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How to Choose a Fitness Tracker

If you’re thinking about checking out a fitness tracker, you’re not alone! Just like you, many seniors are opting to look into wearable devices that will track their activity levels, calories burned, and even their sleep each night. Choosing the tracker that will work for you, however, can seem intimidating–as can learning how to use it! A few simple tips can make the process easier.

Think about the features you want. Do you want a device that will automatically track your heart rate at all times? One that will monitor your sleep each night? Or are you just after a tracker that will keep up with your steps all day? Knowing what you want out of your fitness device will help you narrow down the features you need to look for.

Decide where you want to wear it. Are you looking for a band that can be worn on your arm, a pin, or a clip-on device, perhaps one that simply counts your steps? It may be helpful to try on a friend’s tracker or visit a store that has them available before deciding on the one that will work best for you.

Open the app. You don’t have to have a fitness tracker to check out their apps. Before making a decision, look over the apps to determine whether or not they are easy enough for you to use. Most fitness trackers come with simple apps that are easy and intuitive to figure out. Others, however, may take longer. Be aware, too, that your fitness tracker may not come with a paper manual. You may need to go online to figure out how to use the device.

Ask for review from friends. These days, it seems as though everyone is sporting a wearable device. Look for friends who are using them and discuss how they like them. What devices would they recommend? Does anyone have one that they don’t particularly like, but are continuing to use because they made the investment?

Deciding on a personal fitness tracker is a process that takes some time and effort. When you find the one that works for you, however, you’ll be delighted by your ability to track your exercise, watch your heart rate, and track other vital information. Looking for more tips on using technology to full advantage?¬†Contact us¬†today!