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    • matrix11001
    • By matrix11001 18th Mar 18, 12:51 AM
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    Looking for a good Fitness Tracker
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    • 18th Mar 18, 12:51 AM
    Looking for a good Fitness Tracker 18th Mar 18 at 12:51 AM
    Hi

    I'm going back to the gym soon and am looking for a good fitness tracker. It needs to have heart monitoring (preferably built in and not with a chest strap). Also needs to have an accurate step counter/sleep monitor.

    The classes I will be doing is body pump (weights), body combat (martial arts), spin (cycling) and various other classes such as Pilates.

    Can anyone anyone recommend a good reasonable priced one or even a more expensive one as I'd like to keep costs low as I'm low income and want to monitor my fitness classes to improve my overall fitness and lose weight.

    Thanks for your help
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    • chucknorris
    • By chucknorris 25th May 18, 8:10 AM
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    Hi

    I'm going back to the gym soon and am looking for a good fitness tracker. It needs to have heart monitoring (preferably built in and not with a chest strap). Also needs to have an accurate step counter/sleep monitor.

    The classes I will be doing is body pump (weights), body combat (martial arts), spin (cycling) and various other classes such as Pilates.

    Can anyone anyone recommend a good reasonable priced one or even a more expensive one as I'd like to keep costs low as I'm low income and want to monitor my fitness classes to improve my overall fitness and lose weight.

    Thanks for your help
    Originally posted by matrix11001
    I also do body pump classes, and I just can't see how a fitness tracker could be anywhere close to being accurate, because so much would depend upon the weights that you use. Your pump classes are probably similar to mine, in that, there is quite a range of different weights used by everyone for the same exercises. I also do weight training, hiking and cycling. I did try body combat which I thought was a very good calorie burner, but unfortunately it aggravated my running injury. I've just recently exceeded my target, I have lost over 11 kg in 7 months.
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    • matrix11001
    • By matrix11001 25th May 18, 11:31 PM
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    I also do body pump classes, and I just can't see how a fitness tracker could be anywhere close to being accurate, because so much would depend upon the weights that you use. Your pump classes are probably similar to mine, in that, there is quite a range of different weights used by everyone for the same exercises. I also do weight training, hiking and cycling. I did try body combat which I thought was a very good calorie burner, but unfortunately it aggravated my running injury. I've just recently exceeded my target, I have lost over 11 kg in 7 months.
    Originally posted by chucknorris
    I can see your point there, but you can at least get a rough idea of what your burning which is probably all anyone needs.

    Well done on the weight loss - that's excellent!
    • wishus
    • By wishus 26th May 18, 12:19 AM
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    I love my Fitbit Alta. My OH has the HR version. I track swimming, but can't go swimming with it.
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    • London baby
    • By London baby 27th May 18, 4:07 PM
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    I have a xiaomi mi 2 band for 15. Very pleased with it. It's waterproof, can receive call and text notification, calorie burner, step counts and sleep monitoring. Have never had a fitbit so can't compare but other consumer website reviews have all questioned why people pay more.

    I would suggest getting a leather strap watch type replacement with a back clamp as the plastic one supplied wears away after awhile. I've nearly lost mine a few times because of this.
    • matrix11001
    • By matrix11001 27th May 18, 5:18 PM
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    I've bought the Fitbit Blaze, which overall is exactly what I needed. Managed to get one second hand for 80, so bargain. It can measure calories burned in Body Combat classes (used workout option) and it appears Body Pump (there's a weights option) which I haven't tested yet. The pedometer is pretty accurate. This one was recommended by my Body Combat instructor. Unfortunately I wear gloves for Body Combat (it helps with a bit more weight on your hand to get more impact) so I might not be able to wear it much as it's a bit uncomfortable. But overall a great fitness wearable. I'm certainly very pleased with it, as it has a heart monitor too and can be paired up with GPS for running/cycling (which some people may find useful).
    • matrix11001
    • By matrix11001 27th May 18, 5:21 PM
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    The FitBit Blaze is pretty good and accurate
    Originally posted by sunshinegirl100
    I ended getting that one sunshinegirl100 - was very pleased with it!
    • jonybrown
    • By jonybrown 30th Sep 18, 11:18 AM
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    Xiaomi Mi 2 band is a good one. It's waterproof, can receive call and text notification, calorie burner, step counts and sleep monitoring.
    • ThinkRcae12
    • By ThinkRcae12 11th Feb 19, 7:03 AM
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    Hey, I use Smart Fitness Band H11 from ThinkRace. It is a professional personal fitness tracker that monitors heart race, step taken, distance traveled, calories burned. A health wristband that tracks your sleep time and quality! Equipped with standout features like multi-sport tracking, call, text, calendar alerts, large OLED screen, long battery life and much more.
    • hazel7
    • By hazel7 8th Mar 19, 6:33 AM
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    are you looking for a smart sport fitness tracker
    hiiii as you are looking for a good and smart fitness tracker then i would like to suggest you smart sport bracelet H78 which have some unique features: Heart rate monitor (Max Min Average)
    Time date & Steps & Distance & Calorie & sleep Display
    Call & SMS & Wechat reminder
    Multi-alarm
    visit: Thinkrace.in
    • ThinkRcae12
    • By ThinkRcae12 8th Mar 19, 6:47 AM
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    best fitness tracker
    For the best fitness tracker which meets your requirements, I would suggest you ThinkRace technology H11 fitness smart bracelet for you. This device has all the features which you are looking for. It can monitor heart rate, a step taken, distance traveled, calories burned. Its a device that tracks your sleep time and quaity.
    • GearTek
    • By GearTek 9th Apr 19, 1:32 PM
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    Technology has moved on leaps forward over the last few years and paired to an app, fitness trackers are becoming such an insight into our everyday’s lives. If you are looking for some of the best options, I would recommend the following.

    The Fitbit Alta HR not only is it accurate and easy to use, but it looks great too. Its battery life is solid and its customization options impressive. Just be wary about taking it out in the sun too often, you might strain your eyes with all that screen-struggling squinting. I’d recommend this Fitbit if you are looking to track constant HR, sleep, total calorie burn, and get alerted to texts and calls but won’t use it for intense or extreme activities/ sports such as HITT, triathlon, trail running, CrossFit, etc.

    The Garmin v!vosmart HR+ Tracker is hands down one of the best fitness trackers we’ve had the pleasure of using. Whether you really need all the data it provides is debatable, and GPS should be considered a luxury for anyone who takes their phone with them everywhere, but it’s a luxury worth having. For getting fit, without going the whole hog and edging into sports watch territory, the Vivosmart HR+ ticks a lot of boxes. It’s jam-packed with all the features you’d expect, including a few bonuses like GPS. With one of these on your wrist, you’ll get plenty of self-motivation and reach improved fitness levels in no time.

    The MOOV NOW 3D Fitness Tracker is seriously the cheapest fitness tracker you can get for such an extensive spectrum of activity tracking. It helps you improve by gradually increasing the workout intensity and mixes up the workouts so you don’t get bored with them. It is incredible value for the breadth of things that it offers, for the low price you can run, swim, cycle, box and do CrossFit with accuracy. It lacks things like GPS and heart rate monitoring to put it in the same league as other trackers, but it’s really unobtrusive and if you’re looking for a complete view of your fitness it’s presented in a really simple way with Moov.

    With the Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker, you get a ton of features (some new) wrapped up in a better design that’s waterproof and has week-long battery life. You’ll find cheaper trackers out there, but none at this design quality and with as many features, and remember that you should make that money back by catching fewer buses or walking rather than driving whenever you can. That and the small matter of being fitter and healthier would make me recommend the Fitbit Charge 3 as my number-one general fitness and health tracker.

    The Garmin v!vosport Smart Activity Tracker is quite simply brilliant. It’s technical enough for a majority of keen runners including competitive club runners. It’s simple to use and features all the essential activity tracking features necessary to motivate and inspire you to a fitter better person. The Heart Rate broadcast features make it an excellent partner for those with Garmin Edge cycling computers. Your heart rate can be broadcast to your Edge unit so goodbye chest strap. There is no other review rating I could give the Vivosport other than a gold-plated 5 Star.

    I hope this helps you make up your mind.
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