We live in a busy world and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with daily, or even weekly, exercise goals. Having a fitness tracker that’s on you at all times can really help establish workout routines. Plus, seeing how many steps you’ve taken or how many calories you’ve burned throughout the day motivates you to do more. If you see you’re at 9,000 steps for the day, you might be more motivated to go for a walk after dinner to reach 10,000 steps for the day. Plus, many fitness trackers are combined with other smartwatch capabilities, like checking texts and other notifications, displaying the weather, and more.
Take a look at a few of the best fitness trackers for women out there right now.
Best fitness trackers for women
Fitbit Charge 4
The Fitbit Charge 4 is a slim and customizable option. Its built-in GPS allows you to see your pace and distance on the screen during runs, hikes, and more. You can also see your heart rate changes during exercise in the workout intensity map in the app. If you’re using the GPS, your battery life can last up to five hours. If you’re simply using it as a smartwatch, the battery can last up to seven days.
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This fitness tracker is also compatible with Fitbit’s female health tracking suite. Plus, you’ll have Active Zone Minutes that help you optimize your workouts; you’ll feel a buzz when you reach your target heart rate zones during your workout. It’s also water resistant to 50M so you can track swim workouts or run in the rain.
The biggest upgrades from the Fitbit Charge 3 to the Charge 4 include the addition of Active Zone Minutes and the built-in GPS.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is one of the best looking fitness trackers out there. The fitness tracking technology is good, but not great. When tracking resting and active heart rate, GPS, and number of floors climbed, the tracking functions seemed to be occasionally inaccurate. If you want to read more about the tests we ran with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2, check out our review here.
You can easily reach your fitness goals with built-in pace coaching. The battery life can last up to five days; you can also use Wireless PowerShare with compatible Galaxy phones to give it some extra juice. There’s a built-in sleep tracker that will give you tips on getting better sleep. And you can also use the integrated Calm app to help monitor and decrease your stress levels.
All of these features are wrapped up in a sleek, lightweight smartwatch that looks great on your wrist.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4
If you’re looking for a basic fitness tracker that won’t cost you a lot, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is perfect for you. Because the Mi Band 4 has a connected GPS feature as opposed to standalone GPS, it has a long battery life. The battery will last for over 20 days under normal everyday usage.
On the screen, you can see and track your steps, heart rate, distance, and calories burned. You can track sleep time, depth, and moments of awakening on the Mi Fit app. Plus, this fitness tracker has a 50M waterproof rating, so you can still indulge in swim workouts without breaking the bank.
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Apple Watch Series 5
The Apple Watch Series 5 is another swim proof fitness tracker and it’s super customizable. There are over 100 watch faces to choose from and infinite ways to make your smartwatch your own. There’s an always-on option for the display so you can choose to always see the time and your fitness stats.
Activity rings on the watch face help you track your progress throughout the day and inspire you to move more. You can compete with friends to make workouts more challenging and exciting. With the ECG app, you can keep up with your heart rate and rhythm every day. One of the features of this fitness tracker specifically for women is a Cycle Tracking app you can connect; this makes it super easy to log information about your menstrual cycle and note any irregularities.
Fitbit Versa 2
The Fitbit Versa 2 is a great option for those who don’t need a standalone GPS while they exercise; it still has a connected GPS, but you’ll have to bring your phone on your run to utilize the function. It’s small, customizable, and works with Alexa so you can establish daily routines with ease. You can ask Alexa for the weather, the latest news, timers and alarms, and even control the Alexa-compatible smart devices around your home.
With an always-on display option, the time and your daily fitness info is readily available. You can track your heart rate, steps, distance travelled, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep quality. This fitness tracker is also compatible with female health tracking as well.
Garmin Forerunner 45
The Garmin Forerunner 45 is a great GPS running watch, with Garmin Coach training plan support built-in. The GPS helps track your pace, distance, intervals, and more to ensure you’re getting the most out of each run. When using the GPS, the battery can last up to 14 hours — much longer than other batteries last when using GPS.
If running isn’t your thing, there are connected sports apps for cycling, yoga, or elliptical cardio. This watch really shines for runners though, whether you’re a beginner or you’re training for a marathon. The built-in Garmin Coach helps you stay on track with your running goals and develop the best workout plan for you.
Not to mention, if you have smaller wrists, this is a great option for you.
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
The Garmin Forerunner 245 is more powerful than the Garmin Forerunner 45, listed above, and is another great option for small wrists. If you want more music storage and advanced training features, this is the fitness tracker for you. You can store up to 500 songs on this smartwatch, and it’s easy to transfer music and playlists from your computer.
As with the 45, you have access to free training plans from a Garmin Coach. Or, you can also create custom workouts using the Garmin Connect online community. Your training progress will be monitored so you can tell if you are under- or over-training.
In smartwatch mode, the battery can last up to seven days; in GPS mode, the battery can last up to six hours.
Of all the Garmin watches, the Garmin Venu is the best-looking smartwatch. It has a bright, large touchscreen display and looks very attractive on the wrist. If using just smartwatch mode, the battery can last up to five days; if using GPS, the battery can last up to six hours.
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You can track your energy levels, respiration, menstrual cycle, stress levels, heart rate, and so much more with this fitness tracker. Another cool feature with the Garmin Venu is the over 20 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps. You can get super easy-to-follow workouts for yoga, Pilates, and more directly on your watch screen.
These are currently our best options for fitness trackers for women. As newer fitness trackers hit the market, this list will certainly change. But as of right now, if you want to improve your health and track it daily, these are all fantastic options.
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