Fitbit Surge

If you are among those who are getting into the fitness obsession, you may want to take a look at some of these useful gadgets to give you company. Fitness junkies all over the world have their own favourite brand and type of gadgets that they use to assist them in their workout. In this post, we take a look at some of the most affordable and useful gadgets for all the fitness junkies out there.

I used to be among those people who would rely on smartphones to count steps walked and climbed. However, today there are dedicated gadgets that can do this and more. In addition to that, they can also pair up with your smartphone to help you visualize your workouts, exercises and calorie consumption. If you want to stay fit and healthy and embrace tech at the same time, check these gadgets out.

10 Useful And Affordable Gadgets For Fitness Junkies

JawBone UP2

Jawbone UP2

The Jawbone UP2 is an activity tracker, allowing you to keep a track of your steps and sleep. Featuring three modes, the JawBone UP2 lets you count your steps, measure the calories burned in sudden bursts of activity and track your sleeping patterns. The last part is interesting, as the JawBone UP2 can initiate an alarm to wake you up when it thinks you are in light sleep.

Jawbone UP2 Specs

  • LED light indicators
  • Activity, Calorie, Steps, Distance and Sleep tracker
  • Barcode Scanner, Expert Coaching, Goal Setting
  • Activity Report, Sleep Report
  • Battery life: up to 10 days

Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Surge

The Fitbit Surge is a sports tracking wearable aimed at those who love running, cycling and working out. It monitors steps taken, distance covered, calories burned, and the quality and duration of sleep. The Surge can also monitor heart rate and has the ability to track different kinds of exercise such as running, yoga, hiking, weight lifting, and more. It is priced at $250.

Fitbit Surge Specs

  • LCD display
  • Activity, Calorie, Steps, Heart Rate, Distance and Sleep tracker
  • Alarm clock, Stopwatch, Barcode Scanner, Expert Coaching, Goal Setting
  • Activity Report, Sleep Report
  • Battery life: up to 7 days; if GPS turned on, then up to 10 hours

GoQii Life

GoQii

The GOQii band tracks activity, water intake, sleep time, nutrition and calorie burn. While almost all the other trackers mentioned here require you to wear them, you can actually carry the GoQii Life in your pocket as well. Additionally, the sleep mode is a blessing for people like me who want to control how much they sleep.

GoQii Life Specs

  • LED light indicators
  • Activity, Calorie, Steps, Distance and Sleep tracker
  • Barcode Scanner, Expert Coaching, Goal Setting, Personal GoQii coach
  • Activity Report, Sleep Report
  • Battery life: up to 10 days

Mi Band

Mi Band

Xiaomi launched a fitness band to much success last year and the company continues to see its sales soar. The Mi Band is one of the most affordable bands out there. It’s extremely simple and lets you track your steps taken, distance walked, and calories burned. As an activity tracker featuring a wide number of colours, it is a really good option at Rs. 999.

Mi Band Specs

  • LED light indicators
  • Alarms, Activity, Calorie, Steps, Distance and Sleep tracker
  • Activity Report, Sleep Report
  • Battery life: up to 30 days

Fossil Q Motion

Fossil Q Motion

The Q Motion is a slim, cylindrical tracker that tracks your track your steps and your sleep activity. It vibrates if you receive a notification on your connected device. Q motion also has “smart tap” which allows you to program some one-tap actions like changing the music or use the band as a remote to take selfies with your smartphone’s camera. The Q Motion is priced at $95.

Fossil Q Motion Specs

  • LED light indicators
  • Activity, Calorie, Steps, Distance and Sleep tracker
  • Activity Report, Sleep Report
  • Battery life: up to 6 months

GetActive Tapp

GetActive Tapp

The GetActive Tapp tracks activities such as steps taken, calories burnt, time spent in a day, distance covered in kilometers and non-sedentary time spent. It is priced at  Rs 4,999. The GetActive Trapp is the second such fitness band to be launched by an Indian company, the second being the GoQii band.

To keep you motivated enough, the GetActive Trapp comes with a points system. This system rewards you points for every step you take (with the band worn, of course) that can be later redeemed with the company’s participating partners.

GetActive Tapp Specs

  • LED display
  • Activity, Calorie, Steps, Distance tracker
  • Expert Coaching, Goal Setting, Auto BMI (Body Mass Index) score calculation
  • Activity Report, Sleep Report
  • Battery life: up to 4-5 days

FitBit Flex

FitBit Flex

The Flex has a tiny display comprising five LED dots which light up to tell you how close you are to achieving your goals. It tracks steps taken, sleep quality, and it syncs data wirelessly with PCs and Macs automatically. It is priced at $78. Of course, you also get to view your progress on your smartphones – iOS, Android as well as Windows Phone.

Fitbit Flex Specs

  • LED light indicators
  • Activity, Steps, Distance and Sleep tracker
  • Alarm clock, Goal Setting
  • Activity Report, Sleep Report
  • Battery life: up to 5 days

Fitbit Blaze

Fitbit Blaze

One of the best things about the Fitbit Blaze is not its design, but its accuracy. If you are looking for a smartwatch or a fitness tracker that can track your heart rate accurately, the Fitbit Blaze should be near the top on your list. Additionally, to compensate for the tiny batteries that come in wearables, Blaze uses location information from your smartphone for various tracking purposes. In essence, it harnesses the power of your smartphone in a very smart way.

Fitbit Blaze Specs

  • LCD display
  • Activity, Steps, Heart Rate Monitor, Distance and Sleep tracker
  • Alarm clock, Goal Setting, GPS, Reminders
  • Activity Report, Sleep Report
  • Battery life: up to 5 days

Finis Neptune

Finis Neptune

 

Enough about the trackers! Fitness junkies, if you want to listen to your favourite tracks while working out or jogging, the Finis Neptune comes highly recommended. Utilizing a technology called Bone Conduction audio transmission, the Finis Neptune delivers crystal clear audio. It is also waterproof, so if you’re a swimmer, you can actually listen to songs while swimming.

Finis Neptune Specs

  • LED display
  • Music Player – 4 GB storage
  • Hydrodynamic Clips – securely straps on to the goggles and rests on the cheekbones
  • Battery life: up to 8 hours of playback

Misfit Ray

Misfit Ray

I kind of overlooked this beautiful, modular tracker. The Misfit Ray is perhaps the best looking fitness tracker in our list and don’t let the last position fool you. The Misfit Ray is a sleep and activity tracker, so while your options may be limited, it is going to be good at what it does. It’s also the first device that Misfit has launched after being acquired by Fossil. It is available for $99.

Misfit Ray Specs

  • LED light indicators
  • Activity, Calories, Steps, Distance and Sleep tracker
  • Alarm clock, Goal Setting
  • Activity Report, Sleep Report
  • Battery life: up to 6 months
WearableFeaturesDurabilityAppsBatteryBuyPrice (Rs.)
Jawbone UP2Step counter, Activity, Sleep tracker, Smart Alarm, Meal loggingVery durableiOS and Android10 daysAvailable9,999
Fitbit SurgeHeart rate monitor, calorie tracker, Sleep tracker, GPS, Call and Text notifications, Alarm, Caller ID, Music controlDurableiOS, Android and Windows7 days (up to 10 hours if GPS is turned on)Available19,990
GoQii LifeActivity tracker, Sleep tracker, Step counter, Calorie tracker, Alarms, Personal GoQii coachVery durableiOS, Android and Windows10 daysAvailable2,399
Mi BandActivity tracker, Sleep tracker, Step counter, Calorie tracker, Alarms,Very durableiOS and Android30 daysAvailable799
GetActive TappStep counter, Activity tracker, Calorie tracker, Sleep trackerVery durableiOS and Android4-5 daysAvailable4,999
FitBit FlexStep counter, Activity tracker, Sleep trackerVery durableiOS, Android and Windows5 daysAvailable8,499
Fitbit BlazeStep Counter, Activity tracker, Heart rate monitorDurableiOS, Android and Windows phone5 daysAvailable19,999
Misfit RayActivity tracker, Sleep trackerVery durableiOS and Android6 MonthsUnavailable

Which fitness tracker is your favourite? Do you already use a fitness tracker? We are looking for some inspiration as well, so sound off in the comments below!

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.