Fitness Mantra 2017: 5 Best Fitness Tracking Devices on Amazon, Especially for Women

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Gone are the days when you had to keep a diary and count the number of steps you walked to work or what you ate or how long you slept for. In today’s day and age, technology has it all covered. Until a few years ago, these devices were large and chunky gadgets loved by men. There are now a wide range of fitness products available that are geared towards women who want to improve their health and wellness. Ranging from a cute pendant to a sporty looking wrist-strap, fitness tracking devices have definitely come a very long way.

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of health-conscious women who care about their fitness in spite of hectic work schedules. Considering this factor, companies that started out by designing fitness gadgets for men, are today widely focusing on health and fitness gadgets exclusively for women. These high-feature performance gadgets work flawlessly in monitoring sleep patterns, daily calorie intake, exercise tracking, and measuring vitals. They also blend with everyday outfits owing to their surprisingly small sizes and sleek designs.

We have compiled the five best fitness trackers for women. These are available on Amazon.com.

5 Best Women’s Fitness Gadgets

1. Amazon Bellabeat LEAF Urban Health Tracker

 

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This device was launched by a wellness-oriented company and is one of the most stylish ones available on the market. After about a year, the company managed to sell a whopping 400,000 of its gadgets. Designed creatively, and mindful of the health factors and needs of women, LEAF by Bellabeat is made of wood and hypoallergenic stainless steel. It resembles an everyday accessory that blends well with clothing, without making it look like a gadget. Available as a necklace, bracelet, and brooch, it can be worn with just about anything.

With its high-quality technology, the tracker determines everything about the wearer’s lifestyle and habits. It also takes into account daily patterns and shares insights on how they can be enhanced to improve health. The small device efficiently tracks breathing patterns, sleep quality, activity, and menstrual cycles. If stress is detected by the gadget, it goes one step ahead and provides breathing routines to help the wearer calm down. The battery-operated smart device lasts for six months and has a memory of 14 days.

2. Withings Activité Pop

 

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This small device is chic and stylish. It is designed to determine how long the wearer is active throughout the day, the number of steps taken, calories burned, distance walked, along with hardcore workouts or running. The stylish Swiss-designed gadget is made of calf leather and has a sapphire crystal. One of the best features is its stainless steel body, allowing it to blend with the wearer’s outfit, unlike other devices which oddly stand out. The device is also capable of judging your sleep patterns if you wear it to bed.

Withings is currently available in three radiant and feminine colors of interchangeable straps and looks just like a watch with its 36.3mm diameter. The product has a battery which lasts for six months, is waterproof, and monitors your swimming up to 50 meters. Withings provides additional benefits like reminding the wearer to drink more water or get to bed early.

3. Misfit Swarovski Shine

 

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A glamorous fitness device, the Misfit Swarovski Shine is a result of the collaboration with the cut crystal specialists and Misfit. Similar to other health trackers, Misfit provides a range of similar options. It measures daily activity, checks the quality of sleep, and connects wirelessly with your smartphone. The battery also lasts for six months.

Available in the form of bracelets, bands, and necklaces, Misfit Swarovski Shine is a gorgeous tracker and blends well with formal attire, too. The Swarovski gadget is a bit heavy on the pockets as compared to the Misfit Flash or the original Misfit Shine. The best part is that the purple option of the Misfit is solar operated, so it can be recharged by bright indoor lights, or when the wearer goes for a walk on a sunny day. Double-tapping the device enables the clock which shows daily steps taken.

4. Fitbit

 

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Available in a number of variants such as Fitbit Alta, Fitbit Flex, Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Flex 2, and many others, the primary feature of the wristband is a thin leather strap with a stylish metal or digital face. Designed for both men and women, the Fitbit Charge 2 comes with an accelerometer inside, an altimeter, and a heart rate monitor. It also comes with Guided Breathing Sessions called “Relax” that helps the wearer calm down.

The Fitbit Alta helps in tracking steps, distance traveled, and calories consumed. The slim band is simple, accurate, and can be programmed to give reminders every hour. Fitbit Flex merges with your smartphone and laptop and has an LED light. Available in rose gold, gold, and silver bangles, Flex looks stylish, sleek, and is easy to use.

5. Garmin vívosmart HR+

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This smart wristband is one of the most feature-packed and well-rounded wearable devices for women, and perhaps one of the most popular and efficient ones around. The large one-inch LCD touchscreen display makes for effortless reading along with the waterproof rating of up to 50 meters, which many devices generally do not offer. Designed with a built-in GPS, it comes with a virtual pacer, Auto Pause, Auto Lap, and walk/run mode.

With its automatic activity recognition, Garmin vívosmart HR+ is one of the most effective devices on the market today. Additional features include an optical heart rate sensor, a five-day battery life, notifications for calls, texts, emails, alarms, and alerts. The device is available in black/shark fin gray, imperial purple/kona purple, and midnight blue/bolt blue.

 


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