Buying Guide | Health

Best fitness tracker among the Top eight fitness bands or Activity Tracker available in India (2020)

So as we all know these are extraordinary conditions in which we are living. Almost the whole world is on lockdown. Yeah, we all are able to work from home but what most of us are overlooking is the impact it is having on our health. Nobody is allowed to go out and this has given us an excuse to not work out and just let our body get into bad shape. So keeping these things in mind we need to keep a close watch on our healths and the best way to do it is the use of fitness bands.

So if you are planning to buy a fitness tracker and confuse about which fitness band or activity tracker to buy. If the same question is haunting you again and again that How to choose a fitness tracker? I will say go through the details buying guide. And before suggesting the product which is best for you let us see what features do we look for in these bands. What are the essentials fitness band functions?

It should have a distance tracker, calorie tracker, heart rate monitor, sleep tracking, display size should be good, connectivity with other devices.

Features to look for before buying a Activity Tracker

  •  Heart rate Monitor – It is a basic feature found in almost all the fitness bands.  some fitness bands have very accurate measurements.
  • Calories burnt Monitor: – Most common which is always there in any of the fitness band and must-have features.
  • Sleep tracker- This is also nowadays common feature in activity tracker but few of the fitness band trackers use “Advance Sleep Monitor” which can measure the REM stage of sleep, deep sleep, and light sleep.
  • Sports activities Tracker:  It should support the measure of sports activities like cycling, swimming, treadmill. 
  • Water-resistance – It should be water-resistance. your bands support swimming than it will be IPS68. Nowadays “ATM” rating is checked for water resistivity of activity tracker. 1 ATM rating means up to 10meter of water pressure device can resist in water. 
  • GPS – Fitness band with GPS tracker is a bit expensive but it can help you in tracking the distance, Pace, elevation. If you are an athlete then it is a must-have feature on an activity tracker. 
  • Blood oxygen Monitor –  Blood oxygen saturation level monitor is a feature which in few of the latest activity trackers. Which can tell how your body is absorbing oxygen.

Fitbit Charge 3​

Pros

  • Looks awesome
  • Fast charging
  • Good battery backup
  • Water-resistant
  • Sleep tracking

Cons

  • A little expensive​​
  • No built-in GPS.

Fitbit is hands down the oldest in this business. They are making theses fitness bands even before these things became a part of the trend. So we can say it is in the most trusted and loved brand in this business. Let us see some of the features which made it top the list. It has very accurate heart tracking and calorie count, keeps a track of your sleep cycle, and gives recommendations accordingly and is 50m water-resistant.

MI Band 4- Most Affordable Fitness Band

Pros

  • Sleek design
  • 15-day battery backup
  • Sleep tracking
  • Affordable
  • Heart tracking

Cons

  • Comes only in black​
  • Small display
  • No GPS

This one is the best thing on this list if you are looking for a band which does not disturb your budget at all. And if you are thinking that since it is cheap it may have compromised with quality, let me assure you that I myself have used this for the longest time and have not faced any issues. So it has sleep tracking, heart tracking, calorie count, water-resistant, and many such features. 

Value for Money Fitness Tracker Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro

Pros

  • Trendy
  • Built-in GPS
  • Activity detector
  • Heart tracking
  • Sleep tracking

Cons

  • Small display
  • Battery Life

So this is a smart fitness band by Samsung. So it is loaded with all the features like calorie count, heart tracking, and sleep tracking. So it is smart because it comes with an automatic activity detector which itself detects what activity you are doing be it walking, cycling or swimming. It also comes with a built-in GPS. Brings the brand quality of Samsung.

Fitbit Alta HR​

Pros

  • Exercise detector
  • Heart tracking
  • Calorie count

Cons

  • No GPS
  • Battery Life

Another one from Fitbit is because as I mentioned above this is one of the oldest companies in this business. It has also got all the necessary features like heart tracking, calorie count, and sleep tracking. It has also got the exercise recognition technology which saves the time of changing the modes every time you change exercise. It looks very premium.

Cheap & Best Fitness tracker Honor Band 5​

Pros

  • SPO2 technology ​
  • PPG technology for accuracy​
  • 50m water-resistant
  • 15 days battery backup
  • Heart rate monitoring

Cons

  • Small display
  • No built-in display

It is currently one of the best fitness bands in India in the medium price segment. It is very trendy and is loaded with features such as heart rate monitoring and sleep monitoring. It also comes with  SPO2 detector that monitors the oxygen levels in your blood.  The band is equipped with an optical HR sensor that has PPG (photoplethysmogram) for higher accuracy. It is also a 50m water-resistant.

Highly accurate ​Activity Tracker – Fitbit Charge HR & Activity Wristband​

Pros

  • Sleek and trendy design ​
  • Highly accurate ​​
  • Easy to use
  • Awesome quality

Cons

  • Only 6-hour battery backup ​
  • No GPS

So this fitness band is brought up in the market by Fitbit is only made for fitness tracking purposes. And since it targets only the fitness, it is very accurate. It only has one button which makes it very easy to use. The style it brings is commendable. Looks very trendy. The Fitbit Charge HR comes with a 24 x 7 dynamic heart rate monitor, 3- axis accelerometer, and an altimeter for those who love hiking. Measurement of calorie burnt and sleep tracking is also as accurate as it gets.

Reliable fitness tracker Samsung Galaxy e Fit​

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Brand value
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • No colour display
  • No GPS

It is one of the most affordable fitness bands and that too by Samsung, which as a brand has established itself throughout the world. Samsung has included a heart rate sensor and an accelerometer in this budget fitness band. It is not touch screen but tapping the screen will help you cycling between various options. It has a 6-day long battery backup. It is indeed value for money.

Fitness tracker for Women Garmin Vivosmart 4​

Pros

  • Pulse Ox​
  • Ultra light weight
  • Stress Tracking timer​
  • Body Energy monitor​
  • Water resistance to 50 meters​

Cons

  • No Band can be changed
  • No GPS

It is one of the fitness bands which provide more activity monitoring feature than any other fitness band.   And it is ultra-lightweight in design with advanced sleep tracking with REM sleep. It has a wrist-based Pulse Ox which measures the oxygen saturation level monitor during the night. Body battery tells you the energy requirement of the based on your daily activity. It can also measure your stress on your mind by inbuilt relaxation breathing timer.

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