The best fitness trackers come in all shapes and sizes, and we rank everything from Fitbit to Garmin to Samsung devices on our definitive list. A fitness tracker is the perfect way to monitor your activity and healthy effortlessly and with unmatched accuracy. Think of it as an electronic finger on the pulse, constantly measuring your vitals, quality of sleep and step count.
1. Moov Now
Our favorite fitness tracker right now
Great battery life
The Moov Now is officially our favorite fitness band in the world right now. It’s cheap, offers everything you’ll want in an everyday tracker and there’s a phenomenal six month long battery life.
The Moov Now isn’t just designed for step tracking though – it comes with boxing and rep-based training, as well as a swimming mode on top of run coaching and sleep monitoring features. That’s a lot to get stuck in with.
You won’t get GPS or some of the more complex fitness tracking features that others on this list offer, but if you’re looking for a great everyday tracker that doesn’t cost a lot of money the Moov Now will suit you perfectly.
2. Samsung Gear Fit 2
Samsung comes in a close second place
Could be spun in hand as well as on the table
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 has made hefty changes to the company’s wearable line both inside and out and the result is a device that does a whole lot for your money.
One of the most recent updates means the Gear Fit 2 will now work on all iPhone devices running iOS 9 and above software as well as Android phones.
It has a gorgeous design that looks fantastic on your wrist and as it’s sporting a big, beautiful AMOLED display you’ll be able to see all of your stats nice and clearly.
3. Garmin Vivosmart HR+
Third place goes to Garmin
Six day battery life
GPS and heart rate monitor
In third place is the Garmin Vivosmart HR+, which is on the more expensive side of the fitness trackers listed but offers everything you’ll want from an exercise tracker.
With a six-day long battery life, GPS features and a heart rate monitor, it’s hard to find any reason not to buy the Garmin Vivosmart HR+. The design isn’t the most attractive on this list, but it’s still something you won’t be embarrassed to wear on your wrist while out running.
You should definitely consider the Garmin Vivosmart HR+, especially if you’re looking for a band that can do high-end fitness tracking with an almost week long battery.
4. TomTom Spark 3
The heavy weight keeps it spinning for a long time
The TomTom Spark 3 is our fourth favorite fitness device and offers a lot of great features for your wrist, including music without your phone.
You can upload music directly to the TomTom Spark 3, so you won’t need to take your phone out with your Bluetooth headphones while on a run.
Plus on top of that, the Spark 3 offers up GPS tracking, a heart rate monitor and route navigation, making this the perfect wrist companion to wear while running around areas you don’t really know and discovering new places.
5. Fitbit Charge 2
The best Fitbit tracker money can buy
The Fitbit Charge 2 is the best Fitbit tracker you can buy right now. It’s more expensive than some of the other options from Fitbit, but if you’re looking to go jogging this is a great choice that won’t cost you as much as a traditional running watch.
It connects with the GPS on your phone, has a large screen to display your data, a heart rate tracker and new fitness features we’ve only previously seen on the Fitbit Blaze.
It may not be the cheapest device on the list, but this is the best Fitbit tracker money can buy.
6. Garmin Vivofit 3
A new entry from Garmin
A new entry from Garmin
The Garmin Vivofit 3 is one of the best fitness trackers the company has ever created, and that now means it sits in this prestigious list alongside some other fantastic tracking products.
We particularly like the super-long battery life of the Vivofit 3, which means you won’t need to recharge your device for a whole year.
You’ll miss out on phone notifications by buying this tracker, but you do get the benefit of an always-on display and some great fitness tracking features.
7. Fitbit Blaze
A solid wearable, but it won’t set the world alight
Stunning battery life
Interesting fitness features
Want a fitness tracker that looks more like a watch? You’ll likely like the look of the Fitbit Blaze.
The first tracking watch from Fitbit is a strange looking device, but suits a lot of people and comes with automatic fitness tracking features that make it possible to just jump into an exercise and wait for the results to roll in right away.
With good battery life and a plethora of extra features compared to most other Fitbit devices, this may be the best tracker for you.