The best affordable fitness trackers to buy

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 22 Feb 2021
The best affordable fitness trackers to buy
The best affordable fitness trackers to buy

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Fitness has become a new trend for millennials and the elderly alike, and so have the fitness trackers. These trackers are now a need rather than a luxury for fitness enthusiasts. The trackers not only keep track of fitness but also have ample sensors to track your health and guide you on your journey to fitness. A lot of these trackers can auto-detect workouts and also feature sleep tracking. Some of these trackers double up as smartwatches as they can show notifications from the phone and also allow you to do more than just tracking fitness metrics. Here are our top picks on Amazon.

Mi Smart Band 5

Here is an affordable fitness tracker from Mi that delivers an all-round performance on multiple fronts. To start with, it can track 11 different sports like running, walking, cycling, yoga and more. In fact, you can wear it while swimming as well, because it is well built and has a certified 5ATM waterproof rating. Another helpful feature of this smart gadget is the Personal Activity Intelligence, a function that asks you to do some activity if you have been just sitting for a long time. Finally, you can expect a good battery performance as well, as the company claims it has a 14-day backup on a single charge. 

Realme Band

Here is a fitness tracker from Realme that has a unique design with a charging stick right in the band. You just need to plug in the band itself into a USB port, and you are good to go. This budget-friendly fitness band tracks your heart rate throughout the day to give you a clear idea of how your body is reacting to your daily activities. A unique algorithm tracks the heart rate during your sleep as well and gives a report of your sleeping pattern. It has an IP68 rating, making it resistant to both water and dust. This should enable you to use the device even during slight drizzles or on a windy day. 

Mi Smart Band 4

If you are an avid swimmer and want to track your performance during your swimming sessions, then this affordable fitness band from Mi will suit you. It has a sturdy build with a 5ATM waterproof rating, which enables you to wear it to the pool, even as deep as 50 metres, as per company claims. Moreover, it analyses your performance with respect to the stroke you are using. In general, it monitors your heart rate 24x7 and warns you if the heart rate goes high. Another user-friendly feature is the long-lasting battery of close to 20 days, making it ideal for frequent travellers. 

OnePlus Band

OnePlus has entered the world of fitness trackers with this affordable fitness band that not only monitors your heart rate but the oxygen levels in your bloodstream as well. As a result, this should be ideal for users who go on adventure treks quite often, as knowing your SpO2 levels at higher altitudes is very important to your health and survival. It has both 5ATM and IP68 ratings, making it waterproof and resistant to dust as well. Basically, this is ideal for all kinds of users as it has 13 different exercise modes, like running, playing cricket, swimming, yoga and more. 

Honor Band 5

Here is a budget-friendly fitness band from Honor that delivers a long battery life of 14 days, as per company claims. As a result, you need not be worried constantly about charging the device. It has an AMOLED colour display with multiple watch faces to choose from. You can view all the metrics displayed on this display with ease and control your music player, calls and more. It has 10 different sport modes for you to select from, with respect to the physical activity you are indulging in. This device tracks your body’s vital signs even during sleep to give you a clear picture of how your body reacts during sleep. 

Noise Colorfit Pro 2

If you are looking for an affordable fitness tracker with a rectangular display, then the Noise Colorfit Pro 2 is a good option to consider. The 1.3-inch touchscreen display gives you more area to view notifications on and use the device with ease. It supports nine different sports modes, namely run, walk, hike, workout, climb and more, making it a device suitable for all kinds of fitness enthusiasts. Moreover, it has an IP68 rating, which means the device is resistant to both water and dust, enabling you to use it even if it’s raining outside, or when sweat is dripping down your wrist during an intense workout. 

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Ashwin Nair

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