fitness tracker

If you’re a fitness enthusiast or a just trying to lose weight, picking the right fitness tracker can do wonders. Here are some tips to help you buy the right fitness tracker for you.

How Fitness Trackers Work

Trackers need to first be connected or synced with a computer of mobile device.

Information and data concerning your movements are registered by sensors.

This data is sent to the computer or phone your tracker is paired with.

Some tracker models can be paired with separate monitors, scales, and several other devices for an accurate fitness record.

Some trackers can be worn like watches, and operate as a phone accessory for taking calls, sending messages, and checking e-mail.

Usually, trackers are equipped with alarm systems that notify users of fitness schedules.

Picking The Right Model

All Day Trackers

Monitors the number of steps taken, stairs climbed or descended, length of fitness routine, number of calories burned, calories consumed, measure of active moments, measure of sleep time.

Training Trackers

Heart rate, breathing, miles covered, speed, pace, route taken, lap times, changes in altitude, controls for connected music player.

Features To Look For


Because some trackers are designed as accessories, choosing one that suits your style will increase the likelihood of frequent use.


Some trackers provide rich displays with lots of information for ease of use and convenience. Check displays before purchase to ensure satisfaction.


See to it that the tracker you want can be synced with either your phone or personal computer.

Water Resistance

Sweat, moisture, and water from some sports like swimming could damage a tracker. Water resistant or water proof models can be better options if you expect more moisture in your workout.


There is a margin of error when it comes to data collected, but more expensive models with more features and sensors make for a more precise reading.