Here's a Roundup of The Best Fitness Trackers
Fitness trackers are an excellent way to track your health and get fit. We find many people searching for Fitness trackers with GPS or heart rate sensor, so we decided to do a roundup of all the best fitness trackers you can buy today:
1. Fitbit Surge - $240 on sale at Amazon.com
Fitbit Surge’s main feature is its optical heart rate sensor and the PurePulse tech which enabled automatically monitoring all your stats every few seconds. It then uses the data to make the most of your training while accurately tracking calorie burn. You can also set the target heart rate zone, to make sure that you are working hard enough but not overdoing it and then beaming back data via companion apps
. These amazing apps have what we called a nifty trick - the power to plot your heart rate readings right on a graph and review all such data taken many weeks all in one go.
The only downside is the price of the device. In addition, its design can be somewhat bulky and displays only very basic notifications from your phone.
Buy it on Fitbit.com or on Amazon w/ Prime
The wristband Fitbit Charge HR packs a punch for the size and price. It comes with a caller ID, impressive battery life of up to 5 to 7 days. To top it all, it gives you accurate tracking. And while it may not be perfect it is still one of the best among wearable fitness trackers, especially for the price. You have features which continuously track heart rate and buring up of calories. Since, the app is simple it is terrific for both beginners and for people who are looking for motivation. One downside is that the device does not have GPS. Other than that, the HR is really cool and comfortable wearable fitness tracker.
Buy it on Fitbit.com or on Amazon w/ Prime!
3. Wahoo TICKR X - $99 on Amazon w/ Prime
Wahoo’s TICKR X rates the highest score among the entire heart rate monitoring wearable devices. The device is truly an ultimate workout tracker which captures both motion and intensity. It has an internal memory which is capable of storing at least 16-hours of your heart rate data besides an additional motion analytics which keeps track of your cycles too. You can do your regular workout without using your smart phone, and at the same time transfer all your data right back to when you are at home and taking a shower.
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4. Garmin Forerunner 225 - Best Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate + GPS ($299)
Garmin's new running watch comes with optical HR technology — this one is a best seller and for many reasons. Garmin is known to make high quality products and the Garmin Forerunner is always a top choice. It also has features like full GPS tracking and in-built water resistant. The most important update is the Garmin Connect software which gives you detailed and useful info. The watch comes in red and black colors.
Buy it at Garmin.com or Amazon
5. Basis Peak - Best Fitness and Sleep Tracker - $178 on Amazon
I’m sure you will love the rugged-designer look of the Basis Peak. It comes with some of the best optical monitoring system available right now. Since the designer-grip on the wrist ensures a tight fit, the reading is more accurate and sweats do not affect its performance at all. Another unique thing about this device is that it comes with in-built perspiration sensors to measure your level of sweats! It’s worth a try despite the bulky size.
MSRP Price: $199.99 from mybasis.com.
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The TomTom comes with a heart rate monitor and its measurement is pleasantly accurate. The built-in HRM produces almost identical HR stats to the Garmin with the HRM strap. TomTom clearly picks up the GPS signal faster, sometimes 1 minute before Garmin. While the price is pretty high when compared to the standard runner devices, the extra dollars give you that edge – you will no longer need to strap yourself with a heart rate monitor, and this fitness tracker really delivers.
Mio Alpha 2 ditches the chest strap and it now a wearable on the wrist giving you an accurate heart rate. You can also configure the heart rate zones. There is also an LED alert flash light to inform you your current zone and it is compatible with lots of other fitness apps. The inbuilt memory can record about 25 hours of workout data, with details like distance, speed, pace and the calories data which comes from the accelerometer. Even though the Mio does tracks the heart rate really good, Alpha 2 does not have a GPS and the design is not too sleek — we think it's slightly expensive.
Buy it online at mioglobal.com or Amazon.com
Garmin recently started aggressively on its heart rate watch devices, but it continues to offer the strap option. This device is designed to integrate with the company’s fitness devices, including that of the Forerunner watch. This way you will be able to see your BPM on the move. It is really handy and it will remember a device once you paired them.
9. Polar H7 Bluetooth Heart Rate Strap - $49 on Amazon
Polar H7 is another solid device to mother heart rate. It can also be used for clocking those beats while you are swimming. Coming with an in-built Bluetooth, H7 fits nicely with most devices and mobile apps. However, it is advisable to check your device before buying one. We love the price and the simplicity.
The Jabra Sport Pulse is quite unique in the way it measures your heart rate – while most devices do it from the arm, wrist or chest, this little one does it from your ears. This wireless in-ear headphone set does away with chest straps or watches. It takes reading right from your lug holes and the data is sent to your phone via Bluetooth, with voice feedback as you workout. It is comfortable to wear and we love the smart audio options. Even then, the heart rate readings were somewhat dubious and the device is pretty expensive.