5 Best Fitness Trackers of 2018

Man looking at fitness tracker on wrist.

OUR 5 BEST FITNESS TRACKERS OF 2018

Are you trying to lose weight? Ready to meet a fitness goal? Wanting to move more throughout the day? If you’re looking for a little something to help you do that, we’ve got the options for you. Here’s our list of the 5 best fitness trackers for 2018! They’ve come a long way in the past couple of years. I wrote a similar blog post about 12 years ago and revisited it recently. Wow how technology has changed! When I took a look back at it just a few days ago, I realized that it needed some serious updating. Some of the products aren’t even around anymore so I figured it was about time revamp that list and put out something that would be useful for people in 2018.

If you’ve read any of my blog posts about reaching health and fitness goals, you know how important I think it is to track your progress. Having a goal is a fantastic thing but having a specific goal is even better. And having a means to tracking that goal means you’re on your way to success. A goal without any kind of plan or a way to track how you’re doing is a recipe for failure. So if you’re reading this and you have a goal, here’s what I want you to do.

  1. Write your goal down.

  2. Figure out what steps you need to take to reach that goal (do you need to workout more, get stronger, run sprints 3 x per seek).

  3. Jot down how you’ll track it and how often (every 2 weeks, once per month, etc).

  4. Start with your beginning numbers and go from there. Jot down things like body measurements, how fast you can run a mile, how high you can jump. Obviously this all depends on your goal but start with the information that’s relevant to your goal and how you’ll achieve it.

  5. Have fun!

Man analyzing his fitness tracker.

5 BEST FITNESS TRACKERS

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband

I’m sure you’ve seen the Fitbit Charge 2 or variations of the Fitbit everywhere, right? I do love this version of the Fitbit because not only does it track steps but also monitors heart rate which can be a great indicator of how you’re body is responding to a new fitness routine. The Fitbit is a great tool to measure other goals – not just weight loss goals. Whether you’re trying to run a marathon or just become more active, this gadget can help. Here are all of the bells and whistles of the Fitbit Charge 2.

About the product

  • PurePulse continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate tracking to better measure calorie burn all day

  • Maximize your workouts using simplified heart rate zones (Fat Burn, Cardio and Peak)

  • See call, text & calendar notifications on the OLED display; Automatically track how long and how well you sleep and wake with a silent vibrating alarm

  • Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized Cardio Fitness Score; Use Connected GPS during run mode to see real-time stats like pace and distance on your wrist

  • Track all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes;Find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized guided breathing sessions based on your heart rate, Like all heart rate tracking technologies, accuracy is affected by physiology, location of device, and different movements.

  • Sync stats wirelessly & automatically to computers and 200+ leading iOS, Android and Windows devices.

 

Apple Watch Series 4

How can you not love the Apple Watch? Ok, maybe if you’re an Android person you don’t love this gadget. I love it for the fact that it reminds you to get up and move and you have goals for exercise, steps, standing and more.

It makes it a fantastic weight loss gadget and overall activity monitor. You can choose your activity rings as goals. Plus, you can text, listen to music, compete with friends and so much more with the interactive  Apple Watch Series 4.

 

Polar A370 Fitness Tracker with 24/7 Wrist Based HR

The Polar A370 is sleek like the Fitbit and has a ton of functionality as well. Polar has been around for years – long before many of the other fitness trackers every hit the market. So if you’re looking for a tried and trusted resource, Polar is one of the best options out there.

Some of it’s benefits are:

  • Continuous heart RATE – have the A370 intelligently Track your heart RATE through the twists and turns of everyday life.

  • Assisted GPS – Use your phone’s GPS to Track speed, distance and route ; Get notifications for incoming calls, messages, social media and calendar appointments right on the screen of your Polar A370.

  • Improved sleep analysis – get the valued insight you need to get a good Nights rest ; The wristbands are made of a soft material and come with a secure buckle.

  • Broadcast heart RATE – the A370 can be used as a hr sensor. Pair it to your favorite fitness app. Water resistance:WR30

  • 3Rd party compatibility – exercise and activity data is automatically sent and is available to be used in services where you allow it

The Polar A370 Fitness Tracker comes in black, blue, pink and white.

 

Willful Fitness Tracker w/Heart Rate Monitor

First and foremost, I love the Willful Fitness Tracker because it’s way less expensive than any other fitness tracker out there. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a tracker which makes it so much more accessible to people. Plus, it still has a ton of functionality for the cost. Another sleek design, it’s similar in appearance to a Fitbit or the Polar fitness tracker.

Information + Compatibility:

  • Activity Tracker – Record your all day activity data accurately like steps, distance, calories burned and activity duration. Support extra 14 sport modes:walking, running, riding, treadmill, hiking, fitness, basketball, badminton, tennis, football, climbing, spinning, yoga, dancing.

  • Heart Rate Monitor & Sleep Monitor – Adopted newest HR sensor for accurate and effective heart rate monitoring to help you do exercise scientifically;Accurately monitor your sleep quality every night, and you can use the vibration alarm clock to wake you up without disturbing others

  • Smart Notification – Never Miss Call and Message: See call, SMS and SNS notification (whatsapp,facebook,twitter,wechat..) on your wrist directly when your phone is out of sight

  • Fashion Design & Built-in USB Plug – 0.96” OLED display screen,very slim and lightweight band, comfortable and easy to wear;Built-in USB charging plug can be removed from the bracelet,just charge without cable,very convenient

  • Compatibility & Long-lasting Battery – Requires iOS 7.1 & Android 4.4 above, Bluetooth 4.0 (Smartphone only, not for PC, iPad or Tablet);One full charge can support 5-8 days work time.【100% satisfaction】 – We offer 30 days full refund, 12 months warranty,life time technical support.

 

Motiv Ring Fitness

Unlike clunky, uncomfortable alternatives, Motiv Ring is wrapped in a titanium shell, making it super durable, surprisingly light and stylish. But it doesn’t just look great – Motiv Ring is also waterproof and resistant to almost any chemical you’d be brave enough to put your fingers in.

Fitting all of this technology into a ring this small was no small feat. Using custom designed microtechnology, Motiv Ring is waterproof up to 165 feet, has a battery life and on board memory of up to three days, and charges in 90 minutes.

Track things like: activity, sleep + resting heart rate

Learn More: Motive Ring Fitness Tracker

 

No matter what gadget you use to track your progress, it’s always important to understand how to use the information as well. Set some goals for yourself and track a few metrics at a time. It’s also helpful to journal your progress and jot down how you feel (energy, mood, strength, etc) as well as the weight loss or performance metrics that you choose.

If you need personalized guidance, check out our Health & Wellness Coaching to get one on one coaching. Or join us for a fitness retreat to jumpstart your way into healthy habits!

Best In Health & Wellness,

The Vita Vie Retreat Team