So you’ve decided to buy a fitness tracker – that was the easy part. The real challenge starts as you begin to shop around.
With today’s technology and market, choosing one can be very overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here are four things to consider when shopping for your fitness tracker.
Take a step back and look at your daily lifestyle or what you hope for it to be.
Are you a sedentary person that has a long commute? Or are you an active person who wants to improve your athleticism? This can really narrow down your search and help you determine your overall needs in your fitness tracker.
You will also want to know what features excite you.
If you are somebody who is working from your email daily then maybe you want/need email notification on your fitness tracker.
Or maybe you work shift work and you’d like a device that can track your sleep patterns.
Determine what is most important to you and find a tracker that works with your lifestyle.
Most fitness trackers have software that is only compatible with specific apps and devices. Meaning, you may really like a specific app but your new fitness tracker doesn’t have the capabilities to transfer data to it.
If you have a specific app, phone model or operating system that you love to use daily, make sure the fitness tracker you’re considering will work with that particular app or system.
Fitness trackers have a wide price range. Knowing your budget before you walk into a store is very important, since all of the bells and whistles can be tempting when you are shopping around.
Also remember to look for holiday sales, and ask the sales associate when the newer model is coming out. When the newer model comes out, you could score a serious discount on the older model.
Don’t be afraid to shop in the store (to touch/feel/see the trackers) but then shop around online for the best deal. Oftentimes the best prices can be found right at your fingertips.
This is probably the most important tip! Reading consumer reviews can give you an insight of what life would be like after you purchase the fitness tracker.
These reviews can also address issues or product flaws that you didn’t even think about.
Be sure to ask your friends, coworkers and family members for reviews, too. You will get honest and instant reviews by simply asking around.
So, do a little prep work and soon you’ll be on your way to fitness tracking to your Healthiest Best!