Top 5 Activity Trackers (Fitness Bands)
2012 onwards, this world has seen an uprise in the world of fitness. Everyone wants to stay fit, play sports, run marathons and what not.
Basically, an activity tracker is a device used for tracing and monitoring fitness and health related metrics such as the number of steps, number of calories burnt, heartbeat, number of floors climbed and not to forget, the amount of sleep that the user is getting.
Since the day it was launched and till now, activity tracker has evolved into an amazing support for someone who is looking to stay fit, healthy or wants to lose weight and what not.
With this, there is no limit to stay healthy and fit – the only requisite that one should have is Discipline.
In recent years, lots of brands have entered this segment and they are trying hard to stay relevant to the potential users.
While few of the branded ones like Fitbit is appealing to the serious fitness enthusiasts, other brands like Xiaomi, GOQii, Portronics with them in budget devices appeal to the new users to get started.
Let us see the Top 5 Fitness Bands that you can use to stay at the top of your health and fitness:
1 Fitbit Charge HR
Fitbit is as synonymous with health and fitness tracking as air is to breathing.
Fitbit has an entire range of activity trackers of which this serves the most given the medium price range.
While other activity trackers are comparatively cheap, this band delivers the most for what you are paying for.
As the name suggests, this band comes with a Heart Rate tracker which is pretty accurate.
I have been personally using this for quite some time and this band never cease to amaze me.
With HR Tracker, this band tracks your sleep accurately giving out even the time of the night where you were a little restless.
Step counting is again, accurate along with the amount of calories you burn.
What makes this band special is the community that you get with this band.
Fitbit has an entire community of which you can be a part of, interact, set goals among your connections, discuss the ways to stay fit, best diet for a healthy lifestyle, and also, you are notified of drinking water every hour if you ask the app to do so for you.
With so many features, this band lasts for around 4 to 5 days which in my opinion is decent given the time to charge this device fully is around 30 minutes.
If you shell a little less that 10k, this is what you should go for.
2 Xiaomi Mi Band
This band revolutionized the fitness segment. Mi Band was launched with a promise of a battery life of a month (30+ days) and came with a promise of keeping an accurate track of all the physical activity that the wearer does.
The key to such a long lasting battery life is that this band doesn’t have a display and in place of the display, it has 4 bulbs that tells you how close you are to achieving your daily goal.
To see how you are doing daily with your set goals, steps and sleep, you need to sync it with the MiBand app from App Store for iPhones or Play Store for Android.
Also, it comes with an alarm feature to wake you up by vibrating on your wrist while you are sleeping and it works wonders even if you are a deep sleeper and hate waking up.
2 things that lack here are a screen and a heart rate tracking, but you can’t expect much in this price range, can you?
Cost: Rs. 999 (Link to buy: http://amzn.to/2knvdvt )
3 Portronics L028 Yogg Smart Wrist Band
Portronics is a very trusted name when it comes to electronics. From Bluetooth headsets to activity trackers, they have it all.
This band has a 0.91-inch OLED display which shows Number of Steps, Distance in KM, Calories, Time & Date, Battery Levels.
With the Bluetooth connection to your phone, you can get notified about incoming calls, SMS, whatsapp notifications, calendar reminders as well as notifications on goal completion.
Works well with iOS and Android. A decent battery to last you a few days, this is a decent device to get you on your way to health and fitness.
Cost: Rs. 1,425 (Link to buy: http://amzn.to/2kcoYvg )
4 GOQii Life Fitness Band
A startup delivering a good quality product is quite rare and this is where GOQii Fitness Band delivers. Bundled with a 3-month free subscription of personal fitness coaching, something that is really helpful for people who are looking for guidance to start on the fitness path.
Along with a personal coaching, you also get the facility to get you data reviewed by a certified doctor who will guide you on how to achieve your goals. Impressive.
This tracker monitors Steps, Calories burned, Distance covered, Sleep pattern and also your active duration. With Bluetooth, you are notified for any incoming calls, SMS, Email among others, all of which are customizable.
Cost: Rs. 1,799. (Link to buy: http://amzn.to/2iZO8jY )
5 Xiaomi Mi Band 2
After the success of MiBand, Xiaomi launched its successor, MiBand 2. Now, this fitness tracker has it all what it needs be the boss of all the fitness trackers.
Build quality is military grade. Made from Plastic, aluminum case with anti sweat thermoplastic elastomers, you never have to worry about its wear and tear or going bad because of water or sweat.
MiBand 2 also has a military gravity sensor to accurately monitor any movement or sleep activity.
In this range, this brilliant device provides a Heart Rate tracker which is quite decent and does the job really well.
Among other features, this also provides the usual features like Number of Steps, Calories burned, Sleep tracking, walking distance tracking.
What acts as a bonus is that this band is a IP67 waterproof. (IP67 is a waterproof certification)
For a device which is sub 2K range, has a display and also a Heart Rate Tracker, this band, on one full charge lasts for 20 days. Amazing, isn’t it?
Cost: Rs. 1,999. (Link to buy: http://amzn.to/2jMqRPJ )
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