8 ways your fitness band can improve your routine



Keep your new healthy eating and exercise regime on track with the help of a fitness tracker…

Fitness trackers aren’t just for super strong Cross Fit fanatics. Whether you’re curious about how many steps you actually take a day, want to check your heart rate during a jog, or see how much exercise it really takes to burn off that burger, a fitness tracker can help.

All the data is synced to your phone so you can check in whenever you want to see your progress.Fitness band

Here are 8 ways a fitness tracker can improve your routine:

 

1. Stay motivated

The struggle is real when it comes to staying motivated. However, charting your progress and seeing how you’re improving in real-time can make a real difference.

This 24/7 tracking is where fitness bands like the TomTom Touch come into their own, capturing things like your steps, active time and distance covered. Wirelessly sync with your smartphone or tablet over Bluetooth and connect to the MySports app to keep all your vital statistics in one place.

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2. Eat better

Unfortunately, exercising is only half the battle – eating a healthy, balanced diet maximises your workout gains by giving your body what it needs.

Fitness bands like the TomTom Touch can record exactly how many calories you burn every day, so you can plan your meals and see when to sneak in treats.

 

3. Measure your body fat

You’ve probably read a million blogs spouting advice about turning body fat into muscle. Some fitness bands can give you an accurate picture of your body composition so you can see just how effective your workout is at helping this transition. fitness band

Push a button on the TomTom Touch and it’ll tell you the percentage of your body that’s made up of fat compared to muscle. If you find you’re not getting the results you want, you can tailor your workout to include more of the right elements.

 

4. Never miss a call

Your workout shouldn’t interfere with your daily life. And your fitness tracker shouldn’t stop you socialising.

Some fitness bands, like the TomTom Touch, can automatically receive notifications of messages and calls, so you won’t get FOMO while you’re on the treadmill.

 

5. Monitor your sleeping pattern

Need an excuse to hit snooze a few extra times in the morning? Getting enough sleep benefits your overall health and means you’re better refreshed and energized to take on your workout.

A fitness band with a built-in sleep tracker can help you maximise the amount and quality of rest you get. Some devices even come with sensors to gently wake you up at the optimal point of your sleep cycle.

 

6. Be reminded when to exercise

One of the hardest things about starting to exercise is adapting to the new routine. While you’re trying to get the hang of it, schedule workouts on your fitness tracker and get reminders when it’s time to move. Or, programme your device to give you a nudge when you've been stationary at your desk or on the sofa for too long.

6. Be reminded when to exercise

One of the hardest things about starting to exercise is adapting to the new routine. While you’re trying to get the hang of it, schedule workouts on your fitness tracker and get reminders when it’s time to move. Or, programme your device to give you a nudge when you've been stationary at your desk or on the sofa for too long.

 

7. Get started with jogging

Serious runners have some serious hi-tech tracking, but fitness bands are a great way to get started with casual jogging.

It won’t judge you for walking during your run, and can actively help you to build up to a 5K. When you get more serious about running, you might want to upgrade to a GPS sports watch to match your next level fitness.

Jogging

8. Understand your heart rate

Understanding your resting heart rate is one of the most valuable indicators of fitness and general health - the lower it is, the fitter you are, while a high HR can signify bigger health problems.

Heart rate monitors are usually only found in expensive GPS sports watches, but some fitness trackers - like the TomTom MyTouch - also have them.

They monitor your heart rate whenever you wear them, so you can get an accurate picture of your HR at any time of the day or night.

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Not sure which tracker you need? Check out our article: Fitness band or sports watch – which is right for me?