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There must be due cause for you to drag yourself out of bed in the morning for a lap around the park. Elements like speed, calories burned and heart rate are key factors, as you want to know how your body is responding to the grind you’re putting it through. Sleep is another facet of our lives we never seem to get enough of, let alone a proper night’s rest. Getting your nightly quota of shut-eye can be gaged and maximized by knowing the amount of time you spend counting sheep to the moment you actually doze off. We lead busy lives, and we want the numbers right on our fingertips to live healthier and more efficiently.

Here’s a list (in no particular order) of 10 wearables that will appeal to fitness fanatics with varied lifestyles and wallet sizes. Take your pick.

  1. FitBit Surge


The FitBit Surge is a feature-rich GPS-enabled Android- and iOS-powered fitness tracker that constantly tracks heart rate. Ideal for any number of activities including running, cycling, and even static cardio workouts, it can track the number of steps you have taken, distance traveled, floors climbed, elevation gained, calories burned, and the minutes you have slept (automatically). The numbers are displayed both on the watch screen, which holds up even in blinding rain, and the app. Given the array of features, the FitBit Surge is surprisingly easy to navigate.

The FitBit Surge scores over its peers by dint of its versatility and convenience. What’s more, it can store the data for up to a month to process and compare your progress.

  1. Microsoft Band


If you don’t mind the extra weight strapped to your wrist while running, then the Microsoft Band could be your fitness tracker of choice. It is the rare smartwatch in the fitness tracker category and packs in an array of unique features. As expected of a fitness tracker in the high-end category, this device too provides 24/7 tracking of heart rate, calories, and steps taken. Ideal for runners, the Microsoft Band also offers built-in GPS and is compatible across many platforms.

The Microsoft Band wins bonus points, however, by also doubling up as your personal coach. The band allows for connectivity to Microsoft Health, essentially an app but functions more like a cloud service. Microsoft Health, in turn, lets you connect to third-party apps to record fitness metrics and obtain workout advice based on the numbers you have notched up. You can also choose from and download different workouts using the Health app.

  1. Polar M400


There’s something about the outdoors with the fresh air and sunshine that makes jogging that much more worthwhile, and, needless to say, more economical. On the other hand, you miss out of the instructional classes and tracking properties of machines at the gym…until now. The GPS-enabled Polar M400 not only tracks steps, distance traveled, calories burned, and running pace, but also day-long activities as well—a feature serious runners will definitely appreciate.

The Polar M400’s highlights? Bluetooth connectivity, automatic sleep tracking, and inactivity alerts. This little guy does it all.

  1. Oaxis O2


The fitness tracking market may be dominated by a few big names, but there are quite a few underdogs that are not to be missed. Setting it apart from other wearables, the Oaxis O2 tracks activity data with features like the heart-rate sensor during the first three days of usage to gage habits. It then proceeds to create fitness goals based on the data collected, and after 21 days of monitoring your activities, it resets the goals based on the new set of data. As a personal fitness coach, the Oaxis O2 challenges you to strive for greater, personalized health targets.

  1. Basis Peak


The Basis Peak may lack GPS tracking, but it is one of the most reliable fitness trackers when it comes to continuous heart rate monitoring. The device is for tracking health metrics during static cardio workouts or sports activities other than running and cycling, that is, where you don’t have to keep track of the distance covered. Basis Peak also offers automatic sleep tracking and can record fitness goals to provide feedback on performance, making it ideal for positive habit-forming and goal-setting grooves.

  1. Jawbone Up Move


The Jawbone Up Move wins hands-down in the budget category of fitness trackers. This little device tracks the steps you have taken, the calories you have burned, the intensity of your workouts, and your hours slept (though not automatically). You can assign activities, ranging from running and Yoga to Zumba and static cardio workouts.

Though the device does not monitor heart rate or the steps you have climbed, at this price, it definitely offers a nice array of goodies to satisfy the budget-conscious fitness enthusiast.

  1. Misfit Flash


This entry-level fitness tracker offers good bang for your buck with features like steps and sleep tracking and a long battery life. The fitness freak knows the importance of setting goals and sticking to them en route to a fitter frame or flatter abs. The Misfit Flash lets you do just that with the ability to set goals for the number of steps you want to tread every day. It shows your progress, so you know if you need to pull up your socks or take it easy. The Misfit Flash is perfect for those who just starting their fitness regimens and want to cultivate discipline before they move on to pricier devices.

  1. FitBit Charge HR


The FitBit Charge HR scores highly on almost all counts—design, performance, and price. So if you are not too keen to pore over and compare lists of features, this is your general-purpose fitness tracker.

It is comfortable to wear, monitors heart rate constantly, consistently and accurately, and automatically tracks your snooze hours. It also takes note of the calories you’e burned, the steps you’ve taken, the floors you’ve climbed, and the distance you’ve traveled. Like its other FitBit peers, the Charge HR too displays notifications from your smartphone on its bright screen.

  1. Acer Liquid Leap


Not every health freak needs a feature-laden fitness tracker that constantly dishes out loads of metrics. Many health enthusiasts are on the lookout for a basic fitness tracker to meet their simple needs. Some just want to test the waters with a simple and inexpensive tracker to see if it aligns with their lifestyle. The Acer Liquid Leap is a simple device but offers all the basic features like step count, activity and sleep tracking. You can also record your goals and keep track of your progress. The device is so simple that you don’t even have to look at the app to get the metrics! It also has a robust battery life of 5-7 days.

  1. Misfit Shine


The Misfit Shine is the ultimate when it comes to tracking your shut-eye. It has an automatic sleep-tracking feature and provides an array of metrics like your light, deep, and REM cycles. No data ever gets missed because the device automatically senses when you fall asleep. And, it’s comfortable to wear. This device is ideal for those suffering from insomnia and medical conditions like hypertension and diabetes where the quality of sleep profoundly affects the progression of symptoms.

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