10 Best Fitness Trackers for Busy Mums Who Want To Get Fit 2021
My Mum is a fitness machine, the woman walks 10km a day, does yoga and surfs. I, on the other hand, get puffed walking up a flight of stairs but 2021 is the year I am going to get fit (I say this every year but 2021 will be different, you’ll see.) Whether you are a fitness fanatic or a novice like me, there is a fitness tracker to suit you and your budget.
What to Look for in a Fitness Tracker?
Fitness Trackers are a great option for busy Mums who would rather not go to the gym. But even if you are a gym junkie – they can come in handy. They are a really great ‘incentive’ to exercise – and almost ‘gamify’ exercise.
You want a fitness tracker that suits your personality, exercise regime and requirements.
Think about what you actually want a fitness tracker to do. Some of the options include:
- Step Counter
- Calorie Counter
- Heart rate monitor and Blood Pressure
- Ability to play music or podcasts
- Sleep monitor
The Difference Between Budget and Expensive Fitness Trackers:
The pricing between the basic fitness trackers and the super expensive ones are vast. You can get a basic fitness tracker for a little as $30 – and they are priced up to over $1000. The difference in price is certainly in technology. The basic ones will do steps and perhaps calorie counting.
Where the expensive ones come in is the GPS monitoring and heart rate counter. These can be great for people that like to go hiking or mountain bike riding on their own – as they can alert their family and friends as to their location. They are also great for the elderly too as some smartwatches will alert authorities if the wearer takes a fall or the blood pressure drops dramatically. So fitness trackers can save your life!
Now we look at the budget, medium-priced range and expensive fitness trackers and let you know what each does – and where to buy them at the cheapest price!
Best Budget Fitness Trackers (Under $150):
The Catzon 116Plus Fitness Tracker is a great way to start out, it comes with a personalized screen display and sends handy little call and SMS reminders. With the Catzon 116Plus, you can track your steps, mileage, calorie consumption and your sleep patterns as well as monitor your physical health changes with its real-time heart rate and blood pressure monitors. Plus it is under $30!!!
- Battery: USB direct charging
- Display: 1.3inch curved TFT colour screen
- Data storage: 7 days of historical data stored in the device of bracelets and 7 days of data retention stored in the APP
- Waterproof level: IPX7 waterproof
Compatibility: Android 4.4 or above, for IOS 8.4 or above, Bluetooth 4.0 above
This sleek little pink fitness tracker is stylish and so lightweight that you won’t even notice you have it on. With the Pink Smart Wristband Tracker, you can monitor your heart rate, record and track your exercise, the GPS trajectory also tracks your movement, calories, time, distance and speed. This tracker is specially designed to track your progress while you cycle, run on the treadmill, skip, do jumping jacks and sit-ups. Receive vibration alerts for calls, SMS, and social media notifications. You will also receive a statement at the end of the day that summarises the number of steps you have taken, distance walked and calories consumed.
- Battery: Built-in polymer rechargeable lithium battery 90MAh, standby time about 7 days
- Display: 0.96inch vertical fullscreen
- Waterproof level: IP68 waterproof fit for washing hands, bathing and even swimming
Compatibility: Bluetooth 4.0, for Android 4.3 & IOS 7.0 and above
App: “SmartWristband” from the Apple Store or Android App store.
If you love dress watches, you will love this WIWU H1 Fitness Tracker Women Smart Watch with its gold plating and diamante detail. This tracker is great if you want to monitor your progress in riding, climbing, basketball, football, walking or badminton as it will monitor. The WIWU H1 also sends reminders from your phone and provides a detailed analysis of your sleep patterns. You will be able to stay on top of all of your goals by monitoring your step, calories and distance.
- Battery: 140 MAH, 2 hour charging time
- Display: .04 inch TFT screen
- Waterproof level: IP67 waterproof so you can wear it to rain, wash hands and climbing.
Compatibility: Support iOS 8.0 version above and Android 4.4 version above
This slim fitness band is fantastic for swimmers and has a whopping 7-day battery life so it’s great if you are like me and always forget to charge… everything! The Garmin Vivosmart 4 Fitness Tracker monitors your heart rate and blood oxygen saturation, it also tracks your calories, distance and more. It is stylish and super slim so it won’t get in your way when you work out.
- Battery: 7-day battery life
- Display: 0.26 x 0.70inch, OLED touchscreen
- Waterproof level: Swim-friendly
Compatibility: iOS and Android smartphones
App: Garmin Connect