Which health tracking device is best for your lifestyle?

We've come a long way from simple pedometers. We know have the ability to easily track more metrics than ever, and all thanks to smartwatches. They can track our hearts, our blood pressure, our sleep, and every movement we make. And they also offer a ton of other useful amenities while doing so.

Which health tracking device is best for your lifestyle?
Apple Watch Series 5 with a Black Dial and Black Strap

Monitoring our health and fitness has gotten easier with the advancements of new technology and the introduction of health tracking devices. Fitness watches are now able to do more than ever, and they can be used for more than just letting us know how much we’ve exercised and how we’ve slept.

No one really likes to get those stand notifications when we’re relaxing and bingeing cartoons and Star Wars movies on Disney+. But as annoying as it may be to constantly have something on our wrist telling us what to do and reminding us that we’re not doing enough, we kinda need it. Many of us are too sedentary, and long hours working and sitting in the same position introduces an array of health problems to our bodies.

When it comes to health trackers, some people just want the basics. And some don’t know exactly what they want or will use and are looking to get started with a simpler model. Others are looking for luxury and performance. Whatever your needs, we’ve got a fitness watch that will fit your lifestyle and wants. If you’re looking to upgrade, change models, or just getting started, you’re sure to find something on this list.

These health tracking devices do more

If you’re looking for a fitness watch that offers a variety of services and will be great for everyday wear, these selections are perfect.

Apple Watch Series 5 Smartwatch

Apple is one of the top names in the market for smartwatches. And for good reason. They pair with all of your Apple products, and they have a great fitness tracking system. With the Series 5 Smartwatch, Apple has added more features to their design, the biggest being that the display is now always on. Now, you won’t have to lift your arm up to check the time or your stats for the day. If you’re looking to track your fitness stats and manage your phone alerts and apps on your iPhone, you’ll want this one.


Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch

Fitbit is known for their fitness watches, but the Versa 2 takes it up a notch in the realm of add-ons. This health tracking device also comes equipped with Amazon Alexa. And since it’s from Fitbit, this watch will offer you the best in health tracking, and with Fitbit Premium, you’ll be able to get personalized advice based on your watch stats.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Smart Activity Tracker

If you have a Samsung Galaxy and are looking for a fitness watch that does more for you than just track your health, the Active2 watch is a great option. Not only does this watch keep you connected with your phone, it has LTE capabilities so you don’t have to take your phone with you. And it has a large screen so you won’t be squinting at it, and it’s completely customizable so you can match it to anything. It tracks all of the standard health and fitness items, but it also comes with a running coach.

Fitbit Ace 2 Kids Swimproof Activity Tracker

Health trackers aren’t just for adults. It’s important for kids to learn about their health and learn how their activity—or lack thereof—affects their health. The Ace 2 is a great way to get your child thinking about their health in a positive way. This watch has five days of battery life, and they can wear it in the shower or pool. It also keeps them connect with family and friends and offers more than just fitness tracking for them.

Fossil Colorful Sport Smartwatch

Fossil brings you versatility and fantastic fitness tracking with the Colorful Sport Smartwatch. Not only is this watch versatile in user options, offering Bluetooth, Google Pay, Google Fit, and untethered GPS, it offers you versatility if color style. You can easily change the straps, and it has customizable dials. It has more than twenty-four hours of touchscreen use, and with low-power mode, you can extend the battery life for two days.

Fitbit Ionic Fitness Smartwatch

Any list about fitness watches is going to have more than one Fitbit watch on it. Especially since they’re such a great, versatile health tracking device. The Ionic Fitness Smartwatch will help you streamline your day and has a ton of features. It will allow third-party apps, so you can pair it with your phone, and you can upload all of your playlists directly to your watch thanks to its impressive amount of storage. You’ll also have full guidance for all of your exercising, and it tracks all of that standard health metrics.

Health trackers for highly active people

If you’re a person who focuses on their health and fitness and you want a watch that offers the best in health and fitness tracking amenities, this list of health tracking devices is for you.

Garmin fēnix 6X Series Multisport GPS Smartwatches

Garmin is a name you can trust, and the fēnix 6X Series Multisport GPS Smartwatches live up to the Garmin name. This series of smartwatches feature outdoor navigation sensors, so you’ll be able to find your way no matter what. They also use satellite data to guide you through whatever terrain you’re in, and they have programmed ski maps for over 2,000 ski resorts worldwide. How’s that for awesome? Plus, if you choose the 6X Pro Solar version, your watch will use solar energy to charge your watch.

PowerWatch Series 2 Thermoelectric Activity Tracker

You’ll never have to worry about charging your fitness watch with the PowerWatch Series 2 Thermoelectric Activity Tracker. This watch makes full use of your excess body heat and uses it to charge. And if you’re an outdoors lover, this watch also solar charges. It will monitor your heart rate, GPS location, and sleep, and it also can be submerged in water up to 200 meters deep. If you’re always on the go and active indoors and outdoors, this watch is a great bet for you.

Puma Smartwatch Wear OS Watch

Puma is a name synonymous with athletics, and now they have a watch built for swimming with the Puma Smartwatch Wear OS Watch. Of course, it’s been designed to tackle any other sport too. For competitive swimmers looking to track their fitness, this watch is weighs only about 27 grams, so you won’t have to worry about the added heft of a bulky fitness watch slowing you down. And with the retro design, it’ll stand out and look good.

Garmin vívoactive 4 and 4S GPS Watch Series

For the yogis out there, now there’s a watch that will monitor your breathing during a session. The Garmin vívoactive 4 and 4S GPS Watch Series is great for yoga workouts, and doesn’t require a chest strap to monitor your breathing. This watch will show you step-by-step workouts, comes with GPS, and it includes music features.

Sequent SuperCharger² Kinetic Smartwatch

Want to get paid for being active and healthy? Here’s your chance with the Sequent SuperCharger² Kinetic Smartwatch. This watch comes with its own cryptocurrency exchange system. When you use the Suquent BioFeedback app, you can earn SQ coins and receive financial advantages for health services and products. All you have to do? Be active. It also has a self-charging battery, so you’ll never run out of charge. As you move, the watch charges.

Motorola Moto 360 Sport Smartwatch

The Motorola Moto 360 Sport  Smartwatch is designed for sports. It comes with built-in GPS and a heart monitor, and comes with AndroidWear, so you can keep up to date on your email, social media, and more. It features voice control, so you won’t need to interrupt your workouts to do something. It’s comfortable and durable, and the strong silicone band won’t absorb sweat. Best of all? You don’t need your phone. Head out on that run or bike ride and leave your phone at home.

Track different metrics with these health watches

While fitness and activity are important, there are a lot of other things that play a role in our health. Many people have hereditary issues such as heart disease and high blood pressure that is an issue no matter your age or activity level. And sleep plays a huge role in our health. These watches put the focus on health aspects that are silent killers.

Omron HeartGuide Blood Pressure Smartwatch

High blood pressure is a health issue millions of people deal with on a daily basis. It’s also not as easy to track because it required bulky devices and painful arm cuffs to do so. Even if you have a blood pressure monitor at home, how often are you really using it? If you’re trying to get your numbers down, the Omron HeartGuide Blood Pressure Smartwatch is an investment that should be at the top of your list. This health tracking device has been approved by the FDA and provides a clinically accurate way to easily monitor your blood pressure.

HONOR Band4 Full-Color Smartwatch

How much sleep and the quality of that sleep is imperative to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The HONOR Band4 uses advanced sleep monitoring technology to identify insomnia, light sleep, and irregular sleeping habits. It’s also an activity tracker that constantly monitors your heart rate. It’s water-resistant up to 50 meters, and it’s a low cost of entry. Which means it’s easy to take one small step toward improving your health if you’re looking for an easy way to start.

Withings Move ECG Activity Tracking Watch

If you’re dealing with a heart issue, worried about a heart issue, or cardiovascular issues run in your family, you might want to consider getting a Withings Move ECG Activity Tracking Watch. This watch is currently pending FDA clearance and has a useful function that can identify atrial fibrillation (AFib). Your watch will notify you of irregular rhythms, and has a twelve-month battery life. It has a sleek, stylish design and is water-resistant as well.

Luxury meets function in these fitness watches

If your tastes are a bit more, shall we say, refined, and you want just as much style and luxury as function, these watches are a great fit for your wardrobe.

Kate Spade Scallop Smartwatch 2

Kate Spade is known for style. Now, you can have your favorite Kate Spade style alongside your smartwatch. The Scallop Smartwatch 2 features GPS, Google Pay, and the latest Wear OS. You’ll be on top of things with the heart rate sensor, and it has a 3ATM water resistance rating. The watch face is customizable, and the watch comes with metal and leather strap options, or you can use your own 16mm strap.

Montblanc Summit 2 Luxury Travel Smartwatch

You’ll be able to do it all and do it in style in the Montblanc Summit 2 Luxury Travel Smartwatch. This watch is great for travel, work, and fitness. It runs on Wear OS by Google, and it comes with the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset. This unisex watch is stunning features exclusive apps. It even comes with personalized advice to help you beat jet lag and gives you advice on your caffeine intake. It has up to a week of battery life, and is the perfect luxury watch to take with you on your next adventure.

If you’re heading out on an adventure, a night on the town, or just heading into work, there’s a health-tracking device that will fit with your lifestyle. The amount of features that smartwatches offer is pretty amazing, and we’re sure you’ll be just as astounded as us by some of the options. Have you purchased a fitness tracking device recently? Which one did you buy?

Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.
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