A fitness tracker is a smart accessory that keeps track of the owner’s body performance and reminds him/her when it is time to move. Fitness bracelets can measure blood pressure and pulse, count steps and calories burnt. The features of these remarkable devices will be discussed in our review.
1. Garmin Vivoactive HR
This little gadget can help achieve good physical shape. It calculates the distance walked each day, keeps track of sleep time, and is also equipped with a heart rate monitor. Notifications from it can be displayed on the smartphone. The minimal cost is £210.
2. Moov Now
This tracker offers twelve 7-minute sets of exercises for health and shape. At the same time, it is able to give voice prompts on the improvement of exercise and proper load distribution. Its price is £60.
3. Apple Watch Series 2
The main problem of smart watches is that they duplicate the functions of a smartphone and make it worse than the smartphone itself. In this regard, Apple Watch is favorably distinguished from the phone due to being a fitness tracker as well. Compared to the first model of this watch, Series 2 is characterized by a faster processor, higher capacity battery, GPS and waterproofing. The cost is £369 and up.
4. Fitbit Flex
The design of Fitbit Flex is incredibly simple. This is the usual rubber bracelet. However, you are sure to have never encountered so much technology in such a small tracker. Flex is a module the size of a pill that is placed in a convenient rubber bracelet. The capsule includes a Bluetooth 4.0 module, which transmits all the information to the phone, an accelerometer, a battery, which lasts for a week, vibrating motors and five luminous panels. The device costs £80.
5. Misfit Shine
This tracker has several important advantages. Firstly, it is waterproof (it can be immersed to a depth of 50 meters). Secondly, it supports Windows Phone operating system (in addition to Android and iOS). Besides, it can be worn not only as a bracelet, but also as a clip for the garment. It costs £35.
6. Fitbit Blaze
Fitbit Blaze is a watch with a touch screen that is also a fitness bracelet. The user’s physical activity is tracked with the help of a built-in 3-axis accelerometer, altimeter and a dual optical heart rate monitor. The price is £160.
7. MyZone MZ-3
At first glance, MZ-3 is a chest strap heart rate monitor, similar to those that can be bought at any sporting goods store. What makes it special is that it can take into account the weight, height and age of the user, as well as calculate the optimal load during training. The smart device costs £130.
8. Fitbit Charge HR
Fitbit Charge HR includes an accelerometer, an altimeter, a heart rate monitor and an optical vibration motor. With the help of vibration, the tracker can notify the user of incoming calls (brief information about the caller is shown on a small display). The fitness gadget costs £120.
9. Jawbone Up Move
There are two ways to wear this fitness tracker: in the form of clips or as a bracelet (which is bought separately). Jawbone Up Move can be fully used only with a smartphone where a special application should be installed. The minimal cost is £30.
10. Garmin Forerunner 620
Garmin is a professional manufacturer of GPS-equipment and Forerunner is the latest model in the line of GPS fitness watches. This tracker combines a touch screen with physical buttons, but also includes a cardiac rhythm monitoring sensor. It costs £330.