Best activity trackers and fitness watches
Top five activity trackers for 2019
By Hannah Walsh
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Keep on track with our pick of five of the best activity trackers from our tough lab tests, including models for every need and budget
Whether you’re looking for a simple activity tracker for monitoring steps, calories and distance travelled, or want one with some more advanced features, we've got a top-scoring activity tracker for you.
Our tough tests use specialist lab equipment to check the accuracy of the tracking capabilities of each device, meaning you'll be able to precisely monitor your activity and fitness. Our panel of users gets to grips with the trackers over a number of weeks, so you can be sure that we have the best advice when it comes to set-up, ease of use and comfort.
The best fitness trackers are accurate, comfortable and a breeze to use, but not all devices are built the same. Poor performers in our tests have failed to track any activity accurately, and we’ve found models that are so uncomfortable our users wouldn’t want them even as a gift. These devices are sure to end up resigned to a drawer.
Best fitness trackers 2018
Pricing, recommendations and test scores correct as of June 2018.
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And here are three fitness trackers to avoid
Our tests have also uncovered products that are inaccurate, uncomfortable to wear, and don't meet battery life claims. These devices will soon end up shoved in a drawer, so make sure you pick the best fitness tracker rather than one of the dodgy devices in the table below.
Activity trackers to avoid
We test activity trackers more thoroughly than anyone else
Our activity tracker testing goes the extra mile. We walk and run on a treadmill, carry shopping and load and unload a dishwasher, all while wearing a heart rate monitor or special mask for analysing breathing (which helps to track calories highly accurately).
These are just some of the lengths we go to in order to check how accurate a fitness tracker is. Our users try out the trackers for several weeks, too, so that they can rate them fairly on comfort and usability.
To find out more about our tough lab tests, head over to how we test fitness watches and activity trackers.