With obesity rising in India where it has already affected the 5% of the country's population the fitness trackers are an attempt to use modern technology to check this menace.A fitness tracker is infact an application or device for tracking and monitoring fitness related metrics like calorie consumption, distance walked, run, heartbeat and quality of sleep. So, if you are looking for a fitness tracker band, but not sure which one is right for you then check out these 7 popular fitness tracker bands recently launched in India. Depending on your budget, you can buy one of them.
Huawei Honor Z1 Band fitness tracker
This fitness tracker looks like a smartwatch and works with both Android and iOS devices. The device comes with a 1.06 inch OLED touchscreen display in a circular design with brushed metal bezel. The Huawei Honor Z1 Band is IP68-certified, that makes it dust proof and water resistant. The latest price of the Huawei Honor Z1 Band in India is Rs. 5,499.
The device is powered by STMicroelectronics-made Cortex M4 STM32F411 chip aided by 128 kb RAM. In addition, the device houses Bluetooth, call reminding, SMS notification, customised dial and notification alerts. The device comes with pedometer which tracks your steps, calories burnt and other activities. At the same time, it tracks your sleep and wakes you up from sleep as it packs a silent alarm.
The Huawei Honor Z1 Band is backed by a 70mAh battery, which delivers battery life of three days of working time and up to 14 days of stand-by time. The fitness tracker can be completely charged in just 1.5 hours. The device comes in Black, Beige and White colour variants. The dimension of the Huawei Honor Z1 Band is 38 mm x 9.5 mm and weighs approximately 25 gram.
Swipe F-Band fitness tracker
Swipe has launched its first fitness band- the Swipe F-Band in India with a price tag of Rs. 1,499 though, the first 100 customers can grab the fitness tracker at Rs 1,299 only. It comes in Blue and Red colour variants.
This fitness tracker can be connected to your smartphone via a Bluetooth connection however, you need to have the F-band app which stores and provides all the information. The main features of the Swipe F-Band include Sleep Monitor that monitors how well and how long you sleep. Besides, you can also activate silent wake alarm under Sleep Monitor feature.
At the same time, the Steps Tracker feature will help you accurately track all day stats such as steps taken and calories burned. Moreover, with its Calling Reminder feature you can track all your important calls through an instant alert.
The Swipe F-Band is fuelled by a 55mAh battery which can last up to seven days, as the company claims. It may be charged fully in 30 minutes via USB charging cable.
Portronics' personal fitness tracker YOGG
Portronics has launched its first smart wristband- YOGG, that offers a wide range of features to keep you on track with your fitness regime. It monitors your sleep pattern, provides daily activity and exercise levels, gives instant motivational feedback and sends alerts. In addition, the Portronics Yogg comes with an in-built anti-theft/ lost feature which gives you an alarm beep if your configured smartphone is stolen.
The Portronics Yogg comes with a 0.9 inch OLED display screen in black colour. The wristband is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones, nevertheless you need to have the YOGG app which is available on Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Furthermore, the device flaunts a watch as well as caller ID for smartphone. The Portronics Yogg has ability to sync with other devices of your daily life. Moreover, the device is IPX4 certified water resistant hence, you can keep it on you whatever you do.
The wristband is made with soft elastic material so you can wear on the wrist for days. The device has a strong battery backup that lasts up to 5 days with no need to stop and recharge. The device has been priced at Rs 2,999.
Misfit Ray fitness and sleep tracker
The Misfit Ray fitness and sleep tracker comes with an Anodized aircraft-grade aluminum body in cylindrical shape. In point of fact, this device looks like a bracelet and is 38 mm long, 12 mm in diameter and weighs just 8 gram. You can wear it as a necklace or a bracelet. The device is available to pre-order from the Misfit official website with prices starting from $ 99.99 or approximately Rs 6,660. Nevertheless, it ships in spring 2016.
The Misfit Ray fitness and sleep tracker is compatible with devices running iOS 7 and above and with Bluetooth 4.0 or later. The main highlight of the device is it uses replaceable batteries that can last up to 6 months.
The device features single multicolour LED and is equipped with 3-axis accelerometer sensor and measures steps taken, monitors sleep duration and quality and tracks calories burned. In addition, you can tag specific activities, such as Swimming, Cycling, Yoga, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Running, Walking and Dancing using the tracker.
Furthermore, you will also get Vibration Alerts for calls, texts, alarms and movement reminders. The Misfit Ray fitness and sleep tracker is water resistant up to 50 meters and will come in Rose Gold and Carbon Black colours.
Xiaomi Mi Band 1S Fitness Tracker
The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S Fitness Tracker is an enhanced version of the previous Mi Band, which was launched in India earlier this year. The main highlight of the device is its built in heart rate sensor, that was not available in the predecessor. The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S is IP67 certified for water and dust resistance. It has three LED notification lights.
Since, the device does not have any display screen so you need to pair it with your smartphone. The device works on Android and iOS platforms and uses Bluetooth 4.0. You can download the Mi Fit app, which is available on Google Play and also on Apple store. The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S monitors your sleep pattern, your physical activities, the steps you have taken and calories burned.
The dimensions of the fitness tracker is 37 x 13.6 x 9.9 mm and weighs 15 grams. The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S has 45mAh battery which lasts for 30 days with a full charge though, it lasts up to 15 days, if you use the heart rate sensor. The device has been priced at CNY 99, or $ 16 or approximately Rs 1,050.
YuFit fitness band
The YuFit fitness band is Android compatible and sports an OLED screen. The device is compatible with Bluetooth v4.0. In fact, you can wear the YuFit fitness band on your wrist, just like a wristwatch. The YuFit fitness band tracks your sleep quality, shows the steps walked and calories intake/ burned. Besides, the fitness band offers you notification for messages and incoming calls.
On the plus side, the YuFit fitness band also packs ‘Find My Phone’ feature by which you can locate your smartphones. In so far, you can connect with health experts who will motivate and guide you for your health issues. The device is the first calorie counter for Indian foods. The device is waterproof also. You can charge the device via USB. The YuFit fitness band is priced at Rs. 999.
Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band
The Garmin VivoFit band comes with a number of features such as, it suggests your daily goals and records all your activities. It counts your calories burned throughout the day. The Vivofit band is water resistant so you may wear this stylish and comfortable fitness band while taking a shower or get caught in the rain without worry. In addition, the device is compatible with Heart Rate Monitor.
You can also see your total sleep hours. For this, when you go to bed, set the sleep mode and the Garmin VivoFit band will monitor your rest. In terms of battery, you need not worry, because the Garmin Vivofit Band packs two replaceable CR1632 batteries that provide battery back up of more than one year.
The device works 24/ 7 and comes with a clear and vivid display hence, you can easily read every digit without any stress on your eyes. The Garmin VivoFit band is available for Rs. 7,199.
Amar Kumar works at MithilaConnect.Com.He keeps a tab on the latest happening in the technology area.