Google Fit is a great app to track all kinds of fitness data, from the food you eat to the calories you burn to your progress over time. While it’s not hard to manually write your weight and other data in Google Fit, there are some accessories to make the whole thing even easier.
Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro
The Ticwatch Pro is a genuinely good watch even if you don’t care about fitness tracking. If you do, it’s even better. There’s a GPS chip to better track your jogs, a heart-rate monitor for keeping your beats in check, and an NFC chip so you can leave your phone at home and still use Google Pay.
Tipping the scales
eufy BodySense Smart Scale
Again, you can manually enter your weight into Google Fit, but this scale calculates much more than weight. It can estimate your body fat and water percentages, as well as your muscle mass and nine other measurement types. And because getting all that data is as easy as stepping on the scale, you get a more accurate picture of your health over time.
Another great watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch
It’s not too hard to get your Samsung Health data into Google Fit, and with that, you can get an absolutely stunning watch. We called the new Galaxy Watch the do-everything smartwatch for Android owners, so if you just don’t like Wear OS you can still get a great looking smartwatch that tracks your fitness.
Basic fitness band
Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Xiaomi is known for making low-cost gadgets that perform well, and this fitness band is no exception. It will track your steps, heart rate and other areas easily, and you can get that data right into Google Fit. If you don’t want to spend a lot on a fitness tracker, this is the one for you.
A cheaper watch
Mobvoi Ticwatch E
If you like Google’s Wear OS, but don’t want to spend too much money, Mobvoi has another great watch for you. The Ticwatch E still features a GPS sensor and heart-rate monitor, but lacks NFC for mobile payments. If that’s not a deal breaker for you, you can save some serious dough compared to more expensive watches. And your workout data will go straight into Google Fit, no other services needed.
RayTour Tape Measure
If you specifically want a smaller waist, there’s no way to track that except with a tape measure. This one from RayTour is inexpensive, but it’s retractable so you get the perfect measurement without any extra clutter. There’s no specific place in Google Fit to enter waist measurements, but you can keep a journal entry with your progress over time.
Bring your phone
PORTHOLIC Sweat Resistant Armband
If you’re not interested in a smartwatch, an armband is a great way to keep your phone in place during your jog. This one features non-slip foam to keep your arm from getting chafed, and it fits phones as large as the iPhone 8 Plus. There’s a clear window to see your phone, and your touchscreen will even work through the screen. This lets you change songs, reply to a message and more. Finally, there’s a small pocket for your keys, debit card, or other small accessory.
Play some tunes
Jabra Elite 65t
If you’re like me, you need a good album or podcast to keep you moving. Jabra’s Elite 65t earbuds will do just that. These are truly wireless earbuds, so you don’t have a cord running down your back. That also means they go back in their charging case at the end of your workout, so the earbuds themselves should always have juice. And these are IP55 water, sweat and dust resistant, so you won’t ruin them by bringing them for a run.
Keep it charged
AUKEY Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0
This isn’t so much for your workout, but for immediately before and after. You can’t track your progress if your smartwatch is dead, and you can’t listen to music if your headphones are either. So, make sure gadgets are topped up before a long workout session. This charger from AUKEY will charge your electronics as quickly as they’ll allow.
Anker PowerCore 5000
Again, dead electronics are no good. If you’re doing an ultra marathon, this battery is perfect to bring along. It’s compact, so it can easily fit inside your pocket or running belt. It doesn’t offer the fastest charging speeds out there, but it’ll be enough to keep you and your gadgets going.
Keeping track of your fitness and health isn’t hard, you just need the right tools. Between a good fitness tracker, a smart scale and a good old-fashioned tape measure, you should be well on your way to tracking your progress.
September 27, 2018 at 05:01AM