It’s that time of year that everyone is wanting to get healthy and set goals for the new year! I LOVE that. I like calling them goals and solutions rather than a resolution. In my mind, I LOVE setting and hitting goals so that is what works for me!
I think the number one question that I get at the beginning of each year and even a lot throughout the year is, “What type of fitness tracker do you recommend?” And I really do love this question because I have used a LOT of things & I know what I am loving right now so I thought it would be a good time to share that!
Everyone has different goals that they are going for and different things they want to use their fitness trackers for. I think the range of the products below can help with anything you might be looking for!
1) Jawbone UP24: I love this band! The sleek design looks like a stylish bracelet to me, but does so much more than just being “arm candy” (haha). It tracks your steps, your sleep, your activity levels, and so much more. You can set the band to beep/vibrate at you if you have been sitting too long and the FREE UP app is super user friendly on smartphones. It syncs with MyFitnessPal and for me that is a MUST! I love that when others with bands add you, they are added to your “team”. I like the encouragement the app gives and overall, I would recommend this to anyone who is wanting something to wear all day long, even when you are sleeping. It is a great option for anyone with an active lifestyle.
2) Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitor: Many times that people write me, they don’t really want all of the “extras” that some of the monitors come with. They just want something more basic that is super accurate and they can see on their wrist at all times. For those folks, I always recommend the Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitor. This baby comes with a chest strap that is on you at all times when tracking. It is GREAT to track workouts and your heart rate & calories burned during a tough workout. You can also wear this while you are at work or on the go to keep track of your entire calorie burn for the day or even if you wanted to check what it was while grocery shopping for an hour, you can do that with it too. It is straight forward and to the point…and I love it! I have had mine for over 3 years now with no issues. I have replaced the battery once and I just got that on Amazon or you can get it at Walgreens!
3) FitBit Flex: Although I have not used this product myself, my dad uses one and he loves it! The reason that I recommend this to people is because I know that A LOT of people use it, and sometimes people just want something that they know they will have accountability with and I’m almost certain you can always find someone else who uses a FitBit. It also has a FREE app that tracks your steps, workouts, and much more. You can also sync the FitBit Flex with MyFitnessPal, for those of you who already track your calories on that app.
I will update this if I use other products that I feel work better or would work for others! I am always open to trying new things, and love when new activity trackers come out so I can do just that! If you have any suggestions about the activity/fitness trackers that YOU love & you think I should try, just let me know and I will look into it!
Hope this helps you in 2015 & beyond!!!