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Technology for Fitness

by Zlatko Pažin30. December, 2015

When technology started to develop with fast speed it was only the matter of time when we would get some advanced devices that will help us with our health and fitness. And the list of stuff we can do with these types of devices and the actual number of choices we have is pretty amazing. But how to pick the best one?

Before you decide on a device it is important to know what you can do with tech tools for fitness. There are lots of things that these devices can do to help with your fitness. Technology can help you with motivating for exercising, helping you with instructions and a lot more. Some of the things you can use for fitness are:

  • Hearth rate monitor. If you are doing cardio workouts then it is very important to track heart rate. There are lots of cardio machines that help you with that. It is possible to wear that devices when exercising indoors and outdoors and it will help you with increasing the effectiveness of workouts because it is easier to create different sessions for each exercise and find the perfect match.
  • Meal planning. Lots of devices include applications that help with healthy eating. It is easy to track everything about nutrition and count calories so it is very easy to eat right. Eating healthy is very important when exercising because it only works when you do both at the same time.
  • Workouts planning. A great way of taking advantage of this improved technology is creating your workout plan with different applications or on websites. Make a good plan for everyday workouts and improve the effectiveness of workouts and save time.
  • Distance tracking. It is easy to keep track of how much meters you ran. Simply take a device with you and take control of your steps. You can also put some desired distance and when you reach it alarm will go on. The same things stand for time too.

So, to conclude with this part we can say that the revolution of technology in fitness category is very much welcome with people. It is much easier to take control of life and start living healthier. How to pick the right device for you? Keep reading to find out what are the best fitness devices available currently.

Best fitness devices

The choice is really huge and when you look at the best (and most expensive one) devices they all have some same features but some different too. And it can be hard to pick the device that will fit you perfectly. But that’s why we are here to help. There are three types of devices, ones that go on wrist, other ones that are clip-based and devices to track everything underwater.

  1. Wrist devices

Garmin Forerunner 15
Forerunner 15 is a simple running watch with included GPS navigation system and a heart rate monitor. With Forerunner you can do all sorts of different stuff like track covered distance, your pace, burned calories and heart rate. With advanced tracking feature it can tell you when it is time to do something healthy and burn some calories. Plan your activities, share them with friends and make your life better.

Garmin Forerunner 15

Fitbit Charge
Fitbit Charge and Charge HR are another great fitness devices that help people with improving their life. Just like any other device, Charge also gives you a detailed tracking of every activity you do that day. It is also a good motivation device and it will help you with planning and keeping up with diet plans. It also features some meal shortcuts and database of food. There are lots of other features and this device will surely satisfy your needs.

Fitbit Charge

Mio Fuse
This is another really great device that comes with lots of amazing features and an affordable price. Mio Fuse will be your favorite device because it can track your heart rate when working out, it is waterproof and very comfortable. Mio Fuse can also track covered distance, calculate the number of calories burned and lots of other thinks. It is ideal device for everyone but especially for people who like running or cycling.

Mio Fuse

Nike+ FuelBand
Be honest and say did you even hear about three brands and devices I mentioned above? Probably not, but don’t worry, that doesn’t make them bad. The reason I mentioned this is because FuelBand is a device from Nike, a brand everyone knows. FuelBand is an amazing activity tracker that helps with improving fitness and health life. This is actually a second generation of FuelBand and it is much better than the last version. It’s tracking accuracy and durability is very good and overall it is a great sports device.

Nike+ FuelBand

  1. Clip devices

Jawbone UP Move
This is an almost perfect choice for everyone. Why? Well, it is very cheap and gives you some great functions and features with that price. Some things are not available like alarm or amazing design but you get a great fitness tracker that helps you to improve your health life. So, you get a device with great performances that it still affordable, sounds good right?

Jawbone UP Move

Misfit Flash
Misfit Flash is a waterproof device with extremely long battery lifetime and some great features. It easily connects with iOS and Android devices. It is cheap too. The only disadvantage of this device is that it doesn’t have a hearth rate monitor and its design is a little weird too. But all in all you get a great device for a cheap price. A device that is easy to use and you can wear it to swimming too.

Misfit Flash

Fitbit One
Fitbit One is a device popular by large amount of different features that come with it. It is possible to track your sleeping and then analyze stuff to improve it. If you like to walk then it is easy to track number of steps, distance covered, stairs climbed on and it will show you a correct number of calories you burned while doing that stuff.

Fitbit One

  1. Underwater devices

Polar Loop
With Polar Loop device it is very easy to motivate yourself and reach the goals you defined in the first place. Why? Well, this device comes with some great features that simply tell you how much you need to walk or run to reach the goal. With Polar Loop it is much easier to plan and track activities even if you do some of them underwater. The thing I have to mention about Polar Loop is that it is perfect for people who are already active and already doing stuff. It will serve other people too but if you run often and just want to increase productivity then Polar Loop is great choice for you.

Polar Loop

Garmin Vivosmart
Another device from Garmin and it is great, just like the first one aimed for wrist. Vivosmart comes with a cool and attractive design that allows you lots of different stuff like controlling music, set alarms, track steps, burned calories, measure covered distance and a lot more different features. Garmin Vivosmart is also fully waterproof so you can wear it on water with yourself. Price is in line with performance and this is surely a good choice for fitness device.

Garmin Vivosmart

Jaybird Reign
Jaybird Reign is pretty expensive fitness device but that price is (almost) justified with some unique functions and features. Jaybird Reign offers you some basic features like counting steps, burned calories, activities planning and counting the hours of your sleep. But it gives you some additional stuff like amazing high quality design, support for Android and iOS and fully waterproof construction.

Jaybird Reign

Mio Fuse
This is a wrist device that fits into this category because it is waterproof too. But I also mentioned this device above with wrist devices so just scroll a little above and see what I said about this great device. Go ahead, don’t be scared.

So, yeah. That’s about it. Check the infographic by FIX.com below to see some more information about the new things technology brings into fitness.

Technology For Fitness

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