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9 Fitness Trackers for All Your Fitness Needs

7. Microsoft Health Band


This one comes straight from FBG Jenn, who swears by her device.

Best features of the Microsoft Health Band ($199.99):

  • It has a built-in heart rate monitor that’s on the wrist only and is WAY accurate (no chest strap!). You can monitor your heart rate all day long — resting, walking, when stressed, etc. Super interesting.
  • Ties into your phone with Bluetooth, so you can get calendar updates, email previews and texts to your band (if you want it).
  • Sleep tracking is great — gives you how many times you woke up, total hours/minutes of real sleep and a sleep quality number.
  • You can see it really well in direct sunlight.
  • Has GPS to measure runs/walks, but also has a separate feature to track non-running/walking workouts (note from Ali — every tracker should do this!).
  • Works with other sites like mapmyrun, MyFitnessPal.
  • Has a UV monitor so you can see how strong the sun’s rays are.


  • Have to charge every couple of days (although you can charge it for just a few minutes to get you through a single workout)
  • At night, you can sometimes see a bright green light on the back of the band
  • Water-resistant but not waterproof
  • A little clunky on the wrist

Now I want to try it!

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Wow, thanks so much for the extensive review! I currently have the polar loop – original – and absolutely love it. I use the heart rate monitor strap when I am exercising. It is my personal coach for sure! It pushes me to meet and then exceed my goal daily!

    Thanks again for the review, I love keeping up to date with the latest!

  2. Great information and I’m definitely looking into that Twister Tracker. 😀 I think my husband and I could really have a blast with that thing. 😀

    As for the tracker I use, it’s definitely Fitbit One. I love my fit bit since it tracks my steps, stairs, miles and hours of sleep. Some of these look amazing though, so I might look into something else…however I find if I have something that tracks too many things I get overwhelmed and stop using it all together. LOL. It’s definitely a less is more mentality for me. 🙂

  3. Anne says:

    Thanks for the product review. It is always such a difficult decision for me to buy a product that there are so many variants of. I tried looking for products that have complementary things I’m looking for. I was struggling with sleep and needed a new pillow. While looking into that I found a company that sold both a sleep/activity tracker and a pillow that I heard was amazing. I got the 100series tracker and an adjustable pillow. https://rem-fit.com/ Both have worked so great for me. Good luck on your choices!

  4. Amanda says:

    Love these! Seriously, I may have an addiction to fitness trackers of all sorts haha! One that would rock on this list too is the ncredible sleep tracker, The REM-Fit Sleep Monitor. It’s an incredibly thin strap that lays across your bed, and while you sleep it monitors your heart rate, respiratory rate and motion. It analyzes all of the data from your sleep to give you a sleep score based on how long you slept, your heart rate, respiratory rate, motion and more. Then, you just tap on your sleep score in the free app and you can get a full account of the factors that make up your score. Plus it has an extra long lasting battery so you don’t have to plug it in each night. Just charge it up while you wash your sheets and you are all set. I highly recommend this. You can see more info about it at this link: Fitness & Sleep Trackers (https://rem-fit.com/) (Seriously the best sleep tracker I’ve found.) Huzzah to fitness tracking devices!

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