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Critical Features of a Fitness Tracker

CRITICAL FEATURES OF A FITNESS TRACKER CHEST STRAP VS WRIST WEARABLE Wrist based Measures the heart's electrical activity wearables have difficulty tracking heart rate. 0% >50% Error Rate Error Rate When to Use First off, let's start by saying that it's a known fact If you're purchasing a fitness tracker because you genuinely want to make legitimate, positive lifestyle changes, wrist-based (optical) wearables are not the route you want to go. Often placing more of an emphasis on comfortability and aesthetic appeal, wrist-based wearables have an that chest-based fitness trackers are far more accurate than their wrist-based counterparts. Accuracy is the most important feature, as your heart rate during high intensity exercise is directly correlated to calories burned--which is key in determining results. Newer models can even analyze your running cadences, cycling cadences, and even reps. Turn your brain off, turn your error rate larger than 50% during high intensity activities, skewing your most critical data. If you're looking for a wrist-based tracker, just know that the most you'll get out of it is a fancy way to count muscles on, and let your chest-based tracker do all the heavy lifting for you... sort of. your steps. Must Haves 3rd Party Compatability Performance Accuracy Water Proof Measurements The most integral feature of any fitness device Cellular devices, bluetooth, and third party apps Heart rate, calories, distance, time, elevation Swimmers and heavy sweaters Other Things to Consider Workout Analytics Built-in Memory Training Plans If you avoid distraction by leaving your phone at home A tracker that has built-in workout plans are a perfect way to get started or change up Cadence measurements, strides, rep counts your routine Brought to you by: getyourfittogether.org GYFT Sources: http://www.wareable.com/fitness-trackers/how-to-buy-a-fitness-tracker http://www.cnet.com/news/how-accurate-are-wristband-heart-rate-monitors/

Critical Features of a Fitness Tracker

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If you haven’t gotten the memo by now, the wearable industry has exploded into a phenomenon that has us feeling like characters out of The Jetsons. With the future of fitness upon us, the assortment...

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