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Activity Tracker Buying Guide

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Aaron Schmid

You have likely heard about the fast-expanding world of activity trackers by now. They’re the newest way of maintaining an energetic lifestyle and keeping tabs on your most active (and lackadaisical) days. Activity trackers turn heart healthy activity into a game and sometimes even into a competition by setting goals and awarding points for being active.

Nebraska Furniture Mart carries over 20 different activity trackers including top brands like Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, and Misfit. Each activity tracker sports tons of features that you can use to adjust your everyday life for the better. Common functions include: step counting, calories burned, distance traveled, and sleep monitoring. If you’ve already decided you want to get your fitness famished fingers on one of these, the damage can be anywhere from $50 to over $150, depending on how much you’d like it to do. There are activity trackers that simply tally daily activity and not much more than that. On the other hand, there are trackers that will act as caller ID for your smart phone and provide a real time, accurate heart rate monitor during your work outs.

These trackers are able to connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth and a specifically designed app. On the apps, you can see how active you were, record information such as weight, caloric intake, moods, and even connect with friends to compare the stats from your day!

After you’ve decided you want an activity tracker, you’ll have to choose which brand and model fits you best. I’ve compiled a user-friendly beginner’s guide to buying activity trackers that compares the features of top models side-by-side for your convenience.


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