The Best Fitness Trackers for All Types of Activities

June 29, 2020 by New York Magazine

Just as it’s changed how we work and socialize, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely forced you to switch up how you exercise. Maybe you’ve ditched the treadmill for trail runs, spin class for outdoor bike rides, or in-person yoga classes for on-demand sessions. With more time at home, you’re possibly working out more than ever before. If you’re looking for a way to measure all of your progress, a fitness tracker or smartwatch can give you important information on how hard you’re working and how far you’ve come. There are lots of options out there, though, so we asked fitness professionals — from Pilates instructors to marathon swimmers — about their favorite trackers. Based on what type of data you’re looking to track (like distance and speed for running or heart rate for interval training), their recommendations below should cover all types of workouts.

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