1. What is your “Why”?

Why do you want a fitness tracking device? Is it to track your steps or the duration of your work out so that you can achieve your goal? Are you looking for a device that can motivate you to stay active throughout the day? Once you have singled out the main reason you need a fitness tracking device in the first place, it will be easier to narrow down the search.

2. Zoom in on the features

Match the features with your reason to buy a fitness tracking device. For example: If you are looking for a device to keep track of your steps throughout the day to earn Active Dayz™, look through our Find a device page to make sure you buy a device that is Active Dayz™ compatible. You can also download the FitVault app, and use that instead.

Secondly, look at the connectivity, battery life, data storage and syncing. When you are well-informed about these, you’ll be better prepared for the day-to-day practicalities of using the device you want to buy. You’ll know if you need to take a charger with you and whether or not it needs Wi-Fi connection to keep track of your data.

3. Check out the device’s app

The fitness tracking device’s app is just as important as the actual device because this is where you’ll see all your accumulated data. You’ll want to find an app that is easy for you to use and understand so that you don’t spend too much time just trying to figure out how it works.

4. Maintenance

Browse some online shops to see the price of a new strap or charger, so that if something happens to the ones that came standard with the device. This will be a good indicator of whether or not you can actually afford the device.

5. Cost

Last, but obviously not least, look at the affordability. It’s not the end of the world when you cannot afford that state-of-the-art device you’ve been eyeing for a while. There are lots of alternatives. And if you know what to look for, cheaper does not have to mean less quality.

Momentum Multiply members get great discounts on fitness tracking devices like up to 40% off Garmin devices on the Multiply online shop.

You may also want to read this post on making fitness fun again.