Over the last few years fitness trackers have become incredibly popular. And here at TLS Headquarters, we are 100% in support of this trend. Fitness trackers make creating healthy habits fun! They encourage a competitive spirit as you’re challenged to meet your daily goals. You will be more aware of your health and better prepared to Live the Lifestyle, one step at a time.
But with so many options, how do you choose? Here are a few things to consider when shopping for a fitness tracker, along with some of our favorite trackers:
Design – It’s important to consider your lifestyle. Are you looking for something discreet that you can clip inside your pocket? Check out the FitBit One, which features a minimalist design. Or are you, like me, a tad forgetful and better suited to a wristband that you never have to take off? Take a look at the FitBit Flex or the Jawbone UP.
Function – Are you a long distance runner looking for detailed information? Or are you looking for a tracker that simply counts your daily steps? For fitness enthusiasts who desire detailed workout information, the GARMIN® VIVOACTIVE™ is GPS enabled.
Compatibility – Before purchasing, make sure that your tracker of choice is compatible with your mobile phone.
Fitness trackers are all the rage, and for good reason; in a study by researchers at Indiana University, people who wore a pedometer (a type of accelerometer) daily walked 16% more than they did prior to participating in the study, and lost an average of 2.5 pounds.
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