Working out in this day and age has definitely changed a lot from what we were used to back then. Nowadays, there is a lot of technology involved that is supposed to help get people off their seats and into the gym. In terms of being able to track your fitness, there are so many options out there that it can feel overwhelming, but here are what we consider to be the five best fitness trackers you might be able to find in 2019.
It would be impossible for Xiaomi to not be included in this list. This is because Xiaomi’s Mi Band 3 is possibly one of the cheapest (if not the cheapest) fitness trackers available in the market today. It does everything a fitness tracker should do and then some, which includes a built-in heart rate tracker, step counter, calorie counter, and more.
It is also water-resistant which means that taking with you for a swim will not be a problem. It also displays additional information such as incoming calls, messages, and so on, allowing to almost double up as a smartwatch. It also boasts a battery that Xiaomi claims will last you up to 20 days. t is currently priced at $30.
Just like how it would be impossible to not include Xiaomi in this list, it would also be just as impossible to not include Fitbit. Fitbit has made a reputation for themselves over the years as the creators of some of the best fitness trackers in the market today, and the Charge 3 is no exception.
It comes with your standard fitness tracking functions, such as heart rate monitoring, a step counter, and also a feature called SmartTrack that has the ability to automatically recognize your workouts. There are also goal-based modes that lets users set a fitness goal they want to meet and the Charge 3 will track you until you complete it. The Fitbit Charge 3 is currently priced at $140.
One of the main differences between fitness trackers and smartwatches would be the display, where typically smartwatches feature larger displays so that it can show more information. The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro seems to toe the line between a fitness tracker and display, where its huge screen makes it ideal for displaying more information than your standard tracker.
As a fitness tracker, it comes with your standard tracking functions like heart rate monitoring, but with its larger display, the Gear Fit2 Pro also has the ability to display information like a map of your recent run or bike ride, thanks to the use of its built-in GPS. It is also water-resistant up to 50m and users will also be able to play songs stored directly in the device. The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro was originally priced at $200, but it is now priced at a much more affordable $115.
Garmin used to be primarily known as the maker of GPS systems for cars back in the day, but the company has since moved on to creating other products, such as fitness trackers, and have actually become rather known for it as well. The Garmin Vivosmart 4 is one of the options sold by the company and is actually one of their more affordable offerings.
It features a rather minimalistic and simplistic design, perfect for those who just need something to track their workouts. There is a built-in heart rate monitor which according to Garmin, can also be used to track your stress levels. It also has the ability similar to the Apple Watch where it can notify users of elevated heart rate levels.
In addition to fitness tracking, the Vivosmart 4 is also capable of tracking your sleep which is also important to one’s overall health. It has the ability to measure the different states of your sleep where you can then check the data in its accompanying app. The Garmin Vivosmart 4 is currently priced at $100.
If you’re looking for the utmost in simplicity when it comes to fitness trackers, it really does not get as simple as the Moov Now. Unlike all the other fitness trackers we listed above, the Moov Now does not come with a screen, which for some might be good because it is distraction free.
It is also unique in the sense that it seems to be aimed more towards those who do other kinds of sports, like boxing or swimming. Due to its simplicity, it will be lacking certain features like a step-counter and GPS, but it will still be more than capable of tracking your runs. Also, the lack of a display means that its battery life is phenomenal at an estimated 6 months before needing a charge. It is also priced very affordable at $40.