Fitbit might be one of the most popular fitness tracking companies in the world, but it isn’t the only one out there. In fact, Garmin, Samsung, Misfit, and many other companies make comparable or even better devices for the money. Whether you’re looking for a smartwatch like the Fitbit Ionic or a Fitbit Charge 3 alternative, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best Fitbit alternatives on the market.
Note: We will update this best Fitbit alternatives list as more devices hit the market.
Fitbit Charge 3 / Inspire HR alternative: Garmin Vivosport
Not only is this one of the best fitness trackers on the market right now, it’s got more features than both the Charge 3 and Inspire HR. The Vivosport comes with built-in GPS, a 5ATM water-resistance rating, a battery that lasts five to seven days on a single charge, and an accurate heart rate monitor. It also has a color touchscreen display — we just wish the Vivosport’s screen was a little bigger.
This device is also incredibly thin, which is a bit shocking considering how many sensors it has.
It’s available right now for under $100 — much cheaper than the Charge 3, though that puts it in Inspire HR territory. Still, it’s a steal for one of the best fitness trackers on the market right now, and easily the best of all the Fitbit alternatives you’ll find on this list.
Runner up: Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro
If you don’t mind spending a little more money, you could also consider Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 Pro. Announced at IFA 2017, the Gear Fit 2 Pro offers plenty of improvements over the standard Gear Fit 2 without sacrificing the slim form factor.
Like the Garmin Vivosport, the Fit 2 Pro comes with a built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor, a 5ATM water resistance rating, and automatic activity recognition. It can also track your swimming via the Speedo On app, and has support for third-party apps like Spotify.
One of the best things about the Gear Fit 2 Pro is its big AMOLED touchscreen display. If you’ve ever owned a Samsung Galaxy or Note phone, you already know how beautiful Samsung’s displays look.
The 200mAh battery lasts about four days on a single charge, and comes with an updated clasp-fastened strap.
Fitbit Ionic / Fitbit Versa alternative: Apple Watch Series 4
The Fitbit Ionic and Versa are great fitness trackers and smartwatches, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth looking into alternatives. The Apple Watch Series 4 is great in both areas, making it one of the best Fitbit alternatives you’ll find in the smartwatch segment.
The Series 4 Apple Watch is a smartwatch first and a fitness tracker second. It lets you access all of your smartphone notifications, allows you to pay with your wrist, and gives you turn-by-turn directions. It also features LTE connectivity so you can leave the house without your phone.
The Apple Watch can track your steps, distance traveled, calories burned, and basically any other metric fitness bands keep track of. It also comes with a built-in GPS and heart rate monitor, and the watch even comes with a FDA-approved electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor. It also comes with a water resistance rating of 5ATM.
The Apple Watch will only last a little more than a day on a single charge, and it’s at least $100 more expensive than the Ionic. It’s even more pricey than the Versa’s $200 price tag. However, if you’re okay with paying a premium, this is the best Fitbit Ionic alternative out there.
Runner up: Garmin Vivoactive 3 music
Garmin’s Vivoactive 3 music is not only a huge step up from its predecessor, the Garmin vivoactive 2, it’s also a great Fitbit Ionic alternative.
Everything you loved about the standard Vivoactive 3 is here. Its bright, colorful touchscreen display is easy to read outdoors. Like the Ionic, the Vivoactive 3 music will give you all the smartphone notifications you could ask for, plus music control and weather information right on your wrist. The music variant adds supports storing up to 500 songs. You can load up your favorite songs, or download playlists from iHeartRadio or Spotify.
There are a total of 15 activity tracking profiles built in, so most athletes will be covered here. It also has a super accurate GPS and heart rate monitor, a battery that lasts around five days on a single charge, and stress tracking.
Fitbit Blaze alternative: Garmin Vivoactive 3 music
Yes, we’re including the Vivoactive 3 music here as well. Why? Because it’s a great fitness tracker, that’s why.
The Fitbit Blaze is a slightly older device, but it’s still being sold in stores as a cheaper alternative to the Ionic. If you’re looking for a fitness tracker with a big screen and smartwatch features and aren’t keen on a Fitbit, the Vivoactive 3 music is a great Fitbit Blaze alternative.
Fitbit still asks around $165 for the Blaze, which I think is too much for what it does. You’ll have to spend a bit more ($79 more to be exact) for the Vivoactive 3 music, but you get one of the best GPS running watches on the market.
There you have it, our list of the best Fitbit alternatives on the market! Did we miss anything? Be sure to leave a comment below!