Best trackers to wear for swimming

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 23 Feb 2021
Best trackers to wear for swimming
Best trackers to wear for swimming

The world is hustling and bustling with no time to spare for personal health or exercise tracking. Even when everything seems fine on the outside, we never know the deeper issues in our bodies, which is why using a fitness tracker that shows you your vitals is essential. For people who enjoy swimming, a wearable can be a great device to track swimming lengths and compare progress. The following are the four best trackers that you can find on Amazon.

Apple Watch Series 6

If you're someone who feels lazy to get the phone while it's ringing, but out of reach, this apple watch can be a godsend as it allows you to take calls and reply to texts from your wrist. It has a sleek swim-proof design that can measure workouts like running, walking, cycling, yoga, swimming, and dancing. No matter what fitness regime you follow, you can benefit from a heart rhythm monitor with the ECG app. It can also measure blood oxygen levels with its new sensors. Moreover, you can even sync your favorite songs, audiobook, and podcasts and listen to them while working out.

Garmin Vivosmart 4

With a vibrant colour code, compact design, and soft band, this is one of the most efficient and affordable smartwatches in the market. The main highlight of this watch is its health and fitness monitoring tools which include wrist-based heart rate, all-day stress tracking, relaxation breathing timer, body battery energy monitor, and more. If you like to hit the gym or pool at a specific time every day to stay on track concerning your vitals and activity timers, this watch could pretty much be your best friend, as you can even set the alarm or reminder for the same. You can also get alerts for calls and texts.

Fitbit Charge 4

Fitbit is one of the popular wearable brands and has released a variety of trackers. The Fitbit Charge 4 lives up to the company’s lofty standards, by offering users a well-rounded fitness tracking device. The watch allows you to connect to Fitbit’s app, which collects all data and gives users a single place where they can access all their data.  The device is waterproof, which is a must when it comes to tracking swimming. If you are an avid lover of the outdoors, the watch also provides built-in GPS to see your pace and distance on screen during outdoor runs, cycles, hikes, and more. 

Mi Smart Band 5

The Mi Smart Band 5 comes with a 1.1-inch touchscreen AMOLED color display. It is also swim-resistant up to 5ATM, which can be quite handy for swimmers. Other features include 14-day battery life and a personal activity intelligence system, which is a single matrix to track all your fitness-related activities, including swimming. It is also pretty reasonably priced for what's on offer.

Garmin Swim 2

Not many fitness trackers can boast of being good enough to be taken into the oceans, lakes or rivers and still do the job for you. The Garmin Swim 2 has a special Open-water Swim Mode, which enables you to track your performance underwater even in natural water bodies. In fact, you can use the inbuilt GPS to find new routes to swim in the lakes and oceans. It has a pool swim mode as well, which tracks your distance travelled, stroke type, stroke count and more to help you analyse your performance in the ideal manner. Another interesting feature is the Drill Logging system, which you can use to track time and distance travelled in a particular activity like one-arm swimming or kicking or more. 

Apple Watch SE

Here is a fitness tracker from Apple that has a large Retina OLED display, using which you will be to view and operate the device with ease. You can manage your calls, music and more through this smartwatch. Thanks to its swimproof body, you can use it to keep a close eye on your performance while swimming. It can also track other sports such as cycling, yoga, walking, running and more to make it ideal for all the fitness enthusiasts out there. Moreover, it monitors your heart rate 24x7, predominantly to warn you of any danger, especially if there are any irregular heart rhythms. 

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