There was a time when we would count our reps or runs on a stopwatch. It used to be a rounded mini-watch with a pin to stop time with seconds ticking by. It was followed by wrist watches that had so many dials on it. Remember the classic Casio DBC32-1AES? It had a calculator, illuminator, calendar, chime and most importantly, a stopwatch. You could have performed multiple tasks from the gadget on your wrist. Smartphones were called so, because of the ease with which our tasks could be completed. In terms of fitness, new applications were developed to measure the distance you walk, run or squat.
Not many prefer working out with a smartphone. That is when a fitness tracker as a wearable wrist band, came to be. Fitness trackers have come to become a popular utility tool in the hunt to evaluate fitness. Any gadget that solves a daily problem is accepted with glee by us millennials. A fitness tracker helps you keep tab on your health, without requiring you to carry any device in your hands.
Fitness trackers not just measure the steps you take and the calories you burn, you can also measure your heart rate, measure quality of sleep, measure bodily vitals and evaluate various exercises. Smartphones, with their compatible fitness tracking wearable have overlapped with stand-alone fitness trackers. This makes it harder to choose among the various options. The individual pricing for these trackers are not much. But, when you are interested in setting up gym equipment within your home, adding a fitness tracker to the list of gym equipment makes perfect sense. Yesterday, we looked at which gym equipment sets are apt for working out at home or setting-up a mini gym. Making use of the list we have provided below, choose the best one and add it to your home-gym equipment. Whatever may be the individual pricing of the fitness tracker, you can purchase it as part of a complete home-gym equipment fitness loan.
In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you need funds. You may be salaried and even earning well, but there will always be need for credit or refinancing. This is because enjoying a healthy lifestyle requires spending. You might be financially stable, but can you really afford turning the spare space in your home into a workout corner? A fitness loan, applied under the ‘Others’ option from Loan Singh’s digital lending platform, let’s salaried individuals apply for an online personal loan with only Aadhaar, PAN and Bank statement.
A digital lending platform needs no paperwork and is devoid of unending delays. A personal loan can also be availed for a number of reasons such as the purchase of household appliances, electronic gadgets, purchase of gold, holiday travel, home improvement, job relocation, medical expenses, home renovation, marriage, etc. The loan amount for a personal loan at Loan Singh ranges from Rs.50,000- Rs.5,00,000. The repayment is done via EMIs, with interest rates on a reducing balance method. The personal loan tenure can be from 3 to 36 months.
9 Fitness Trackers to Add to Your Gym Equipment
These 9 fitness trackers are not listed in any order. They are popular, commonly used and easily available in India.
- Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro
This fitness tracker comes with a 1.5-inch AMOLED screen, a heart rate tracker, is waterproof, tracks activity, connects to GPS on your Samsung phone, and is compatible with Android and iOS. It comes with a battery life of 3 days. If bought individually (without the gym equipment) it costs up to Rs. 15000 approximately. It possesses a magnificent design and its big AMOLED screen lets you view stats clearly. It comes with a top-notch heart rate sensor with accurate readings. You can track your swimming activity as well.
- Moov Now
The Moov Now fitness tracker does not come with a screen. It does not allow tracking of the heart rate, it has activity tracking, contains GPS through the phone, and is compatible with Android and iOS. The battery life of this tracker is 6 months. It is light-weight. It’s gaining popularity due to its long battery life. It offers sleep monitoring and step tracking features. The Moov Now will cost you approximately Rs. 5000.
- TomTom Spark 3
Priced at approximately Rs. 25000 (if bought individually), the TomTom Spark 3 fitness tracker comes with a heart rate tracker, route navigation, activity tracker, GPS connectivity, and is compatible with Android and iOS. The screen is monochrome and the tracker is waterproof. You can store music on it as well by uploading it directly. You need to pair your watch with Bluetooth supported earphones to enjoy the music.
- Huawei Band 2 Pro
The Huawei Band 2 Pro will cost you Rs. 6000. It comes with a heart rate tracker, activity tracker, GPS, and is compatible with both Android and iOS. Its battery life stands at 21 days. The tracker is waterproof as well. It is lauded for its accuracy in step counting and innovative design. It is all packed into a compact size. It comes with VO2 max and sleep tracking as well. It is a sleek fitness tracker filled with tons of features.
- Garmin Vivosmart 3
If you want to purchase the Vivosmart 3 individually, then it will cost you approximately Rs. 14000. There is no GPS present, although, you get a heart rate tracker, water-resistant body, activity tracking, and is compatible with Android and iOS. The battery life is set at 6 days. It is more of gym-goer’s fitness tracker instead of a runner’s.
- Fitbit Charge 2
If you want to buy the Fitbit Charge 2 individually (exempt from the whole gym equipment), youcan get it for approximately Rs. 18000. The tracker comes with a heart rate tracker, activity tracker, GPS through phone, and is compatible with Android and iOS. The battery life for the Fitbit Charge 2 is 4 days. It is comfortable to strap on and comes with a 3.8 cm OLED screen display.
- Garmin Vivofit 3
Garmin makes an entry here again. This is priced at approximately Rs. 7000 (if bought individually) and is water-resistant. It comes with activity tracking and a 0.39-inch LCD display. It is compatible with Android and iOS, both. Its battery life can go up to 1 year. It is this super long battery life that has garnered so many customers.
- Fitbit Alta HR
This fitness tracker is priced individually at approximately Rs. 17000. It features a heart rate monitor, sleep monitoring and step tracking. It only works with the Fitbit app, which is an easy to navigate app. The app also helps you keep track of diet, water intake and other daily activity goals.
- Apple Watch Series 3
Available in black and pink color variants, the Apple Watch Series 3 is a product of Apple’s smart-watch technology. You can use the smart-watch for health tracking, running and swimming. It helps to monitor a wide range of exercises. You can receive emails and text messages as well. The smart-watch comes with its own 4G mobile signal. Apps such as Apple Music and WhatsApp are also present on the smart-watch.