10 Best Fitness Trackers for All Types of Activities | The Strategist

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Just as it’s changed how we work and socialize, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely forced you to switch up how you exercise. Maybe you’ve ditched the treadmill for trail runs, spin class for outdoor bike rides, or in-person yoga classes for on-demand sessions. With more time at home, you’re possibly working out more than ever before. If you’re looking for a way to measure all of your progress, a fitness tracker or smartwatch can give you important information on how hard you’re working and how far you’ve come. There are lots of options out there, though, so we asked fitness professionals — from Pilates instructors to marathon swimmers — about their favorite trackers. Based on what type of data you’re looking to track (like distance and speed for running or heart rate for interval training), their recommendations below should cover all types of workouts.

Recommended by athletes across multiple disciplines, the Apple Watch is likely your best bet if you plan on doing a mix of different activities. Lucy Kapell and Joe Kaufman, competitive swimmers with the Westchester Masters Swimming Association, rely on the watch for tracking their laps both in the pool and outside. “It calculates lap swims accurately, and the settings can be easily adjusted for the length of the pool,” says Kapell. Since it measures heart rate and calories burned, it’s also useful for workouts where you don’t need to carefully track metrics like speed or distance. Gustavo Padron, a yoga instructor with the on-demand workout platform GloLeada Malek, a fitness instructor and sports physical therapist, and Equinox group fitness instructor Amanda Katz all use the watch’s heart-rate function to measure the intensity of their workouts. Padron says, “Paying attention to my heart rate can help me decide if I need a chill or more intense class.”

Other users, like Corrie Alexander, founder of The Fit Careerist, and fitness blogger Michelle of Bliss From Balance, like how the watch syncs with other iPhone workout apps for following along with specific workouts. For example, Michelle says Peloton addicts will appreciate how the watch links to the Peloton app for feedback during classes. No matter what type of exercise they’re doing, fitness pros agree that the Apple Watch keeps their workout progress on track. As Katelyn DiGiorgio, vice president of training and technique at Pure Barre, says, “The activity rings [on the Apple Watch] have kept me more engaged than other fitness trackers I’ve used. I love the visual of closing a circle on each of the three simple activity ring tracks — standing, moving, and exercise — each day. It becomes addicting.” Anthony Guidarelli, CTO of CITYROW and Mindbody, and Pilates instructor Meredith Simmons agree that meeting goals on their Apple Watches keeps them accountable.

— to nymag.com

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