The world of Android is brimming with so many opportunities and fitness trackers that it is obvious for Windows phone users to envy. Windows phone is good at its own way, with the new Lumia Windows 10 updates, Microsoft moved to the new level. Microsoft already released their Microsoft Band 1 and 2 last year and got the attention among the users already.
However, there is no dearth of choice for them as Windows has its share of masses. Thus, it is hard to ignore them when it comes to developing fitness trackers for Windows.Here is a list of 10 Best fitness trackers for Windows Phone. Cheer up guys! You have a lot to choose from.
List Of Windows Phone Compatible Fitness Trackers
Obviously, the list must start with the name that resembles Windows platform worldwide. The Microsoft Band has been made for Windows to track steps, count the calories you have burned, look after your heart rate, monitor your sleep and inbuilt GPS to take care of distance, split times and pace. The Health App from Microsoft also performs a good job for collecting the stats and provides the information in a pleasant way. The voice assistance from Cortana on the wrist is a perfect foil to that of Siri in the Apple Watch. On the top of all this, Microsoft Band ($174.99) also offers smart notifications. So this one is the number one in our list of best fitness tracker for windows phone.
Another great choice for the usual gym goers or exercisers who want to log their workouts is none other than Fitbit Charge HR. The app offers heart rate monitoring and a better insight to health. The best fitness tracker for the previous year is still remarkable. It hosts 3-axis accelerometer, altimeter and heart rate monitor with accurate results. The minimal designs and the sleek body makes it suitable for both women and men. It has excellent free apps and acts as a powerful training tool at affordable prices. The Fitbit Charge HR ($127.83) will also track your sleep automatically. The Windows Phone app for this tracker is designed with smooth and attractive animations but make a note that there is no GPS.
Another compatible tracker that works well with Windows Phone App is Misfit Shine. The Misfit Shine measures the calories burned and distance traveled. Also, it monitors activities like swimming, cycling, tennis, arm movements, etc. The aluminum casing of the Misfit Shine ($39.78) is water-resistant, and the battery life is four months. A double tap on the screen displays your progress towards your goal through the LED and time as well.
Another significant mention in the list of activity trackers for windows phone is Runtastic Orbit. From the developers of famous run tracker app, it tracks your steps, burned calories, sleep, and also syncs well with the Runtastic app to reflect the running data, time, pace and speed of your Smartphone. The design and body of the Runtastic Orbit are not high quality when compared to the rivals, yet its overall performance as fitness trackers cannot be ruled out. It is a good pick for the starters and runners. The Runtastic Orbit ($39) bands are available in a variety of colors. The LED display makes it convenient to check the stats and counts; it is ultra waterproof with good battery life and promises more interesting as well as unique features.
A hybrid of the special GPS running watch and a usual everyday running tracker, Fit Smart from Adidas is one of the best sports watches that is compatible with Windows Phone. You will get the same heart and step tracking stats but also hosts useful zone based training that employs the use of lights and vibrations to make the wearer know when they have to pick up the pace. The Adidas miCoach Fit Smart ($138) has a colored zone system, which provides some inspiration when working out, but it has no GPS. However, it comes with an integrated accelerometer.
One of the best fitness trackers compatible for Windows phone. The top lined and highly blessed Fitbit Fitness Tracker – Surge – though is the most expensive yet worth the money. Apart from usual tracking, the device comes with a caller ID, smart text notifications, continuous heart rate monitoring, GPS tracking, music control, and wireless sync to compatible devices and others. These fancy features are a true fitness metrics, which enable the users to log their workouts, view their exercise summary, track the walked/ran distance, monitor their burned calories count, record the number of floors climbed and calculate the pace. In Fitbit Surge($249)You also get the basic smart notifications, automatic sleep monitor and other activity tracking along with a fully featured app for Windows Phone for regular updates.
Another great tracker from Adidas that helps to monitor heartbeat is none other than miCoach. It has an MP3 player; GPS, heart rate zone training, and provides a complete guide to improving your strength workout techniques. It is also the best heart rate monitoring fitness band in the market. The SmartRun ($214.99) is a great option for Windows Phone users, especially who are fitness freaks. The smart watch also offers real-time continuous heart rate monitoring. The colored touch screen and single button control is an extra added advantage for the users. The smart watch also hosts Real-time visuals, voice, and vibration coaching options.
The Black or white colored smartwatch that bridges the gap between GPS running watches and activity trackers comes with options like distance traveled, sleep time and calories burned. The device can be charged through Micro USB and has a Windows Phone App that performs decently for all the possible operations. It comes with an “Always On” Display, inactivity alerts and is waterproof fitness band. The feature packed Polar Electro is priced at a decent buy($184) and is a great pick for beginners or those fitness enthusiasts who love to buy things on a budget.
Motorola MOTOACTV is one of those windows compatible smart watches that have the potential to be your next mini MP3 player as it can store up to 4000 songs with itself. Moreover, it also syncs with your playlist and podcasts. The fitness tracking features of Motorola MOTOACTV ($250)include weather alerts to help you decide and plan your day, setting the target distance, calories or speed you would desire to accomplish, heart rate monitor to measure, check your stress level, and accu-sense technology to track your pace. The easy touch control screen also displays tweets, texts, basic notifications along with Wi-Fi Sync option and Game Face. Shake the watch to wake it.
Race ahead of others with your Garmin Forerunner 620! The watch is an excellent pick for runners and is one of the only watches that have colored display and a touch screen. This smartwatch listed in our best running smart watches in 2016. The fairly priced activity tracker is compatible with HRM-Run heart rate strap and hosts an advanced metrics for serious runners. The design is much like regular watches, which can be termed as comfortable yet stylish. The Garmin Forerunner 620 ($180) fairs well in most of the departments offering a great display of your data, tracks sleep, activities and calories burned. The watch is lightweight; syncs wirelessly, waterproof up to 50 meters, and come with advanced training features. It also hosts recovery advisor, race predictor, and VO2 estimates.
Hope you loved reading our list. Tell us in comments which one of these is your favorite and what features of it you adore the most.
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