You have decided it is spring and it is time to take the jump and get into shape! Time to get rid of that extra winter lockdown weight gain and get yourself fit and healthy and back in the sunshine again.
Fitness trackers are all the rage; however, they are not just a fashion accessory, they are a necessity if you are focussed on your fitness regime and want to beat those fitness goals!
We have all the best fitness wearables listed right here on Brand Hubb and each of them will get you the critical data you need to live a healthier lifestyle.
The biggest question is, which one do I choose?
The top 10 fitness trackers in SA ranked by James Peckham, Cat Ellis, and Gavin Dudley from Techradar.com on 06 August 2020 are listed below. These ranks were based on the best activity trackers that your money will get you, how they rank in features, specs, design, and the quality of the software used on the phone.
2. Fitbit Charge 3
6. Polar A370
9. Xiaomi Mi Band 4
10. Garmin Vivofit 4
We are going to cover six of our favourite fitness trackers from this list and some of the reasons why these specific watches were ranked in the top 10 so you can have a better understanding of what to look out for and which one suits your fitness needs best.
The Fitbit Charge 4 might look almost identical to the Charge 3, but there is one particularly important difference: the newer device includes on-board GPS, so you can track your runs and leave your phone at home. There is also Fitbit Pay for contactless payments, and if you do decide to take your phone along, you can control your Spotify playlist from your wrist.
Although the Fitbit Charge 3 has now been superseded by the superb Charge 4, the Fitbit Charge 3 is still an excellent fitness tracker. The display is bigger and clearer, however there is no onboard GPS like some other trackers on this list have, but it is waterproof and offers a full fitness suite including a heart rate tracker. You can track GPS by pairing your phone with the tracker too.
The highest ranked Garmin product in the top tracker list is the Garmin Vivosmart 4 and it is also one of the most accomplished in its range of health bands. This device is not made for serious athletes like the variety of other products from the Garmin range which we also have listed on the Brand Hubb shop, but instead this is for those people who want to be able to track the odd bit of exercise and have an attractive band at the same time. There is also an innovative feature called body battery that helps you learn when exactly is the best time to exercise depending on how much energy you have. This is a great tracker for those who are just as interested in their recovery and general wellbeing as they are clocking up the miles.
The Fitbit Inspire HR offers a heart rate tracker alongside a variety of other fitness tracking capabilities. It lacks swim tracking or Fitbit Pay integration, but it is a slimmer and more comfortable design than a lot of other trackers you can buy. If you are after a Fitbit that will not be heavy on your wrist you may want to consider the Inspire HR as your next fitness band.
The Garmin Vivosport features on this list because it is cost effective and it comes with GPS built-in too. We also found that the Vivosport offers a solid seven days of battery life from a single charge, even when using the GPS features. Although it is waterproof, it will not track your swimming easily but the Vivosport excels for other kinds of workouts and is great for tracking your jogging and cycling.
The Garmin Vivofit 4 is one of the best fitness trackers the company has ever created, and that now means it sits in this prestigious list alongside some other fantastic tracking products. We particularly like the super-long battery life of the Vivofit 4, which means you will not need to recharge your device for a whole year. That means you can wear it all day, then all night for sleep tracking and not have to worry about recharging it. You may miss out on the phone notifications by buying this tracker, but you do get the benefit of an always-on colour display and accurate fitness tracking features.
We hope that the above summary has given you a little insight into what the different brands and trackers can offer you to assist in your fitness and lifestyle needs.
Credit: Roslynn O’Moore – Brand Manager