Put a tracker under the tree

From Issue 4

Put a tracker under the tree

All I want for Christmas is a Fitbit watch, a Fitbit watch, see a Fitbit watch. Gee if I could only have a Fitbit watch, then I could wish you merry fitness!

Athletic trackers are a growing trend, and having the right gear is important. There are many different types and brands of fitness gear that come in all forms. You can purchase watches, trackers you can put on your foot, weight scales, and more.

If you’re looking into the Fitbit brand of activewear, the classic style that a lot of people have is the Fitbit flex. Although it doesn’t display time, it tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and more. However, if you want something more personalized, you can take a test on Fitbit.com that will tell you what watch would best suit you.

Fitbit has a unique addition available. Certain watches are compatible with designer collections. Brands like Public School, Simply Vera Vera Wang, and soon to be Tory Burch have watches where you can insert the actual tracker square into the watch and go. This is a great way to go from a workout to work.

Garmin is also a brand that has a diverse range of active gear. They have specially designed watches for golfers, runners, swimmers, and more. Elizabeth Speed, an owner of a Garmin watch, says, “I love my Garmin because it is very convenient for me since it shows me my pace while I am running. This feature is extremely helpful for me when I am doing a workout that requires I go a certain pace.”

Athletic trackers are a growing trend, and having the right gear is important. The Approach S6, a Garmin watch specifically made for golfers, has many characteristics. It works as a touchscreen watch, and you won’t have to worry about taking your gloves off because it’s touch-screen friendly. This watch is really special because it can tell you where the pin is using the PinPointer, even if the pin isn’t visible.

The Garmin Swim tells your stroke type, distance, pace, and stroke count. This watch is great for swimmers of all levels, and is waterproof for up to 50 meters. Just tell the watch how big the pool is and replace the battery roughly once a year, and you’re ready to go for a swim.

If you’re more of a runner, the Forerunner 35 tracks distance, pace, sleep, intensity minutes, and calories. The Forerunner 35 can calculate your heart rate through the watch. Also, when paired with a smartphone, you can get notifications on your watch.

Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year. It’s important to know what the best fitness device is to get based on what is you’re looking for. Make sure you eat a lot of food and exercise even more.