Fitness tech wearables are the hotness right now and have been for a minute now so find out the ones I recommend.
Truth be told – they been around for years. It started out as a basic heart rated monitor (HRM) and then it got smarter and morphed into tracking folk’s sleep patterns, steps, water consumption, stress level and much more.
The longer this trend lasts, the more I see advancement of the devices’ capabilities and functionality. That isn’t a bad thing because I take it that means there is something for everyone.
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Here I share my top recommended tech wearables because I have used them for many years, months and weeks and can share my experience (good and bad) with each. Check it out.
- Can load additional apps on it
- Closing rings daily is a thing to help keep people active
- Popular so you are bound to find a friend with one and join challenges together.
- Many varieties to fit all types of budgets
- Can be pricey so be sure which bells and whistles you really want and will use
I first received a Garmin VivoSmart 4 a few years ago when my husband’s place of employment provided incentives to workout at the gym, etc. I earned enough points to afford to select this fitness tracker. Since then I purchased two more with my own money. Not because the first one broke but because I don’t even want to walk around without it as it charges.
- Sleek and petite footprint
- Doesn’t require a chest strap
- Has a host of bio health items it tracks such as stress level, resting heart rate, water consumption, as well as steps, how many steps climbed, and total calories burned during exercise
- Syncs to your mobile phone to see notifications and who is calling
- Comes with an app to download to your phone
- Charges fully in about 30 minutes
- App provides ability to create and participate in group challenges
- Can be a little pricey
- Next generation version is out so not sure how much longer the 4 will be available.
- Requires charging every 4 days with regular use
- Considers movement of your arm as you brush your teeth steps (no bueno)
Before I got my Garmin I was totally a Polar girl and still am. I enjoy the Polar A300 but really only use it when I workout because I do like how accurate it is with my calorie burn tracking. Other trackers don’t seem to be as accurate to me.
- Reliable brand that makes quality trackers
- Very accurate when tracking calories from exercise
- Can change out the bands with different colors for variety
- Requires a chest strap which is sold separately
- The Polar Flow app is what is used to sync up your tracker to the app which is clunky and not user friendly
- App doesn’t allow for group challenges
So there you have it folks. I have used each of these fitness tech wearables mentioned above and for the most part – they are all a good purchase and worth the money.
It just depends on exactly what you are looking to measure along your fitness journey.