Fitness Tracker-Which Should You Buy?
Combine a highly evolved pedometer with a mini-computer and a virtual coach and what do you have? A fitness tracker. These high-tech gadgets contain sensors that pick up data about your body (heart rate), activity (steps taken and calories burned), sleep, and more.
With dozens on the market, how should you choose?
Mix or Match Based on Your Goals
Each device has its own combo of special features. Be on the lookout for features like these:
Step Counter. Most devices show you the number of steps you take and how many miles that equals. If walking or running is your main exercise, this is the feature you’ll use most. Shop for devices that ask for the length of your footstep. They’ll provide the most accurate information.
Calories Burned. The harder you exercise and the more you move throughout the day the more calories you burn. Be sure to look for devices that ask for your weight and gender to get the most accurate results.
Sleep Tracker. A few devices track sleep. Most give you an indicator of how much sleep you get vs. how much you toss and turn. Getting enough sleep can help you lose weight. Too little sleep may lower your metabolism and increase your appetite. Read More