Building the perfect fitness tracker

Tracking information like movement, steps and heart rate are all part of the quantified self movement which is gaining in popularity.

With so many top fitness trackers on the market today choosing the best one can be difficult. Our friends over at Wearablezone put together this great infographic which demonstrates that there is no perfect fitness device.

Samsung Gear Fit 2 sets the standard for screen quality, Fitbit Charge 2 for activity tracking, Jawbone UP3 and UP4 for sleep metrics, Garmin Vivoactive HR for multi-sport tracking, Mio devices for accurate wrist based heart rate measurements, Withings Steel HR for battery life and Fitbit Flex 2 for automatic swim logging. We couldn’t agree more with their choices. We would only add to this list the just released Vivosmart 3 for stress monitoring.

Essential reading: Top fitness trackers and health gadgets for 2017

The right activity tracker for you will be based on your individual needs; whether it’s step counting, sleep tracking or 24/7 heart rate tracking, there’s something for everyone.

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