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The 4 Best Fitness Watches & Trackers You Can Buy Right Now

21st January 2022

21st January 2022

By Innermost

Getting motivated with fitness can be hard when you are just getting started with your journey, especially if you aren’t consistently able to see the results of your hard work. Putting in the hours at the gym can be tedious, especially if you don’t know the full extent of the benefits to your overall health. Luckily, in recent years, tracking your health has never been easier due to innovations in health assisting technology. Companies have developed majorly helpful devices that can stylishly and comfortably fit on your wrist to help you understand your body better.

We have to admit, we were sceptical to how beneficial these would be at first. After all, how useful can knowing your pulse actually be? But boy, were we wrong! It turns out, most fitness trackers track more than just pulse. They can also track sleep length, calories, steps and even stress! We can honestly say that our energy levels will never be the same again, thanks to the combination of sleep tracking from our fitness trackers and from BCAA supplements like The Energy Booster.

If you are looking to reap the benefits from tracking your fitness, we’re here to tell you the facts and first-hand opinions about some of the best fitness watches on the market. If you’re someone who has been asking what the best fitness watch is, read below to find out which fitness tracker watch will be best for you

Fitbit Sense

From Fitbit, one of the pioneers of fitness trackers, comes the Fitbit Sense. This is their most advanced health smartwatch yet with some of the following features:

  • Innovative Health Metric Sensors
  • Sleep sensors
  • Activity and exercise trackers
  • Trackers to help manage stress

As this watch is the only smartwatch to provide a 6-month subscription to the mental health app, Calm, it is perfect for those who want an enhanced meditation experience when they decide to focus on their mental health.

Apple Watch Series 7

With over 50% more screen area than the Apple Watch series 3, the next generation of apple watch has all that you need from a smart, fitness tracker watch. By investing in the futuristic Apple Watch Series 7, you get to enjoy the following brand-new features:

  • An Always-On Retina display – allowing you to access even more quickly and efficiently
  • A crack resistant, dust resistant and water-resistant screen
  • You can now measure your blood oxygen level and take an ECG anytime anywhere

Although this watch is only compatible with iPhone and is slightly more on the pricey side, it is super easy to connect to an iPhone device and is simple to navigate. As this device is water resistant up to 50 metres, it is a brilliant option for those who want to measure their performance when swimming. It is also super customisable, which makes it a great option for fashionistas!

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 4G

From Yoga to the most intense HIIT workouts, this watch can track any type of workout and promises to know you best! The simple set up with your smart phone device allows you to track your fitness stats to a T, making it easy to know exactly how you are doing at the gym. When investing in the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 4G, you get to enjoy the following innovative features:

  • Track your body composition in real time to help you manage your health goals as accurately as possible
  • Compete with your workout buddies in group challenges, with a live messaging board for some friendly encouragement from friends
  • Sweat resistant surfaces – It’s a no brainer really!

If you love working out with a buddy or in a group, this watch will make your fun exercise sessions even more engaging. Overall, this watch is perfect for the social butterfly. It optimises your friendly group workouts (even if they do get a little competitive) and makes no compromise on style!

The Polar Grit X Pro

As the most expensive on this list so far, it’s to be expected that this watch is seriously impressive in comparison to its competitors. This seriously is the mount Everest of watches! If you really want a watch that you can test to the limits, buckle up and give this bad boy a try! Some of the impressive features of The Polar Grit X Pro watch include:

  • Military-grade sapphire glass – One of the strongest natural transparent minerals on earth
  • Water resistance up to 100m
  • The ability to handle extreme temperatures from -20°C to 50°C
  • Up to seven days of battery life
  • GPS guidance

If you’re a fan of mountaineering, you may be thinking “what is the best fitness watch for me?”. Well, this fitness tracker is one that you may want to add to your Wishlist. Picture the scene, you’re taking a hike in a new location, and you don’t know how many hours of daylight you have. This watch can tell you the exact time that the sun will be setting, so you can set yourself an accurate target for your expedition ahead. Clever, right?!


Well, there you have it! Four different watches, all with their own benefits for different individuals. As everyone’s fitness journey is unique, we all require different features when using a fitness tracking device. We completely understand that fitness trackers and smart watches may be an unnecessary cost to some individuals, however we can assure you that these futuristic accessories can really help you see results, especially alongside BCAAs and other supplements like The Energy Booster. So, if you’ve been thinking of splashing out on your next bit of tech, definitely consider integrating a fitness watch into your daily life and see the benefits of your hard work right in front of you!

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As we’ve previously written about the benefits that exercise can have on sleep, we feel its only fair to highlight the importance that sleep has on workout recovery. Why is sleep so important in recovery? As frustrating as it can be, it’s nigh-on impossible to quickly recover from muscle pain and continue to smash those PBs without adequate rest. While getting a good amount of sleep can seem like a small afterthought (perhaps even a luxury) when we have to fit it around our busy lives, a decent night’s rest is where the body is best at recovering the soft and neural tissues after an intense workout. But just why is that? How is it your body heals faster during sleep and what is the science behind it?    Increased Blood flow Interestingly, this occurs during Non-Rem Stage 3 of the sleep cycle in which the body is in the deepest part of sleep. During this stage the body priorities the repairing and regrowth of body tissue, as well as building bone and muscle (sounds like a good exercise-recovery plan to me). While it might seem like it should be the opposite, the faster recovery can largely be attributed to the increased blood flow and therefore greater flow of oxygen and nutrients to the damaged muscles during this sleep stage. Recovery Hormones A well-rested sleep - in line with the internal body clock - also plays a part in the production and regulation of several hormones that stimulate muscle recovery. During the deep stages of Non-REM sleep for instance the pituitary gland aids in the repairing of muscles through the release of growth hormones. Evidence also shows that a well-rested night contributes to improved performance and pain sensitivity as the hormone prolactin – released during this process – regulates muscle inflammation and allows the body to heal itself effectively. 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This does also mean not using your phone before going to bed – something we’ve all definitely been guilty of – as the light from the screen can disrupt the production of the hormone melatonin and disrupt the sleep cycle. If you’re finding that you just can’t get good enough sleep, it can be a good idea to plan a sleep schedule each night based around how much rest you think you can get. This can also be tailored to the injury rehabilitation process to ultimately get the most out of sleep recovery. Essentially it’s about balance. Be kind, plan for the days you know you might have impacted sleep and try to avoid any rehabilitation exercises the next day.        How much sleep should I get? The key question here; how much sleep is the right amount to speed up muscle recovery? While it’s recommended that you should aim for at least 7 to 9 hours per night depending on age, the exact time, speed, and extent of muscle repair varies greatly from person to person. For a more definitive answer, we’d recommend contacting your local physiotherapist – or general practitioner – who can give advice more tailored towards your specific injury and rehabilitation requirements.    At the end of all this, we hope this this will help with any current or future muscle injuries you may have. While it might seem strange, the recovery stage of a workout is arguably as important as an individual’s diet and perhaps even the exercise itself. To this end, it can be a good idea to think of the recovery as another stage of the workout process and sleep as the unexplored treasure that will help you smash the next PB.   Interested to learn more about workout recovery? Wondering on the best ways to fuel your next workout? Perhaps you have some amazing and inspired ideas to share? Don’t hesitate to message us over on our Instagram @liveinnermost. Read more