Please help me chose a good wearable compatible with SaA


#1

Hello everyone,

I’m thinking of purchasing an activity tracker and would like to have the following features :

  • Compatible with SaA (That’s the most important… )
  • Continuous HR monitoring (accuracy is a plus)
  • GPS would be a nice to have

Then, the more the better (SPO2, …)

My goal is to improve SaA readings as well as starting to monitor my exercices better. These include jogging/hikes/trekking, swimming, rope skipping.

Could you be so kind as to help me out ?

Thanks a ton in advance,

EDIT : I see that Bluetooth Heart Rate monitoring is supported. Am I to understand that any wearable with HR and bluetooth will synchronise with SaA ?


#2

I don’t know about other options, but I tried the Mi Band 2 and now I have a TicWatch E, and I adore my Ticwatch. I had endless trouble with my Mi Band unsyncing any time I went more than about 12 hours without opening Notify and Fitness, and I found that… unutterably obnoxious. It was just my luck that they came out with a brand new TicWatch generation less than three months after I bought mine, but ah well. Such is life.

TicWatch does have an Always On heartrate option, but I haven’t used it and I think it might be a bad idea for battery life, as the battery tends to last about 1.5 days at the best, with no always-on screen and gesture-on screens disabled.


#3

Sorry for triggering your notification without an answer but I am also interested in this. I want to buy a wearable only to use with this app but I can’t find any concrete recommendations.

Some guidelines would be great like, can I use a Fitnessband instead of a smartwatch and is one better than the other? What features are necessary, which are optional but provide better results? From what I read the are different methods to get your heart rate, which is the best or what are the differences?
Please advice

Disregard, RTFM:


#4

No problem !

Happy to share my line of thoughts regarding that.
I have settled for a second hand Garmin Vivoactive 3. My inner goal was basically to get on the path of greater fitness and I was convinced the help of a fitness tracker would be a plus.
I therefore was looking for an affordable yet capable device.
The Vivoactive 3 seemed to be the ideal at the time. It has GPS / Supports SaA / HR monitoring and all of Garmin gadgets.
You can easily find it on the second hand market. Many do purchase it to “try” fitness watches, then move on to a more advanced model such as the Garmin Fenix 5 serie.

All the best,

Don