The advances in technology have led to several changes in medical health and lifestyle of the population. With the emergence of wearable devices to track several functions of the human body such as sleep, heart rate etc. technology has gone beyond the stigma of smartphones. Today wearable technology is a fastest growing sector in the tech industry, wearable devices are also known as activity trackers or fitness tracker bands are leading the industry. There are plenty of choices in the market for buying a fitness tracker band, several famous companies such as Apple and Samsung also manufactures these fitness tracking devices. Though each brand has its different pros and cons with a different price tag, here is the list of 5 best fitness trackers with minimum limitations and high accuracy.
1. Moov now
It is considered as one of the best fitness trackers by most of the population. With Omni motion 3D sensor and phenomenal six month’s battery life, this device is truly designed for the population. It is available in market at the price of around 6000 INR which is considerably cheap in comparison to other trackers from different brands.it is compatible with both Android and iOS Though it has features like GPS and health tracking it lacks availability of screen, it is not completely waterproof, and also it does not monitor heart rate.
2. Samsung Gear Fit 2
With AMOLED display, GPS technology and Samsung’s Tizen operating system this device is compatible with Android as well as latest versions of iOS. It has 4GB storage, 200 mAh battery life and can monitor heart rate as well as the activity of the body. It is available at the price of 13000 INR but its features are worth the money. Though the device has several good features it lacks alarm function and also there are issues with its barometer.
3. Garmin Vivo smart 3
With a six-day long battery life, a heart rate monitoring system and fitness age feature, this is a device created for gym activities than running. It has a battery life of 6 days which is definitely a good feature. It includes an on-board heart rate monitor for 24/7 bpm data, VO2 Max testing, automatic exercise tracking, Garmin’s Move IQ software. Though this device lacks GPS technology, accelerometer-based run tracking makes up for the loss. Unlike other devices, it has swift and flexible music control. Apart from GPS, it also has fewer color options and the band is not interchangeable. Its price in the market is somewhat 14000 INR.
4. Fitbit Charge 2
It is the best wearable device to buy for your money. It has interchangeable bands with large display for at-a-glance information and it is very comfortable to wear. It gives consistent tracking and also has a heart rate monitoring system. Though this device is not waterproof it is compatible with windows along with iOS and Android. The cost of the device is around 15000 INR but its features are worth this money. It has a battery life of 5 days which is not bad at all. The only problem with this device is its GPS as it is available only through a smartphone. Also if notification mode is on it uses more battery power and hence requires more frequent charging.
5. Garmin Vivofit 3
It is water resistant, a very chunky design with 1 year of battery life. It is available in market at a starting price of 7000 INR. It also has a split screen mode but lacks phone notification. This device though has various fitness tracking features but lacks GPS and also heart monitoring system.
Looking into account of these fitness tracking devices, according to working mode and technology used Fitbit charge 2 is the best-preferred device followed by Samsung gear fit-2, the third rank is backed by Moov now, at fourth and fifth are Garmin Vivo smart 3 and Garmin Vivo fit 3 respectively. If we look into features such as battery life and price of the devices the first rank is backed by Moov now, second by Garmin Vivo fit 3, third by Samsung gear fit 2, forth by Fitbit charge 2 and last by Garmin Vivo smart 3.
Here is a table showing summary of the fitness tracking bands-