Staying fit during a pandemic is challenging—aside from all the extra health precautions you have to take to be safe, staying motivated amidst gym closures and ever-changing social distancing rules is tough. However, it’s times like these when exercise is more important than ever. Studies show that regular exercise improves the immune capacity of the body, while lowering the probability of infection. This means that a regular workout routine may help prevent you from contracting Covid-19 due to a stronger immune system.
To help you stay motivated and get on track to reach your 2021 health goals, fitness trackers could help. In one study, it found that consistent use of fitness trackers can help increase daily steps, while another study found that participants who wore a digital tracker exercised 38 minutes more a week compared to those who were simply wearing a pedometer.
Whether you’re looking for a fitness tracker that will record the number of your steps taken daily, or if you want to measure the number of calories you burn during a workout, we list out the best fitness trackers on the market for 2022.
1. Apple Watch Series 7
Apple’s newest Watch Series 7 comes with the Blood Oxygen app, which helps to measure the oxygen level of your blood and will help you understand more about your overall wellness; and the ECG app that records your heartbeat and rhythm to check for any irregularities that may lead to heart-related complications.
For exercise tracking, the Apple Watch can record 16 different workout options including walking, dancing, core training and even wheelchair exercise. At the same time, at night, the watch tracks your sleep trends and helps you establish a regular bedtime routine.
In 2020, Apple also launched Fitness+, a new subscription-based fitness service where users can follow various workouts led by trainers. Integrated with Apple Watch for these workouts, heart rate metrics, countdown timers and Activity rings will be automatically spotlighted on your watch screen as you follow the workouts.
As a smartwatch, Apple users will love the watch's convenience—from accepting calls, reading and responding to texts and emails, to digital payment methods.