When it comes to fitness trackers and smartwatches, there are so many on the market that it can be difficult to know where to begin. But this is why we researched the best ones no matter if you’re a serious triathlon athlete or just looking to live a healthier lifestyle.
Fitbit Charge 2
At $150, this fitness tracker will probably get you the most bang for your buck. The band is sleek and small enough that it’s not a distraction like some other bulky trackers on the market. In addition, the features look simple and you can customize your settings to fit your goals and lifestyle.
Not to mention, the battery lasts about 5 days so you don’t have to worry about constantly charging it.
However, if you’re a dedicated long-distance runner or swimmer, this band is not going to give you all the features you need. But if you just enjoy being active or on a journey to a healthier lifestyle the Fitbit Charge 2 will give you everything you need.
With fun communities you can join, daily step reminders, little messages of encouragement, and weekly stat updates, the Fitbit Charge 2 ranks high on our list.
For $200, The Polar M430 definitely doesn’t disappoint if you’re looking for a more complex tracker. It includes everything the Fitbit Charge 2 has (sleep tracking, heart rate monitor, step tracker, etc.), but also includes a GPS function, fitness tests, a fitness diary and it’s said to also be very accurate.
It doesn’t have the sleekest design, however, so if you don’t mind sporting an athletic orange, white, or black band, this tracker won’t disappoint.
TomTom Spark 3
Some notable features on the TomTom Spark 3 are its GPS function, route tracker, ability to track multiple forms of activity, heart rate monitor and training programs.
But one of it’s most unique features is that you can upload and listen to your music with the device so you can train phone-free.
The design is very simple, but almost to a fault as it looks like an outdated piece for its functionality. Especially since it is not a touchscreen like most watches in the market.