Mind and Body

Up Your Health and Activity With These Fitness Trackers

Most of us could move a little more.


I’If you spend your life working at a desk—like most of us do—physical activity can be hard to come by organically.

That’s why fitness trackers are so popular: They sit on your wrist and remind you to get up and actually move around once in a while. Some do that by telling you you’ve been sedentary too long, and others do it silently by showing you have many (or few) steps you’ve taken today. Only you can determine which kind is right for you—and of course, there’s much more to a good fitness tracker than step-counting. Check out these fitness trackers and what they have to offer.

[Fitbit Inspire HR](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MSYTQNM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?aaxitk=ERC9DigBDwjS4dItuZH3bA&pd_rd_i=B07MSYTQNM&pf_rd_p=9420597b-7dad-4cbd-a28d-7d676ac67378&hsa_cr_id=6630594790301&sb-ci-n=productDescription&sb-ci-v=Fitbit+Inspire+HR+Heart+Rate+&+Fitness+Tracker,+One+Size+(S+&+L+bands+included,+1+Count&th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=inverse-58524-20&linkId=6678755f6981d42761a85e5119c9beb0&language=en_US)

Why We Chose It When you hear the phrase “fitness tracker,” you probably think of Fitbit. The [Fitbit Inspire HR]( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MSYTQNM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?aaxitk=ERC9DigBDwjS4dItuZH3bA&pd_rd_i=B07MSYTQNM&pf_rd_p=9420597b-7dad-4cbd-a28d-7d676ac67378&hsa_cr_id=6630594790301&sb-ci-n=productDescription&sb-ci-v=Fitbit+Inspire+HR+Heart+Rate+&+Fitness+Tracker,+One+Size+(S+&+L+bands+included,+1+Count&th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=inverse-58524-20&linkId=6678755f6981d42761a85e5119c9beb0&language=en_US) offers a host of features to get you out of your seat. It tracks your activity all day long and offers 24/7 heart rate monitoring so you can get a more accurate read on what you’ve done. It also tracks your sleep. It’s water-resistant, so you can wear it while swimming. The Inspire HR also works with your phone’s GPS for real-time pace and distance data and provides call, text, and calendar alerts. Use the tracker with the Fitbit app to track and analyze your data.

Garmin vivosmart HR

Why We Chose It When you’re wearing the Garmin vivosmart HR, the display is always on, so you can immediately see your stats for the day. The tracker monitors steps, distance, calories burned, and heart rate. It also gives you credit for climbing stairs and taking part in intense activities, so you can monitor your progress against goals you set. The Garmin automatically syncs with your phone to download your data, then you can use the app or website interface to interpret your information.

LETSCOM Fitness Tracker HR

Why We Chose It If you want to make sure you’re moving enough, the LETSCOM Fitness Tracker HR has a sedentary alert to get you up on your feet. It monitors your heart rate, counts your steps, and keeps track of calories. It’ll also monitor your sleep and has a silent alarm to wake you. The budget-priced tracker has 14 training modes, including walking, cycling, running, yoga, tennis, and basketball. When you connect it to your phone’s GPS you get real-time stats and know exactly how fast you’re moving. It also gives you notifications of calls, texts, and social media updates right on your wrist.

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch

Why We Chose It If you like the idea of a smarter tracker, consider the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition smart watch. Like a regular fitness tracker, the Versa Lite tracks your activity all day (and all night) long, including heart rate and sleep stages. It’ll also record your workouts and connect to your phone’s GPS for accurate tracking of pace and distance. The smart watch also lets you access apps for sports and weather updates and alerts you about calls and texts. The battery on this smart watch lasts four days or longer, depending on how you’re using it. The watch comes with small and large bands to accommodate all sizes of users.

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