There are so many superb fitness trackers that are available at the moment that picking out the right one for you can be a daunting prospect.
Finding the right device will probably depend on your individual needs whether that be 24/7 heart rate monitoring, accurate step counting or perhaps even reliable sleep tracking. The right device will be there, it’s just a case of finding it!
And of course, there is some crossover here with smartwatches, which also offer fitness tracking options. However, we will give you the low down on different smartwatches available in Thailand next week, so look out for that.
Here is our guide to 9 of the best fitness trackers on sale in Thailand right now
MyKronoz Zefit2 (THB2,500)
The ZeFit 2 is a connected wristband that comes complete with a touchscreen. The ZeFit2 is an excellent tracker that has a range of features including tracking calories burned, the number of steps you have taken, the distance you have travelled as well as keeping you informed of your sleep quality.
The device can be synced with your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 and can therefore inform you of calls, SMS along with social media updates. The mobile app lets you set yourself targets and goals, monitor your performance and keep up to date with your progress.
JAWBONE UP3 (THB4,490)
The Jawbone UP3 is still another excellent tracker and indeed one of the best on the market. It looks great and its data delivery is accurate which is naturally all important as well as being one of the trackers that is easiest to use.
The Jawbone 3 is a superb step tracker as well as having sleep monitoring features so this is a cracking option for those people looking for these features as a priority.
Fitbit Surge (THB9,990)
The Fitbit Surge is primarily a running watch but like most of the Fitbit family it is more than capable of adopting all the roles that you would expect from a basic tracker.
The device has GPS to track runs and cycles, a 24/7 heart rate monitor and real time work out stats. It has 1.25 inch monochrome display designed to stretch the battery life out to around 7 days although in reality this is probably closer to five days.
Garmin Forerunner 920XT (THB17,900)
The Garmin Frontrunner 920XT is a tracker for the serious athlete and the price reflects this. The device is capable of pretty much everything that you would expect from a top of the range tracker and sometimes feels like you have a coach sitting on your arm pushing you on!
It is ideal for triathletes as it tracks running, swimming and cycling to extremely accurate levels. It also has a heart rate monitor, GPS and access to social networks. The battery life is also quite impressive for a device that is capable of fulfilling so many different tasks.
Garmin Forerunner 235 (THB12,990)
The Garmin Frontrunner 235 is predominantly a runner’s watch that tracks distance, pace, time and heart rate. It also doubles up as sleep monitor and can track calories. The Frontrunner 235 also has live tracking facilities; audio prompts smart notifications as well as being capable of social media sharing.
Fitbit Blaze (TH8,990)
This is the best looking model in the Fitbit range and although it doesn’t have any revolutionary features it is still an excellent fitness tracker.
Like all of the Fitbit family the tracker offers good, all round fitness stats and sleep monitoring as well as being easy for a beginner to use.
Those who are looking for a top range model will be disappointed as the Blaze doesn’t have GPS or a heart monitor that is capable of dealing with intensive training.
Garmin SmartFitness Vivofit 2 (THB3,990)
This is a basic fitness tracker that is likely to appeal to those who are looking for a cheaper model. It has an excellent battery life and is waterproof.
It tries to track running and also act as a sleep monitor but in reality it is not overly effective at either although it is an accurate step counter and is good at reminding users to stay active.
Xiaomi Mi Band (from THB550)
Like a lot of the Xiaomi products this is a cheap yet cheerful tracker. It is capable of tracking steps, sleep patterns and has smart alarms and incoming call notifications – it even manages to pack in a heart rate monitor for good measure!
Fitbit Flex (THB3,192)
One of the cheaper versions in the Fitbit range, the Fitbit Flex is a rather basic tracker although what it does, it does well.
It is capable of recording steps, distance travelled, calories burned, active minutes, hours slept and the quality of your sleep. This is a good option for those who are perhaps a little price conscious.