It’s the beginning of 2019, and the biggest, and most common, new year resolution people have is to be healthier. Any new journey can be intimidating, especially when you try and do it alone. A fitness device can be of great assistance in this regard. With so many wearables on the market, finding the right one can be a daunting task.
Here are a few things to consider when shopping our fitness & wearables:
1. Your personal goals and needs
The fact of the matter is, not every tracker is for everybody. You will find a smartwatch for the office guy, simply trying to reach 10 000 steps per day. The Dofit Fitness Tracker is perfect for counting your steps, and will even check your calories and the distance you have covered.
On the other end of the scale, we have the serious gym-junky and athletes. The Fitbit Ionic is packed with fitness guidance, sleep tracking, music storage, apps, payments, dynamic personal coaching, a built-in GPS, water-resistant tracking for swimmers, and multi-sport tracking.
2. Your personal budget
As with any product, smartwatches can vary greatly in price. On the very low end, we have the budget friendly Huawei Band 3e. For individuals willing to invest in a premium device, Apple Watch Series 4 is the ultimate workout partner and a comprehensive fitness device.
Also, with companies releasing newer models, earlier models are becoming more affordable. The Apple Watch Series 3 is still a great device for Apple enthusiasts looking to get fit on a budget. Fans of Fitbit can consider the Fitbit Alta HR when on a budget, or you can invest in the Fitbit Versa as an alternative to the Fitbit Ionic.
3. Smartphone Compatibility
Most fitness wearables will connect to your phone directly, or via an app. This is all about personal preference, but you also might want to find a device that is compatible to your smartphone. Besides the previous mentioned devices, Apple users might want to stay loyal to the brand and try out the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4. Huawei offers a great range of bands, including the Huawei Talk Band B5. Last, but not least, the Samsung Watch Gear S3 is a fantastic choice for Samsung supporters.