We live at an age where everything is fast paced and everyone is always on the go. We are always pusuing something (or someone). Hi-tech gadgets nowadays are keeping up with the trends and help us to keep up with the craziness of our lives. Thus fitness trackers were invented and one of the well-known ones being the Fitbit activity trackers.
There are tons of activity trackers available out there and it is sometimes confusing to choose which one to get. This blog post is mainly about Fibit activity trackers. Fitbit alone has over a handful of trackers and one might ask, “which fitbit should i buy?”
A little background
Fitbit is a publicly traded company in the New York Stocks Exchange with ticker symbol “FIT”. They are mainly focused on making wearable technology or fitness/activity trackers. The gadgets they make can track anywhere from steps walked to steps climbed, heart rate and sleep quality to name a few.
So that’s it for their background, I won’t spend too much time and texts on their background as I know you are likely familiar of who Fitbit is already and are more interested with their products (as I am).
So you ask, why Fitbit Activity Trackers
Fitbit is built on the idea that fitness happens not only in the gym as you work out. Walking on your way to work, riding a bicycle, taking an afternoon jog as you immerse yourself in enjoying the beauty of nature within your community and even our sleeping activity is all part of our health and fitness.
So Fitbit has designed wearable technology to help us track these activities and encourage us to strive for a better healthier lifestyle.
Products they offer
Listed below are their main product line in order of size, but for no other apparent reason. I’ll be covering their three most up-to-date products for Fitbit Activity Trackers and finally the recently released Fitbit Ionic.
- This is one of the trackers they have that has a slim form factor
- It monitors your heart rate, tracks your steps walked, sleep quality, calories burned and distance travelled
- Other notable features are reminders to move, call, text and calendar alerts and let’s not forget customizable clock faces
- Battery lasts upto 7 days
- Still has a slim form factor but a little wider than Alta HR as it has a bigger screen which obviously can show more information
- This is Fitbit’s #1 selling tracker
- All the same features that you get with Alta HR and more
- Additional features include guided breathing sessions, tracking of specific exercises like running or weight lifting, it also has connected GPS via your smartphone
- Battery lasts upto 5 days
- Blaze is a transition into the smart watch wearable technology and not just merely a fitness tracker
- All the same features that comes with Charge 2 and more
- Additional feature include workout coaching, workout goals + summaries and music control from your smartphone
- Colored touch screen
- Battery lasts upto 5 days
And lastly, check Fitbit’s latest addition to their product line the Fitbit Ionic.
- Newly released smart watch product from Fitbit that is a far upgrade from the Blaze smart watch
- All the basic trackers from its predecessors and more
- Additional features include capable of storing music, has built-in GPS, water resistant and swim tracking, can make payments and has other apps installed
- Also has colored touch screen with amplified brightness
- Battery lasts for days but not published yet exactly how many
Get into the Fitbit trend and grab one for yourself!
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