Best Collection of Fitness and Health Gadgets
With the thousands of fitness monitors out in the marketplace, how does one choose the best one for their needs? Fitness monitors can help anyone get more out of exercise. Basic models simply track your distance or speed; advanced models can link detailed information to your computer for tracking and analysis.
Which monitor is right for you? At FitDango, we provide brand new fitness and health gadgets. Here is a quick overview of what’s available on the market.
These moderately priced devices not only track your steps, distance and calories burnt, they even monitor your sleep at night and gently wake you in the morning. Many offer a free mobile app to let you keep track of your targets and celebrate your successes.
These count your steps or motion and calculate it to miles (i.e., number of steps x step length = miles). It can be used to track a workout or tally the distance you walk during a day. The basic pedometers clip to your waistband or belt while the more advanced models look like a wrist watch.
Heart Rate Monitors:
A heart rate monitor measures a person's heart rate in real time. This information can be used to maintain your optimum training level during exercise. Most models include training-watch features as well.
There are 2 types of heart rate monitors. The most popular type is a wireless chest-strap heart rate monitor that transmits a signal to a wristwatch receiver. The other type is a wristwatch with a fingertip sensor.
Speed and Distance Monitors:
These units measure how far and how fast you've trained during your workout, and they often (but not always) include a heart-rate monitor. They also provide training-watch features and most allow data to be downloaded to your computer. The most popular type is a GPS-driven version which provides accurate information on speed and distance.
|ACTIVITY TRACKERS||PEDOMETERS||HEART RATE MONITORS||SPEED AND DISTANCE MONITORS|
|Activity Mode||Walking||Walking, Running||Walking, Running, Cycling, Gym Workouts||Running, Cycling|
|Pro(s)||Syncs with iPhone and Android devices||Inexpensive||Chest Strap provides constant on the go info||Accuracy of data|
|Con(s)||Limited product selection||Accuracy of data||Chest Strap could be uncomfortable to wear||Expensive and may not work in all locations|