The trackers record the pulse, monitor the heart rate and calculate the distances travelled during the day by counting the steps. From the collected data, the trackers then calculate e.g. the calories burnt and also evaluate daily measurements to figure out individual athletic goals. These Fitness wearables are available in a variety of colours and designs, such as in the form of a bracelet, a clip or as a hybrid watch.
Fitness watch as motivation and as a fashionable accessory
For all those who like to play sports, live healthy and motivate themselves, a trendy fitness watch is just the thing. Replace the classic watch on your wrist and use this fashionable and sporty accessory while jogging, cycling or in the fitness studio. This makes it one of the innovative sports products that have made it to the fashion world. But the fitness trackers are more than that: They are an important step in the direction of change in attitude and awareness to avoid diseases caused by lifestyle, since our modus vivendi is largely sedentary and is characterised by insufficient physical activity. It is therefore all the more important to play sports – to the right extent, in order to increase physical well-being and improve health. This is precisely where the activity trackers come in.
Main features of the fitness tracker
Some of the classic features of all fitness trackers include counting steps, recording duration of the activity and measuring vital signs. Each product is equipped with 3-axis accelerometers with high sensitivity that analyse movements as meticulously as possible. How accurate the measurements actually are depends on how well the software copes with the processing of the collected data. The calorie consumption is determined based on the sum of steps taken in proportion to the active time, for instance. The result is not always accurate, but provides a rough estimate. Some models are also equipped with barometric height sensors, which can measure and keep log of the change in air pressure. Some models track the sleep phases to find out whether optimal sleep is achieved.
Here are the most important features of fitness tracker summarised in an overview:
- Measurement and analysis of vital signs
- Counting the steps (distance, pace) as well as movement and/or cumulative elevation gain
- Evaluation of calorie consumption
- Personal exercise and training diary
- Tips, reminders and instructions for daily exercise
- Analysis of sleeping pattern
- Measurement of fat and muscle percentage
Connection to the smartphone and app compatibility
Due to its often small size, the display of the fitness tracker (available so far) is not always optimal for reading progress and training trends. Even the largest possible displays currently available on the market can offer very little view. Therefore, the devices usually allow an evaluation via smartphone app or provide the data in a secure area on the internet, so that the user can also access it from the computer or tablet.
Stylish fitness bracelets from renowned manufacturers
Some of the best-known international fitness bracelet brands include Microsoft Band, Sony Smartband and Samsung Gear Fit. In the field of smartwatches, the Apple Watch and the LG G Watch as well as the Samsung Gear Live are considered to be the leaders. The major brands in the sports segment have specialised in the design and functions of fitness wristbands. These products not only deliver the expected full range of functions, but they also look very chic and win you over with their shape, personalisation options such as the freely selectable colour, an innovative display or the high-quality materials used, which ensure a comfortable fit.
In the following, we would like to introduce you to the InBody Band, Polar Loop and Misfit Flash design fitness trackers:
The InBody Band comes from the same manufacturer from South Korea and is equipped with a rubber band, which is available in a variety of colours. Unlike conventional trackers, the InBody Band has four additional measuring sensors. These make it possible to measure the Body Mass Index. The bracelet collects data on fat and muscle mass and calculates the fat percentage. The integrated display in an elongated narrow shape shines bright and is rich in contrast. Another accompanying app from the same manufacturer is compatible with Android or iOS.
The fitness tracker Polar Loop is a true all-round talent that comes in timeless design and is available in a variety of colours. It can be your reliable companion when you are on your way to achieving personal activity goals. The display serves to view the accomplishment of training goal during the day, based on the duration and intensity of your movement because it is adapted to the personal data and activity level selected. This can be recorded in up to five intensity levels: Resting, Sitting, Low, Medium, High. The Polar Loop encourages sports activities with clear instructions, motivational feedback on inactivity and common functions for measuring steps, distances and sleep duration.
Misfit Flash is an elegant fitness tracker that measures activity levels as well as sleep patterns. Thanks to its modular design, it can be worn flexibly as a wristwatch or as a clip on a bunch of keys or on clothing. The time display works through a sporty-elegant and minimalist interface with 12 LEDs, which also serves in reading the personal fitness status. You can use the Misfit Link App to control your playlist and the smartphone camera at the touch of a button. This fitness wearable does not need charging. It draws its energy from a replaceable battery that lasts up to six months. Thanks to its plastic-made housing, its soft feel and comfortable fit make it a reliable accessory at any given time.
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Posted on 06.03.2018