Why are fitness trackers useful?
Fitbit. Garmin. Misfit. Jawbone. TomTom. If these names ring a bell, it’s more than likely you already lead an eat, sleep, walk / run, repeat lifestyle or are at least considering one.
Gone are the days of cheap plastic step trackers. Activity and fitness bands / trackers have upped their game in leaps (pardon the pun) and bounds. They are now packed with serious health insights and accuracy, and all packaged with style. They’re not just techy, they’re pretty too, and the range of styles are marketed to appeal to a broad range of interests and tastes.
The right tracker for you is one that fits in with your lifestyle and best suits your needs and goals. Many on the market have predominantly similar functions. Often a combination of functions and their style will determine which one peaks your interest most. If it looks good, is easy to wear and use, and ticks all the boxes of your interests, it may just be going home with you.
For some the right fitness tracker is just about the basics – tracking steps accumulated in a day and being able to monitor activity. Reliable sleep monitoring is also a basic feature that attracts buyers, as is the ability to log calorie and water intake.
For others GPS (global positioning system) navigation is especially useful for running activity or cycling, as well advanced resting heart rate and VO2 max data (maximum oxygen uptake that determines a person’s capacity to perform sustained exercise and aerobic endurance. i.e. the maximum amount of oxygen a person can utilise during intense exercise) are essential features.
The best part is that all on the market are fairly accurate and reliable, and will do a very good job of keeping you in the know about certain factors contributing to the quality of your health, and keeping you motivated every day.