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The 5 Best Fitness Trackers for Fitness Enthusiasts

The 5 Best Fitness Trackers for Fitness Enthusiasts

Wearables aren’t so much a new and innovative form of technology these days, with certain devices like pedometers having been around for several years and having released a number of updated versions already, but that doesn’t detract from their popularity and the growing range of wearables on the market today.


One prime example here is in the fitness tracker market where manufacturers and developers are striving to create the perfect wearable technology that helps people to hit their health and fitness goals.


More people than ever before are paying close attention to their health and fitness by signing up to gyms, employing the help of a personal trainer or nutritionist and eating more healthily. Fitness trackers and smart watches help people to document these sessions and their daily activity to monitor their progress and to identify where they could improve so that they can reach peak fitness, lose weight or to be more active.

If you’re thinking of working on your fitness and are considering an activity tracker to help you to document it, this handy guide will hopefully help you to find the right one for you. Here we’ve analysed the five best fitness trackers for fitness enthusiasts so that you can look at the specifications, the price and more before you make your decision.

Fitbit Ionic

The Fitbit Ionic has been causing a stir in the wearables world because of its ability to track swimming, spinning, running, yoga, cycling as well as its ability to act as a smart watch. It can even do your heart rate underwater!


The Fitbit Ionic also features Gorilla Glass meaning you can get into your workouts/ daily life without worrying about scratching the screen.


Fitbit Ionic - shop.bt.com


The design of the Fitbit Ionic isn't too far away from the previous generation Blaze, however, the Ionic's display is noticeably cleaner and uncluttered for the wearer.


Other features include Fitbit Pay which enables you to pay for things using the built-in NFC capabilities. Plus, for the first time in a Fitbit device you'll be able to use Strava natively, result! Shop our Fitbit range here.

Fitbit Charge 2

If you’re looking for the kind of fitness tracker that does exactly what it says on the tin, but is still a genuinely smart accessory, then the Fitbit Charge 2 is the model for you. The slim and sleek styling makes this smart watch look much more like a traditional digital watch, with all of the best features that Fitbit have to offer.


Fitbit Charge 2 - shop.bt.com


Smart fitness watches pack a lot into a small space, and the Charge 2 is no different. If you want an activity tracker that monitors your daily steps, your heart rate, the stairs climbed and your sleep then you needn’t look anywhere else. You can customise the digital display as well as the watch strap, and you can get notifications from your smartphone pushed to your wrist with messages read out on the scrolling display and a notification if you receive a phone call.

Fitbit Alta HR

The Fitbit Alta HR is the slimmest fitness watch yet from the Fitbit guys. It still features a lot of the main features packed into the physically larger Charge 2 and Blaze models, but the slim line nature of the Alta HR means that you see less on the main display.


Fitbit Alta HR - shop.bt.com


While you can scroll through the pages to find the important information you’re looking for, you don’t see much more than your heart rate (for example) on one “page” whereas the other options give you the chance to see your steps and the time. That isn’t to say that it isn’t a great fitness tracker, however, and if you prefer your watches to be stylish and slim then this is the one for you.


You can see the information on the associated smartphone app which gives you clear figures and detailed graphs so that you can analyse your progress, and you still get the same great Fitbit features including reminders to move, calories burnt, heart rate and notifications.

Apple Watch Series 3

Here's the latest generation of the Apple Watch. First introduced in back in 2012, the Apple Watch was the wearable iPhone users had been waiting for. It didn't dissapoint, however, its inability to use its key features without an iPhone in close proximity was heavily criticised.


Apple Watch Series 3 - shop.bt.com


The Series 3 address a lot of the criticism of previous versions and now has built-in GPS so you can now use it without your iPhone being close by. Shop our full Apple Watch range here. 

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)

Imagine having cellular data on your wrist, well now you can with the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular. Look out for the red digital crown when choosing your Apple Watch as this signals cellular data capabilities. 


Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) - shop.bt.com


As with all cellular devices, the Apple Watch Series 3 requires a data plan. You are currently requried to have an iPhone contract with EE in order to access cellular functionality on your watch. Shop our range of Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular here. 


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