Updated 12/16/14. Americans in general are overweight. The carbs are killing us (infographic). From tech bloggers to celebrities to everyday joes, we need to get in shape and exercise is an essential part of slimming down. While it’s true that it’s easier than ever to be unhealthy thanks to fast food, processed food and decreased activity levels (in other words, watching too much TV), it’s also easier than ever to get in shape. Part of the struggle involved with getting and staying fit is getting motivated. Luckily there are some great companies and devices that can help you track your goals and keep your motivation up. So, what can you track with a fitness tracking device? It varies by company and product, but here’s a good starter list: speed, distance, heart rate, sleep, steps and calories burned.
The Microsoft Band gives you actionable insights for healthier living and works with iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile devices. Features guided workouts, 24-hour heart rate tracking, sleep tracking and GPS run mapping. Also includes email previews, calendar alerts, Microsoft Cortana (personal digital assistant) and a timer/alarm function. You can also see text messages and incoming calls. Works with myfitnesspal, RunKeeper and mapmyfitness.
The FitBit Surge is the ultimate fitness super watch with GPS tracking, PurePulse Heart Rate tracking, all-day activity monitoring, multi-sport support ...