Top Fitness Trackers 2018
A fitness tracker is an almost indispensable device for all connoisseurs of an active lifestyle. If you play sports or like jogging, even if you are a fan of outdoor activities, a fitness tracker can be a great companion and help you monitor your own health. Especially for you, we have selected the top fitness trackers that are popular in 2018.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3
After the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 has been one of the most popular budget fitness trackers for a long time, fans have been eagerly awaiting the next model and it is finally on sale. Mi Band 3 has a lot of new features, while maintaining a fundamental advantage — a low price.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 retains a minimalistic design, the tracker is still easy to wear and weighs only 20g, it is almost invisible in everyday life. Despite this, the screen is still enlarged — now the OLED panel with a diagonal of 0.78 inches acts as a display. In addition, the display is touch sensitive. To activate functions and menus, use the touch key, the button at the bottom of the screen. The screen is still black and white.
Fitness features include a heart rate sensor that has been improved over the previous model to provide even more accurate readings. The tracker is also equipped with a pedometer. In general, Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is designed specifically for tracking sports activity, whether it’s running, walking or cycling. Also, the tracker works in water, so you can swim with it. The only thing this tracker doesn’t have is GPS. Of course, manufacturers have not ignored sleep sensors: the watch transmits all the information to the application. In terms of app and smartphone interaction, Xiaomi is ready to work with iOS and Android. The display will even receive abbreviated notifications, which are planned to be expanded in future versions of the application. The watch battery, according to the manufacturer, can withstand 20 days in standby mode.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2
Almost legendary of its kind, the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 fitness tracker is still relevant and popular in 2018. The functionality of the bracelet suits almost everyone — tracking daily activity is incredibly convenient with the application for iOS and Android. The watch is synchronized via Bluetooth and transfers data quickly. Features include a screen that displays clock and sensor readings. Among the convenient features, one can single out a very accurate pedometer, a heart rate sensor, the readings of which are transmitted and stored in the application, calories consumed per day, etc.
In the absence of physical activity, the tracker reminds the user that it would be nice to warm up.
The tracker also has the function of a smart watch — when synchronized, it transmits notifications from a smartphone directly to a monochrome display.
The tracker weighs only 7g, the comfortable silicone bracelet is comfortably attached to the wrist and is easy to wear. IP67 tracker protection class, it is not afraid of drops, splashes and sand. You can use it without removing it in the shower, although it’s better not to take it to the pool or ponds. For different styles, you can always choose the right color for the bracelet, because it can be changed whenever you want. In addition, the choice of bracelets for the legendary fitness tracker is incredibly large.
Xiaomi Amazfit Core
Xiaomi is not limited to only one fitness tracker model, offering users a digression from the “success formula” that has become Mi Band. Amazfit Cor is much more like other trackers, with a large 1.23-inch OLED display and a resolution of 160×80 pixels. The display itself is protected by Gorilla Glass, the coating of which is oleophobic, that is, it repels fat. Of course, the functions go beyond the usual — this is an advanced heart rate sensor that is able to track the pulse during activity, sleep and rest. It notifies you of changes and overloads in real time, so you’ll always be accurately informed of your own state. Data is displayed directly on the display or in the application.
The case of the bracelet is made of polished stainless steel and is protected from water and dust. You can dive with Amazfit Cor to a depth of 50 meters, so it will do a great job of measuring activity while swimming. The strap is made of hypoallergenic silicone, which is suitable for all skin types and does not cause irritation even when worn for a long time. The tracker notifies you of new messages from your smartphone and displays the weather. The battery capacity is 170 mAh and the device weighs only 32g, so it is always ready to use in any conditions.
Microsoft band 2
Microsoft has also not left the fitness tracker market without attention, and despite the fact that the Microsoft Band 2 is not a new device, it does not lose its relevance. The bracelet is equipped with a simple clear interface that will not confuse the user. The display of the device is an AMOLED color touch screen protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The body is made of aluminum. The watch is protected against splashes and drops according to the WR20 class.
The functionality includes a sensor for sleep, calories consumed per day, physical activity and stress, and, of course, heart rate. At the same time, the tracker is equipped with a gyroscope, an accelerometer and a thermometer, which allows you to monitor the temperature around. The device is not deprived of the functions of a smart watch, it receives notifications, displays the weather and is even equipped with GPS. Via Bluetooth, the Microsoft Band 2 connects to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone operating systems. By the way, this is one of the few trackers that sync with Windows Phone. The bracelet weighs 8.5g, is easy to wear on the arm and charges quickly. The battery lasts for 48 hours of gentle use. Users are attracted by the build quality and convenience of the device. It is suitable for both adults and children, because the sizes of the belts vary from large to small.
Meizu H1 appeared as a competitor to Xiaomi Mi Band 2. Although it has not become as popular, it is clearly of interest in terms of price and functionality. The H1 is Meizu’s first foray into the fitness tracker market, and it’s quite successful. Stylish design is provided by the monolithic structure of the bracelet. It looks solid and does not attract too much attention, but all the necessary information is right on the wrist.
The tracker is equipped with sleep and calorie sensors. In addition, there are heart rate sensors and an accelerometer on the case. Also, the tracker is able to notify you of inactivity, and messages when connected to a smartphone. The data is displayed on a monochrome touch OLED display. The device itself is protected by IP67 class. The tracker can be synchronized with smartphones based on IOS and Android. In offline mode, the tracker can work up to 15 days, with active use — up to 7 days.
Overall, this is a simple and stylish device at a very affordable price.
iWOWN i7 is the borderline device between smartwatch and fitness tracker. With the external characteristics of the watch, in fact, the device offers ample fitness opportunities. The watch is able to track activity and physical activity, displaying information and data on the display or on a smartphone. You can sync iWOWN i7 with Android and iOS. At the same time, the device can receive notifications from your smartphone about calls and messages with the ability to answer, receive your mail and of course, it supports a number of sports applications aimed at your daily exercises. So, iWOWN is able to monitor your sleep, calories, activity and heart rate with a continuous measurement function.
iWOWN i7 is equipped with a 1.28-inch backlit LCD touch screen.
In active mode, the device can work up to 168 hours, while the battery capacity is 100mAh. Additional features that will make working with the watch even more convenient are the ability to control the smartphone camera and protection against loss.
Huawei Honor Band 3
Huawei Honor is not only popular smartphones, but also a convenient fitness bracelet. Huawei Honor 3 is made in a fashionable modern style, this device is a device with an elongated monochrome PMOLED display. The display diagonal is 0.91 inches. The convenience of the tracker lies in its functionality: it is equipped with constant heart rate monitoring, user sleep tracking, which is responsible for the special Huawei True Sleep technology, a pedometer and a calorie counter. Via Bluetooth, the device is synchronized with smartphones based on Android 4.4 and higher and iOD 8.0 and higher. These are not all the characteristics that are inherent in the tracker — the case is protected according to the IP68 protocol, which allows its use in water at a depth of up to 50 meters. The tracker is made of metal, and the strap is made of silicone, which does not irritate the skin. The device weighs 18g, and the battery capacity is 100mAh.
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit are the world’s most popular fitness trackers, and the Charge 2 is more relevant than ever even in 2018. The body of the device is equipped with a large touch-sensitive contrast OLED display, monochrome, but with an excellent image. The display is detachable, so the straps of the device can be changed. Fitbit Charge 2 tracks activity during various sports: the tracker has several modes. Outdoor running, treadmill, walking, elliptical trainers, weight machines, biking and interval training. At the same time, Fitbit automatically recognizes and changes modes. The device does not have a GPS tracker, but it uses the resources of a smartphone with which it is synchronized via Bluetooth. It can be an Android, Windows or iOS smartphone. The heart rate sensor is equipped with a breath guide that helps stabilize the pulse during use. The application is easy to use, in addition, it captures and tracks the data received from the tracker. The battery in general lasts up to 4 days with active use. Charging takes less than 2 hours. The Fitbit Charge 2 is one of the best trackers available on the market for fitness enthusiasts.
Huawei TalkBand B3 Lite
Another tracker model from Huawei is the TalkBand B3 Lite. The difference lies in its advanced features, such as the ability to call your favorite contacts directly from the bracelet. To do this, just use the appropriate option on the PMOLED display with a resolution of 120×80 pixels. By the way, the display is monochrome, and the body of the tracker, made of stainless steel, is protected according to the IP57 standard from dust and moisture. With Huawei TalkBand B3, you can track your own sleep frequency, calories consumed and physical activity. The device is equipped with the possibility of replacing the bracelet, so it is designed for a long service life. The tracker from Huawei weighs 95.8g, and the battery capacity is 91mAh. This provides up to 6 days of active use or 6 hours of talk time. At the same time, the battery is fully charged in 1.5 hours.
Fitbit Flex 2
If you are looking for quality and simplicity, then the Fitbit Flex 2 is the perfect option. This bracelet is designed with a “nothing more” principle, it does not have a display and is a neat silicone tracker with various sensors. The notification of the user happens by means of vibration and light-emitting diode indicators. The device is completely waterproof and suitable for continuous wear without diving. Detailed activity data can be obtained through an application for Android, Windows Phone or iOS, the bracelet is synchronized with a smartphone via Bluetooth. Fitbit Flex 2 counts calories consumed, physical activity and wearer’s sleep. The device is easy to use and convenient to use.
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