
Nokia Steel HR has features same with other fitness trackers, but there is still, of course, room for improvement.
1- Garmin Vivosmart 3
If you’re someone who’s into HIIT, Crossfit, or other cardio interval training, then Garmin Vivosmart 3 may be the perfect fitness tracker for you. Since you’re performing high-intensity exercises, the device’s stress level monitor will come in handy! Not only will it track your stress levels, your Garmin Vivosmart 3 device will also tell you to rest and help you relax.
While other brands are not water-resistant, this wearable device is water-resistant up to 50m. Garmin Vivosmart 3, like other smart fitness trackers, include heart rate monitoring, auto rep counting, barometric altimeter, and can be synced to your smartphones (both iOS and Android). Garmin Vivosmart 3 offers limited colors, but can actually work with any style or color of the outfit.