If you don’t need all the bells and whistles found in some fitness trackers, the 3DFitBud may be for you. The FitBud simply tracks your steps until you hit reset. The device has a large, easy-to-read, print display of the accumulating steps, and comes in a reasonably sized shape with just one “reset” button on the back. The device also comes with a lanyard or removable clip to wear around your neck or clip onto clothing.
The device is simple to operate and comes with a battery included. Because you accumulate steps until you hit reset, you may find it helpful to set your own goal and keep track of your numbers in a spreadsheet or hand-written journal.
The Akasma Fitness Tracker is loaded with features, including an activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and watch. Not only does this device track steps for you, but it also calculates distance and calories burned– which is a helpful feature if you have specific fitness goals.
The tracker is lightweight and designed to be worn around your wrist. SMS and call notifications are shown on the display and you can even set an alarm for yourself. The watch face easily plugs into a USB port– but the device does not come with a plug.
For the price, you’re getting quite a bit with the LETSCOM Smart Watch Fitness Tracker. The screen is decently responsive and readable outdoors in bright sunlight. The device is stylish, looking similar to an apple watch, and is comfortable to wear.
LETSCOM offers a 1-year warranty with the tracker, and an additional extension if you register the product with them.
Lintelek offers a sleek and lightweight fitness tracker. The device is available in multiple color options and fits comfortably around your wrist. There are multiple tracking features that come with this watch, including sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring and call, text and social media notifications.
The watch face is a bit smaller than some of the other smartwatches in our review, and the display may be hard to read. However, all of the tracking data can be accessed in their app for you to review.
The YAMAY fitness tracker offers a lot of the same tracking options as some of the other trackers on this list– but is also IP68 waterproof. This means that while you should not take the device swimming, you can get it wet without worry.
The device comes in five color options and has dual color bands. It is sleek, lightweight and comfortable to wear all day long.
The OZO Fitness tracker is ready to use right out of the box, and comes with an extra-large and easy to read screen. The device comes with a battery and a lanyard cord so you can easily wear it around your neck.
This step counter can be used for walking or running, but will not track anything else, such as calories burned, distance or heart rate.
The Realalt tracker has a large and easy to read display. The device tracks steps, distance, and calories burned– and stores the data for up to 30 days. This can be helpful if you want to track daily or even weekly goals.
Measuring and keeping track of your fitness goals can be an encouraging and insightful way to take control of your health. Below are a few things to keep in mind before purchasing a step tracker.
All step counters and pedometers count steps, but each uses different sensors to do so. App-linked trackers use sophisticated programming to detect motion as steps whereas pedometers that you wear around your neck or in your pocket typically use accelerometer chips, coiled spring mechanisms, or hairspring mechanisms. The app-linked trackers are typically more accurate– however, they can also be more invasive.
While wearing a pedometer lanyard around your neck may not be the most accurate, it does give you a good benchmark from which you can work.
The number of features available with these step trackers runs the gamut from a whole bunch to just a few. Consider what is most important to you– as well as how you plan on accessing the information. For the app-linked trackers, data is not stored on the device, and you will need to download the app to access the data.
Many of the devices boast a waterproof rating– however pay attention to the type of rating. IP68 is suitable for water protection for 30 minutes up to 3.5 meters deep. IP67 is suitable for splashes or in the rain. Neither ratings are suitable to wear swimming.
What data do you want to keep track of, what data do you want to store? For some of the simpler pedometers, data is not stored, and you may have to reset the device each morning. You will need to write your data down in a diary or on a spreadsheet to track daily and weekly progress. Most of the app-linked trackers will store data for you in the app.