So you can continue working out at home
We get it. The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted your workout schedule. You’d probably started going to the gym in January, then one lockdown after another followed and you weren’t able to follow through. You’ve put on weight and you’ve been, well, rather down. Like it or not, nothing can replace your trainer’s encouragement. But a fitness tracker can come somewhat close. By providing you data of how much you’ve worked out, it helps you to not just track your fitness but also get better with each passing day. So, today, we bring you the five best fitness trackers available in the market:
Fitbit Versa 3
The Fitbit Versa 3 is the latest in the line of the product that made the fitness tech revolution popular. The Versa is tad larger than its predecessors but also comes equipped with an on-board GPS. All the smart watches aside, Fitbit is one device that’s specifically geared to track your fitness and it does a darned good job of it. Priced at Rs 26,499, the Fitbit Versa 3 also syncs with your iPhone or Android devices.
Garmin Venu SQ
For the longest time, Garmin was only worn by serious runners, marathoners, and triathloners. With more and more people now getting into fitness, you can now spot a Garmin more frequently than before. The Garmin Venu SQ doesn’t just track your workouts, it can also monitor your energy and stress levels, as well as sleep and menstrual cycle. You can keep tabs on your breathing, hydration and also blood oxygen levels with this nifty device on your wrist. For Rs 20,990, Garmin is arguably the best tracker you can ask for, though it may not necessarily go well with your suit. Happily, you’re likely not going to be wearing one for the foreseeable future.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is the Android equivalent of the Apple Watch. If you have own a Samsung mobile phone, it fits into the ecosystem since it's part of the family. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is able to track more than 120 exercises, which neither Garmin nor Fitbit can do. It also has the regular sleep tracking, blood oxygen monitoring, and heart-rate monitoring abilities besides advanced running metrics. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is available for Rs 29,990.
Apple Watch Series 6
The Apple Watch Series 6 is perhaps the best fitness tracker for iPhone users. This latest version of the Watch has a wide range of tracking capabilities. Besides tracking your footsteps and heart rate, the Apple Watch Series 6 also monitors your blood oxygen levels, tracks your sleep and even as an ECG app. Of course it is water resistant so it can even track how many calories you’ve lost when you’ve gone for a swim. The Apple Watch starts at Rs 40,900.
At one point OnePlus’ strategy didn’t involve making any other products than ‘flagship killer’ mobile phones. Clearly, the company has moved on from that mantra and has been making devices that complement its mobile phones. The OnePlus Band has all the basic features you’d want from your fitness tracker but what sets it apart is its solid two-week battery life. At Rs 2,499 (not a typo) the OnePlus Band doesn’t sync with an iPhone but rather only with Android devices.