Have you tried a daily fitness tracker yet? If not, you’re missing out on a lot of motivation and stats to help you stay active everyday! I purchased my first fitness tracker 3 years ago and have tried just about every Fitbit model since. This guide will help you to decide which one is best for you.
As a full-time blogger I spend a lot of time at my computer, so having a Fitbit to remind me to exercise has really helped me to get the extra steps and activity that I need each day. Daily fitness trackers also are very motivating! Plus they can even track things like your sleep patterns and calorie intake. Pretty cool, right?
The 2018 Daily Fitness Tracker Guide
Before blogging full-time I was very active, working in the health and fitness industry and blogging for various Spa’s and yoga studios in my spare time. Naturally, I was always exercising and my first Fitbit helped me keep track of everything from my steps to my heart rate. It was super motivating to beat my previous day’s steps!
Once I began blogging full-time, however, I found it even more useful because suddenly I didn’t have to report daily to a gym or yoga studio, so my activity level dropped almost overnight. Yikes! Fitbit to the rescue!! It encouraged me to stay active everyday regardless of my new, 3 second commute from my kitchen to my home office. 🙂
The Best Daily Fitness Tracker
This list will help you discover the best daily fitness tracker for you! Fitness trackers from a few years can be effective, but the newer models offer so much more technology and customizations! I’ve been lucky enough to try a lot of them out, and the one’s listed below are my ultimate favorites, listed by price from low to high. If you don’t see the one you’ve personally been eyeing elsewhere it’s either because I
a) haven’t tried it so I can’t personally recommend it, or
b) I have tried it and wasn’t impressed, so I won’t recommend it.
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The Fitbit Alta will motivate you to stay active with friendly reminders throughout your day. You can easily track your steps, the number of calories you’ve burned, the exact number of minutes you’ve been active and even how long you’ve been stationary! Talk about motivation!! It synchs with your phone to notify you of texts, incoming calls and calendar alerts. Bonus, you can purchase interchangeable bands so it always matches your outfit. This daily fitness tracker also tracks your sleep patterns! View here.
This was my very first Fitbit! It’s sleek, sporty and comes in a wide variety of colors. It calculates steps, calories, elevation climbed, and the distance you travel each day! You can also record your workouts, discover your sleep patterns, track your heart rate and food intake. Basically it helps you meet all your exercise, sleep and nutrition goals! It syncs with the mobile app and allows you to compete with your friends that have Fitbits! The display also syncs with your phone to display incoming caller ID, texts and calendar alerts so you never miss an important call, text or appointment! Bonus, it can even be programmed to wake you up with it’s vibrating alarm. You really can’t go wrong with this Fitbit! View here.
Special Edition Alta HR
The Special Edition Fitbit Alta will motivate you to stay active with friendly reminders throughout your day and tracks your heart rate. You can track your steps, calories burned, minutes you’ve been active and stationary time with ease! It also syncs with your phone to notify you of incoming texts, calls and calendar alerts. Curious how much you’re sleeping? This tracker will keep track of that too. Best yet, because it’s the Special Edition model, it comes in a gorgeous rose gold color! View here.
Fitbit Versa Smart Watch
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys listening to music while you’re out and about this is the Fitbit for you! It literally has enough memory to store up to 300 songs that you can play through your wireless headphones. Like the other Fitbits, it tracks your steps, calories, are heart rate and alerts you to incoming texts, calls and calendar events but unlike the other Fitbits, it has a touchscreen, is swimprooof, has a 4+ day battery life, personal coaching and integrates with apps on your smartphone! My favorite feature? Guided breathing. Kinda like meditation! Not to mention, on screen workouts. This Fitbit has it all! View here.
Versa Special Edition Smartwatch
This Fitbit is identical to the previous model, but because it’s the Special Edition it comes in a gorgeous Lavender colored wristband and you can even store your credit cards on it to pay for purchases with the Fitbit Pay app. This Fitbit has all the things and more! View here.
Fitbit Ionic Smart Watch
If you want everything that’s included in the other Fitbit’s plus personalized workout guidance and insights, your favorite songs and apps then this is the watch you’ve been waiting for. It comes with personalized coaching and on-screen fitness guidance, based on your feedback! It connects to your favorite apps too, like weather or sports updates & even popular apps like Starbucks. It’s water resistant, tracks your sleep and REM stages, stores tons of music to play via Bluetooth, connects to Pandora, allows you to store your credit cards to pay for purchases wirelessly while you’re on the go, has a 5 day battery life and has interchangeable bands to match all your outfits! Talk about tech savvy. View here.
Fitbit adidas Ionic Watch
The colors in this Fitbit are what truly sold me! However, it also has Adidas workouts to enhance your form, power and speed built in and a sporty swim-ready band. If you spend a lot of time at the beach, or in the pool this Fitbit has your name on it! It has everything else the previous Ionic Fitbit has and more. This is my personal fave! View here.
Daily Fitness Tracker
No matter which Fitbit you choose, you will be happy! These are all, in their own way, fantastic choices. From tracking activity to playing music and storing payments for on the go purchases you truly can’t go wrong! The additional features like vibrating alarms and guided workouts are truly helpful and motivating. Get ready to get in the best shape of your life with one of these amazing Fitbit’s on your wrist!