These days there are lots of choices when it comes to activity trackers and that can leave you wondering which one to buy. Here are some things to keep in mind as you decide which one is best for you:
Buy what you need.
Trackers can vary in price depending on the features. More expensive models include lots of features like display, heart rate monitors and GPS. These are geared towards exercise enthusiasts and people who specifically use these features in their workouts. If you are just looking for a tracker to wear while walking there is no need to spend the money on feature you will never use!
Select the type.
Trackers come in watches, bracelets, and clip-type forms. Bracelets and watch types are worn on your wrist and while not as easy to lose, can get in the way when typing or writing. Plus, they also might not always match your outfits. While the Clip-type can be hidden under clothing, it can be easier to forget about or lose and may not have a display. You have to use your smart phone to check your progress. Knowing which form you like will help you narrow your purchase
Like the look.
It doesn’t matter how great the tracker is if you don’t like the look, you won’t wear it. Find a tracker that is comfortable for you, that you think you will use daily, since that is the point!
Check the sync time.
DO you want your device to sync automatically so you can get real time stat or is that not as important to you? Tracker sync time can vary depending on device so find a sync time that works for your needs.
Match to your other devices.
Check to see if your tracker will work with your current equipment like your computer or phone. Some trackers only work with specific brand products. Many have mobile apps but others are strictly designed for desktop computer interaction. Nothing is worse than buying something you think will work with what you have and then finding out it doesn’t!
Trackers can be a great tool to help you be more active and healthy. And by doing just a little research you can ensure that it is something you use, and doesn’t go into the junk pile that you end up donating along with the shake weight you bought!