Friday, November 20, 2015

Great Gifts: Fitness Trackers with GPS

The Fit Bit product line can be boggling - there are so many styles and types to choose from.  But I can tell you about the only model that has GPS! The Fit Bit Surge. It's on Amazon for $236...

  • GPS Tracking- See distance, pace and elevation climbed & review routes and split times
  • Get continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate and simplified heart rate zones
  • Track workouts & view workout summaries; plus all day activities including steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes
  • Monitor your sleep automatically and wake with a silent alarm
  • See call and text notifications on the touchscreen display
  • Sync stats wirelessly and automatically to your computer and over 150 leading smartphones
  • Utilize the sizing tool in Product Details below to ensure proper fit
  • Kindly contact Fitbit for any technical issues

There is another one for guys doing triathlons, marathons or wanting to lose weight called the Polar M400 Watch.   This comes in other colors, and is running on sale at about $182 on Amazon.

Details from Amazon: 

  • More than just GPS; M400 combines the best 24/7 activity and GPS features and provides you with helpful data for lifestyle and training improvement
  • Tracks your pace, distance and altitude with integrated GPS; Get guidance to beat your personal best; Explore new routes with Back to Start feature
  • 24/7 activity tracking - displays steps, calories and daily goal; Inactivity alert motivates you to move; Plus tracks sleep time and quality
  • Train at the right intensity with target heart rate zones with included H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor; Water resistant; Rechargeable battery
  • Plan, sync and share your training with Polar Flow app and web service; Plus, play and share video highlights of your workout journeys with Relive

There is also a new brand coming out - but not until 2016 - out called The HTC Grip. It is said to be best for those who already have a separate heart monitor. Both are designed to work with Android and iOS.

If you want to read more about the pros and cons of each, CLICK HERE for a comparative article on but if you want to give a tracker with GPS this year... go with the two above. You can see all the FitBit products on their own website and get an education, then Google around for comparable or better prices.

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