Technology has finally turned around and instead of keeping us glued to the screen has given us a reason to walk around, jog and work on those extra pounds. The crazy game Pokémon Go is an example of this that has people going around in circles and getting into all kinds of trouble to catch the nasty critters. Smartwatches and fitness trackers are made today for every taste and style and it is time for all of us to take advantage of them by working out and counting calories because we are already close to Thanksgiving when we will be meeting the family and there is nothing better than to receive praise and love because you are looking great this year.

Features included in each watch or fitness tracker vary and so does the quality and style in which they were built. Some may have many different features and others will only count calories, steps and heart rate.  Which one you buy really depends on if you are a professional exerciser, or if you just want to lose some weight. There is a big difference in prices too so make sure that you buy what you need and not something fancy you do not even know how to make it work. Another option is for you to start with the basics and if the tracker works for you, let it be, if you need more, well there is a lot of room to choose from.

Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Surge fitness tracker

This is your first choice if you want the complete activity tracker without the sports included. The first important characteristic is that you can connect it with your smartphone so you can save information and share activities in both of them. It comes with GPS, continuous heart rate monitoring, sleep and various activities detection, besides this it also works as a smart phone giving you called id, clocks, text messaging, and music controls. It works with Android, Windows, IOS and Mac.

It is sold for $249 and it works really well considering it does not look too good. On this price range and company we have another option for you, the Fitbit Blaze which instead of GPS comes with other interesting smart features.

Samsung Gear Fit 2

Samsung Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker

Samsung’s new fitness tracker, the Gear Fit 2, not only looks good but can do many more things than the Fitbit Surge especially when it is plugged to a smartphone. It does not only give you music and messages but many other things, check it out.

IT has a small problem though which might affect many prospecting users, it only works with an Android phone. At least it can be used with any Samsung smartphone, it is said that very soon you will be able to use it with IOS though. For now, we are sticking with the Surge until something happens at Samsung.

Fitbit Charge HR

Fitbit Charge HR fitness tracker

If you are short on change this month and really want to get a fitness tracker and you don’t care about connecting your smart phone to it or getting messages and listening to music, the Fitbit Charger HR is the answer to your financial problems. This model does not have GPS tracking either so if you get lost no one will be able to find you. Even though staying communicated is important for some, the monitoring of your heart beat is more important to others, especially if they do not have the bread to buy something more sophisticated.

Garmin Vivoactive HR

Garmin Vivoactive HR fitness tracker

The Gramin Vivoactive HR is known because of its accuracy in tracking and heart rate monitoring abilities. It is used not only by the street walker or runner to monitor his heart and location but also in other sports like swimming and long distance running, and even for other outdoor activities. Garmin is recognized as a factory that makes navigation elements for cars and they have found the way to do the same with their ViVoactive HR.

It is not very good looking, in fact it does stick out a bit because of its construction and bulk: Its price sits right up there with the Fitbit Surge but if you are a dedicated athlete who participates in different activities and sports the Vivoactive HR may be the right choice for you.

Garmin Vivosmart HR+

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ fitness tracker

The difference between the Vivoactive HR and the Vivo smart HR+ is more in function than in looks, they are both bulky and have almost the same qualities and features. The big difference lies in the fact that the Vivosmart HR+ is designed for walkers and runners and not for general sports like the other is. This one has an incorporated GPS which makes it easier and better to keep track of your comings and goings.

The plus sign at the end is simply to differentiate one from the other because the only difference between them is the GPS, the other features are basically the same.