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1. Garmin Vivofit 2 - The Garmin Vivofit 2 is a great entry level waterproof activity tracker useful for counting steps, calculating total calories burned, total distance, and heart rate. The Vivofit 2 uses an always-on display, a one-year battery thus avoiding down time for charging, and can be worn in the shower and the pool. It also provides a stopwatch mode, is backlit, has a variety of audible alerts, and new inactivity alerts that sound an alarm after one hour of inactivity to remind you to stay active.
The Vivofit 2 does not provide GPS tracking, but if you want long battery life and an easy to read display, the Garmin Vivofit 2 is a great choice for less than $100. [Ed - It's currently priced at £61 on Amazon.co.uk]
2. Moov Now - The Moov Now provides daily activity tracking along with unique real-time audio coaching to improve your form, minimise injuries and provide motivation to push you to your limit. It is an excellent choice for beginners new to working out with the help of the coaching function, but you WILL need to carry your smartphone as you exercise - the “Coach” works through your iOS or Android device. The Moov Now activity tracker measures total calories burned, the total distance you have travelled, your speed, sleep metrics and cadence and can even be paired with a few select heart rate monitors that are NOT included.
This great device is programmable for a variety of activities including cycling, bodyweight training, and swimming. The Moov Now is waterproof to a depth of three meters, so you can wear it in the pool, but the swimming program does not provide real-time coaching while you swim. Once you complete your swim session you can check your data on lap times, stroke rate and flip-turn times. [Ed - It's currently priced at £69 on Amazon.co.uk]
3. Polar Loop - The Polar Loop wristband provides daily activity tracking and is a great choice for athletes who prefer multi-sport tracking and the ability to connect a chest strap heart-rate sensor. As a fitness tracker, the Polar Loop measures steps taken, activity time and levels, sleep time, and calories burned. The Loop automatically syncs to the Polar Flow app (free) and the Polar online training community via Bluetooth Smart. Adding an optional Polar H6 or H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate chest sensor provides more detailed and accurate heart rate sensing and tracking.
The Polar Loop’s watch-style design is comfortable and easy to put on and remove and provides fitness data that is considerably more accurate than many of the other comparably priced fitness trackers on the market. [Ed - The first version of the Polar Loop can be found for a bargain £46.99 on Amazon.co.uk]
Without question, whether you are a swimmer, or someone who enjoys strapping on a fitness tracker 24/7, these three waterproof fitness trackers offers nice performance features that allows you to keep tabs of your fitness and general activities. Best of all, the devices are under $100(£70).
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