Digitalk: Need a little help with your resolutions?

Ross Tibbles
Ross Tibbles

While you shouldn’t wait until a certain time of year to start improving yourself, lets face it, most of us put stuff off for the new year.

Oh I’ll start that diet next year, or I’ll take up this hobby in the new year. We’re all guilty of it. But good on you if you’ve actually started and are keeping going with it! Most new year’s resolutions fizzle out in the first week.

If, like myself, you’ve chosen weight loss or fitness as your new year resolution, you may want to find a way to keep track of your activity to make sure you’re not slipping back into old habits.

One of the best ways to do this is to get a fitness tracker such as a Fitbit. This monitors your activity, movement, and heartbeat to make sure you’re being active enough to reach your goals.

So to give your resolve a little bit of a bolster I thought I’d review a selection.

Fitbit Charge 3
Starting with the best known brand in the business, and for a good reason.

The fitbit does it all and looks stylish doing it. Easily mistaken for a smartwatch, it recognises and distinguishes between most forms of cardio based exercise and is waterproof up to 50metres.
Working in tandem with apps you can set plans for exercise, diet and sleep patterns to make sure you’re getting the most out of your efforts.

You can even get competitive with your friends with challenges and adventures that help you hit your fitness goals.

Unfortunately all this attention to detail makes this the most expensive of the 3 I’ll be reviewing today, coming in at £129.99 from Amazon.

Huawei Band 2 Pro Fitness
Made by the 3rd largest mobile manufacturer in the world, this takes some beating.

It has all the features of the Fitbit, longer battery life of over two weeks and even has it’s own app as well that tracks every aspect of your workouts, running routes and more.
A very good alternative to the big brand, and weighing in less than half the price of the Fitbit at just £39.99

Moov Now
This is the only tracker of the 3 we’re looking at today that doesn’t have a screen, and because of that its battery life is an incredible 6 months. The drawback is that you need to get your phone out to get any information from it.

It is widely considered one of the most accurate fitness trackers on the market and one of the most comfortable to wear which also encourages you to make use of the sleep tracking function more.

The app that works with it works with you to coach you in the right direction for workouts and fitness goals.

Modestly priced, yet not the cheapest of the 3, the Moov costs £65.62.

Keep up the good work with your resolutions and maybe one of these could help a bit!

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