Fitness Tracking Wearable for OnePlus One Mobile

madhusudhan7

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I plan on starting to work out soon and wanted to get some smart device which can track the progress automatically on my OPO mobile. I know that there are some wearable watch etc kind of devices but an online research isn't helping much.

Please recommend a good wearable device for fitness tracking with the following features:
  • Hear Rate Monitor / Calorie Burning indicators
  • Distance / Speed calculations
  • Enabling Hourly / Daily / Monthly tracking
And are there any other tracking benefits on the devices that you may recommend
 

Sushubh

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I have been on the lookout for something similar but the pricing is so close to Android Smartwatches in India that I just cannot get myself to go for them. Amazon has a wide range of devices from a bunch of companies including models that are compatible with Strava which can feed data to Google Fit.
 

madhusudhan7

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I see that you have already researched enough then...
Which device according to you is the best investment in terms of Price to Features / Performance base
 


Sushubh

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not a clue man. strava is apparently the most popular app amongst the cycling group i follow and they have their own recommendations here:

Strava — Devices

Few of these are available through Amazon and possibly other sources. I am not ready to invest because I want to stick with Google Fit which already does a pretty good job without any third party accessory for distance traveled. Personally I am not much concerned about my sleeping habits or pulse rate while cycling or walking :D right now. None of the smartbands appear to be directly supporting Fit right now. Android Wear devices do support Fit. I am personally waiting for a smartband that works with Fit. Most bands usually have their own apps. On iPhone they are likely to connect with Apple HealthKit. But not much interest in Google Fit on Android devices yet.

what i am trying to say is that you need to decide on what kind of exercises you are going to focus on and which mobile apps are best for it. it is just a bad idea to get a smartband and use its proprietary app that might not export data for unified platforms like HealthKit or Fit. so start by installing google fit on your phone and see if it alone suits your needs (it is very good at detecting walking and cycling data for me) and then check out other apps like Strava, Runtastic, Runkeeper and others and then find a device that works with it.
 
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I'm using "Runtastic" app and my LG G Smartwatch to track my fitness (as much as possible). Works quite good.
 

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Right. I am tempted to test with the imported unit of Xiaomi Mi Band which is available through Amazon for Rs. 2000 but as Navjot pointed out that it is probably fake. And even if it is not, it is highly overpriced considering the official price is less than 20 dollars. Smartwatches are very badly priced in India especially considering how fast they are getting outdated. Apple is likely to do well just because there is likely to be a 12 month gap between progressive models.
 

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