Best Fitness Tracker Under 100 – Below you’ll find a short summary on the list of top 5 best fitness trackers under $100 that you can get your hands on.
Just in time for summer and all those new fitness goals. The summary includes the cost of each tracker, and where to buy if you’re short on time.
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- Earn Active Zone Minutes as you progress toward your weekly 150 minutes of heart-pumping activity and use 20 plus exercise modes to track goals like distance, calories burned and more.Operating temperature: 14° to 113°F
- Track all-day activity: your steps, distance, hourly activity and calories burned.Maximum operating altitude: 28,000 ft
The Inspire is around 3mm slimmer than the Inspire HR, and while it sacrifices a heart-rate monitor for this reduction, it is more comfortable to wear than the Inspire HR as a result.
It doesn’t need to be worn as tightly as the Inspire HR to sit flush to the wrist due to this lack of HR monitor, while the lightweight plastic build makes it barely noticeable when on.
The plastic build makes for a less premium looking device than the Charge 3 and Alta trackers. The Inspire is waterproof (but somehow lacks swim tracking) – something the Alta and Alta HR missed out on – which is great should you end up getting drenched or jumping in a pool while still wearing it.back to menu ↑
- MANAGE YOUR HEALTH FROM YOUR WRIST -- The Amazfit Bip U makes smart watch with unique health options, providing 24-hours heart rate, blood oxygen levels, stress levels, breathing, sleep quality monitoring. With the female period tracking system, bip u records and predicts the female menstrual cycle and send smart reminders.
- LONG 9-DAY BATTERY LIFE -- Say goodbye to frequent charges. This smartwatch deeply optimizes the power consumption of the components to bring long-lasting endurance of 9 days on a full charge.
Built with a matte-textured plastic chassis, the Bip transitions nicely into a slightly curved slate of Corning Gorilla Glass on top of its colored, pixelated display.
Moving around the tracker’s interface is done on the touchscreen, but waking it with the side button is mandatory. This design choice might seem like an annoyance, though it’s defensible when you realize how easy it can be to accidentally swipe the screen when you’re working out.back to menu ↑
- Features always on customizable color display and 1 plus year battery life; no charging necessary. Safe for swimming and showering
- Tracks steps, distance and calories burned, monitors sleep and provides a personalized daily step goal (heart rate monitoring not available on this product)
Fitbit may take credit for making the best fitness trackers mainstream, but Garmin has spent years catering to athletes. Garmin’s first GPS-enabled runner’s watch hit shelves five years before Fitbit was even founded. That’s why you may want to give Garmin’s stripped-down fitness tracker, the $80 Garmin Vivofit 4, a look.
The Garmin Vivofit 4 is the fourth generation of Garmin’s entry-level activity-tracking band. If you’re used to fitness trackers that are aimed at lifestyle users, the Vivofit 4 might seem underwhelming: It doesn’t have a heart rate sensor, built-in GPS, touch screen or the ability to push notifications from your phone. It also has a distinctive “fitness tracker” look, thanks to its textured, rubbery sport band. The Vivofit 4 is meant to be worn 24/7 — it’s waterproof (up to 50 meters) and it runs on a coin cell battery that will last as long as a year (depending on usage).back to menu ↑
- Heart RATE & multisport - select from 30+ sports with continuous heart RATE, reporting on heart RATE zones, plus daily/overnight hr. tracking and automatic exercise recognition so you get credit for all your moves.
- Connected GPS via smartphone - map and share your workout and exercise sessions with reporting on calories, distance, elevation & Pace.
We’ve had an issue with our Withings Pulse HR where cracks have appeared at the top and bottom of the tracker . Withings has confirmed to TechRadar it was because of a manufacturing issue in the first batch of products, and the issue has since been solved on more recently produced Pulse HR trackers.
If you’ve already bought a Pulse HR and you’ve found it has cracked without any accidental damage, you can contact Withings to get a replacement for free. For the full story, check out our article on the Withings Pulse HR cracking problem.back to menu ↑
- STARTS TRACKING WHEN YOU START MOVING: Walk, run, even hop on the elliptical—the Galaxy Fit2 automatically detects and tracks what you’re doing.
- KEEP GOING 24/7: Track your day’s activities and your night’s sleep continuously with a battery that lasts up to 15 days on a single charge.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – Samsung currently has a really strong Galaxy A lineup. They took their “Awesome is for everyone” slogan to heart with interesting and fresh designs, as well as good value specs.
Better still, the Korean giant definitely recognizes it has a good product on its hands and is now investing even further in extending its life. Particularly the Galaxy A52, which now has a new A52s 5G variant.back to menu ↑
Best Fitness Tracker Under 100 – BUYER’S GUIDE
At first glance, the Zepp-E Circle ($250) and its Apple Watch dupe, the Square, are great-looking, bezel-less fitness trackers. But the band is stiff and feels cheap; it was constantly disconnecting; the app requires a lot of tinkering to make it useful; and I found Zepp’s proprietary fitness metric of earning PAI (Personalized Activity Intelligence) too puzzling and unintuitive. It costs too much for what it offers.
The best thing I can say about Matrix’s PowerWatch 2 ($500) is that the recharging from body heat and solar power really works. I wore it for more than three weeks without having to recharge it. However, it’s huge and clunky. During my testing, the heart-rate monitor was inaccurate, and it was hard to change the display. The app was beset by technical problems, and I constantly had to reinstall and reconnect the watch. For such an expensive watch, it was just too hard to use.back to menu ↑
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What to Look for in a Budget Fitness Tracker ?
When evaluating fitness trackers it’s important to keep in mind they’re not just about counting steps or keeping tabs on your sleep habits. The total experience includes the quality of the hardware, overall comfort, the software package, and how well it does the tracking that you bought it for in the first place.back to menu ↑
While the dividing line between fitness tracker and smartwatch has become increasingly blurred, if you’d prefer something with a bigger screen and more smartphone integration, be sure to check out our guide to the best smartwatches.