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Fitness Tracking Devices - Review

The Best Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers are the new hot gadget for helping to meet your exercise and health goals. With dozens currently on the market, deciding which features are actually useful and how much money you should spend can be tricky. tested 68 popular trackers to figure out which options are your best bet:

The trackers we tested have five things in common

  • Wireless syncing lets your device update its companion mobile app in real time, as you’re exercising.

  • Activity notifications alert you when it’s time to move, and when you’ve accomplished your goals.

  • Water resistance is mandatory for something you’ll be sweating in.

  • Minimum one-year warranties demonstrate that the manufacturer is willing to back its product.

  • Unisex designs so the device feels comfortable on any wrist.

Best Fitness Tracker Under £100

Garmin Vivofit 3: A low-profile, reasonably priced fitness tracker that still delivers on all of the necessities. It comes with a small built-in display that lets you easily keep an eye on your progress and the time throughout the day, as well as a user-friendly app. Our tests showed that it actually provides consistent step counting and distance tracking, too, which isn't true of every fitness tracker we tried. (£69)

Best Heart Rate Monitoring Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Charge 2: For about £30 more than the Vivofit 3, you get an even better app and all of the same basic functionality, plus heart rate monitoring. (£97.99)

Best Heart Rate Monitoring and GPS Fitness Tracker

Garmin Vivosmart HR+: A compact, feature-loaded device that’s waterproof. (£146.26)

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