The benefits of using a fitness watch

The benefits of using a fitness watch

A fitness watch is a device that uses sensors to track your orientation, movement, and rotation. The device collects data and converts it into steps, calories, sleep quality and general activities that you perform throughout your day.

A fitness watch has the ability to both remind you about your fitness targets, and the ability to let you know when you reach those targets. For example, it informs you about: your heart rate, the number of steps and distance you walked, time you spent standing, exercising and sleeping etc.

So, if you’re working toward specific health and fitness goals, a fitness tracker could help you get there!

How to choose the best watch

At their most basic, the lower-priced models will track your steps and overall heart rate. Higher-end trackers will do that as well as track your sleep patterns, calories burned and even offer the ability to select specific activities you are doing to provide more accurate fitness reporting toward your goals. Some even offer GPS tracking to map your distance and pace. 

There are many brands that make and sell fitness devices, such as Fitbit, Apple, Garmin, Galaxy, Samsung. When choosing which watch to go for, focus on quality, reliability, and the features within your price range that will be most effective at helping you reach specific goals.

How to win a free watch

This year, keep an eye on LK Fitness social media and use the LK Fitness App to take part in competitions and challenges where you could stand a chance to win a Garmin fitness watch worth R7000, sponsored by Five West, a South African FinTech provider.

Examples of LK Fitness challenges and competitions:

Squat & plank challenge

Win a watch Until 13 March

The Biggest Loser

Win a watch Until 17 Feb

Click here to find out more and download the LK Fitness App, which is now suitable for women AND men.

If you have an active monthly LK Fitness App subscription, but would like to upgrade to a yearly subscription, click on your profile on the app (bottom right), and then click on Upgrade. Follow the instructions.

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