Mar 30, 2021
The Top Fitness Trackers to Consider

In the digital era, data is king. That thought doesn’t only apply to advertisers and marketing agencies. As it pertains to athletes, getting biometrics data can be the difference between performing your best and suffering a letdown.

The adoption of fitness trackers on the individual consumer level has unlocked a world of information that can be applied to training and recovery with a simple tap and swipe of your finger.

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Fitness trackers can hold you accountable for your physical activity and offer health features such as heart-rate monitoring, sleep tracking, or specific insight into your activity of choice. Your fitness tracking data is then shared with an app to give you a broader look at your overall fitness.

But with so many options available in the market, how do you choose what’s best for you and, perhaps most importantly, your wallet? In a recent article on, they highlighted five options to consider that give you a great bang-for-your-buck.

Below is an excerpt from that article.

Fitbit Charge 4

If you’re looking for a fitness tracker that behaves a lot like a smartwatch without the extra bulk, the Fitbit Charge 4 might be the perfect fit. It checks all the boxes when it comes to health and fitness features and even goes beyond the basics with things like heart rate zone notifications during exercise and advanced sleep tracking metrics.

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It also has a built-in GPS tracking to follow outdoor workouts independently of your phone. If you want to keep track of your data, you’ll want to download the Fitbit app, which does a great job breaking down how much progress you’ve made and how close you are to achieving your fitness goal.

Xiaomi Mi Band 4

For less than $35, the Mi Band 4 is the best value fitness tracker you can buy. This fitness watch packs most of the features you’d get in a more expensive fitness tracker, like an AMOLED touchscreen that’s easy to see in sunlight, 24/7 heart rate, and sleep tracking. Battery life is also second to none, as you’ll get around two and a half weeks of use before you need to charge.

Nurvv Run Insoles

These $300 smart insoles can turn any old running shoe into a high-tech tracker, giving you more information about your run than any wrist-based tracker we’ve ever tested. Each insole has 16 sensors that detect the pressure you’re putting on your foot with every step you take. Together with the app and trackers, they can measure everything from step length to foot strike balance to give you real-time feedback on how to reduce injury or improve your time.

Whoop Strap 3.0

The Whoop Strap 3.0 is a fitness tracker that measures your sleep, workout intensity, and how your body recovers from your workouts and provides advice on how to improve all of those areas. Whoop relies on HRV, heart rate, and other metrics to assess sleep quality, workout strain, and recovery. Whoop lasts for five days on a single charge. Plus, the charger is a battery pack that slides on top of the band, so you don’t have to take it off when it’s charging.

To read the full article on about the best fitness trackers for 2021, click here

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