The construction activities involve a lot of work, time and risk and as a security measure people are required to wear protective gears. In such an active environment, one often tends to overlook the importance of their own fitness and health.

Here are top 5 construction fitness trackers to look at, each best suited for a different nature of job:

1 .Samsung Galaxy Watch 4G: it’s equipped with all the important sensors: ambient light sensor (to properly adjust the display brightness and contrast), a heart rate monitor, GPS/GLONASS, accelerometer, altimeter, barometer, and a gyroscope.

2. Casio WSD-F30: If you are looking for the perfect balance between durability and functionality, then this is the masterpiece to opt for. With elevated bezels and scratch resistant glass, the F30 is more robust than its predecessors.In terms of sensors, the Casio WSD-F30 is equipped with a magnetic sensor for direction, a pressure sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and a low-powered GPS, among other nifty features.

3. Skagen connected Hagen Titanium and Leather Hybrid Smartwatch: Offering all the standard features of a fitness tracker, this durable smartwatch looks more like a regular analogue at first glance. Leather hybrid is a must for those in a heavy duty construction role. The best feature about this watch is the phenomenal battery life. The Hagen runs on a coin-cell battery that lasts for as long as six months on a full charge, so it’s doubtful that the battery will run out during a long week at work. 

4. Suunto Core Sports Watch: The Suunto Core Sports Watch offers all the functionality of a good fitness tracker, but with some interesting features that make it useful on a construction site. With a detailed display, the Suunto can measure water depths of up to 30 feet while the altimeter and barometer mode can track vertical movement and air pressure respectively.But, one of the most exciting features of this product is the ‘Storm Alarm’. This technology detects changes in the weather and sets off an alarm allowing you to prepare for a rainstorm so that your building project will not have any issues meeting deadlines.

5. Garmin Fenix 6: A rugged waterproof smartwatch, it’s premium in nature.The bright, high-resolution chroma display makes the watch readable in low light, dark environments and in bright sunlight. And, unlike other devices that need to charge every night, the power manager enables Fenix 6 to last for weeks on a single charge.

What are the features you should be looking out for in a watch ?Barometer: This feature is essential since you might end up working at a new location with different atmospheric pressure.

Altimeters: This one is self-explanatory. As you ought to know, for construction workers, elevation or height is very important.

Water (& Dust) Resistant:Fitness trackers with water resistant features last longer even when used in an environment with heavy rainfall.

Heart Rate Monitor: In a high pressure, high risk environment, keeping your heart healthy is something to consider. 

Straps: Metal straps can get pretty uncomfortable when working. Rubber and Leather straps are more versatile.

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