It’s the holiday season! That means two things – everyone’s going to be eating a lot, and everyone’s going to be putting on some holiday weight. But in order to take the guilt off before making that New Year’s resolution of hitting the gym, buyers need to make an informed decision of how well their diet is going.
That’s where this post comes in. We’ve made a list of the six best fitness trackers for the holiday season so that users can have their holiday weight examined and scrutinized when they get back from that vacation!
1) Mi Band 2 – $35
One of the cheapest fitness trackers out there and more effective than the others, the Mi Band 2 offers a heart rate monitor and a special OLED display that provides activity data and also serves as a watch for users on the go. It also has an idle alert that prompts the user to get up and start moving should it think they’re being too lazy. It’s also splash resistant and offers 20 days of battery life. Also, it offers sleep tracking for users so they can monitor their data on the companion app.
2) Samsung Gear Fit 2 – $180
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 could be called the perfect fitness tracker ever. Almost. Its curved 1.5-inch AMOLED display is a looker and puts all other fitness trackers and some smartwatches to shame. It’s also very helpful at looking at exercise data, apart from phone notifications which can be replied to as well. It’s got GPS tracking, heart rate tracking and 4GB of storage for users to store their favourite active music for listening on the go. Even the battery life isn’t all that bad, capping at three to four days.
3) Apple Watch 2 – $369
For those who want to splurge and get one of the best smartwatches and trackers out there, the Apple Watch 2 is 2015’s update that has some good cosmetic changes and much snappier. Built-in GPS, calling, messaging, notifications, waterproofing, Apple Pay compatible, e-mail, heart rate monitoring and so on are words that will most accurately represent what all this device is capable. Pretty sure all that’s missing is a SIM card slot and it would be a phone already.
4) Fitbit Charge 2 – $150
The Charge 2 is quite popular and a favourite among those looking for a decent performer of a fitness tracker. It’s a got a big OLED screen which allows for numerous custom watch faces, enables calling, texting and calendar notifications as well. Because it comes from Fitbit, it’s got the very reliable companion app. The device itself can do sports tracking and heart-rate tracking. It also has a special breathing exercise program built in so that users can control their breathing. It’s got some great customization options by means of different colours and is quite a looker on the hand as well.
5) Garmin Vivoactive HR – $220
One of the more serious contenders in pricing and features, this Garmin device offers GPS, heart-rate tracking and sport-specific monitoring. It’s also waterproof so swimmers can take it for a dive with them. It’s got smart notifications, and some widgets that will come in handy for daily tasks. It can also control music playback from the phone. It’s got a bucket load of features on the whole that would make any fitness fanatic happy.
6) Moov Now – $60
One of the more unconventional fitness trackers out there, because everyone has that one friend who likes to break the norm, right? This simple little tracker that doesn’t come with a screen or most of the other tid-bits on the list here, has a very unique feature. It’s more of a coach than a tracker. It still tracks activities like steps, distance and calories burned. Once it’s been fitted to the ankle or the wrist of the user, the companion app will assist the user via audio by taking them through workouts, based on the movements of the user. It’s very intuitive and offers a personal touch. It’s a motivator, often telling the user when to go harder or softer on themselves when they’re working out and makes the whole experience more exercise driven than anything else. It’s a great purchase for those who’d like a less distracting way of exercising and a more practical form of tracking the progress.