One of the most important components of a good fitness regimen is the ability to track your progress. These little wrist devices have become the norm for hardcore fitness people and newbies alike, giving them the data they need to prosper and improve their routines. Some are better than others, so here are the best fitness trackers as of 2017.
Samsung Gear Fit 2
Samsung has been rising up the ranks. Their Gear Fit 2 offers a vast improvement over previous devices, mainly because it works across all iPhones (just have to have iOS 9 or above).
Aesthetically it looks quite nice, and the screen size is nice and big so you don’t have press the watch against your face to read your stats.
TomTom Spark 3
Yes, TomToms are back. Or, maybe they never went away in the first place. Either way, this Spark 3 is a surprisingly nice offering from the old school GPS brand.
It’s about $30 cheaper than the first 2 we mentioned ($100), provides phone-free music, and a heart rate monitor.
There’s nothing bad to be said about the Moov Now. Firstly, you can find it for under $60, which probably makes you think it’s somehow inferior but trust us, it isn’t.
Of course it’s great for runners but it can also be used to track reps whether you’re a boxer or MMA star. It’s truly the best bang for your buck, despite having no screen.
Garmin Vivosmart HR+
Imagine having a device that lasts you 6 days on a single battery! Welcome to the Garmin Vivosmart HR+. This monochrome device will give you access to heart rate monitoring, a GPS, and a minimalist design for those who don’t care to draw attention to themselves while out on the running trails.
Garmin Vivofit 3
Trusty Garmin is at your service. Every Vivofit is great, but this one is the best so far. Miraculously you won’t need to charge your battery for an entire year, even though the display is always-on.
One of the most unique looking fitness trackers on the market, this Huawei Fit is simplistic but still offers some nice features.
It has a heart rate tracker, waterproof design, and sleep monitoring. But it doesn’t LOOK like a fitness device, which is ideal for some users and not for others.
— Meshelle N. (@BluEinstein2) May 16, 2017