Top 5 Waterproof Fitness Trackers of 2016
This is a special guest post by Steve S who keeps a special close eye on the latest development and trends in wearable tech. In this article, Steve shares his views on the top five waterproof fitness trackers for 2016, from number 5 to number 1. With this said, swimming enthusiasts and even exercisers who enjoy a bit of swimming with other activities may find these fitness wearables ideal for their training and general recreation.
If you are an avid swimmer, then you may be looking for a waterproof fitness tracker to take with you into the pool and measure your performance. There are many trackers that are splash resistant, but if you’re looking for much more than that, then a waterproof fitness tracker that works underwater is the way to go. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the top 5 waterproof fitness trackers of 2016; See them below:
Waterproof Fitness Tracker – Top 5
5. Jarbird Reign
The Jaybird Reign has an accompanying app that also sets itself apart from your average fitness tracker dashboard. From snapshots of your verve to exercise, to a coaching feature that helps to push and inspire you, this stylish activity tracker makes fifth place in our list of the top waterproof fitness trackers.
4. Garmin Vivoactive HR
As a smartwatch, the Garmin Vivoactive HR allows users to stay on top of their busy lifestyles and its built-in sports apps ensure you can easily transition from work mode to exercise activities. Tracked stats include time and distance, speed, calories, cadence and your heart rate during cycling, and laps, interval distance, stroke count and calories burnt for swimming. The Garmin Vivoactive HR is packed full of features it would need a page of its own! Number 4 on our list.
3. Misfit Shinewearable technology industry and analysts. Tracked stats on the Misfit Shine include the number of steps you have taken, bike pedals if you are cycling, as well as swim strokes when you’re in the pool.
4. Withings Activité Pop
A recent firmware update to the Withings Activité Pop added swimming tracking and another is due soon that will bring the ability to count the number of strokes and laps completed. Available in 3 different colours and with a battery that lasts for months, the Activité takes 2nd spot in our list of the top 5 waterproof fitness trackers of 2016.
2. Atlas Wristband 2
The Atlas Wristband 2 starts setting itself apart from other fitness trackers on the market right from the start with its unconventional look. With the appearance of a smartwatch with an extended screen that juts out from its belt, this device is by no means a gimmicky product. Atlas Wristband is fitted with the world’s most accurate heart rate monitor and a motion tracker that will count and log any activities you undertake accurately.
The bigger screen on the Atlas 2 gives users a better view of analysis of their form, as well as what amounts to a fitness coach on your wrist that can give you turn-by-turn directions. The screen on the Atlas is detachable to make it easier to get more accurate readings of all types of exercise, and pairing the device with your smartphones will give you a quick glimpse of all your results on the bigger screen.
For those whose exercise and recreation involves water-based sports, the list of top 5 waterproof fitness trackers of 2016 above is a great place to start looking for your ideal device. In addition to being waterproof and capable of logging your time in the pool, the 5 activity trackers above combine great design and a suite of other excellent activity tracking features, making them the top 5 of this year so far.