Wearable technology can be a huge help when it comes to losing weight. These nifty little devices are able to track your heart rate, count reps, time workouts, and even track calories. Some can even help you calm down after workouts, and many offer their own workout or dietary programs as well. The question is, which ones are the best?
10. Scosche Rhythm+
The Scosche Rhythm+ is specially designed to help you to lose weight. It has several advanced optical sensors that can give you an incredibly precise BPM measurement, helping you stay in the zones that you think is best for your workout.
This arm band is compatible with both ANT+ and Bluetooth devices, including as Peloton. You can get it in black, pink, green, blue, and purple, and at $79.99, the price can’t be beat.
Of course, nothing is perfect. Despite exceptionally accurate heart rate monitoring, it does not keep track of anything else. There is no calorie tracking, and it has no sleep tracking option. If you are using a workout program that requires accurate heart rate monitoring, then this is the product for you. However, if you are looking for something more versatile, there are better options.
9. Garmin Vivomove HR
The Garmin Vivomove HR is a more classic smart watch. It has a touch surface interface with real hands to tell time. You can control your music and see notifications, and it offers 24\7 heart rate monitoring with sleep tracking technology. It’s also water resistant. The battery life is up to five days.
At $200, it’s a little on the pricey side, especially for a workout product. However, for that price you also get a stylish, functional watch. It’s a good option for those considering working out as more of a hobby, and that want something practical for everyday life.
8. Fitbit Versa 2
The Fitbit Versa is, being a Fitbit, made for working out and health purposes in general. With an amazing six day battery life, it will be able track everything from a single carb burning to every heartbeat while you sleep. The Versa offers things like stress management, breathing, cardio, oxygen saturation, skin temperature and much more. With recommendations of 10,00 steps per day, along with plenty of other features, the $300 price tag might just be the best possible bang for your buck.
It can keep time, but it is primarily for working out and staying healthy. This is a workout device that also functions as a watch, not vice versa. Fashion is not it’s strong point.
This one comes in at about $200, give or take. The Fitbit Flex is a reliable option at an average price. There aren’t a lot of high-tech options when compares to the Fitbit Versa, but the basics are the same. This includes heart rate tracking, sleep tracking, swim tracking, and more.
Despite having all these features, its slim build means there’s no clock, and has only the basics for working out. Still, it’s compatible with the Fitbit app and programs. This item, unlike the Versa, is meant for workouts only. It works especially well for cardio, like jogging.
6. Fitbit Charge 3
The Fitbit Charge 3 costs around $150 brand new. This is comparable to the Flex. It can tell’s time while offering everything the Flex does and more.
Besides being a functional watch, this work out companion is intended only for working out, especially for at home cardio. Sadly, style is not a top priority here either.
5. Fitbit Aria
Priced at $100, the Fitbit Aria is also a reasonably priced workout watch. It’s like a cheaper version of the Charge, and has a shorter battery life. Furthermore, it is not quite as accurate. Still, it’s a solid option, and it’ll save you around fifty dollars. It’s able to connect with the Fitbit scale also.
On the down side, the cheaper price and being able to connect with the scale are it’s best features. It is perhaps the most basic of the Fitbit items.
4. Fitbit inspire
It costs Aria, but the Fitbit Inspire woks to help improve sleep with breathing exercise. It comes with heart rate tracking and activity tracking as well. You can get up to ten days of battery life on one charge, and you will get a daily readiness score.
Though it is more cost efficient than some, the Inspire is still a fairly basic device.
3. Fitbit Iconic
The Fitbit Iconic was one of the most function packed smart watches on the market. It did everything the versa could do and more for $200. That is, until it was recalled.
2. Apple Watch Series Four
This smartwatch that can help you lose weight with health programs offered by the Apple company. It is well priced at $150 offers pretty much any option a smartwatch can.
The only real downside is that its main purpose is not its workout programs. Those are only a bonus.
1. Oura Smart Ring
At $300, the Oura Smart Ring seems really pricey. But, for a ring that does as much as this one can, it might not be so bad. Not only is it stylish, but it tracks your heart, temperature, guides workouts and tracks your sleep.
The ring does not tell time, and it is delicate. Also, it only really work well for cardio. For that, it’s fabulous. But if you are looking to gain muscle more than reduce weight, then it might not be for you.
Putting your health and fitness first is essential, and these pieces of wearable tech can help get you to your goal. Just don’t let them distract you while you’re riding your bike or jogging outside. The last thing you need is an injury while working out. Despite the laws requiring motorists to share the road, there is no shortage of pedestrian and bicycle accidents nationwide.
There are a lot of wearable workout technology options out there. Trying to find the best one for you can be overwhelming. This list can give you a good start. Pick one and get moving!