Seven fitness trackers to help keep your exercising on pace

Able to count your steps, measure your pulse and even monitor your sleep patterns, these new motivational wristbands and clip-ons all communicate with a phone app via Bluetooth

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 02 September, 2015, 7:00pm
UPDATED : Friday, 04 September, 2015, 10:40am

Garmin Vivofit 2  

A year-long battery and full waterproofing down to five metres makes Garmin’s latest (HK$1,049) a hassle-free option that counts your steps and monitors your sleep.  

Basis Peak Titanium Edition Brown Leather  

This luxe device (HK$2,325) from Intel includes a heart-rate monitor and keeps going for five days, though it lacks GPS. Uniquely, it shows message, email and call alerts from your phone.  

Speedo Shine  

Completely waterproof, this swimming tracker (HK$898) with a six-month battery will record a swimmer’s lap count and swim distance, as well as monitoring other sports. Available exclusively at the Apple Store, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road Causeway Bay, tel: 3979 3100  

Fitbit Charge HR  

As well as a heart-rate sensor, this sleek tracker (HK$1,398) has a five-day battery and an altimeter, so counts how many steps you’ve climbed, as well as distance. Information is displayed on an ultra-modern OLED screen.  

Jawbone UP Move  

Aimed at non-athletes, this simple clip-on for clothes (HK$499) collects data on your steps and sleep for up to a week between recharges. It also includes the most impressive activity analysis app of any fitness tracker. Suning, Sim City, Mong Kok, tel: 2770 2320  

Microsoft Band  

Sensors galore on this tech-filled band (HK$2,798) for Windows iPhones that measures everything from heart rate and skin temperature to ambient light levels and your GPS location, though it’s not going to win any prizes for style.  

Fitbit Surge  

Great for the gym, this tracker (HK$2,098) measures GPS and heart rate, and offers real-time workout statistics for seven days on one charge. Concept Digital, Wan Chai Computer City, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2574 8806