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Under Armour adds UA band to list of helpful fitness trackers

Keeping track of your fitness has never been easier with the explosion of wearable devices designed to help you monitor your movement and motivate you to get started in the first place. Under Armour's UA band is a welcome addition to the category. The small, sleek band fits comfortably on your wrist while tracking steps, sleep, and resting heart rate. With a separate chest strap, you can also monitor workout intensity, active heart rate and calories burned.

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Fitness trackers may not help lose weight

Remember when fitness trackers were all anyone could talk about? When donning a black ring around your wrist put out a statement to the world: I'm getting my 10,000 steps, are you? Of course, many of us are still don those digital bracelets with the utmost dedication - if not the Apple Watch - but thanks to the constantly changing tides of technology, wellness, and greater culture, we'd be lying if we said that portable fitness trackers still had the same cachet that they once did. Especially since it seems that more and more experts tend to agree that it's not the most accurate way to monitor your own fitness levels.

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How to determine your maximum heart rate

There are many benefits of training with a power meter. But that doesn't mean a heart rate monitor has no place in your arsenal. Indeed there is certainly still value in understanding the basics of heart rate training if for no other reason than most heart rate monitors cost less than $100, while a decent power meter will typically set you back at least $500.

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