Recently, there have been disputes about whether or not fitness trackers are a waste of money. Some of the “experts” say that the bulk of fitness-related cash is being spent just after the New Year, making sense. The New Year’s resolution of wanting to lose weight, get in shape, eat better, and all the other things people tell themselves they will do but may not.
The Fitness Trackers Trend
The latest thing people have been spending on are fitness trackers; we’ve all seen them, the “FitBits, Garmins, Coros, and even Apple.” These range from the mid $50’s to the low $500’s, which is hardly considered a small amount for most of us. I use a Galaxy smartwatch to track my fitness, but I didn’t make the purchase to follow my heart rate or other exercise-related reasons; I just wanted a digital watch, and it happened to have these features.
Fitness trackers shouldn’t be a source of fashion. While they should look nice, you don’t need one if you only like the way it looks. Does the watch have the features you need? For instance, some track the number of stairs you climb, hill ascent and descent, the number of calories you’ve burnt, underwater optical heart rate monitoring, pulse oximeter readings, etc. If you don’t need the features, maybe the $400 fitness tracker may not suit you and your wallet. Figure out what you want to do for exercises and then approach the massive selection of trackers available on the market.
Ultimately, whether fitness trackers are worth it or not should be taken on a case-by-case basis. If it takes a fitness tracker to get you to the gym finally, I say do it; you may enjoy it. Seeing the progress tracked very well may be the thing to get you exercising; that’s what did it for me.