Exercise is like paying taxes or office holiday parties: awful, but you gotta do it. Here are 13 wearable fitness trackers that will help you achieve your dreams of climbing up a flight of stairs without losing your breath.
Not only does this bad boy come in some swanky colors other than black, but it tracks more than just steps, too. You can swim, bike, or watch a stressful movie with this thing, and it’ll accurately track your heart rate for all of it.
For not only the health but the budget-conscious. The Wesoo isn’t packed with features, but it’ll track your steps and will yell at you if you sit still for too long. Listen, some people like that.
Fitbit’s the big name in fitness trackers, and for good reason: its sleek look makes it one of the more fashionable trackers out there (you can swap out the band, too), and it even connects to your smartphone so you won’t be distracted from your workout when your buddy texts you about that one good SNL sketch from the other night.
4. Misfit Ray
The Ray is, in a word, gorgeous. It looks like something a rich, virtuous Star Wars character would wear. Its minimalist design and plethora of features via its smartphone app will make you want to hit the gym, if you can believe it.
5. Moov Now
Versatile and weird-looking (in a very cool way), the Moov Now can be worn on your wrist or your ankle. If you want to do some boxing, you can even wear two of ‘em and it tracks that, too.
Of course, the Apple Watch is for more than just fitness, but if you want to go all-out on features and don’t mind the price tag, you’ve got a great workout tracker right here. The Apple Watch tracks steps, flights of stairs, swimming, you name it. You can talk to it, too.
7. Moov HR
For the super-serious fitness junkies out there, this thing attaches to your torso and measures everything from your heart rate to how many calories you burn. It connects to most smartphone fitness apps and delivers real-time data and goals. It’s like wearing your own personal trainer!
All the features you’ve come to expect from Fitbit, packed into a smaller, slimmer body. Cute.
9. Fitbit Ionic
The Ionic stores over 300 songs on top of doing everything else you’d expect from a top-of-the-line smartwatch. That means you can leave your phone at home and achieve total enlightened focus, like some kind of ripped Buddhist monk.
Classic design, no-frills, and even tells you what your “fitness age” is. That sounds horrifying and is something I would frankly never want to know, but then again I consider walking anything more than 3 blocks a grueling adventure.
11. Motiv Ring
This thing is just nuts. All the perks of a fitness tracker stuffed into a freaking RING. Up your game, all you chunky silicon watches.
Yes, even Samsung has a fitness smartwatch. It’s got a nice big screen, because this is Samsung we’re talking about.
13. Polar A370
Designed to be worn every minute of every day, so that you may become an ultra-efficient cyborg with tremendous calves.