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05/31/17

Pros and Cons of Fitness Trackers

Here are some pros and cons just in case you are considering picking one up:


Pros
  • Motivates you to workout.
  • A great way to reach your goals every day. Fitness trackers can monitor your steps, heart rate, and progress.
  • It can keep you company and motivated while you work out by yourself.
  • Some monitor your calorie burn, which is a great way to keep track of a weight loss program.
  • For those who love using technology, it’s perfect for keeping up with the latest gadget.
Cons
  • These devices can be expensive to use and with technology changing all the time, yours could be outdated very quickly.
  • Some of the measurements are not always accurate, especially the heart rate measurement.
  • Some rely too much on the tracker and without it, some won’t be inclined to workout.


Here are some things to consider before you purchase a fitness tracker:
  • Pick something you will actually wear. If you don’t like how it looks, you won’t wear it.
  • Think about why you are buying it and make sure the tracker you purchase can do what you need it to.
  • Research the community around your particular tracker, and talk to others about its usefulness.
  • If you are going to purchase a tracker, make sure you are committed to using it. Don’t buy one if you don’t have the time to use it.
  • Do you use a fitness tracker? What do you like or dislike about it? Let us know what you think!