Today we’re talking about the best fitness trackers on the market right now. I’m gonna tell you which device I think is the best overall fitness tracker.
There have been a lot of new competition, but these boys are the ones that stand out in our reviews for 2018.
Garmin Vivosmart – For Runners
first up, the best fitness tracker for runners so this is the Garmin Vivosmart. It’s $200 out retail, and basically this is an update to the Garmin Vivosmart HR plus. If you don’t want to spend up for the Vivo sport, you can get that Vivosmart HR plus and that still has GPS built in. With both of these activity bands they have GPS, that means when you’re running, they’re actually gonna collect data like your route, your speed, your distance, all of that stuff. So if you get a general activity tracker that doesn’t have GPS, then they’re not going to be better for runners or for cyclists. I think just based on the fact that these have GPS they’re gonna be the best fitness trackers for anybody that’s running a lot. The one advantage that the Vivo sport has over the Vivosmart HR plus is that, it’s sleeker its slimmer and it has a color display, but other than that you’ll be just fine with that Vivosmart HR plus.
Garmin vivofit 3 – For Cross-fit
Now let’s talk about the best fitness tracker for fitness anybody that’s doing Cross-fit or weight training or Pilates or Plyometrics any sort of training where you’re really getting your heart rate up. I think it’s a good idea to utilize a chest strap heart rate monitorfor $20 only, so I’m gonna say the best one for fitness is the Garmin Vivofit 3. This one is really affordable, typically you can find that right about a $100 or less. But you’re gonna want to get an ant’s plus heart rate monitor. I like this device because it’s affordable it’s got fantastic battery life, like twelve months it actually uses a coin cell battery, and on top of that you’ll get your heart rate data from your chest strap heart rate monitor and it’s really durable it’s waterproof you can bang it around on things hidden on weights and it’s going to be good to go. If you want a fitness tracker purely for tracking really hardcore workouts and all of that I think the vivofit 3 is a great option.
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Alta HR – For Style
The best fitness tracker for style is the Alta HR. From Fitbit so this is right around $150 at retail. I like this for style because there’s a lot of people out there that don’t want to tell everybody they’re wearing a fitness tracker and don’t want to tell everybody they’re trying to lose weight. This one can be more covert but you still have a built-in wrist heart rate monitor. You still have a display that still relays the incoming notifications from your phone like calls and text messages. I think it looks nice you can get a bunch of different bands to make it look more or less sporty or more appropriate for the office. I think just based on style this is a really great choice. Plus you don’t make that many compromises, at least for the average person that just wants a fitness tracker that looks nice.
Misfit Ray/Shine – Under $100
Next is the best fitness tracker under $100 and there’s actually two here, because they’re made from the same brand. It is Misfit and it’s the Ray or the
Shine. Both of them you can find like under $100, but sometimes even under like seventy eighty dollars. so if you want a cheap fitness tracker, this is the
way to go. They do have a really good mobile app they are owned by a fossil, so they’re owned by a big company. Though do all the basics steps calories all of that plus they look nice too, because they’ve got like an aluminum body ones. More cylindrical the other ones kind of like a little pebble. The bottom line is they’re very affordable. I like the mobile app I think the fitness tracking features are pretty good, and if you don’t wanna spend a whole lot of money, they’re a great option.
Garmin Vivomove HR – Watch Style Fitness Tracker
Now we have the best watch style fitness tracker. This is a pier play fitness tracker but it looks like a watch it’s the Garmin Vivomove HR. it’s actually the watch I’m wearing right now. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on this thing I think it looks nice. it does have interchangeable bands, so if you want leather bands you could do that you can just search on Amazon and find a bunch of other bands for it. It does have a wrist heart rate monitor and the cool thing about this. While it looks like a watch it has all the capabilities of a fitness tracker, steps calories burned, distance traveled, heart rate, all of that you can even track exercises. It has a hidden display so you’ve double tap. You can see things like the date, your step count, you can even see incoming notifications, you can even pause and play music that’s playing on your phone. So look there’s a lot of devices out there that are watch style but this is my favorite one. It’s right around $200.
Fitbit Charge 2 – Best Overall
But if you want a watch style fitness tracker this is the best one but the best overall fitness tracker is the Fitbit charge 2. This is probably the most popular fitness tracker out there. I’ve really enjoyed testing it. We did a full review on this thing and it’s actually the device that my mom wears. I think it
both looks nice and it has some performance elements to it. It does all of your standard fitness tracking things like steps, calories burned, sleep, all of that it relays incoming notifications from your phone. It does have that wrist heart rate monitor which is great. It’s got an awesome mobile app and I think it’s just that perfect sweet spot in terms of being useful for fitness useful for activity tracking and sleep tracking and looking nice and it’s just the perfect blend of everything. So if you’re only getting one device and you want to spend right around $150, the Fitbit charge 2 is the best overall fitness tracker on the market. Right now and that’s it for the list I hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful.
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If you think you have some honorable mentions that we did not include in the list, comment down below and we surely will take a look at it and add it on our list.