It’s high time for fitness fans to dedicate a wrist (or two) to innovative fitness trackers
Wearable tech may have yet to reach its potential, especially since reports indicate that global shipment of smartwatches have slowed down to 2.7 million units (more than 50 percent drop) in the third quarter of 2016 based on International Data Corporation data. Although the decline is significant, it doesn’t necessarily translate to a decrease in fitness fanatics. The thing is, one could argue that too many wearable tech tries too hard to do so many things. You already have your smartphone to do most of the requisite tasks. Which is why the likes of Fitbit, which retains its core fitness tracker philosophy, could easily convince athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts with its dedicated abilities in helping them achieve their goals. With a wide range of products, most of which have undergone not just cosmetic changes, Fitbit feels much more focused and meant for all types of fitness levels, putting more emphasis on helping revolutionize health and fitness. And with only a week to go before Christmas, here are our picks to help your loved ones get moving, stay active, and achieve their fitness goals.
Fitness and fashion converge in the Fitbit Alta with its interchangeable wristbands that come in blush pink, camel or graphite leather straps. Looking for something more sleek? Go for the metal series in silver and gold.
The Fitbit Charge 2 now features a new design with a larger display for an enhanced exercise experience that include new health and fitness tools, smart notifications, and interchangeable bands that let you go from a workout to a night out. One of its best new features is ‘Relax,’ offering personalized, deep-breathing sessions that calm your mind and body. The Fitbit Charge 2 also helps you better understand your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized ‘Cardio Fitness Score.’
The Fitbit Blaze is Fitbit’s first and only fitness tracker with colored LED display. Unique to the Fitbit Blaze is ‘FitStar,’ which features on-screen, step-by-step workouts you can follow anywhere you are. It also has ‘PurePulse® continuous, wrist-based heart rate tracking’, ‘SmartTrack™ automatic exercise recognition,’ and automatic sleep tracking.
Fitness for the Family
The Fitbit Aria is a multi-user smart scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage, and BMI, guiding the whole family on their fitness journey together. It wirelessly syncs stats with an online graph and mobile tools that help everyone stay motivated and on track.
Check out Fitbit at Digital Walker, Beyond the Box, select Toby’s stores, iBOOK, iCENTER, Mobile1, Globe, Gadgets in Style, Hivemind, Lazada, Zalora, Timeline, The Inbox Store, iLiberty, and Rnnr stores.