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5 Best Fitness Trackers to Help You Build a Healthy Lifestyle

by Voices Wellness 01 Jun 2021
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Achieve your wellness goals quicker with these nifty and feature-packed fitness trackers. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS.

In this time and age, fitness trackers go above and beyond tracking basic data like heart rate and caloric loss. Some double as a digital personal trainer with periodic reminders to stay active via simple workout guides and motivating words. The best ones even help to cultivate a healthier lifestyle over time by monitoring how much sleep you’re getting or giving you that extra push to take the steps instead of the lift.

Spoilt for choice by what’s available? Here are our top picks.

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Fitbit Charge 4

The latest in Fitbit’s Charge series, this tracker packs a punch with built-in GPS and a Fitbit Pay function for contactless payments on the go. While it resembles its predecessor, the Charge 3, it offers a brand-new feature called Active Zone minutes—a measure of any activity quicker than a brisk walk. This encourages users to spend time at differing levels of activity depending on their age and fitness. While it doesn’t have a coloured screen, the tracker more than makes up for it with a well-designed menu and icon layout.

More information here.

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Garmin Vivosmart 4

Although Garmin is a hot favourite among serious runners, this tracker is designed for casual users hoping to manage their daily fitness regimes as opposed to intense training schedules. The most noteworthy feature is its screen, which comes in a smaller size compared to other Garmin models. Despite so, the monochrome screen is bright and clear, offering comprehensive information about one’s wellbeing. The new body battery feature helps users understand when the best time is for a workout and recovery, based on how much energy they have.

More information here.

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Huawei Band 3 Pro

The upgraded version of Huawei Band 2 Pro, the 3 is a value-for-money tracker that doesn’t skimp on features. Aside from GPS tracking, the device is water-resistant and comes with a 0.95-inch colour screen to view important stats at a glance. If improving your sleep patterns is one of your goals, the tracker’s nifty TruSleep function can help to identify and correct the six most common sleep-related issues, along with more than 200 potential solutions. Its low power consumption GPS is tuned for long-distance running, along with evaluation of VO2Max max and recovery times.

More information here.

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Amazfit Bip

Although largely influenced by the Apple watch when it comes to the design, this tracker offers well-thought-out features including GPS, heart rate tracker, sleep tracking, multi-sport tracking, as well as VO2 max features for serious athletes. Its watch-like aesthetic will appeal to those who fancy a sleek look, while the always-on display and powerful battery life should please the fussiest of users—it lasts up to a month depending on the frequency of usage.

More information here.

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Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6

This basic-looking but well-made device comes with features you’d expect on a more high-end tracker, but at a fraction of its price. Highlights include all-day stress tracking and a pulse oximeter for measuring blood oxygen saturation. Its super-bright display is a bonus, as is its responsiveness to touch. The only downside? There’s no GPS to track your runs and bike rides unless you’re bringing your smartphone out with you—the tracker easily rides on the phone’s positioning system.

More information here.

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