Smart gadgets make staying on top of your fitness goals easy with everything from heart-rate tracking to personalized workout coaching to rep counting to sleep monitoring and more!
Smart fitness watches are still the top favorite among workout gadgets. They’re the best sellers of smart wearables worldwide. In fact, sales of 74 million fitness watches are expected in 2019.
That’s about 40 percent of the $42 million fitness enthusiasts are expected to spend on smart wearables this year. Other gadgets making a stir on the scene are ear-worn devices and some tech-fabulous fitness equipment.
But what are the best gadgets for your personal goals specifically, you ask?
To help, we’ve put together this guide of some top fitness tracker picks. Keep reading to discover which gadget is right for your needs. Then, get started on the road to reps, steps, and more fitness!
Fitbit Charge 3
This smartwatch is a sure bet. It’s a dependable, proven fitness tracker with all the basics.
It monitors heart rate around the clock and keeps track of sleep patterns. In fact, it’s one of the best at tracking sleep and may help with detecting sleep apnea issues.
Plus, it sets you up with goal-based workouts that you can personalize. It offers notifications and GPS when attached to a smartphone. This means you have to bring your smartphone on your workout to track miles.
Charge 3 is ideal for tracking and achieving female body goals. It also has some basic apps, like the weather app that’ll tell you if you’ll need a rain poncho on your run.
A wonderful perk of Charge 3 is the swim feature that monitors your fitness when you’re in the water.
The Charge 3 battery life is seven days and it has a vertical screen.
This fitness-friendly smartwatch gets close to Apple with its fully packed trove of benefits. It’s also known for its fitness tracking accuracy.
It has over 15 modes for exercise and tracks your heart rate around the clock. It also has specially guided breathing sessions, which we just love, and on-screen workout sessions.
The Versa has women-focused tracking, helpful sleep analytics, and big square-shaped screen. Battery life is four days without recharging.
Another fun perk of all Fitbit smartwatches is that you can swap out the band. Choose from different colors of sports band or metallic options for a more dressy look.
Take a look at how you can pair your Fitbit and dress with a band. (They also have bands for Apple, Gavin, and Samsung smartwatches too.)
The Versa is the only Fitbit with calorie and lap tracking. Plus it has the beloved GPS chip and you can store music on it.
Fitbit Versa Lite
Fitbit pared down the Versa to knock down the price by $40. This is great if you don’t need as many fancy features.
It’s comparable to the Charge 3 but only has five days of battery life without recharging and doesn’t include the swim feature. Comparably, GPS only connects when you have your smartphone so you’ll need the phone to track miles.
On the flip side, it had over 500 apps, a great big square face, and clock faces that add a bit of whimsy.
This is another smartwatch favorite for fitness. We love that it connects you directly to GPS so you don’t need to bring your smartphone on your workout.
Garmin Fenix 5
This smartwatch has a ton of advanced features that make it a shoo-in for this list, especially if you like to take your fitness outside. It has GPS built-in so you don’t need your smartphone, and batteries last a long time without recharging.
Garmin tracks your health data extensively and includes a thermometer, compass, and barometer. Adventurous sports and X sports go great with this option.
Apple Watch 4 Series
This series is the best of the Apple series for fitness. It offers standard tracking and has a very sensitive heart monitor. In fact, it’s so sensitive that it can sometimes detect heart issues and notify you so you can see the doctor.
Jabra Earbuds Sport Coach and Sport Pulse
The Sport Coach earbuds are like your own personal trainer pumping you up for your workout. Personalize your workout and your in-ear coach has your back.
Reps and moves are counted with the TrackFit motion sensor so you get the whole workout in. Also, these buds cancel noise and bump up the bass so you don’t get distracted by noise at the gym. They’re great if you want to really focus!
The Sport Pulse earbuds track heart rate and moves as you cycle, run, or do any other aerobic/impact workout. They’re made to Military standards and can withstand a lot!
Withings Body Cardio
This is a scale! And we have it on this list because it measures your BMI, or body mass index. BMI tells you how much of your body weight is fat versus muscle, bone, and water
This lets you know if the weight you’re gaining is due to muscle gain, for example. It sends the info to your smartphone so you can keep track.
This one is for you weightlifters. It shows how much you’re lifting on your smartphone for each rep! It also tracks speed, force, and movement power.
You can find the best conditions for your workouts and set long-term and session goals. This way you can push yourself as well as those weights!
Hit Your Fitness Goals with the Best Gadget for You
Now that you know some of the most popular fitness gadgets on the market, you’re ready to get the one that’s right for you and hit those fitness goals.
Did any pop out at you? Start there! Or start with your basic tried-and-true fitness watch wearable. Get something you can use during the day too and select your favorite band so you’re sure to wear it. Or get a few bands so you can mix it up and keep fitness current while you work, play, and sleep!
Also, check out some of our other fitness and health hacks and new tech in our blog. We’re here to keep you up-to-date because it can really make a difference in getting you out there meeting those goals.