Fitness Tracker Comparison

Fitness Tracker Comparison.  Fitness Trackers can track how much food you are eating, how many steps you take, and give an approximation of how many calories you burn.  In this article we compare 6 of the best fitness trackers on the market.

Fitness Tracker Comparison

 Xiaomi Mi Band 2Fitbit Charge 2Samsung Gear Fit 2Fitbit BlazeGarmin Vivomove HRApple Watch
Price$27.99 Amazon
$119.95 Amazon$155 Amazon$173.74 Amazon$198.94 Amazon$220 Amazon
Battery life(Approx days)2073552
Compatible with iOSNoYesYesYesYesYes
Compatible with AndroidYesYesYesNoYesNo
Tracks elevationNoYesNoYesYesNo
Monitors heart ratesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Has touch screenYesNoYesYesYesYes
Is water resistant and dust proof?YesYesYesNoYesYes
Sends notificationsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Has inactivity alertsYesYesNoNoYesYes
Has silent alarmYesYesYesYesYesYes
Has electronic displayYesYesYesYesYesYes
Is sweat resistantYesYesYesYesYesYes
Is application FREENoYesYesNoYesYes
Provides exercise diaryNoYesYesNoNoYes
Has exercise taggingYesYesYesNoNoNo
Has social featuresNoYesYesYesYesYes
Syncs to the cloudNoYesYesYesNoYes
Tracks weightNoYesNoNoNoYes
Tracks water intakeNoYesNoNoNoYes
Tracks calorie intakeNoYesYesYesNoYes
Provides activity reportsYesYesYesYesYesYes

These are some of the unique and incomparable features of each of the fitness trackers:

Xiaomi Mi Band 2

  • Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day
  • Automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smart-phone
  • Has a rechargeable battery that can be used again and again
  • Works with Apple Health and Google Fit
  • Plastic body but comfortable feel

 Fitbit Charge 2

  • Compatible with heart rate monitors
  • Automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smart-phone
  • Has a rechargeable battery that can be used again and again
  • Supports scanning food barcodes using the camera
  • Enables multi-sports tracking

Samsung Gear Fit 2

  • Has smart alarm to wake up feeling fresher and more alert by determining your light state of sleep
  • Offers  a stop watch to time yourself
  • Has awards and achievements for reaching goals
  • Has voice feedback during your workouts

Fitbit Blaze

  • Allows you to locate your smart-phone if you have misplaced it
  • Can play MP3 music files
  • Has a stop watch to time yourself
  • Can be used to answer/reject calls

Garmin Vivomove HR

  • Tracks distance
  • Allows you to locate your smart-phone if you have misplaced it
  • Watch band is removable and replaceable
  • Measures pace I.e. determines how much time it takes for you to travel one kilometer or one mile.
  • Has a stop watch to time yourself
  • Measures barometric air pressure
  • Has awards and achievements for reaching goals
  • Supports ANT+, a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient

Apple Watch

  • Receive and Make SMS Message
  • Receive and Make Calls
  • Use advanced timers like the Seconds Apps
  • Display advanced food information like MyFitnessPal
  • Many different watch faces to choose from.

Life Style Changes – Fitness Tracker Comparison

Here is the to-do list to ensure your healthy life, lose extra weight and stay fit even by embracing the benefits that wellness and fitness solutions offer.

sure-fire tips

If you are a regular gymmer, you no need any introduction to the 5/7 points. Because all those are very well taken care of by your personal trainers.

Here, we shall specifically focus on fitness activity trackers and wellness and fitness mobile apps.

Fitness Activity Trackers

Fitness trackers and their role in weight loss program are debatable. Some say it helps, some say it doesn’t. The crux is they do help if you follow your schedule persistently with utmost discipline. And hence, don’t ditch your fitness activity trackers if you are already using them; or start using them if you haven’t yet explored their power.

Learn how to use them and start monitoring your activity levels. In general, activity tracker users log meals into their product’s dashboard or smartphone app after they eat.

In addition, most of these fitness activity trackers are wearable devices. They can also track metrics like distance travelled, steps walked, calories burnt, heart rate, minutes spent exercising, wheelchair pushes, etc.

fitness trackers

Some of the most popular fitness trackers are Xiaomi Mi Band 2,  Fitbit Charge 2,  Samsung Gear Fit 2,  Fitbit Blaze, Garmin Vivomove HR, and Apple Watch.

Fitness Tracker Apps for your Iphone

If you somehow cannot manage wearable devices, you can still aim to lose weight and stay fit even without regular gymming.  All thanks to wellness and fitness mobile apps. There are many types of such mHealth apps available in Google Play store and Apple Store. You can download them on your mobile and start taking care of your health in a way better manner.

Various popular mHealth apps are nutrition apps, fitness apps, workout apps, stress reliving apps etc. All these aim for keeping a user’s life healthy and fit.

wellness and fitness mobile appsVarious popular mHealth apps are nutrition apps, fitness apps, workout apps, stress reliving apps etc. All these aim for keeping a user’s life healthy and fit.

Some of the most popular wellness and fitness mobile apps are Sworkit, Fitnet, Motion Traxx, Healthy Out, Waterlogged, MyPlate Calories Tracker, Yonder, Spotify Running, Daily Yoga.

Fitness trainers also use these apps to upload the tutorials and diet charts for those who cant attend gyms but want to carry out exercise sessions at their own in the correct manner. These wellness and fitness mobile apps also provide workout sessions, video chats, exercise recommendations, and right-sized diet based on BMI. Cumulatively, all these help you to lose weight. So, your mini yoga studio and dietician are always with you in your pocket and hence it’s fine if you cannot spare time for gymming.

Signing off – Let’s take a walk towards a healthy life!

One thing you should note that losing weight is a long-term activity if done in a right way for fruitful outcomes. Because sudden weight loss will result in weakness and other side effects. It is very important to stay fit. Do all possible efforts that you can and stick to the formula you adopt for weight loss. Have a healthy life ahead!

About Sonal Mehta

She is a Content Lead at Solulab, USA based leading mobile apps and software development agency, started by Ex vice president of Goldman Sachs, USA and Ex iOS lead engineer of Citrix.Solulab help build startups - we are a no-sweat technical partner for early stage entrepreneurs to launch ideas from scratch and for later stage startups to build more quickly and affordably.

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