There are a number of different fitness bracelets from the well-known brands Samsung, Polar, Garmin, Fitbit or Jawbone, to name a few manufacturers. The products differ in many ways. The price, the equipment, the range of functions, or the performance differ from model to model and should be compared.
A fitness bracelet helps you to get more active and sleep better and helps you achieve your personal goals. The devices bring variety and thus also fun into everyday life. You always have your goals in mind and see daily progress, which provides additional motivation.
Most devices count steps, distance walked and calories burned. Others also analyze sleep to find out how long you are in deep sleep every night. Still, others are able to measure the wrist pulse. This enables them to provide the wearer with information about the level of physical counseling during a workout.
Activity trackers are light and handy. You hardly notice them when wearing them. Sports bracelets with many functions require more sensors, which leads to the greater overall weight. Therefore, when choosing the right device, you should always check individually how much each product weighs.
When buying, you should also consider which operating systems for smartphones are supported by a fitness tracker. Android from Google and Apple’s iOS are supported by most devices. A connection to a Windows phone is not always guaranteed. This must also be checked individually from case to case.
The water-resistance of the products also plays an important role. If you want to use the fitness bracelet while swimming, you should make sure to buy a suitable device. Many devices are only protected against splash water and are not suitable for diving.
Another very important criterion is the battery life. For most products, this is a few days. Others a week or two. But there are also products where the battery lasts for a whole year.
The price is also an important purchase criterion. Depending on the range of functions, the products range between $ 50 and $ 150. A decision must be made here based on the budget and the required features.