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Belt tighteners

Need help burning that festive season flab, but watching your shrinking budget even more closely than your ever-expanding waistline? That excuse won’t do any longer with these cheap-and-cheerful fitness trackers…

You’ll find my comparison of the Mi Band fitness tracker and the Google Fit app in the January 2015 issue of Stuff India. Want the TLDR version? They’re both pretty good but the Mi Band wins by a hair’s breadth!

Low-cost fitness trackers reviewed

“…Let’s just say a fitness tracker’s a bit like that expensive DSLR you got on your last birthday. Sure, it does open up a whole new world of exciting photography, but do you actually make use of it? Odds are that instead of making you the next Henri Cartier-Bresson, the DSLR sits unloved, its soul dying a bit each time it’s dragged out to take party snaps and then locked up again.

That’s the story of a fitness tracker. In all likelihood, once you
get past the initial spurt of enthusiasm, you’ll end up ignoring
it like a 6am alarm on a Sunday morning. That’s why you can’t go
wrong trying out either the Mi Band, which is cheaper than a night
on the town, or the Google Fit app,which doesn’t cost you a dime….”