It’s hard to imagine how people kept track of all of the various details connected to their physical fitness before fitness trackers came on the scene. Instead of writing things down, creating charts where you kept track of weight loss or gains, now we have fitness trackers. Trackers come in different sizes and shapes are even designed with specific types of wellness or people in mind.
If you’re a woman your fitness tracker may track the following your fertility, weight, how much water you drink, and the amount of sleep that you’re getting each night. Some trackers keep track of your blood pressure and even heartbeats. In addition to tracking and monitor patterns in your day to day health, a tracker may actually literally track you via GPS.
But, if you’re dealing with small wrists you have the extra challenge of trying to find trackers that feel comfortable and don’t distract you from whatever you’re doing to stay fit. Here are 4 trackers that you may want to consider when making your next fitness tracker purchase.
Fit Bit Flex 2
As a woman with small wrists, I completely understand how frustrating it can be to try and find a tracker that fits comfortably and does everything that I need it to do. Currently, I own the Fit Bit Flex 2 and it has several pros and cons that would-be buyers should consider.
- The FitBit Flex 2 is compact and discreet to wear.
- It integrates nicely with the FitBit app and syncs quickly keeping you up to date with your progress.
- There is a community component that is a key part of the app and is one of the best parts of using the FitBit. I love that I’m able to be in a friendly competition with my friends and chit chat throughout the day with them as we work towards our fitness goals.
- The accessories are fantastic! I swapped out the plastic band that the FitBit normally comes with and use a bangle instead. It’s beautiful and looks like a normal bracelet that occasionally vibrates and lights up!
- It’s a slightly higher price point typically ranging around $199
- The actual FitBit component is small and potentially easy to lose.
- It’s embarrassing to admit but I keep forgetting what the different notifications are on the tracker. The only one that I consistently remember is the one that alerts me when I hit 10,000 steps a day.
- You can see the time on it, which is fine if you have your cell phone on you. But, this could be inconvenient if you’re working out and don’t have your phone with you.
Overall, I’m happy with the FitBit Flex 2, but I am in the process of looking at other trackers that may be just as fashionable at a lower price.
For those of you who are obsessed with Apple Products, the Apple Watch may be the fitness tracker for you. Just like with every other Apple product, it integrates nicely with your other Apple products.
The Apple Watch has literally everything. A compass, the time, the ability to track your running pace, and more. For such a small electronic, it’s incredible how powerful it is and when you check out the pros, you’ll see why so many people are in love with the Apple Watch.
- There are so many components to the watch that it feels like you’re more than one device-because you are!
- For many, the watches are aesthetically pleasing and fun to personalize.
- You can stream music from your watch.
- Accessibility to numerous apps that can be accessed via your watch
- The Apple Watch is not cheap. The starting cost typically begin at $399 and then go up based on customization.
- There may be too many options with the watch and users may experience choice overload.
- The watch face is large and many people that’s a bit of a turn off.
- You may need to use your Apple phone more than you would like to with the watch.
This following inexpensive fitness tracker just may be the tool for you. If you’re looking for a product that will enable you to get used to using a fitness tracker and the different components that will allow you to be successful in your fitness journey.
- Absolutely affordable at $36 dollars
- Extended battery life
- Access to numerous basic apps that help users monitor their fitness-related goals
- Works with your phone so that you can receive call notifications
- Several styles to choose from
- Some complaints from users that they’re unable to access text messages with the watch.
- The watch seems to have difficulty sensing the difference between riding a bike and the equivalent number of steps.
- Several second motion delay
If you’re looking for a solid, inexpensive tracker that will help you build fitness habits and don’t mind some slight inaccuracies as commented upon by users, this could be the tracker for you.
These trackers are for those of you who are seriously focused on fitness. The style of the watch is created with practicality in mind vs. aesthetics.
- Users felt that the tracker was extremely accurate
- Garmins are well-crafted and made to last which is nice if you’re looking to invest in a product that would be difficult to break.
- The app is extremely helpful for runners needing training plans and information on the routes that they run.
- There were reports that occasionally the Garmin would freeze. This frustrating to users because of the cost.
- It costs around $179. At this price, it may be a bit too expensive for some would-be users.
- Marketed to be specifically used as a running product, however, it can be used to track other activities.
I’m still undecided about which fitness tracker I plan on getting next. What I do know is that there are a number of well-crafted, reasonably fashionable trackers that every small wristed fitness freak would love to use.