Deciding to make healthy changes in your life is easy. Sticking to those healthy resolutions isn’t. Luckily, there are wearable fitness trackers and smartphone apps designed to motivate you and keep track of your fitness and health goals, to help you stick to your plan and succeed.
But before you rush out and buy the latest tracker, make sure that you’ve got a phone that can handle it. If you’ve made the switch to the Samsung Galaxy S7, check out these fitness trackers and apps that you could be using to meet your goals.
No matter your level of fitness, having a gentle reminder of your goals and progress can be great motivation. Having that motivation right on your wrist is even better. Here are two of the top fitness trackers on the market today:
TomTom Spark 3 – Whether you’re training for an ultra-marathon or just looking to increase your daily step count by skipping the bus and walking to work, you need a fitness tracker that can keep track of everything you do.
The TomTom Spark 3 does just that. It tracks your workouts, including those on a treadmill, bike, in the gym, or even in the pool. It allows you to set goals for yourself, and then track your progress right from the device on your wrist. It can even hold up to 500 songs.
While the price tag on this device is under $150, it doesn’t offer the option of connecting the device to Wi-Fi, so you’ll need your phone and a Bluetooth connection to update it. It also features a wider screen than many fitness tracker devices, which may be a drawback for some users.
Samsung Gear Fit 2 – If you’re looking for a sleek, slim design with all of the best fitness tracker features available today, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 is a great choice. It offers GPS and heart-rate monitoring, as well as storage for up to 1,000 songs so that you’ll always have the perfect jam for your workout.
While this device isn’t waterproof, it does have the ability to connect to Wi-Fi, so that you can update or customize your device from anywhere.
If wearing a fitness tracker on your wrist isn’t for you, you’re in luck. There are thousands of apps available that can help you get fit with the help of your smartphone. Like with the fitness trackers, you’ll need a device that allows you to download the leading health and fitness apps.
The Galaxy S7 will give you access to thousands of apps to improve your health and fitness. Here are a couple of the best:
Pear Personal Coach – If you have trouble sticking to your fitness goals, this is the app for you. You’ll get access to hundreds of interactive workout videos. You can even choose the ones that fit your current fitness level. While this app can help you track your cardiovascular rate, you’ll need to sync it to a heart-rate monitor to do so.
Calm – Some of the best fitness and health devices that work with your smartphone aren’t those that track steps or help you lose weight. Take a mental break and recharge with Calm, an app that helps you learn how to meditate from anywhere. You’ll enjoy reduced anxiety and stress, and a boost in productivity. The app is only designed for meditation though, so you’ll need another app to tackle your fitness goals.
If you want to enjoy the health and fitness benefits of these apps and fitness trackers, you’ll need the right smartphone for the job. Some smartphone creators only give you access to apps and devices that are designed specifically for their smartphones. But with the Samsung Galaxy S7, you’ll get access to the Google Play Store — home to millions of apps that can help in all areas of your life — and the ability to connect with all of the leading fitness tracking devices.