Fitness Trackers: 5 Reliable and Accurate Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers have been around for quite some time, but..

Fitness Trackers: 5 Reliable and Accurate Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers have been around for quite some time, but with technological development, things are constantly being taken to the next level.

They differ in terms of their functions and features, so when choosing the right fitness tracker, you should pick one according to your needs.

If your budget is tight, you can get Fitbit Flex 2 (tracks calories, sleep, and steps, but lacks a heart rate monitor) for £99, or a bit more expensive trackers that can send you notifications on your smartphone.

For £200 or more, you can buy a fitness tracker with some additional features like GPS for those who want to know their distance and pace.

We have evaluated the latest models of fitness trackers and picked the 5 most reliable and accurate ones based on their ease of use, performance, and design.

Let’s take a look.

#1 Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit Charge 2 is one the more expensive options among other Fitbit products, but probably the best fitness device you can purchase right now.

It won’t cost you as a traditional running watch, but it is still a great choice for runners.

With a new design that features a larger display and interchangeable bands, Fitbit Charge 2 can deliver text messages.

Calls, and calendar alerts, has a heart rate monitor that can also calculate your VO2 Max score and track a wider range of other activities.

#2 Fitbit Flex 2

Fitbit Flex 2 is the best pick for those who want a simple fitness device to track steps on a daily basis.

This fitness tracker is light, comfortable, and water resistant, but the battery life isn’t that long.

Fitbit has managed to equip it with a good accelerometer to automatically track your aerobics, cycling, steps, and sleep.

Its buzz alarms you about the incoming calls and texts, and has different accessories that don’t make the device look much like a fitness tracker.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to spend money on a simple fitness tracker, and instead want to get one which provides accurate information about your activities. 

You can use a simple body tracker app to track the transformation of your body measurements over time.

#3 Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2 contains 11 sensors, including an accurate optical heart rate sensor, gyroscope, skin temperature sensor, galvanic skin response sensor, capacitive sensor, ambient light sensor, GPS, 3-axis accelerometer, and a microphone.

It looks much better than the first Microsoft band, with greater comfort and a better screen.

It is good for cycling, running, gym workouts, sports like golf and many other, while at the same time it’s great for tracking sleep and counting steps.

The battery charges fast (100% in 90 minutes and 80% in 30 minutes) and lasts up to 2 days (if you don’t use GPS so much).

This is the right choice for those who want more from a fitness tracker as it’s more powerful than anything else put together so far.

#4 Garmin Forerunner 15

Garmin Forerunner 15 costs £99 and is an ideal wear-all-day device for runners. It comes with a GPS system, an inactivity alert that’s there to motivate and remind you to move (in case you’ve been sitting for too long), and is able to track distance, steps, and sleep.

The battery life can last for 5 weeks in standby mode, while it drops to 8 hours when using GPS.

If you’re a dedicated runner, the Garmin Forerunner 15 is a no-brainer.

#5 Withings Steel HR

Withings Steel HR can track everything from swimming to running. This fitness tracker looks like a premium watch and has two dials.

The classic analog one shows the time, while the smaller secondary dial shows how much progress you’ve made in the daily activity goals you’ve set.

There’s also a small display at the top that shows who’s calling or texting, your heart rate and steps.

There’s an option of adding in diet tracking and synchronizing it with Withings’ smart scale.

We’ve decided to present you with these 5 fitness trackers, that we considered as the most accurate and reliable solutions.

Your best pick depends on your needs – do you just need something to count your steps on a day-to-day basis or a powerful machine to track your performance in different activities, such as running, swimming, cycling, and gym training?

We hope that we made things a bit clearer and helped you make the right choice.


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