Track fitness while you travel
Fitness devices have exploded into the world of technology and on to the arms of consumers who love to keep fit. It’s become something so innovative, that it’s even encouraging those who are not generally sporty, to feel cheered on to get exercising. People are embracing these wearable smart watches and fitness bands and making them a companion of their everyday life especially when travelling, tracking total daily steps, distance, calories and sleep cycle.
Are you going off on a round the world trip, or perhaps hiking the Inca Trail or even challenging yourself with climbing Mount Everest? Tracking your steps with a fitness device while you’re travelling can be good fun and you are sure to be astonished at the distance you cover! Of course you will still want to ensure you pack light, so before you embark on the adventure of a lifetime, we suggest having a good read of this fantastic article on ultralight backpacking on the Under The Open Sky website.
WHAT ARE THE 3 MOST POPULAR FITNESS BRANDS?
Research has been carried out by Voucherbox who contacted over 20 retailers that have sold fitness devices to a total of 2000 consumers. The studies show that the Fitbit was the most popular gadget with 37% of consistent sales. The Apple Watch had just over 23% of the vote and the Samsung Gear came third with 20% of users purchasing their products.
Perhaps Fitbit are the most popular on the market because they are solely focused on health and the device is simple and easy to use. Fitbit offers more than one product in their range depending on how you want to use it, and prices vary from £50+. The Fitbit is a piece of technology that presents several ways of monitoring, including heart rate, calories burned, all-day activity and hours of sleep. More enhanced versions offer features like Connected GPS and FitStar workouts which encourage you to keep active with step-by-step instructions.
The Apple Watch begins at £200 and cleverly combines a watch face, smart phone apps controlled by your voice (including music) while tracking your daily activity. It has a built-in speaker and microphone giving you the option to take calls via your watch, or transfer them to your iPhone. Apple claim their Apple Watch Series2 to be a ‘superior sports watch’ with it being water resistant to 50 metres, offering comprehensive workouts, a heart rate sensor and GPS.
The Samsung Gear offers the same smart phone assistance, alongside the health and fitness tracking including a clever gadget that monitors your water and caffeine intake. The GPS tracks your running route, speed and distance and the heart rate monitor informs you of when to step up your exercising. Samsung claim that the Gear Fit2 knows whether you are walking, running or rowing and provides large visible on screen statistics for when you are mid-workout.
WHERE CAN YOU GET THE BEST DEALS?
Most on-line retailers will give physical stores a good run for their money. It’s definitely worth spending time researching the best place to buy your fitness band. If you’re saving money for travelling then search for offers too and make sure that you buy from a reputable site. Amazon sometimes team up with money experts such as Voucherbox.co.uk offering a good reduction in price. Do your own research and make sure that the wearable fitness device you choose is perfect for your needs.