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 MOTOACTV is the world’s first fitness tracker and smart mp3 player, all in one.
The Nike+ FuelBand measures your everyday activity and turns it into NikeFuel. It tracks calories burned, steps taken and more. It’s also a great watch.
The Jawbone UP is a revolutionary system (wristband + iPhone app) that tracks your daily activity and inspires you to live healthier.
The Fitbit tracker shows your real-time activity stats so you know how close you are to your goals.
Stay motivated and accomplish your fitness goals with the Garmin FR70, a sleek fitness watch plus workout tool that tracks your time, heart rate and calories burned.
Striiv Smart Pedometer
With every step, Striiv learns your behavior and motivates you to walk a lot more. Striiv creates personal challenges based on your level of activity, so you reach your fitness goals as you move throughout the day.
The BodyMedia FIT system gives you highly accurate information on activity, calories and sleep patterns.
The Polar FT60 is for committed exercisers. The STAR Training Program tells you how much and how intensively to train.
Adidas miCoach Speed_Cell
With up to 8 hours worth of speed, acceleration, distance and pace data, the SPEED_CELL™ answers the question of who’s fastest, once and for all.
The LARK is a personal sleep coach and silent alarm clock.