Best Fitness Tracker for Yoga

Best Fitness Tracker for Yoga – The Lotyes Fitness Tracker is the best fitness tracker that can be used for yoga if given these three options. While all three of them have selectable sports modes that include yoga, and all three come with a USB charging plug, these are but some of the similarities that you can expect from similar products.

All three have smart notifications and sedentary modes to get you off your feet whenever you’re feeling lazy. However, what sets the Lotyes Fitness Tracker above the rest is its ability to be used in swimming, especially with its IP68 waterproof rating.

This feature makes the fitness tracker appealing to swimmers and triathletes as they do not need to swap out trackers when they need to go in the water. The weather feature is also another plus that puts the Lotyes Fitness Tracker on top of the other two fitness trackers.

ROUND UP

Fitness trackers have definitely evolved from the simple pedometer and heart rate monitor combo, and it can now do a ton of things that would have taken several machines to measure a few years ago. Paired with a modern design and feel, fitness trackers with selectable sports modes can be the next great addition to any fitness regimen.

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1.Garmin Vivoactive

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OUR TAKE

If you’re looking for a fitness tracker that really balances form and function, the $349.99 Garmin Vivoactive 4 should be at the top of your list. This feature-rich GPS fitness tracker/smartwatch hybrid boasts a stylish design, more than 20 preloaded sports apps, onboard music storage, and support for Bluetooth headphones.

It builds on its excellent predecessors with the addition of on-screen workout animations, Pilates support and enhanced yoga metrics, pulse oximeter readings, respiration tracking, and underwater heart rate monitoring. It’s expensive, but it offers tremendous value for the price, earning our Editors’ Choice for high-end fitness trackers.

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2.LETSCOM

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OUR TAKE

The interface on this watch is crisp, with a little lag time between touch screens. The font is also analog-looking and a little dated, but it works. It’s far from the sexy stylings of the Apple Watch, though it’s clear the Letscom tried to imitate it. We appreciate its lighter weight and the design as they make it easy to wear all day.

The measured dimensions that we observed are 35 x 42mm for the body, 9mm in thickness, and 1.2 oz. The screen size is a lot smaller than the body, with a width of just 24mm. This is a lot less than the manufacturer claim of 33m. Expect a smaller face than you’d expect as the screen has a border that takes up room and isn’t functional.

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3.Fitbit Inspire

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Fitbit recently replaced its Zip, Flex and Alta activity trackers with the Inspire family. There are two models in the Inspire range – the Inspire and the Inspire HR – with the former being the one on review here.

The Fitbit Inspire offers basic activity- and sleep-tracking for a little less money than the Inspire HR, but it misses out on a number of features, not just the heart-rate monitoring as indicated by the product name.

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4.Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch Series 7 is Apple’s latest smartwatch, featuring a larger always-on Retina display, a more rounded design with a larger casing, improved durability, and faster charging, starting at a price of $399.

Announced in September 2021, the Apple Watch Series 7 is the newest Apple Watch in Apple’s lineup and it is at the start of its product cycle. Apple tends to release new Apple Watch models every September, and there is no reason to suggest that a new Apple Watch Series 8 will not launch next year.

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5.Xiaomi Mi

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Never has Xiaomi’s rivalry with Samsung been so pronounced: the same year the latter company downgrades the specs of its flagship phones from previous generations (and the price accordingly), Xiaomi’s comes along and turns all those same specs up to (Mi) 11.

At the Xiaomi Mi 11 launch the company announced, with an air of smugness, that it had recently become the third-largest smartphone seller in the world; Samsung still holds top spot by a country mile, far ahead of Apple too, but Xiaomi is rising fast. This third-place position didn’t last long: a few months later, Xiaomi had overtaken Apple too, for the silver medal.

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Best Fitness Tracker for Yoga – BUYER’S GUIDE

Are you looking for something to track calorie burn during your daily home workout? Searching for a device to help track distance, time and pace on your runs? Perhaps you just need a reminder to get up and move from your makeshift workstation every so often.

The price of a watch will vary a lot based on what it’s functions are. If you don’t need built in GPS, don’t pay for it. If you want to track calorie burn, you’ll need a HR monitor.

Don’t worry we’ve listed all the specs alongside each ladies fitness watch.

You’ve got your yoga mat, you’ve bought all the home gym equipment you can find, now here are WH’s favourite trackers of 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What to look for in trackers for yoga?

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Basic functionality

To be able to record its effect on your fitness and keep a good record of your yoga workouts the base level of functionality to look for is the ability to:-

  • track calories burned
  • measure heart rate

Bear in mind, that a lot of fitness trackers use a wrist based monitor and use a set of assumptions to work out your calories burned. You will always need to ensure that your settings of age, gender, height and weight are set correctly. If you require more accuracy in your heart rate reading you either need a chest strap like the Polar (link),, or a heart rate monitor that goes round the arm like the Wahoo TickrX(link). The downside is that they can get in the way during yoga sessions and restrict your movements as they can be quite constrictive.

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More advanced functionality

For many activities

Any fitness tracker worth its salt should have the basic functionality and there are lots of reasonably priced options out there. Make your budget stretch a bit further and you get into smart watch territory. Typically this will get you a set of features such as gpswater resistance and sleep tracking that are useful across many fitness activities not just yoga.

For yoga

Specific yoga trackers don’t really exist at the moment. In our research we did come across a couple of options such as the Jeevah yoga smartwatch currently crowdfunding on indieGogo or the Yoga Notch if you are OK with attaching sensors to your body to track your poses.

So the best option is to choose a fitness tracker that can be used for many fitness activities and use its capabilities to tailor it to your specific needs.

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Can a Fitbit track yoga?

Yes if the Fitbit has the ability to measure heart rate and calories burned it can track yoga. Whilst, that will work we would currently recommend getting the Charge 4 as the tracker comes with Active Zone Minutes. Fitbit’s new metric moves away from step counting and uses 24/7 hear rate tracking to give you a baseline resting heart rate. Anything, that increases that is counted as exercise and we would expect yoga to do that more often than not.

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WRAP UP

If you need a nudge to keep you moving, these are the best fitness trackers for it. Studies have shown that fitness trackers can improve both your motivation levels and actual daily activity – something we could all do with in the weirdness that is this year, TBH. The problem though, is knowing where to start. There are currently over 50,000 devices available on Amazon – all claiming to be number one.

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