Fitness trackers help people stay in shape and track progress. Here are the best fitness trackers based on price, shape, and function. Almost all of them require a mobile app to track performance and set up smartphone notifications.
Fitbit Charge 4
This ticks all the boxes when it comes to health and fitness features, and even goes beyond it by measuring heart rate zone notifications during workouts and advanced sleep metrics. It also includes built-in GPS tracking to track outdoor workouts independently on a mobile phone.
This fitness tracking device can also process mobile payments and allow Android users to respond to text messages and messages.
Fitbit Inspire 2
This discreet and affordable device features the essentials in terms of health and fitness, including heart rate tracking, automatic training detection, and detailed sleep tracker analysis via Fitbit Premium. Its silicone sports straps are easy to replace with a leather or stainless steel mesh strap for more fashionable users. Battery life also lasts up to 10 days on charge, while charge 4 lasts about five days when turning off the GPS.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4
For less than $40, the Mi Band 4 is the cheapest device. This fitness watch has most of the features that would be in a more expensive fitness tracker, such as an AMOLED touchscreen that’s easy to see in sunlight with a 24/7 heart rate and sleep tracking. Battery life is also impressive, as users have about two and a half weeks before they need to recharge. However, this affordable tracker can only detect running, walking, cycling or swimming.
Nurvv Run Insoles
These $300 smart insoles are high-tech trackers that provide more information about a user’s run than any wrist-based tracker. Each insole has 16 sensors that detect the pressure of every step. Together with the app and trackers, they can measure everything from stride length to foot impact balance to give real-time feedback on reducing injuries or improving speed.
Apple Watch Series 3
Despite its age, the cheaper Apple Watch Series 3 has everything needed in a fitness tracker, but with additional smartwatch features. It not only keeps track of health stats and activity, but also gives users access to dozens of fitness apps, including Strava, Nike Training Club, and Apple’s own Fitness Plus, to help users train.
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