A focus on healthy living is one of the most positive trends that has taken over in the last few years. People are taking their health into their own hands by learning how their bodies process food, examining the most beneficial types of exercise, and monitoring their level of activity with a fitness tracker.
Choosing the right tracker for your needs is important. If your exercise is primarily done in the pool, you need a tracker that will monitor swim strokes and function underwater. Runners will want a GPS and a tracker that has a reliable pedometer.
Whatever your needs are, there are plenty of trackers to choose from. Here is a list of the best fitness trackers that 2019 has to offer so far.
Apple Watch 4
The Apple Watch 4 is more than an IOS smartwatch. It is a stylish lifeline that will keep you connected, track your activity levels and even monitor your health.
It has advanced technology that can detect a fall and give you the option to seek emergency help. The watch monitors your health rate and notifies you if you have not been active for a while. This new Apple Watch has your back.
Band Types: Sport band, sport loop
Band Colors: White, Black, Pink Sand, Seashell
Approximate Retail Value (USD): $429
Fitbit Charge 3
Fitbit is touting the Fitbit Charge 3 as their most advanced tracker ever, and that does not come as a surprise when you review the features it is loaded with. Like most of the Fitbit models, this tracks steps, heartrate, sleep and calories burned.
The Charge 3 takes things a step further with automatic exercise recognition, goal-based exercises and the ability to track female health cycles. It is swim proof and has a 7-day battery life and a touch screen.
It even has Fitbit Pay that allows you to connect your credit cards and make purchases with your tracker. All of this is packed into a lightweight and fashionable fitness wearable. It’s also very customizable and there are plenty of cool-looking bands available at stores like Mobile Mob to make the device your own.
Editions: Frost White Sport Graphite Aluminum / Lavender Woven Band Rose Gold Aluminum.
Band Colors: Black/Graphite Aluminum and Blue Gray/Rose Gold Aluminum
Approximate Retail Value (USD): $149
A combination of smart watch and fitness tracker, the Fitbit Ionic is an elegant and functional wearable. It is water-resistant and has a built-in GPS and heart rate monitor.
The personal coaching and multi-day battery life will help keep you focused and organized. It will store and play your music and works with your Bluetooth headphones. The Ionic offers female health tracking and Fitbit Pay.
Band Types: Sport, Leather and Classic.
Sport Colors: Coral & Blue Gray, Black and Charcoal or Cobalt and
Leather Colors: Cognac or Midnight Blue
Classic Colors: Charcoal, Slate Blue or Blue Gray
Approximate Retail Value (USD): $269
Garmin Forerunner 935
The Garmin Forerunner 935 is the ideal fitness tracker for the runner or triathlete in your home. It monitors your heart rate without a sleep strap, and it tracks distance traveled, floors climbed, cadence and your stress level. It has a highly sensitive GPS, built-in WIFI and it is waterproof.
Band Types: Black
Approximate Retail Value (USD): $499
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro
Android users will appreciate the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro. This fitness tracker has a highly accurate GPS that you can use without having your phone nearby. It tracks your heart rate and can identify if you are running, cycling or using an elliptical. The large screen is easy to read without being bulky and it displays your fitness stats whilst you work out.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro has a battery life of three to four days. It is available in size small or size large and the band wraps around the wrist, so it is comfortable to wear.
Band Colors: Pink, Blue, Black
Approximate Retail Value (USD): $199
Whichever brand of fitness tracker you choose, you can rest assured that you are taking valuable steps towards a healthier and more active lifestyle simply by choosing to monitor yourself.
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