Everywhere you turn, it seems there are endless choices for fitness trackers, right? Here are a few considerations as you try to determine the one for you, courtesy of Popular Science:
- Where do you want to put it? Most are designed to be worn on your wrist, but some take the form of discs and other shapes you can put in a shoe or zippered pocket.
- What do you want it to tell you? If you're looking for simple statistics like steps, you may just need a fitness tracker and not a full-blown smartwatch. If you want more advanced capabilities like heart rate tracking, you may have to spring for one.
- What do you want out of the hardware? Tradeoffs include battery life, weight, waterproofing and durability.
The choices can be overwhelming, but with a good idea of what is available and what your needs are, you can find the right fitness tracker or smartwatch for your lifestyle.
- Dan Mulcahey