Thanks to rise and rise of fitness bands, we are asking the question - are watches are slowly going out of fashion? Fitness bands are more chic and health-friendly as well. They sit on your wrist and assist you in achieving the healthy lifestyle that you long for. If you’re out in the market for a fitness band, there are high chances of you being spoilt for choice. Let us help you out with this list of the best fitness bands you can buy in India.
With its high price comes several commendable features that you’ll really love once you start using the Garmin Vivosmart HR+. It features a high-end heart rate sensor, and a 2-inch display which provides you with lots of information including details regarding your calls, texts, calendar events, weather and music. A waterproof device up to 50 meters, the Vivosmart HR+ is GPS-enabled for tracking your directions during your daily runs. And it’s not just your runs that it tracks, as it even automatically records if you’re walking, biking, swimming or elliptical training.
Among the most affordable fitness bands out there, this one offers a lot of things in a tiny package. The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is a highly durable and waterproof pedometer with a 20-day battery life. Surprisingly, even at this low a price, it offers a heart rate sensor for monitoring your heart’s activity during and after workouts. The Mi Band 2 is also an excellent sleep tracker and alarm machine. Moreover, apart from being a powerful smartphone companion which vibrates when you get calls and messages, it’s got a tiny OLED display for glancing at vital stats and a circular capacitive button for cycling through the info.
The Moov Now gives you the feeling of having a personal trainer right beside you. That’s because it’s capable of syncing with your smartphone and providing real-time audio coaching and feedback. Aimed mostly at athletes, this waterproof device can be used by swimmers, cyclists and even boxers for logging in their workouts. Since it does not have a display, the Moov Now is able to offer a whopping six months worth of battery juice. It bears a unique appearance, which is unlike that of any other fitness tracker out there.
One of the factors that swings many towards the Fitbit Charge 2 is its appearance. Its simple yet stylish looks, coupled with the fact that a number of colourful bands are available for it, make it a very good looking fitness tracker to wear. It has a neat OLED display for showing vital statistics like your steps, heart rate, floors climbed, notifications and more. One downside of the Charge 2 is that it does not have its own GPS, and hence relies on the connected smartphone’s GPS to offer location information. Fitbit even has a great companion app for all its devices, which makes it easier for you to use them.
This is one of the few bands in the list that offers much more than just hardware features. GOQii provides every buyer with access to a personal trainer who will be available 24/7 on chat for providing health and diet plans. Better yet, you can even set up phone calls with them for advice. It comes with a heart rate monitor, but no GPS. Its OLED display delivers not just your fitness details but also notifications and calls. The GOQii is able to provide you with around 7 days of battery life once charged fully.
This slim and stylish device is yet another one among Fitbit’s several attractive fitness trackers. It has been equipped by its makers with a heart rate sensor which even offers constant readings, allowing you to compare your resting heart rate to that of when you’re working out. The Alta HR boasts of 7 days of battery life moreover, but it hasn’t been fitted with a GPS sensor unfortunately. Its tiny display provides you not just with readings of your health details, but also with alerts for calls, texts and calendar events. The bands of this device are interchangeable, in case you’re wondering.
If you dislike having to remove your watch during a shower or a swim, you should go for a fitness tracker that is waterproof, so that you wouldn’t have to remove it again and again. If not waterproof, make sure it’s at least splashproof for it to survive minor splashes every now and then.
Do make sure to know your usage before deciding to buy one. That way you can select the features you absolutely want and sacrifice others. Some may be very particular about having heart rate scanners, while GPS may be the crucial component for some.
This will also allow you to stick to your budget, and not wasting any cash on something that won’t be of any use to you.
|Garmin Vivosmart HR+||19,990||9.1|
|Xiaomi Mi Band 2||2,199||8.5|
|Fitbit Charge 2||10,156||8.4|
|Fitbit Alta HR||13,890||7.8|