Active · Lifestyle

Fitness Trackers: A Guide

With so many fitness trackers on the market today, finding one that best suits your lifestyle may seem daunting. Whether you’re interested in tracking your steps, your sleep patterns, your heart rate, or all three, our guide will help narrow the field and get you tracking!

Best Fitness Tracker Overall

Fitbit Charge HR

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  • Measures: Steps, calories, sleep, and your heart rate all day and night
  • Design: Understated with a comfortable adjustable strap available in three different sizes and many different color choices
  • Syncs with your phone and shows who’s calling on the OLED display
  • The smartphone app is easy to use and encourages community participation

 

                                                             

Best Clip-On Activity Tracker 

Jawbone UP Move                                                                                                                                                                                             Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 3.08.31 PM

  • Measures: Steps, calories, activity, and sleep
  • Design: Clippable model you can wear anywhere, with straps available for purchase. Several different colors are now available.
  • Features a dedicated tracking mode which you can assign a list of sports to track from running, to yoga and Zumba

 

                                                                   

Best Tracker for Varied Athletic Activity

Moov Now                                                                                                                                 
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  • Measures: steps, calories, sleep, reps and provides in app coaching for workout sessions
  • Design: Small, waterproof, round element available in blue, red, white and black, placed in a flexible band that can be wrapped around wrists or ankles
  • Users can wear one Moov on each wrist for deeper tracking of activities like swimming and boxing
  • Moov app has 10 exercise programs with 200 variations and fitness levels, with more on the way

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Best Tracker for Weight Loss

Garmin Vivofit 2

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  • Measures: steps, calories, sleep, and movement
  • Design: Rubberized strap with 13 interchangeable color options and two-color LCD display
  • Connected with the popular food app, MyFitnessPal and the Vivofit app connects users to the Garmin community for support in achieving their goals
  • The Move bar will remind you to get up every hour or so and step goals are formulated based on recent activity

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