Have you ever considered buying smart watches or bracelets to track your health goals? The evolution of fitness technology in recent years brought us sophisticated devices that track your heart rate, the distance you’ve traveled, the calories you’ve burned, and how much exercise you do.
Wearable fitness technology offers many benefits including the possibility of setting personal fitness goals, receiving notifications when you achieve them, and connecting to apps on your smartphone to keep track of your progress and share your data with fitness groups. The support networks fostered by these devices are effective at increasing physical activity in unmotivated adults—a study, conducted by Liza Rovniak, a Penn State psychologist, showed.
You can also decide to keep on working out the traditional way, but if you are curious to develop a new relationship with your fitness routine, we invite you to consider the idea of using wearable fitness technology. Some companies also worked to make these devices fashionable to meet women’s needs. We know how much women love wearing accessories that fit their style, so we crafted a list for your fashion and fitness cravings.
Fashionable Fitness Trackers
Versa is smaller and better-looking device compared to previous versions. This stylish tracker is water-resistant, and it comes with a high-quality display that monitors activity 24/7. Versa is an excellent compromise between a smartwatch and fitness tracker.
Charge 2 features a large screen, and it comes in a number of colors. The heart rate tracking is continuous and accurate, and the feature Cardio Fitness Score shows how you compare to your gender and age group. The device also connects to your smartphone to provide additional data. The feature, Guided Breathing Sessions, calms your mind when you are stressed.
Alta HR is one of the best-looking fitness trackers by Fitbit, and it is particularly appreciated by women and fashion lovers. Strap it on without worrying about pressing buttons or logging any activity—it has automatic activity tracking. The device has swappable bands and tracks steps, distance, calories, and sleep.
Flex 2 monitors steps taken and sleep quality—and it communicates directly with iPhones and Android devices. The LEDs light up as you progress towards your daily goal. The collaboration with Tory Burch created a series of accessories with many stylish options, from rose gold, gold and silver bangles, to leather bracelets and pendants.
Vivoactive 3 has a classy new unisex design. Features include built-in GPS and 15 built-in sports profiles such as cardio, yoga, and stair stepper. You can also create customized workouts.
Vivosport is considered an upgraded version of the Vivosmart 3 and other Vivosmart trackers. This new device includes a color screen; it is very light and feels great on your wrist. Features include 24/7 activity tracking, detailed info on steps, calories, distance, heart rate, activity, floors, and sleep.
If you love colorful accessories, the Vivofit Jonathan Adler collection is perfect for you. Jonathan Adler’s design elevates fitness watches, adding his signature patterns, perfectly matched to the designer bands.
Bellabeat is a wellness-oriented outfit that creates fashionable wearables for women. Bellabeat might appear as a simple jewel, but it is designed to track your health. Wear it as a necklace or bracelet, or clip it to any clothing item as a stylish accent. The tracker learns about your habits and suggests improvements to your daily routine. This piece of jewelry tracks your breathing, sleep, and activity and offers breathing sessions to calm you down when you are stressed. There are two versions to choose from, Leaf and Urban.
Steel HR has a heart rate monitor and a digital display for smartphone notifications—no buttons to push. This device automatically tracks all your activities and syncs the info to your app. The display shows your real-time heart rate during your exercise, and it tracks resting heart rate, one of the most important metrics to assess your health in the long run. The design of this watch is basic, and you can wear it in every situation.
Amazfit is a stylish, ceramic-based device that tracks and record steps, distance traveled, and calories burned. You can choose from two styles, Moonbeam and Equator. Moonbeam is a white ceramic shell encased in a rose gold-plated metal frame, surrounded by a white leather wristband. Equator’s ceramic shell is surrounded by a minimalistic band in matted black or rose gold tones.
Misfit Ray is made from aircraft-grade anodized aluminum. It has one LED screen which displays different colors to alert you to text or call, as well as other notifications from your phone. This device monitors sleep duration and quality, steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. This tracker works with replaceable button cell batteries that run up to 6 months, and it is water resistant.
If you like working out in style, the Swarovski Shine, produced by Swarovski and Misfit, is perfect for you. This chic fitness watch works with a replaceable solar battery, which lasts up to 6 months. It tracks your activity progress, monitoring steps, sleeping patterns, calories, and distance—and you set your daily fitness goals.
Jawbone Up2 measures the steps you take each day, the distance you traveled, the calories you burned, and sleep quality. This device also has a food, drink, and mood tracking feature, and the software can connect with several third-party apps, such as Strava and Nest.