Fitness Trackers

Fitness Trackers

There are a lot of different fitness trackers out there.  I definitely recommend getting one if you can afford it.  I was surprised by the number of steps I got just around the house and for work, shopping etc… but then I was surprised by the number of steps I was NOT getting when I wasn’t moving – stuck in the chair at my computer 12 hours a day.   I was even more surprised how easy it was to deliberately walk somewhere.  I know that if I walk around Costco I can get 3000 steps in on most days.  That’s 3 or 4 points !  For some people, that’s a glass of wine!!!

If you are a runner or cyclist, you might want to opt for a more advanced GPS version which traces your route, or maybe you are a gym rat and want to know your heart rate and listen to music..  there’s a tracker for everyone.

I needed something that I didn’t have to take off in the shower or if I went swimming, and that I didn’t have to plug in every day or two.   I have the Garmin VivoSmart HR and use it mainly for step counting but it is interesting to look at my heart rate and sleep history.
My wife has a Fitbit Charge but it stays on the charger most of the time.

I’m not going to review the products here there are plenty of reviews online and a selection is very personal.
Importantly, BOTH connect to the Weight Watchers app and can automatically sync fit points.


Fitbit Search on Amazon  Garmin Search on Amazon

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