Smart watches to keep your sweet-tooth in check for Diwali

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The festivities have begun in full swing. Along with welcoming holidays, deities and celebrations, we all also welcome a delicious, mouth-watering and soul satiating spread of sweets. While we may have our diets and workout regime in place throughout the year, the joy of savouring these delicacies with your close friends and family is what makes weight-watchers and fitness freaks forget about the calories we intake recklessly in the festive season. These smart watches might be your saviours.

While we aren’t discouraging you from gorging on sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth but it is important to keep a check on the number of calories you are consuming with every morsel too. Thus, we intend to help you with an antidote for your post-festival guilt that shall engulf your mind when you climb on that weighing scale. Today, we will be talking about smart watches, one of the most consumer-centric and thoughtful innovation that won’t allow you to switch off from your calorie count completely.

Aesthetically appealing with high functional utility, these smart watches have proven to be one of the most widely accepted and loved technological advancement. It has achieved well-deserved recognition and success as it not only facilities athletes to stay motivated and achieve their goals but also makes a common man adapt to a healthier lifestyle and understand their body well, on the go. All you need to do is wear them on your wrist and it will help you track your daily activities.

So let’s go through some of the best calorie counting watches:

1. Fitbit Surge Ultimate - If you have already deep-dived into fitness and researched for the best fitness band, you will understand that the Fitbit naturally comes as a first choice. A quite popular premium smartwatch that comes with multi-sport functionality which enables it to track different workouts effortlessly, it has a wrist-based heart-monitoring system that provides reliable and accurate data. The brand is known to provide the best fitness watches and has successfully established itself in this category with a high brand recall amongst fitness enthusiasts. It also has few other variants in different price segments which are listed further in this article.Fitbit Surge

Pros:

·  Long battery life (up to 7 days)

·  Tracks activities all-day- steps, floors, workout etc.

·  GPS tracking enabled

·  Call & text notifications

·  Sleep monitoring

·  Heart Rate tracking

·  Can control songs from a mobile playlist

Cons:

·  Being in the premium segment, it is quite expensive.

·   It has a unique design and thus, the band if damaged, is irreplaceable.

2. Garmin VivoSmart HR+ Activity tracker - Another most preferred brand when it comes to fitness bands, Garmin is in the league of vertical rectangular displays unlike most of the horizontal square Fitbits. You can connect it to MyFitnessPal to track calories. It tracks heart rate and activities like walking, running, biking, swimming etc.

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Pros:

·  Highly accurate data

·  Water-resistant

·  GPS

·  Sleep Monitoring

·  Smart notifications

· 7 Days battery life

 Cons:

·  Expensive

·  Charging cable is cumbersome

·   Bulky

3. Samsung Gear Fit pro - A reliable and reputed brand that entered the category of smart-watches to gain competitive advantage, it definitely has a made a mark especially among the brand loyalists at least. An overall well-rounded device and an entry-level one. With a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 4 GB internal memory along with 512 MB of RAM, it can also be used as a music player.

Samsung Gear Fit Pro

 

Pros:

·  Water Resistant

·  High-quality strap

·  GPS

·  Heart Rate Monitor

·  Wireless Charging

·  Can be synced with MyFitnessPal

·  Supports iOS and Android phones

·  Lightweight

 Cons:

·  Expensive

·  Low battery life (upto 3 days)

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 4. Huawei ERS-B29 Band 2 Pro - If you’re looking for a budget tracker, this is one of the best options. With a vertical rectangular display, Huawei is known for its competitive pricing with the latest features. This device validates this statement.

Huawei

 Pros:

·  Elegant Design

·  Tracks all types of activities

·  GPS

·  Heart Rate monitor

·  Sleep Monitoring

·  Waterproof up to 5 ATM

·  Supports breathing exercises

·  Decent battery life

 Cons:

·  The band doesn’t hold well on the hands.

·  Average display, which makes reading under sunlight difficult.

5. TomTom Touch - Renowned manufacturers of navigation, traffic and map products, TomTom’s gadgets are known for providing accurate results. A one of its kind in the league of smart watches, TomTom Touch stands out due to its Body Compositions Analysis (body fat to muscle ratio). Who needs the gym equipment now?

TomTom touch

 Pros:

·  Complete activity tracking all day.

·  Shows mobile notifications

·  Water Proof

·  Body Compositions Analysis

·  Sports Mode

·  Heart Rate Monitor

·  5 days of battery life

·  Wifi & Bluetooth enabled

Cons:

·  No GPS

6. Honor Band 4 - It comes with a large vertical AMOLED color display with touch support and home button control.

Honor Band 4

Pros:

·  Stylish design

·  Heart Rate monitoring

·  TruSleep – For Sleep monitoring

·  Smart app notifications

·  Phone Locate

·  Tracks all types of activities

·   Can be used as a Remote control to take photos or selfies

·   Long Battery life (Up to 6 days)

Cons:

·  No GPS

7. GoQii Vital - GOQii, India’s largest preventive healthcare service has launched a new Smart activity tracker. It has a vertical OLED display.

GoQii Vital

Pros:

·  Blood Pressure monitor

·  Heart Rate monitor

·  Sleep tracking

·  Heart Rate monitor

·  Smart notifications

·  Battery life (Up to 7 days)

·  Waterproof

·  USB Charger integrated into the strap

·  Can connect wirelessly to iOS and Android.

 8. MiBand 3 - If you have just started your fitness journey and are looking out to invest a small amount in fitness bands, Mi Band 3 is the most economical option. Unlike the previous variants, this new band comes with an option to change watch faces. It has a touch-sensitive 3D curved glass and a touch capacitive button at the bottom.

Mi Band 3

Pros:

. The charging time is just 1 hour

·  Accurate heart rate tracking

·  Sleep monitor

·  Accept/reject/silent incoming calls

·  Weather forecast

·  Phone locator

·  Water resistant up to 50 meters

·  20 days avg battery life

·  Read messages on the band itself

 Cons:

·  Step count isn’t that accurate

Fitbit, Garmin, Mi, Lenovo, Huaweii, Honor also have a few other variants in smart watches apart from the ones listed above wherein the brands have done a few additions/deletions in terms of features and display like a rectangular instead of a square display, integrated USB chargers, removable straps, personal coach etc.

So list the features that you are looking for in your smart watches, match it to the above list, select your watch and enjoy all the sumptuous Diwali foods without any guilt or counting calories, just with some smart planning and by keeping a watch on your wrist.

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