3 Wearable Fitness Trackers To Up Your Game
Wearable fitness trackers are a stylish way to up your fitness game.
Wearable fitness trackers—in the form of bands, bracelets and watches—are considered cool, high-tech gadgets used to track your every waking moment and sleep patterns, nudge you to move when you’ve sat for too long and tell you to step it up during an activity or workout.
Celebrity personal trainer Harley Pasternak (harleypasternak.com) is a big believer that the right tools can help you stay active and maintain mobility, strength and endurance, all of which help slow down or reverse bone density loss and muscle atrophy. He uses the Fitbit to help guide and motivate his red-carpet clients.
Motivation to move
Stay Active Throughout the Day
Look at your daily life and find ways to work fitness in, says Pasternak. Can you take a longer route to work, use the stairs instead of the elevator, go outside to a local café for a break or healthy snack? Fitness trackers can easily track your steps, activity, heart rate, sleep, calories and other fun facts that can keep you motivated.
Build Aerobic and Muscular Strength
1 TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch
For those intimidated by wearable fitness technology, this is fairly easy to use, read and figure out, and it has continuous heart-rate monitor that can track your resting heart rate (an important marker for heart health). It doesn’t have a touch screen, and the size is rather bulky, but the large number display and backlight are great. $299, tomtom.com
2 The Apple Watch has all the style, status, functionality and apps you expect, and the data encryption takes security seriously. It’s serious sports watch meets everyday active tracker meets your iPhone. $399, apple.com