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Best Gadgets to Keep Track of Your Fitness

Updated on December 3, 2016
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Keeping track of your fitness level everyday helps you to be health conscious. It helps you to make healthy choices and exercise regularly.

Another advantage of tracking your fitness level everyday is that you feel great when you know that you have burned so many calories and reached your goal for the day. This will help you to move in the right direction and lead a healthy life. This is where fitness gadgets make an entry. Fitness gadgets monitors your everyday activities, lets you know how you are progressing and helps you to reach your fitness goal.

Presenting the best fitness gadgets to keep track of your fitness -

FitBitFlex

The FitBitFlex is comfortable to wear and is a great gadget to track your fitness. You can track the calories burned, how active you have been through the day and the distance covered. You can also track how well you have slept through the night. By looking at the recorded data you will be able to see whether you had a goodnight's sleep or a disturbed sleep.

With FitBitFlex you can set your goals and see your progress throughout the day on an easy to read display screen on the band. It works on a rechargeable battery that works for five days with a single charge.

FitBitFlex is supported by free iphone and Android apps. You can upload the data onto the computer using the wireless sync dongle. The data is synced automatically with PC and MAC computers thorough wireless. You can sync FitBitFlex with your smartphone via Bluetooth. If you love colors then you can choose from the FitBitFlex accessory bands that come in colors of Navy, Tangerine and Teal.

The disadvantage with this gadget is that a direct sync of data is possible only with iphone, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note smartphones. Another disadvantage is that strapping FitBitFlex on your wrist is not very easy.

Withings Pulse

The Withings Pulse is a clip-on fitness gadget to track your everyday fitness. You can clip this gadget onto your belt or drop this in your pocket or handbag.

With this fitness tracker you can track the number of steps, calories burned and distance traveled. The advantage with Withings Pulse is that you can track the elevation climbed and monitor your heart rate. The only disadvantage is that it is not waterproof.

The data is displayed on an LED screen on the gadget. Press the button on top of this gadget to view the different statistics recorded. Each press of the button shows you a different reading.You can sync the data recorded with your smartphone via Bluetooth.

You can check your heart rate at any given time by pressing your finger at the back of the device. The disadvantage with Withings Pulse is that the app does not keep you motivated or suggest any activity to reach your goals. It does not keep reminding that it is time to get up and walk around.

You can monitor your sleep cycle by inserting the fitness gadget in the sleep band and strapping it onto your wrist. The sleep band comes along with the gadget. The battery lasts for two weeks with one single charge. This gadget is supported by the free Withings Help Mate app.

Soleus Unisex SF002-001 Fitness Band

The Soleus Unisex SF002-001 Fitness Band is made of silicone, water resistant, light and comfortable to wear. It is a unisex fitness gadget. The band is easy to strap on with popper plate clasp closure. The feature that makes this fitness tracker gadget unique is that it has 3D accelerometer and an altimeter that measures your speed and elevation.

With Soleus Unisex SF002-001 you can monitor speed, the number of steps taken, distance covered, calories burned and sleep pattern. The battery lasts for about seven days with a single charge.

The digital display on the wristband will additionally show you the temperature, time and date. This gadget vibrates to let you know that there is an incoming text or call on your smartphone. You can also set a wake up alert with this fitness tracker.

Soleus Unisex SF002-001 Fitness Band stores up to 30 days of your daily activities data. This data can be analysed using the free Soleus Go App. The disadvantage with this tracker is that it does not have a social network community but integrates with the free MyFitnessPal app.

Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker

The Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker is a clip on gadget that is made out of silicone. It is small light and easy to wear. With this gadget you can monitor your steps taken, distance covered and calories burned. You can set goals and view how you have progressed and share your achievements with your friends and family through social network.

This gadget automatically syncs your data with your Fitbit app account. It syncs with the latest iphone, ipad and ipod touch devices. You can upload data onto your computer using the Smart USB dongle that comes with the gadget.

The Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker operates on a 3 V coin battery, CR 2025 that lasts for up to six months. This fitness gadget comes in colors of blue, magenta, white, charcoal and lime.

Polar Loop Activity Tracker

The Polar Loop Activity Tracker is a waterproof fitness tracking gadget that you can wear on your wrist. The advantage with this fitness tracker is that it tracks your activity even when you swim or cycle and shows you the time of day.

With this gadget you can track calories burned, steps taken, sleep cycle, activity for swimming and cycling. The bracelet has an LED display screen that shows you the different statistics recorded with just a tap on the screen. Tap each time you want to see a different reading.

You can additionally monitor your heart rate with the Polar H6 or H7 Smart Heart Rate Sensor Accessory. The Polar Loop Activity Tracker also guides you with the fitness activity that you have to perform to reach the days goal. It is supported by the free Polar Flow app and the Polar Flow Web service that provides additional guidance and assistance with your everyday fitness.

This fitness tracker is compatible with the latest Apple, Android and LG Nexus 5 devices. Set your goal, keep progressing and stay motivated with this fitness tracker.

UP24 by Jawbone

The UP 24 by Jawbone is light weight, comfortable to wear and stylish. You can wear it 24/7 even when you shower or have a bath

With Jawbone UP24 you can track steps taken, distance covered, calories burned, active time/idle time and sleep cycle. UP24 features Smart Alarm and Power Nap to wake you up at the right time of your sleep cycle when you will awake feeling refreshed.

This fitness tracker is supported by the free UP app through which you can analyze the recorded data. The only disadvantage with this fitness tracker is that it does not have a display screen to check your progress without using your smartphone.

The UP24 is in contact with your smartphone via Bluetooth. It gives regular updates on your progress and sends notifications. The UP24 app suggests daily goals based on your activity level. UP app integrates with other fitness apps, this helps you to learn more about your overall fitness.

If you do not mind the absence of a display screen on the band then this is a great fitness tracker to have.

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

      Larry Rankin thank you.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great gadgets.

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

      @Richard1988: richard1988 thank you.

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      Richard 3 years ago from Hampshire - England

      I know several people who would really appreciate this kind of gift. It's a great idea for people who love fitness but don't use the gym. Great choices!

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

      @BodyHairRemoval: Body_Hair_Removal_for_Men these gadgets are really useful specially for those who work out a lot.

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      BodyHairRemoval 4 years ago

      Being one that works out a lot this can come in handy. Thanks.

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

      @tazzytamar: anna-hofman-98 thank you.

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      Anna 4 years ago from chichester

      These are really cool :) thanks!

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

      @brianvallois lm: brianvallois it is a good tracker.

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      brianvallois lm 4 years ago

      I like the look of Polar Loop Activity Tracker

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

      @ahlaj77: ahlaj77 thank you.

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      ahlaj77 4 years ago

      Perfect!! Great tips!!!

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