Car & General Kenya 4 things to consider before purchasing a fitness tracker

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Before buying any fitness tracker it important to consider what It is that you are trying to achieve- fitness goals. This is because different trackers will offer different features and it important to get one that is going to help you achieve your specific goals.

In the words of Leonardo Di Vinci Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. This is true in regard to fitness trackers because of how refined they are and how they have become an almost ubiquitous element in the fitness world as earphone in the gym.

Fitness trackers range from simple to sophisticate with price and features being the elements that make the distinction between the two.

Here's how to find the right tracker to fit your budget, fitness, lifestyle, and fashion sense.


play Waterproof Garmin forerunner 235 (Courtesy)


The best way to determine the fitness tracker that fits you best is to decide which features you need. Activity tracking may come in all models, but not all devices look, or even wear, the same. Others will have features you may crave — some you may find unnecessary.

The features that you choice will be aligned to your daily routine and also your lifestyle.  For instance are you a sedentary person that has a long commute? Or are you an active person who wants to improve your athleticism? This can really narrow down your search and help you determine your overall needs in your fitness tracker. So when it comes to features it is important to find what is important to you and find a tracker that fits your lifestyle.


play Different designs of Garmin fitness trackers (Courtesy)


Trackers come in different shapes, styles and sizes. Design is a subjective topic, but a very important one. This is a factor that tones down to an individuals sense of style and their preference.

The tech community has started to embrace the need for incorporating design into fitness wearables because of both functionality and attraction. Choose a look you'll feel comfortable wearing every day. 

Activities to track

play Steve May wearing a Garmin Forerunner 920xt (Courtesy)


Whether you are jogging to lose weight or training for your first marathon, there are a number of features to look for in a fitness tracker. For runners, basic features to consider are the ability to show time and lap times, the distance you have run and also your pace. 

As for swimmers the feature for the tracker will be different and they will also need swim focused features Its for this case that  it is important to get a fitness track that will give you the needed results for what it is that you are trying to achieve

The app

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What do you plan to do with the data your fitness tracker gathers? To make sense of your steps, sleep or heart rate, the service that comes with your device will likely play a major role in your decision. Most fitness trackers have software that is only compatible with specific apps and devices. Meaning, you may really like a specific app but your new fitness tracker does not have the capabilities to transfer data to it.

If you have a specific app, phone model or operating system that you love to use daily, make sure the fitness tracker you’re considering will work with that particular app or system.

Budget friendly

play Garmin Vivo Actiive HR+ (Courtesy)


Trackers come priced differently. This is great because it helps to cater to different people. The problem with this is that trackers are priced as per the features that they offer.

So you may have to add some more money to get a tracker that has all the features that will be suitable to your needs and give satisfaction for the reason you were getting the tracker in the first place.

Nevertheless, there is an upside to this, the prices of trackers tend to go down when new models are realized so you can just get an older model that has the features that you are looking for.


A fitness tracker is like a gym membership, only beneficial if you are using it. So whatever fitness that you decide to get make sure you make use of it.

You can get a whole array of Garmin running and fitness tracking watches from Car and General . you can visit their shop:

Location:New Cargen House Lusaka Road/Dunga Road, Industrial  Area

Phone: +254 020 6943000 or +25 4 020 6943100



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