Fitness trackers are one of the most popular wearable gadgets around these days, but the problem is that there are an awful lot available. How do you decide which one to buy? Our guide is here to tell you some of the things you should be looking for.
Price is probably the most important thing to consider when you’re buying anything, and a fitness tracker is no exception to that. Before you do anything you need to determine what your budget is and how much you’re capable of spending. Price itself isn’t always the determining factor of how good a tracker is, but as a general rule the more expensive it is then the more it’s usually capable of.
Take, for instance, the Fitbit Zip, which costs £50. The Zip is only capable of recording your activity like an advanced pedometer. If you want to see that activity then you’re going to have to sync it with another device to look at it there since the Zip itslef only shows off how many steps you’ve travelled. The now defunct Fitbit Force, on the other hand, monitored your activity, told you the time, and shows you a brief breakdown of everything you had done that day. It cost around £80 when it was on sale. It eventually got recalled, but I digress.
But is it worth an extra £30 to get those features? That’s up to you to decide. Once you have your price range set up then you can start looking into everything else.