Posted by Malvika Jain
Dreaming of feeling good, looking good and having more get-up-and-go? Dreams are a great place to start, but you need more. The right fitness activity tracker can not only show you how you’re doing, but can actively help you set and meet your fitness objectives too.
Made for Motivation
There’s nothing like a constant companion who takes into account your personal situation, and who gives you that little bit of encouragement just when you need it. Fitness activity trackers are now much more than miniature pedometers and alarm clocks. Built in to those slender bracelets and discreet clip on models is a wide range of functionality that you can tailor to your individual needs. For example, the Fitbit Flex doesn’t just measure distances and calories, but also your sleep cycle so that you can improve it all, awake or asleep.
Automatic Transfer of Measurements
The best fitness trackers also sync up automatically to transfer the information they’ve measured. That way, you can check it and use it whenever you want. The clip-on Fitbit Zip hooks up to a range of different PCs, Macs, iPhone, iPad and Android devices (check to see if your device is covered). And better still; a fitness tracker can accept information and instructions from you as well. The Jawbone UP Fitness Tracking Wristband can be set to silently wake you at the ideal moment, or prompt you to move if you’ve been idle for too long.
Make It Fun Too!
Health trackers and their accompanying apps don’t have to be all serious and solemn either. The right fitness app or personal trainer software can use gamification (that cool word for adding a little competitive fun) to titillate your interest and spark your personal pride. And it can make learning about good eating habits enjoyable too, with immediately accessible recipes to blend tasty food and personalized activity scores to assist you in achieving your weight, health and fitness goals.
Looking Good – You and Your Fitness Tracker
Whether you’re hard at work with resistance band training, out for a jog or relaxing, make sure you select the health tracker that you feel comfortable wearing and that you think looks good. You should feel at ease with your new 24-hour companion! Then you can really look forward to getting the benefit by using your fitness tracker to guide, monitor and help you plan your activities.