The Five Best Fitness Trackers in 2020

Best Fitness Trackers in 2020
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Fitness trackers, also known as activity trackers, record our daily steps, track heart rate and even monitor sleeping habits. With similar features as smartwatches, fitness trackers belong to a different category and their popularity is on the rise. From Fitbit, the pioneer in this field to newcomers like Samsung, various companies have deluged the market with trackers. Here are the 5 best fitness trackers of 2020 that are worth spending your money on.

  1. Fitbit Charge 3

Fitbit Charge 3, with a $149 price tag, promises to be the company’s best all-around general fitness tracker. The new Charge 3 keeps to a thinner, vertical-screened look unlike the watches with large screens. The comfortable rubber band comes in two sizes. Additionally, it has a woven nylon band and a perforated rubber sports band. The larger OLED is crisp and easier to read, and has ample room to show more text messages.

  • Display: OLED
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Price: $149

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  1. Honor Band 5 Sport

Honor Band 5 Sport is a cheap fitness tracker built especially for runners. This tracker gives you precise run and step count, eco-friendly credentials and up to two weeks of battery life. The strap is made out or recycled plastic bottles.

  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Heart rate tracker: No
  • GPS: No
  • Compatibility: Android/iOS
  • Price: $30
  1. Xiaomi Mi Band 4

From Running to Cycling and Swimming, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is loaded with features. It gives you heart rate tracker, steps count and comes with a long battery life (about 20 days). The color display allows you to install vibrant watch faces. You can instantly view call, text, app notifications and music in play. Idle alerts warn you when you’ve been sitting for too long.

  • Display: Full color AMOLED
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Sleep tracker: Yes
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • GPS: No
  • Compatibility: iOS and Android
  • Price: $29
A kid showing off his fitness tracker
Image: Fitbit
  1. Fitbit Ace 2 for Kids

Made for kids over the age of six, the Fitbit Ace 2 activity tracker makes family time more fun by helping to build healthy habits with motivating challenges and sleep tracking. Kids can pick their own clock face, choose an avatar and cover photo for the app, and style Ace 2 with accessory bands. A kid-friendly interface that tracks steps, active minutes, and sleep, reports DigitalTrends. Kids can view messages from friends who have been approved by parents, but there is no tie-in to any social network.

  • Swimproof: Yes
  • Sleep tracker: Yes
  • Platform: Android, iOS
  • Price: 49.95

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  1. Samsung Galaxy Fit

With vivid and colorful 0.95-inch AMOLED display, Samsung’s galaxy fit is an excellent choice for the athlete who wants a reliable fitness tracker. Galaxy Fit starts tracking up to six activities automatically so you can focus purely on getting fit. You can select and customize up to ten preferred activities from more than 90 workouts on the Samsung Health mobile app. What’s more, you can also register a favored activity for a quick start. It shows you distance, pace, and elapsed time. It also includes heart rate monitor, sleep and stress tracking. It keeps you informed by allowing you to reply instantly with preset messages for incoming texts.

  • Display: AMOLED
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Water resistant: 5ATM
  • GPS: No
  • Price: $69.99
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