It is the month of January, so people hit the gym to an unusual extent. Many people desire to shed off some weight this year, but it is difficult to do so without the right motivation. To get you motivated, there are different fitness trackers that can monitor the calories you burn if you so desire to lose weight in the New Year. Below are the first ten among the best wearable trackers in the market currently.
Table of Contents
- 1 Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband
- 2 Misfit Shine – Activity and Sleep Monitor
- 3 Withings Pulse O2 Activity, Sleep, and Heart Rate + SPO2 Tracker for iOS and Android
- 4 UP 24 by Jawbone – Bluetooth Enabled
- 5 Runtastic Orbit 24 Hour Activity (Fitness & Sleep Tracker)
- 6 Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band
- 7 Samsung Gear Fit Smart Watch
- 8 Polar Loop Activity & Fitness Tracker
- 9 Sony Mobile Waterproof IP68 SmartBand Talk SWR30
- 10 Nike+ Fuelband SE Fitness Tracker
Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband
Maybe it is not the latest Fitbit product in the market, but the Fitbit Flex is built solidly to track calories burned, your steps, the distance you cover, and the total number of minutes you were active throughout the day. It has small LED indicators to help you monitor how close you are to your daily fitness goals. While it is among the leading tracking devices in this industry, some people still perceive it negatively because Fitbit Force had been recalled in the past because it caused skin rashes. The manufacturers reported that only 1.7% of Fitbit users complained of the skin irritation, known as contact dermatitis. The rashes mostly affected users who had the device on for 24 hours each day for long periods. Therefore, if your skin is not very sensitive or you do not wear the device for many days, then you may prefer buying the Fitbit.
Misfit Shine – Activity and Sleep Monitor
We may have been motivated by the recent drop in price of Misfit Flash, but the superior version, Misfit Shine, is always more attractive. The Misfit Shine, which is made from an aluminum of an aircraft grade, measures calories burned, steps, the distance you travel and the duration and quality of sleep.
Withings Pulse O2 Activity, Sleep, and Heart Rate + SPO2 Tracker for iOS and Android
In today’s market, one can choose among many fitness trackers. The Pulse O2 may not meet everybody’s needs, but it comes with great features. It pairs with companion Android and iOS applications. With it, you can monitor your steps, distance, running, elevation, and how much calories you have burned. It can be worn either on the wrist or on a clip. The fact that Withings produced a new tracker called Withing’sActivité Pop may cause a further drop in price for the Withings Pulse O2 soon because the Activité Pop is relatively expensive. .
UP 24 by Jawbone – Bluetooth Enabled
This UP24, being the newer and thinner of all the Jawbone’s UP series of fitness trackers, is very easy to use. It counts your steps, monitors your sleep quality, exercise, and calories burned. It is water-resistant, very cozy, and light and easily synchronizes with Android phones and iPhones by use of Bluetooth.
The UP24 works with various applications including MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper and IFTTT. It helps gauge how balanced your drink, food, nutrients and calories intake are. The UP24 is expected to experience a significant fall in price as Jawbone is set to launch UP3 band.
Runtastic Orbit 24 Hour Activity (Fitness & Sleep Tracker)
If you are already have been using Runtastic’s popular applications to monitor your fitness, then you may want to try their hardware too. Their Orbit tracking device monitors all your steps, calories burned, active minutes, goals and sleep cycles. In addition, it monitors ambient levels of light (for tracking sleep) and can work independently. Apart from letting you set various alarms, it monitors your mood swings using its “happiness feature” to gauge your happiness levels.
Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band
Even though Garmin is known for quality GPS devices for cars, they are arguably famous today for producing fitness trackers. Their Vivofit fitness tracker has a notable “move bar” that pops up if you take a whole hour without movements and other move bars that also light up every 15 minutes of additional inactivity. Getting these bars disappear involves you to walking around. This feature makes the Vivofit great for those who need alarms to remind them to walk around in the day. Apart from tracking movement, it also helps you monitor your metabolic rate, count burned calories and track how well you sleep. The Garmin’s free community also motivates users who check it out when they earn badges virtually.
Samsung Gear Fit Smart Watch
This is the thinnest among of all Galaxy Gear smart watches. This Gear Fit enables you to respond fast to your notifications and monitor your pulsation. The look and feel of the Gear Fit is easily customizable to one’s preferences. The Gear Fit fitness tracker pairs with many Samsung phones to help you achieve your fitness objectives. Samsung may have released many wearable last year, but the Gear Fit is probably the best. It has other functionality that enable you to reject a call with a message, quickly respond to your messages and check your alarms from it.
Polar Loop Activity & Fitness Tracker
With this Polar Loop fitness tracker, you can monitor your activity daily, steps taken, sleep patterns, calories burned, activity feedback and current time on its LED display. Its waterproof bracelet is customizable and you can wear it while swimming. Though it lacks an in-built pulsation sensor, it can be used in tandem with Polar H6 and H7 Smart Bluetooth pulsation sensors.
Sony Mobile Waterproof IP68 SmartBand Talk SWR30
Apart from the standard features of a fitness tracker, this Sony Smartband comes with entertainment capability. For example, you can use it to easily control music or bookmark some unforgettable life’s moments such as where and when you came across a good hotel and remind you of your once favorite song. It is also able to alert you when you get too far from your mobile phone, ensuring you do not easily lose your cell phone.
Nike+ Fuelband SE Fitness Tracker
Nike is not only a big name in sport and athletic wear, but also technology. Apart from their great app used by runners, they have the Nike+ Fuelband SE device for tracking fitness. While not everybody likes it, it is very cool as it helps you track your steps, shows the time of day, displays how you progressively workout in real-time and has a wonderful community aspect. If you like Nike fitness accessories, then this fitness tracker could be your choice.