Calorie counting has become very popular since society is always trying to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle these days. However, a calorie can have many different meanings. Yes, every food item has its own calorie count but these foods are made up of different ingredients that can make certain foods much more unhealthy than others. (If you want to learn more about calories, check out this article by Nerd Fitness!)
Calorie counters have become so high tech they are the perfect way to keep track of your food and making sure you are putting the right things into your body. It seems like every company has a diet app or wearable device but its important to do your research to make sure you are choosing the best one to fit your needs.
One of the best wearable fitness trackers for counting calories is the Fitbit Surge. This is more on the expensive side but it is great for the fitness fanatic that will get a lot of use out of what the tracker has to offer. The Surge is not only a tracker but a wrist band, sports watch, and GPS. It is compatible with windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Web. It has a heart rate monitor and sleep tracker with the battery life of about five days, but only five hours using GPS.
The Jawbone UP3 is Jawbone’s latest and greatest fitness tracker that does everything but work out for you. Regular fitness trackers usually try and guess how
many calories you are burning during your fitness routine but the UP3 is able to take your height, weight, activity intensity, and duration using its sensors and give you a more accurate calorie count. The UP3 is also accompanied by an APP that you can track your food log. The food log has a bar code scanner and a camera to take pictures of your food.
The Basis Peak is another wristband that doubles as a sports watch. This band is compatible with Android, IOS, and Web. The Basis is very similar to the Jawbone where it uses sensors to give the most accurate calculated calorie count. What sets it apart from all
other calorie counters is it has a habit-building and goal-setting feature that allows you to personalize your fitness plan.
Aside from wearable fitness trackers there is also a very popular calorie counter APP called myfitnesspal. The APP is available for IOS, android, blackberry, and windows. Aside from being a calorie counter it counts your steps, keeps track of your weight loss and gain, and has a bar code scanner to make keeping track of your food easy.
Please let us know in the comments below what tracker or app you have used, and why!