The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.
It tracks how far you travel.
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.
This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
RunKeeper is a popular app designed to help you track your fitness activities such as jogging. With a compatible fitness tracker you can sync data between the two services.
With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.
57MB (Striiv Activity Tracker)
You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.
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