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Top 10 best budget fitness trackers
At number 10, we present the Whoop 4.0.
This fitness tracker is unlike the rest since you don’t buy it outright.
Instead, you sign up for a monthly subscription of $30, with options for a 6-month or 12-month subscription that can lower the cost to $288 or $324, respectively.
Even though it doesn’t have a screen or built-in GPS, it’s an excellent choice for those who desire profound insights into their heart rate and recovery data.
Keep in mind, it’s only beneficial if you actually use it.
If your goal is to delve deep into your physical data to better understand your training and possibly avoid overtraining injuries, this is one of the best in the market.
Amazfit Bip U Pro
At number 9, we have the Amazfit Bip U Pro.
It’s hard to believe that a smartwatch as light, water-resistant, and detailed in health tracking as this one comes with a price tag of less than $100.
Its built-in GPS is a rare find in this price range, perfect for tracking steps, pace, and distance.
The Bip U Pro offers over 60 sports modes and records heart rate, blood oxygen levels, sleep quality, and stress levels.
Even though it doesn’t measure up to high-end smartwatches in terms of performance and features, its battery life of nine days and an easy-to-use interface make it an excellent option for fitness tracker beginners.
In 8th place, we find the Wyze Band.
If you’re in the market for an affordable yet efficient fitness tracker, you can’t ignore the $25 Wyze Band.
This little powerhouse showcases a clear, vibrant AMOLED display and offers a whole week of juice from a single charge – impressive, right?
Now, if running is your thing, you’re going to love the detailed stats this tracker provides.
Pair it with the Wyze app, and you’ll be able to check out your average pace, the calories you’ve torched, your heart rate while pounding the pavement, and the total miles you’ve conquered.
While it doesn’t provide metrics for other workout types, it’s a solid choice for walkers, joggers, or runners.
But, here’s the real kicker – the Wyze Band is the only budget fitness tracker that comes with Alexa built-in! Yep, you heard it right.
Talk to your wrist, command your smart home devices, and feel a bit like James Bond. A few connectivity hiccups aside, we found this feature pretty darn cool!
Xiaomi Mi Band 7
Our 7th pick is the Xiaomi Mi Band 7, which stands out in the under $50 category.
This lightweight tracker is ideal for tracking steps, sleep cycles, and heart rate. With a battery life of up to 14 days, a clear touchscreen display, and 110 workout modes, it offers fantastic value.
You will need to connect to your phone for GPS, but it’s a small trade-off for a reliable, simple, and long-lasting fitness tracker.
Huawei Band 3 Pro
The 6th spot goes to the Huawei Band 3 Pro.
The Huawei Band 3 Pro comes loaded with everything you could dream of in a budget-friendly fitness tracker.
With its vibrant OLED touchscreen, heart rate tracker, built-in GPS, and in-depth sleep analysis, this gadget’s really got it all.
It even throws in swim-tracking and a nifty feature that lets it work as a remote shutter for your smartphone’s camera. All this for just $70, that’s quite the bargain!
But, wait! There are a couple of things about the Band 3 Pro that could do with a bit of a tune-up. For starters, its metal frame might feel a bit bulky for those with petite wrists.
And, when we tried using the GPS, it took an age to lock onto a signal. Not to mention, the heart rate data seemed a bit off. But if you’re not too fussed about these issues, it’s a total steal at this price!
Garmin Vivofit 4
On the 5th spot, we have the Garmin Vivofit 4.
This tracker has a battery that can last for an entire year, meaning you never have to worry about charging it.
While it lacks premium features like GPS or heart rate tracking, it shines in recording daily activities and syncs with Garmin Connect for customized goal setting and motivation.
Coming in 4th place is the Withings Move.
If you’re a fan of classic watches, then the Withings Move might just be the fitness tracker for you!
It’s got that timeless analog vibe with a circular display and those old-school watch hands we all love.
Plus, it’s got this cool subdial nestled on the face that shows you how much you’re smashing your daily activity goals.
Now, don’t expect a lot of high-tech wizardry here. We’re talking about a heart rate sensor and smartphone notifications no-show.
Yep, that means you won’t be able to reply to texts or even know when they pop up on your phone.
But hey, if you’re looking for a fitness tracker with just the basics, this one does the job. It’s got a connected GPS feature too.
Just don’t forget to bring your phone when you head out for a run. If it decides to play hide and seek at any point, don’t fret! Just disconnect and reconnect it to your phone, and you’ll be back in business.
Now let’s talk battery life. The Withings Move is like the Energizer bunny of fitness trackers.
It keeps going and going…for a whopping 18 months without needing a recharge. Seriously, how awesome is that?
In the ocean of smartwatches and fitness trackers that beg for a power top-up daily, the Move is like a breath of fresh air.
The only time I really needed to take it off was post-run when I wanted to give my skin a breather while showering.
If long battery life tops your wishlist, there’s hardly any other fitness tracker out there that can beat this guy. Just keep in mind that you’re trading some fancy features for that extensive battery life.
But hey, if you’re down for a lightweight, wallet-friendly, and stylish tracker with marathon-level battery life, the Withings Move is worth a look.
Huawei Band 7
Our 3rd place pick is the Huawei Band 7.
Owing to Huawei’s challenges in the U.S., scoring the Huawei Band 7 isn’t exactly a walk in the park for those residing in the region.
That’s quite unfortunate given that this fitness tracker packs a serious punch, especially considering its budget-friendly price point.
The Huawei Band 7 is on par with the Apple Watch when it comes to step tracking accuracy. It sports a generous 1.47-inch AMOLED screen and a thin, sleek body under 1cm thick.
Don’t let its slim profile fool you, though; this tracker is loaded with top-notch fitness features.
Its TruSleep 2.0 technology provides an in-depth analysis of your sleep cycles, even edging out Apple’s tracker in our testing (note that Apple’s updated sleep functions weren’t available at the time).
Furthermore, it comes equipped with SpO2 sensors and training metrics to help monitor blood pressure.
In essence, the Huawei Band 7 is a cost-effective yet high-performing fitness gadget – highly recommended if you can manage to snag one.
Fitbit Charge 4
Just missing out on the top spot, at number 2, is the Fitbit Charge 4.
The Fitbit Charge 4 hits the sweet spot with core features like spot-on activity tracking and heart rate monitoring, along with some deluxe surprises not usually found in budget trackers.
Top of the list is its built-in GPS – no need to lug around your phone to track your distances accurately during outdoor workouts, whether it’s running, biking, or any other sport.
It delivers precise metrics on pace and distance, along with a workout intensity map featuring your route and effort.
The Charge 4 flaunts a vibrant, user-friendly touchscreen display that’s easy to read, even under the blazing sun. What’s the cherry on top? Its battery can last for an impressive week, quite a feat for a GPS-equipped fitness tracker.
On the downside, it lacks onboard music features, so your smartphone is still necessary for that.
Despite this, the Charge 4, brimming with functionalities, is a high-quality, value-for-money tracker that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Fitbit Inspire 3
Finally, the number 1 spot goes to the Fitbit Inspire 3.
The Fitbit Inspire 3 stands out as the top budget fitness tracker, mastering the basics like heart rate monitoring, detailed workout tracking, and sleep stage logging.
Its lack of built-in GPS might be a letdown – although it can pair with your phone’s GPS – but the Inspire 3 compensates with a plethora of other features.
These include the motivating Fitbit community, where you can join challenges and race against your friends, colleagues, or even strangers.
At a mere $100, you gain access to Fitbit’s Active Zone Minutes metric, touch controls, a remarkable 10-day battery life, and the most significant upgrade from the Inspire 2 – a vibrant AMOLED screen.
The device comes only in black but offers three band colors – black, lilac, and morning glow, in two sizes – small and large.
In our testing, we were smitten with its lightweight design, which makes 24/7 health tracking a breeze.
The color screen added a premium feel to the tracker. While it might not suit everyone’s taste, if you’re on the hunt for an affordable fitness tracker, the Inspire 3 is hard to beat.
So enamored were we with the Fitbit Inspire 3, we named it the Best Fitness Tracker in the 2023 Tom’s Guide Fitness Awards!
That’s it, folks! We hope this rundown has been informative and helps you make an informed choice when picking a budget fitness tracker.
Remember, it’s all about finding the right tool to aid your journey towards health and wellness. Happy tracking!