Just the other day thanks to a leak, we know that Fitbit has a new smartwatch in the works in the form of the Versa 2. We expected that there would be some kind of announcement made at IFA 2019, but it seems that the company was planning to announce it much earlier than that as they have since made it official.
When it comes to health-related gadgets and products, Polar is a name that has been in the industry for a while, with its chest-strap heart rate monitor being thought of by many as being one of the more accurate models in the market. The company has since expanded into wearables and they have just launched their latest one in the form of the Polar Ignite.
Launched earlier this year, for those who are interested in getting their hands on a fitness tracker, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Samsung Galaxy Fit has finally found its way to the US where if you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, you’ll be able to do so for just $100, making it one of the more affordable fitness trackers out there.
Earlier this year, Samsung announced a couple of new wearables, one of which was the Samsung Galaxy Fit. As the name implies, this is a fitness tracker designed for those who need a tracking device for their workouts, but not necessarily need all the functions that might come with a smartwatch.
If you’re looking to get your kids off the couch and get them to work out more, perhaps a fitness tracker could help with that. Last year Fitbit launched the Fitbit Ace which was an activity tracker designed for kids, and now it looks like come 2019, the company will be following up with a new model in the form of the Fitbit Ace 2.
Fitness trackers and smartwatches are all the rage these days and if you’re in the market for a new fitness tracker, Fitbit will be more than happy to oblige as the company has recently announced a trio of wearables in the form of the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, Inspire HR, and the Inspire fitness band.
Alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung also took the wraps off new wearables in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Fit. The former will be a smartwatch that will come with all the features one might expect from a smartwatch, while the latter is a fitness tracker for those who might not need all the features of a smartwatch.
Fitness trackers are great to see how far you’ve run and how many calories you’ve burnt, but it seems that maybe you should treat those numbers as gospel. This is because according to researchers at Researchers at Aberystwyth University, they have conducted tests on various fitness trackers only to find that most of them are way off the mark, with some by as much as 50%.
The problem with a lot of modern gadgets is that they tend to get outdated fast, where the models offered the year later come with features that makes the previous year’s models feel a bit outdated. Then there is also the issue of software updates where most OEMs tend to focus on their latest products and end up neglecting their older ones.
A lot of smartwatches don’t have particularly good battery life, thanks to its large-ish displays which we expect probably contributes to its battery drain. If you want a wearable that focuses on fitness, then fitness trackers might be a better solution as they tend to offer up better battery life, and Withings might have something for you.
Whether you are into fitness or not, it is quite handy to have a step tracker app downloaded on your phone. Besides checking how much energy you have consumed on a given day, one could also use a pedometer app to measure distances.
When Pokemon GO was first launched, due to the nature of the game it encouraged players to walk around to try and discover and capture nearby Pokemon. As a result it actually forced more people to exercise, which is a good thing, and now it seems that its creators are hoping to make it a regular thing.
Smartwatches these days for the most part are seen as fashion devices. Sure they do come with various health and fitness tracking capabilities, but a lot of them have been designed so that they can be used for day-to-day wear like at the office or when going out with friends without it looking like you’re headed to the gym.
Fitness trackers are great if you’re looking for a way to track your fitness activities. They can be used by people of all ages, although admittedly giving an Apple Watch to a kid might not be the best idea as they might damage it. However if you’d still like to equip your child with a fitness tracker, Garmin might have something for you.