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Waterproof Fitness Trackers for wearing in the Pool

Wouldn’t it be just great to have a fitness tracker that can be worn for swimming sessions? And, wouldn’t it be more perfect if you could wear it from the pool to the shower and even after?

Waterproof Fitness Trackers

BY Aron Devis   June 29 2017

What are Waterproof Fitness Trackers?

We just love the idea of waterproof fitness trackers, an equipment that is tough enough to go wherever you go, even when that involves a dozen laps in the pool or a post workout shower. At the gym, in the pool or for the outdoors, a waterproof fitness tracker is an ideal equipment to track body performance and fitness levels. There’s a wide range of waterproof fitness trackers in the market, varying in styles, shapes, features and sizes, ones that are dedicated for swimming, steps tracking and triathlon tracking. We can expect top quality waterproof fitness trackers to be more sturdier than average smartwatches, with the ability to handle bumps, shakes, and most importantly, sweat, that comes with workouts.

Things to consider when buying Waterproof Fitness Trackers

1.100% Waterproof

If you’re going to use the fitness tracker for swimming it needs to be completely waterproof. Which means it has to be tightly sealed and should have the ability to handle the underwater environment for long time periods. Water resistant is regarded as the lowest level of water protection and essentially means the device in question is designed to made difficult for water to infiltrate.

2.Waterproof Rating

It’s an important factor to look out for when buying waterproof fitness trackers. We need to understand the IP and ATM standards – the numbers indicating how well protected is the device against water.

IP – This stands for Ingress Protection, the level of protection provided against intrusion, dust, accidental contact, and water. This is a rating system that’s set up by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

ATM – ATM stands for atmosphere pressure unit. ATMs are translated into water depth to indicate how deep can a device be submerged. So if you have a waterproof fitness tracker that promises 10ATM waterproofing, it is able to withstand pressure equivalent of 100 metres depth.

3.Design & Functions

Fitness trackers needs to be user-friendly, lightweight and comfortable to wear, while giving accurate readings at the same time. The software included in the tracker must be able to sync with smartphones.A good waterproof fitness tracker should have these key performance functions,

  • Calories consumption counter
  • Distance measurement
  • Stroke count
  • Stroke rate sensor
  • Stop watch

Let’s move on and take a look on the best waterproof fitness trackers on the market.

Fitbit Charge 2

From $148.95
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An interchangeable band with multi-sport modes for all day activity tracking.

Features:

  • PurePulse heart rate
  • Multi-sport tracking and connected GPS
  • Call, text and calendar alerts
  • Cardio fitness level
  • Guided breathing sessions
  • All day activity
  • Auto sleep tracking
  • SmartTrack
  • Reminders to move
  • Long battery life

Garmin Vívoactive Black Bundle

From $149.99
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Play harder, work smarter, live better with this ultra-thin GPS smartwatch for the active lifestyle that can be weared every day to help you keep a healthy balance between work and life.

Features:

  • Ultra-thin, high-resolution display with sunlight-readable and color touchscreen.
  • GPS enabled
  • Smart notifications
  • Long battery life
  • Sensor compatibility

Garmin Vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch

From $224.99
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Run, bike, swim, golf, ski and more with this GPS smartwatch with elevate wrist heart rate technology.

Features:

  • Built-in sports apps
  • Regular fits wrist circumferences 5.39″ to 7.68″ (137 to 195 mm)
  • Smart notifications
  • Built-in activity tracker
  • Sunlight-readable, high-resolution touchscreen
  • Long lasting battery

Fitbit Flex 2

From $59.95
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Ultra-thin, removable tracker that hides in bands, pendants and bangles while automatically tracking swimming, along with other activities like biking, running, and walking.

Features:

  • Swim-proof
  • Interchangeable accessories
  • SmartTrack
  • Reminders to move
  • Call and text notification
  • All-day activity
  • Auto sleep tracking
  • LED display
  • Long battery life

Polar M400 GPS Smart Sports Watch

From $104.08
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Upgrade your performance with this fitness tracker that is developed for runners who want a comfortable and durable running watch with sporty design and advanced GPS and training features. It enables you to track and record running as well as your other exercise, and to monitor your performance accurately.

Features:

  • Integrated GPS
  • 24/7 activity tracking
  • Waterproof fitness trainer
  • Compatible with H7 heart rate sensor to train at the right intensity with target heart rate zones.
  • You can plan, sync and share your training using the Polar Flow app and web service.
  • Smart notifications
  • Inactivity alerts
  • Sleep quality tracking

Garmin Forerunner 235

From $324.49
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Stay on pace with this GPS running watch with elevate wrist heart rate technology and smart features.

Features:

  • Smart notifications
  • VO2 max estimate
  • Weather widget
  • Activity tracking

Moov Now - 3D Fitness Tracker & Real Time Audio Coach

From $59.99
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Fitness tracker that measures your exact movement and analyzes it in order to coach your form and efficiency. It brings your fitness and workout experience to a whole new level by pushing you to improve throughout each workout using its real-time audio coaching.

Features:

  • Durable and secure
  • Water, Dirt & Sweat Proof
  • No Charging
  • Omni Motion Sensor

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music

From $149.00
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Waterproof sport watch that gifts you with hours of musical motivation.

Features:

  • Workout with music, not with your phone.
  • Track your activity all day
  • 24/7 heart rate monitor on your wrist.
  • Measure your progress
  • Track all your sports
  • Train smarter with real-time information.
  • Download your favorite playlists.
  • Automatic Sleep Tracking
  • Train in five different heart-rate zones and maximize performance and improve fitness.
  • Instant audio feedback
  • Customize your strap to match your mood and outfit

Garmin vívosmart HR+ Regular Fit GPS Activity Tracker.

From $179.99
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GPS activity tracker that is designed keeping the active lifestyle in mind with a rugged, durable construction with 5 ATM water rating that lets you do all the things you want.

Features:

  • Activity Tracking with GPS
  • Garmin Connect
  • 24/7 heart rate monitoring.
  • Elevate wrist heart rate technology
  • Uses GPS satellites to track how far and how fast you go during almost any activity.

Polar A360 Fitness Tracker

From $132.94
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This waterproof fitness tracker is the first to have both a wrist-based heart rate monitor and Polar personalized training guidance, as well 24/7 activity tracking. It even has smartwatch features like smart notifications and a color touch screen.

Features:

  • Vibrating smart notifications
  • Speed and distance
  • Steps and distance
  • Smart calories calculator
  • Tracks your sleep time and quality.

Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer's Edition

From $119.99
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Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer’s Edition covers swim, sleep, and everything in between. Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum, it tracks a swimmer’s lap count and swim distance with industry-leading accuracy, provides a timer countdown, and works for all stroke types.

Features:

  • Tracks steps, distance, calories, and light and restful sleep.
  • Call and text alerts
  • Multicolor LED display

Withings Steel HR

From $184.30
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Steel HR is the activity tracker with heart rate monitoring to offer a long-lasting battery life of up to 25 days, all housed in a classic watch perfect for transitioning from the gym to the office to a night out.

Features:

  • All-Inclusive Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Workout Optimization
  • Track Activity and View Trends
  • Instant Check-In
  • Water resistant to 5 ATM

Garmin Forerunner 920XT

From $239.95
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Forerunner 920XT packs a fleet of high-end training features into a sleek watch that is wet suit-friendly and about 15 percent lighter than its predecessor, the Forerunner 910XT. It boasts a high-resolution color display; flexible, hinged bands and a watch mode, so you can wear it all day. The activity tracking feature measures your steps, sleep and calories burned all day, giving you a more complete picture of your daily activity.

Features:

  • Detailed swim metrics
  • Compatible with sensors
  • Running dynamics data
  • Advanced Heart Rate-based Features
  • Waterproof rating – 5 ATM

Garmin Vivoactive HR GPS Smartwatch

From $229.99
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Run, bike, swim, golf, ski and more with Garmin Vivoactive HR, the GPS Smartwatch with elevate wrist heart rate technology.

Features:

  • Activity tracker
  • Sunlight-readable hi-res touchscreen
  • Smart notifications
  • 1300+ Apps
  • Waterproof rating – 5 ATM