So many options, so little time.
With 2020 most likely being the year we take a solo-approach to working out, we thought it necessary to shed some light on fitness trackers, and what’s out there.
When it comes to main brands, FITBIT and Garmin will feature almost everywhere. The question you will ask yourself is this, what smartphone am I using? Apple or something else? If you are running an android system, Samsung has a few options but tend to be on the pricier side. If you are running with team Apple, the Apple watch is your best option. The syncing capability between your phone and watch make working out a hell of a lot easier.
Likewise, with Samsung users. The Samsung watch will allow for reading and sending text messages, answering calls and making calls. However, Apple seem to have more options, when talking price.
So here’s our best fitness trackers of 2020:
1.Garmin Forerunner 45
The Garmin Forerunner 45 is placed neatly in the middle of the low to high price spectrum. It’s designed for runners, with a built-in activity profile for running, biking and daily cardio. The wearable will allow for smart notifications from your phone; however, it isn’t built for that purpose. It’s strictly meant for tracking physical progress.
2. FITBIT VERSA 2
There’s always been a FITBIT in our lives, whether it’s someone you know or you have owned one. Its popularity focuses on price and value for money. The only downfall to owning a FITBIT has always been the display. The new VERSA 2 ends the horrible run of elongated displays, with a limited surface area. We almost mistook this wearable for an Apple Watch, when we first unboxed the product. It is fantastic for tracking cardio, and delivers a lot more firepower, given its price hike.
3. Apple Watch Series 5
It’s just easy. That is if you own an iPhone. Its endless options make this a watch that is less about high-quality fitness tracking, but it makes working out more enjoyable. Easy access to music, messages, calls and more make this wearable a desirable among all Apple customers. Hence, we have included this product in our list.
Price: $649 AUS
4. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Much like the Apple Watch, The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is perfect for Samsung users. Providing a similar syncing option for Android users, this wearable is perfect for multitasking during workouts. It’s more pointed at fitness tracking than the Apple Watch Series 2, which makes this smart watch eligible for a place in our top five.
Price: $549 AUS for the (44m)
5. Moov Now
Cheaper than most, fit with voice coaching capability, the Moov Now is perfect for anyone on a strict budget looking for direction and guidance without having to stare at a screen. You’ll need your phone or secondary device to track your position and pulse, but its purpose is to speak to you while you train. It will give commands to speed up or slow down, and even give you feedback on how hard your feet are hitting the ground.