6 Best Fitness Trackers of 2020

November 23, 2020


Fitness Tracker devices exist to help you live a healthier life by tracking your fitness goals. After hearing success stories, it’s likely you’ve considered purchasing one for yourself. Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, training for an event, or just want to make healthier choices every day–like me. The following are five of the best Fitness Trackers, to help you decide which one to buy (as rated by reviewed.com).

1. Fitbit Charge 4

$99.95 from Amazon

The Fitbit Charge 4 offers the best combination of features to motivate you to make real lifestyle changes, whether you’re looking to improve your activity level, your sleep habits, or even train for your first 5K.

Pros:

  • Comprehensive activity tracking features
  • Easy-to-use companion app
  • Comfortable to wear

Cons:

  • Heart rate monitoring is unreliable during workouts.

Fitbit, Inc. is an American consumer electronics and fitness company headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company, which has historically manufactured its products in China, has not been directly impacted by tariffs yet, although the tensions have been affecting the global macro outlook. Fitbit is now moving its manufacturingu operations out of China in order to avoid tariffs. Image source: Fitbit.The Motley Fool at fool.com

2. Garmin Vívosmart 4

$99.99 from Amazon

The Garmin Vivosmart 4 is a solid Compatible with Android and iOS

  • Loads of training metrics
  • Bright colorful display
  • Highly accurate heart rate monitoring
  • Sleep tracking could be more accurate
  • Great battery life
  • Still feels a little cheap

“The dominant brand in GPS, Garmin, manufactures in Taiwan, so its product will not receive the tariff. Garmin Ltd. co-founder and Executive Chairman Min Kao is no longer the top shareholder of the Olathe-based technology company. That title now belongs to co-founder Gary Burrell’s son, Jonathan, who holds an 11.97% stake in Garmin (Nasdaq: GRMN), just beating out Kao’s 11.69 percent.”www.bizjournals.com


“The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is the best Fitbit Versa 2 alternative you can buy thanks to its comprehensive fitness and health tracking suite. The Apple Watch Series 3 is another great Fitbit Versa 2 alternative. It only works with iPhones, but the Series 3 is a much better smartwatch overall than Fitbit’s offering.”www.androidauthority.com

3. Fitbit Versa Lite Edition

$189.00 from Amazon(currently on sale $118.99)

The large-faced Versa Lite packs similar features to the Fitbit Charge 4 fitness tracker, minus built-in GPS but plus some (but limited) smartphone apps. Pros:

  • Large, easy-to-read display
  • Feature-packed fitness tracking
  • Some smartwatch apps

Cons:

  • Lacks swim tracking and built-in GPS
  • May feel large on some wrists
  • Limited smartwatch features

4. Garmin Vívoactive 4

$246.54 from Amazon

More multisport watch than simple activity tracker or smartwatch, the Garmin Vivoactive 4 offers a seemingly endless array of workout tracking modes, making good use of its built-in GPS. But it’s quite large and too complex for someone just wanting to track steps and sleep, and not nearly as robust a smartwatch as others. Pros:

  • Nearly unlimited sports workout modes
  • Comprehensive activity tracking

Cons:

  • Touchscreen isn’t ideal for fumbling runners’ fingers
  • Many menus to navigate to find what you want
  • Limited smartwatch features

5. Fitbit Inspire HR

$79.95 from Amazon

The budget-minded Fitbit Inspire HR isn’t as high quality as other Fitbits, but if all you want is a simple Fitbit device for tracking the basics on its superior app, it does the job. Pros

  • Tracks basic activity well
  • Gets you into the Fitbit universe on a budget

Cons

  • Cheap-looking, plastic-y feel
  • Dim display

6. Apple Watch

Amazon.com

  • Clean & sophisticated look
  • Heart rate & rhythm metrics
  • Customizable case & band
  • Not available for Android
  • Priciest option (this is the reason that it is not #1)
  • Cycle Tracking App
  • Limited battery life

“The assembly of Apple’s devices is for the most part done in China – which is why we will continue to see “Made in China” despite a lot of these companies, including Apple, creating their designs in countries like the United States.”Macworld UK at “Because most Apple products are Assembled in, and shipped from China. Apple has used Chinese contractors to actually assemble their devices for many years now. Foxconn is the primary contractor for iPhones. Interestingly, many other name brand companies contract their devices with many of these same companies.”discussions.apple.com

How would you best use a Fitness Tracker? Please share in the comments. Thank you for sharing!

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