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6 Bio Trackers That Can Help Improve Your Health

If you’re anything like me, at this age (52) or whatever age you are, health is of the utmost importance. While I’m alive, It is my most important wealth. As my body changes, I want to stay abreast of what’s happening so that I can take action as needed. So I am investing in my health while supporting others obtain and or sustain theirs.

Ok, so chances are you have a bio tracker. If you have an Apple Watch or Fit bit, that’s it. So what is it, really? Well, it’s a device that monitors various physical and health-related metrics to help you understand more about your body and overall health. It usually comes in the form of wearable technology like a wristband, watch, or even a ring. These devices track a range of data such as your heart rate, the number of steps you take, how well you sleep, and sometimes even your stress levels or blood oxygen levels. Cool, right?

The main goal of a bio tracker is to provide you with insights into your health and fitness habits, which will help you to make informed decisions about your lifestyle. For example, it can tell you if you need more sleep, if you’re exercising enough, or if there are days when your body needs to recover from stress or fatigue. This is called recovery time on my device. This information can help you maintain or improve your health and well-being.

Bio trackers offer a wide range of functionalities to help you monitor various aspects of your health. The devices vary in specific features and compatibility, so you have to choose one that aligns with your personal health goals and lifestyle needs.

So in no particular order, here are six popular examples that have received favorable reviews for their comprehensive tracking capabilities:

Fitbit Charge 5

Key Features: The Fitbit Charge 5 monitors heart rate, sleep quality, and stress levels. It also includes a built-in GPS for accurate pace and distance tracking during outdoor activities. The device offers a Daily Readiness Score, which advises you on workout intensities based on your recovery, sleep, and overall fitness.

User Experience: This tracker is well-known for its intuitive interface and strong community support, making it easy to use for those new to fitness tracking.

Garmin Vivosmart 4

Key Features: Garmin’s Vivosmart offers sleep monitoring with REM sleep stages and blood oxygen saturation levels during the night. It also tracks energy levels throughout the day to help you find the best times for activity and rest.

User Experience: It is praised for its slim, stylish design and durability, appealing to users who want a discreet yet powerful health monitoring tool.

Apple Watch Series 7

Key Features: The Apple Watch Series 7 offers an array of health monitoring, including an ECG app that checks heart rhythms, a blood oxygen app, and numerous workout tracking options. It also seamlessly integrates with other Apple devices and services.

User Experience: The Apple Watch is particularly favored for its high level of customization and integration with iOS, making it a top choice for iPhone users.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Key Features: The Galaxy Watch 4 not only tracks heart rate, sleep, and activity but also includes a new BioActive Sensor. This sensor measures body composition, providing insights into body fat percentage, skeletal muscle, body water, and more. Additionally, it has an ECG monitor and blood pressure tracking, although these features are subject to regional availability and require calibration with a traditional cuff.

User Experience: Users appreciate its seamless integration with Android devices and the comprehensive health data it provides. It also features a modern design that works for both casual and professional settings.

Whoop Strap 4.0

Key Features: This one differs from the traditional watches and bands. It focuses solely on fitness and health tracking, and does not have a screen and other features like the smart watches. It offers detailed monitoring of recovery, strain, and sleep metrics, and calculates a daily recovery score to guide your training and recovery decisions.

User Experience: The Whoop Strap is popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts for its detailed analytics and the ability to wear it 24/7 without charging every day, as it includes a battery pack that can charge while you wear the device.

Oura Ring

Key Features: The Oura Ring is a compact, titanium ring that tracks heart rate, temperature, activity, and sleep quality. It’s especially known for its precise sleep tracking, which measures sleep stages (including REM and deep sleep), latency, and disruptions. The ring also provides readiness scores that help gauge how well your body has recovered from stress and physical activity. This is my device of choice. It’s worth every penny. Last night it measured my sleep at 90, which is optimal.

User Experience: Users often commend the Oura Ring for its unobtrusive design and comfort, making it easy to wear 24/7. It’s highly praised for its accuracy and detailed feedback on sleep and overall health metrics. As a user myself, I can attest to this experience. It’s worth every penny. I also love it because it’s a stylish option.

Final thoughts

Bio trackers are great because they keep a close eye on your health metrics like heart rate, sleep, and activity levels. They’re like having a mini health coach on your wrist or finger that nudges you towards healthier habits, helps you catch health issues early, and guides you to make small changes that can boost your overall wellness.

I'm a teacher, beauty/wellness founder, and Qigong Instructor. My work exists to support women and people experiencing the menopausal transition on their health and wellness journey. I believe in the sacredness, wholeness, and expansiveness of well-being and the menopausal passage, and I care deeply about teaching and creating experiences and safe spaces that provide support.

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