I was happily going about my business at the work the other day when someone stopped me and asked "What kind of watch ⌚ is that? Interesting accessory to have on with a suit, don't you think?" 😄 I was amused by the shade and decided to satisfy my co-worker's curiosity. "It's a polar fitness watch. I use it to track my daily activity and keep me on track with fitness targets i.e. 10, 000 steps and give me insights on my stress and recovery levels using my heart rate and sleep scores. All this and more." At this point in time the method to my madness and unorthodox fashion sense seemed reasonable and I was then asked to shed more light and give recommendations. What I shared in that conversation is what I want to share with others here today.
Benefits of Fitness Trackers
The benefits of fitness trackers and wearable tech are great for keeping you on track and staying true to your goals. These include:
Best buy for those balling on a budget: Polar M430, Garmin 245, Coros Pace 2
Key shared highlights:
Best buy for those that just throw it in the bag: Garmin 945, Coros Apex Pro, Polar Vantage V2
Best buy for overall fitness tracking (female): fitbit charge 4
Wearable fitness isn't cheap, and the tech that is usually doesn't last long or offer very much. Other more expensive tech looks fancy but offers little in return. Don't be swayed by the half eaten fruit or pretty logo. The fitness trackers outlined above are ones that I have either had direct experience with or know someone that has and has been satisfied with the product. If you're tight on the pocket but would like one of these products then consider waiting until the Black Friday sales later this year. You can knock off a few coins from the selling price on the majority of these watches.
10/3/2021 11:16:33 am
Great piece. I have been using the Apple Watch for about 4 years. Highly recommend it. Very functional beyond the fitness aspect.
10/3/2021 11:58:52 pm
Good piece. There are a number of things that iPhone and other smart phones can track. I would have liked a comment on phones as an alternative.
4/18/2022 03:32:15 pm
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