Fitness Trackers Australia

We all think about getting fit, losing weight or joining a gym. But very few do more than just think about it. All of these take discipline and organisation. A fitness tracker will help you organise your program.

When searching for the right fitness tracker there are a number of questions you need to be asking yourself. Starting with what part of your fitness you are tracking. Of course this will be very different depending on your fitness program.

It is no good to buy a Fitness band to go swimming and find it is not waterproof.

Fitness watches work with an app on your smartphone. So it is also very important you make sure it is compatible with your phone. Some major brands include fitness tracking in their smartwatches. But you need to check they have all the functions you need to manage your training.

So what are the questions you should ask yourself about your fitness tracker:

Firstly, what activity are you doing

There are 4 basic exercise types, endurance, balance flexibility and strength A few of the types are below.

  • Swimming or water sports
  • Cross country or trecking
  • Aerobics or fitness programs
  • Weight training, strength exercise
  • Yoga or stretching programs

What Features does the Fitness Band Offer:

  • Fitness TrackerIs it waterproof? of course you will need this for water related exercise
  • How accurate is the fitness band? All manufacturers will talk up their product. Best to go to comparison or review sites.
  • How long does the battery last? Usually the more expensive bands have longer battery life. In this respect it is a matter of finding value for money.
  • What period of time does your tracker record distance tracking
  • Does the calorie tracker include food input and weight trackers
  • Heart Rate monitor, while these are not as accurate as the armband heart rate monitors they do give an indication.
  • Sleep monitoring. Getting a good night sleep has a massive effect on you health and fitness.
  • Size of display, Some are very small and only let you view one feature at a time.
  • Syncing with your phone. With this feature you have an app on your phone to track you activity over time. This makes it easy to plan, monitor and adjust you training routine.
  • Comfortable band. Something overlooked is the band. You need to find a soft, comfortable and sweatproof fitness band. Silicone is often used as it strong and durable but still offer comfort. It is also waterproof.
  • Range from phone. When you are in the gym it is a pain to carry you phone everywhere. Having a decent range can overcome this. The better fitness band offer around 10 meters.


Fitness Trackers – Summary

Now you have a better idea of what you can do with your fitness tracker. Also what features you need to get the results you are looking for.

The market is swamped with fitness and wearables such as smartwatches. These range for very expensive to cheap. Most of the cheap ones are very basic. Some expensive ones offer everything you need but not all of them.

Top end fitness bands such as Fitbit offer lots of features but you will pay a premium. Some of the top end fitness watches are not purpose built for fitness tracking and don’t offer all the features you need.

When you decide you want to get serious about your training you should use a fitness band. You will find it much easier to set your workout program when you know where you are with fitness.

Work out where you want to be and you can plan how to get there. This will also keep you motivated when you see how you are moving towards your goal.

Another advantage is know what part of your fitness you need to work on. With a fitness band you can identify you strong and weak points.

We have a range of fitness bands and wearable for sale on Gadgets-Essentials. You can browse them by clicking on the images below.







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Kevin Pola

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