Three tips you have to know about before you buy a fitness tracker or a GPS watch
Today we're talking about three tips you have to know about before you buy a fitness tracker or a GPS watch. This is your guide to buying those devices. If you haven't already please read this article: http://www.imfaceplate.com/fffreestyler/why-all-young-parents-need-a-fitness-bracelet
All right, so tip number one is looking for a device with a wrist-based heart rate sensor. Most of the new devices have this built-in and it's going to provide a few advantages to you. So the first thing is that it's going to better estimate your calories burn all day long. So that means when you look at it at the end of the night, you're gonna have a better picture of how many calories you burned also during your workouts. So it's not entirely accurate for a lot of things related to working out, but it's going to get a better estimate for those workouts by just having a heart rate sensor rather than relying on your steps in your general movement. It's pretty good for running typically. And then a lot of other things it's not great for, it's still better than nothing and also they tend to work themselves into your sleep analytics so you can get better sleep data by having that risk-based heart rate sensor.
Now you don't always have to have one with a wrist heart rate monitor, but I recommend it if you can find one. If you don't really care about your calories burned data, you don't care about your heart rate data and you all you care about is your steps, and you kind of just want to keep fitness front and center, then yeah, maybe look for something without one. Otherwise, you gotta go wrist, heart rate monitor. Tip number two looks for big brands. Otherwise, you're just wasting your money. Look for somebody that has good hardware and good software. Fitbit, Garmin, Apple, Samsung, misfit. There are a few other brands. I'll link some of them down below in the description. Otherwise you seriously just wasting your money. If you're looking at the infomercials, ITV, a, I don't even know the names of the brands of, or you're going to Walmart or, or like you know, Walgreens and you're just picking off that $15 activity tracker, chances are you're probably not going to use it.
You're not going to like it. It's not going to look good on your wrist. They probably have really bad software to go along with it and it's kind of defeat the purpose of having it. It's supposed to help you get fit. It's supposed to make fitness fun. It's supposed to track all of your fitness and I think the big brands do that. Best. Last up here is to know what you want in a device. So don't get all like googly-eyed over what that device can do. I mean the Phoenix three that I have right here in the Phoenix five and get it in the future, they can do pretty much everything under the sun. It doesn't mean that you need it. You need something that you're actually going to use, the features that you will actually use. So figure out what you want out of the device and then find a device around that.
If you're an occasional runner, you probably don't need the high end four runner. You probably need one of the foreigners that are $200 or less. If you're just looking to stay fit and you want something to wear in the office fit, that will probably do just fine for you. So know what you want and then find a device. And I've done reviews of pretty much every single device under the sun that's worthwhile. I'll link some of them down below in the description. And if you do want to save some money on devices, we're all the time. Great deals and discounts on Apple, Garmin, Fitbit, misfit, all these brands, and we just post about them on our website. So the link to that is right here on the screen. Have a great day.