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With all the wearable fitness technology available at the moment, your wrist can tell you a lot about your fitness and health. The choice used to be as simple as which pedometer to use, but now you’ll be inundated with multipurpose fitness trackers whenever you walk into the shops. There are smart watches, trackers for your fitness, wellness, simple ones, detailed ones, ones that ooze style, fancy colours, clip on ones, and all with varying price ranges. Finding out which one is the right choice depends on what you want it for.

The iiNet team like to keep on the move, so we’ve put together a few suggestions for you to choose from to get the best insight into your health, your way.

 

 

Garmin Vivosmart HR+

Track your fitness

Garmin Vivosmart HR+

RRP $349.00

The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ allows you to monitor your heart rate around the clock with its Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology – no heart rate strap needed. The Vivosmart HR+ then takes your heart rate to let you know how many calories you have burned and even tells you the intensity you have been working at throughout the day.

Whether you’re inside the gym or in the great outdoors, the GPS feature in the Vivosmart HR+ means you can track your distance, time and pace stats more accurately, making it perfect for long distance runners. Because progress is the aim, the Vivosmart HR+ takes your current activity level and assigns a daily step goal so you can improve every day!

What can it do? 

  • Map your run or walk using GPS
  • Join you for a swim because it’s waterproof
  • Monitor your heart rate
  • Sync your data with Garmin Connect
  • Receive notifications from your smartphone
  • Measure distance, calories, steps, floors climbed, and activity intensity

 

Track your Wellness

Fitbit Charge 2

RRP $249.95Fitbit Charge 2

The Fitbit Charge 2 monitors your activity throughout the entire day, including when you exercise and when you sleep, to give you an understanding of your overall wellness. Thanks to its Cardio Fitness Level monitors, you can see your current fitness level and work towards improving over time. The Fitbit Charge 2 will move with you to track your steps, heart rate, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and hourly activity. You can track different workouts like your evening run or gym session and see real time stats. It will even track how long you spend staying still throughout the day and will encourage you to keep moving if you get a bit too stationary! When you’re ready to relax, the Fitbit Charge 2 can take you through personalised breathing sessions depending on your heart rate. With a battery life of 5 days, you can use it all day and all night without recharging – in fact you can ensure you wake up refreshed and relaxed using the silent alarm to get you up and moving. As an added bonus, you don’t even have to choose which colour you like because the bands are interchangeable!

What can it do?

  • Monitor your heart rate with PurePulse
  • Track in real time using the GPS on your phone
  • Measure your cardio fitness level
  • Track your activity throughout the day
  • Track your sleep tracking and wake you up with silent alarms
  • Multi-sport modes
  • Guide your breathing sessions
  • Receive notifications from your smartphone
  • Remind you to get moving
  • Sync wirelessly with your computer and iOS, Android and Windows devices.

 

Apple Watch Series 2

Stay Smart

Apple Watch Series 2

RRP from $369.00

We’ve seen series 1 and now series 2 of the Apple Watch has arrived, bringing with it built-in GPS and GLONASS along with a few other awesome improvements.

The Apple Watch series 2 is slim in design and comes with a number of options look-wise so you can let your personality shine. The style options aren’t the only feature – this watch is definitely smart! Not only does it show insights into your health and wellness; you can also stay organised and up-to-date all day long thanks to WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. The best bit? You can use Apple Pay on the run – literally!

What can it do? 

  • Monitor your heart rate and movement with its heart rate sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Join you for a swim because it’s waterproof up to 50m
  • Guide you through its comprehensive workout app
  • Receive notifications from your smartphone
  • Sense ambient light
  • Play and receive audio with a direct fire speaker and microphone
  • Connect to WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Stay active for up to 18 hours with a long life battery

 

Keep it stylishWithings Steel HR

Withings Steel HR

RRP not yet available

Unfortunately this one isn’t available in Australia yet but its style definitely deserves a mention for those who are willing to wait!

The Withings Steel HR watch oozes style and fashion and will definitely catch people’s eye. This watch has a sophisticated look that’s perfect for those who wake up and move from the gym to the office. Equipped with its very own personal assistant plus overall health and sleep monitoring with Health Mate, you can even link this watch to your smartphone so you can be connected all the time! For those who forget to charge their watch while they sleep, no worries – this baby has a massive battery life of 25 days!

What can it do? 

  • Continuously monitor your heart rate
  • Automatically track over 10 activities
  • Monitor and analyse your sleep patterns
  • Receive notifications from your smartphone
  • Log your activities in Health Mate
  • Join you for a swim because it’s waterproof up to 50m
  • Wake you up when you are in your lightest sleep stage
  • Stay charged for up to 25 days

Did one of these catch your eye? Make sure you consider the operating system, battery life, fitness features, and of course the design and look that shows your unique flair when making your choice.

What feature in a fitness tracker grabs your attention? Let us know in the comments.

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2 comments

  1. Graeme Crawford says:

    What is required is a blood pressure feature for older users.Heart rate is useful but not the only tool for measuring well being. Manufacturers have tried but no one has been successful in measuring blood pressure from a portable device.

  2. David Dyke says:

    I have had a fitbit and taken it back 2 times I ended up getting a refund as they couldn’t guarantee it wouldn’t fail again what is a Polar like

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