The £25 Silvercrest Activity Tracker is one of the latest cheap products in the middle aisle of Lidl to have piqued our interest. Could this bargain activity tracker help you to achieve your health and fitness goals?
At just a fraction of the cost of a Fitbit or Garmin activity tracker, and with a handful of similar features such as tracking steps taken and calories burned, it’s tempting to rush straight out to Lidl to pick up a Silvercrest Activity Tracker.
Before you grab a shopping trolley, read on to find out exactly what features this tracker has. We take a trip down memory lane to revisit previous Lidl health and fitness devices, too.
Browse all our Best Buy fitness watches and activity trackers.
Lidl Silvercrest Activity Tracker – £25
It’s a wrist-worn activity tracker that has the features we expect from a basic tracker, including tracking:
- Steps taken
- Distance travelled
- Calories burned
- Activity duration
It also claims to measure UV rays, which is a feature we’ve seen in a few newly launched activity trackers but haven’t tested. It has a water resistance rating of IP67, meaning it’s splash and dust resistant but not suitable for swimming.
Unlike most Fitbit and Garmin trackers, the Silvercrest Activity Tracker doesn’t have a screen and instead has a small LED light on the band to display certain notifications – we’ve seen this on other cheap trackers such as the Misfit Flare. The lack of screen keeps this tracker slimline and lightweight, but you’ll have to dig out your mobile and load up the app to view your progress towards your daily goal. The band is fastened using a watch-style clasp, which has plenty of holes for different sizes of wrists.
It pairs with the Silvercrest SAT 70 Activity Tracker app. When setting up, you’re asked to enter certain metrics such as height and weight. Bizarrely, the lowest height it’s possible to set within the app is 70 inches, or 5ft 10in – according to the Office of National Statistics in 2010, the average height of a man in the UK was 5ft 9in. At 60 inches tall, our expert tester fell short and was unable to add their correct height to the app.
To find out whether this adds up to a cheap and cheerful activity tracker or a dud device that can’t go the distance, head to our full Lidl Silvercrest Activity Tracker first look review.
Lidl’s health and wellbeing ranges
It’s not the first time Lidl has stocked cheap products designed to help you stay fit and healthy next to the fruit and veg. The range of budget-friendly devices we’ve seen in the past include a £20 Lidl Sanitas SBF 70 Bluetooth Diagnostic Scale, a £25 Silvercrest Personal Care Activity Tracker with a screen, and the Lidl Sanitas SAS 75 activity tracker.
Cheap fitness watches and activity trackers
We know that the price of a fitness watch or activity tracker isn’t directly correlated to accuracy, comfort or user experience – some of the expensive devices we’ve tested are bulky, difficult to use, and fail to track activity accurately. Spending a little more will normally mean you get advanced features – such as built-in GPS or multi-sport tracking – or a high-end design, but we’ve also found great devices that can be picked up for a song.
Click the link to find our pick of the best cheap fitness watches and activity trackers, including great trackers for under £50.