If you have finally stood up after binge-watching a Netflix series while gorging on nachos and said ‘Enough is enough. I’m gonna start taking care of my body now’, then good. We are proud of you. Nobody likes to feel bloated or unhealthy, and it’s difficult to be consistent or stay motivated to work out when you don’t see tangible results, especially after you worked that dumbbell for half an hour straight. That’s where fitness trackers come in. Start talking to anyone who owns a fitness tracker and within five seconds, they would have told you how many steps they’ve taken that day, how much weight they’ve lost and how their resting heart rate has improved. You can see the passion in their eyes and how fitness has become a part of their lifestyle, effortlessly.
The main benefit of these fitness trackers is that wearing the tracker motivates them to be more active. For many people, exercise is more rewarding when they can see numbers in black and white telling them how well they’re doing. They get more excited about hitting a specific target, like 10,000 steps per day, than about the vague goal of being healthier. So if you’re planning to start your fitness journey right about now, then check out these latest fitness trackers that will become the apple of your eye in no time. After all, well begun is half done.
This device might put a dent or two in your wallet but is it worth it? Garmin, a US-based fitness company, recently launched Forerunner 945 in India at Rs. 59,990, a premium GPS-enabled smartwatch. This device has built-in activity profiles for running, cycling, swimming, skiing, paddle sports and trail running, basically every fitness related activity. Ali Rizvi, National Sales Manager-Garmin India had said in a statement that with the launch of Forerunner 945, they aim to add more thrill and adventure for the running community. He also said that the watch comes with exciting features like premium music services, VO2 max, aerobic and anaerobic training effect, and incident detection. The smartwatch has a battery life of up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode, up to 10 hours in GPS mode with music, up to 40 hours in GPS mode, and up to 60 hours in Ultratrac mode. And if you want to amp up your workout, it also has the ability to store up to 1,000 songs and transfer songs from one device to another. These latest water-resistant devices by Samsung are capable of receiving alerts and messages and notify users about an alarm, calendar event, and weather alert, along with having health and fitness features, obviously. They are also capable of tracking your sleep and analyzing your sleep patterns (it’s not creepy as long as a machine is doing it). They are priced at Rs. 9,990 and Rs. 2,590 respectively, ensuring quality and affordability both. The fitness band can track activities such as walking, running, and biking using a built-in array of sensors that consists of an accelerometer, gyroscope, and heart rate monitor. Further, Samsung claims that the device sends an alert to you if your heart rate rises above a pre-defined level while resting. You can select and customize as many as ten preferred activities from a collection of more than 90 workouts on the Samsung Health app. You can use these devices for other purposes as well as it is capable of providing you notifications about new messages and voice calls. You can also use preset messages to easily respond to incoming texts. While the Samsung Galaxy Fit tracks up to six activities using its Auto Workout Tracking feature, the Samsung Galaxy Fit e detects three activities by default. The Samsung Galaxy Fit comes with 2MB RAM, 32MB ROM and a 120mAh battery, while the Galaxy Fit e includes 128KB of RAM, comes with Bluetooth v5.0 support and 70mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 13 days of usage on a single charge.