Our top 5 fitness wearables

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Smart tech can help you get your fitness regime in check. Here are our top 5 wearables to get you motivated and help you hit your goals.
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Our top 5 fitness wearables
How’s your 2015 fitness regime going? If you’ve been flagging recently, it could be time to call on a little smart tech to remotivate yourself. We’ve put together a list of our top 5 fitness wearables to get you up and running (or swimming, or cycling, or walking) again:

Samsung Gear Fit

The Samsung Gear Fit wristband is a pedometer, heart-rate monitor, sleep tracker, stopwatch and timer. But it’s even more than that…

If you want a fitness tracker that also keeps you notified of incoming messages and calls, then the Samsung Gear Fit is for you. It has a curved Super AMOLED screen with amazing colour and definition, allowing you to read fitness stats, texts, emails, and even reply to messages with pre-written answers.

Samsung Gear Fit is compatible with most Samsung Galaxy smartphones. It uploads your data onto S Health on your Samsung smartphone, so you can easily keep track of your fitness wherever you are.

Mifit Shine

Shine is a stylish, low-maintenance activity tracker that records physical activity and sleep.

It can be worn in five different positions and recognises the difference between a number of different sports, including swimming (yes, it’s waterproof), cycling, tennis, basketball and football.

Shine tracks your daily steps taken, distance covered and calories burned, building up a long-term overview of your activity so you can easily track your progress.

Set daily activity goals on your Shine app and it will emit a halo of lights to chart your progress, giving you a constant source of motivation.

Garmin Vivosmart

The Garmin Vivosmart Fitness Band has lots of great features that will help keep you motivated and moving towards your fitness goals.

The band’s seamless surface is subtle and discreet on your wrist. A quick double tap of the touchscreen brings to life the OLED display, giving you instant access to a wealth of activity tracking information including steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned and quality of sleep. And you can review all this data online.

You’ll also be able to keep in touch with the outside world while you work out, by setting up your device to give you notifications of incoming calls, texts, emails and more.

With Vivosmart, you can view your progress daily, weekly or monthly and share information with Garmin Connect – a free online community where you can take part in challenges with other users. Will you make it onto the leaderboard?

Fitbit Flex

Throughout the day this sleek, stylish wearable tracks the amount of steps you take, the distance you cover and the calories you manage to burn off.
Then at night, it will track the quality of sleep before waking you silently in the morning.

Fitbit Flex lets you set a personal goal (from steps, calories or distance), and will show you how well you’re doing by lighting up throughout the day, like your very own LED scoreboard. Great motivation to keep you moving!

Jawbone UP

Jawbone UP is a beautifully designed wristband and mobile app that tracks how you move, eat and sleep to give you useful, personal insights to help you improve your lifestyle.

The wristband itself simply tracks your movement and sleep; the mobile app then does the job of displaying this data in an easy to understand, visual format.

You can instantly check your progress and set personal goals to track over time. You can also check how your friends are faring – then try and beat them, of course.

Is there a fitness wearable on your wrist at the moment? Is it helping you to achieve your lifestyle goals? Don’t be shy – share your comments below.

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