We look at five fitness trackers with with an amazon star rating of 4+ in the $30-$50 range . If you want to see our recommendation – which one of the five is the best fitness tracker in this price band click here…
Pocket pedometer that can be carried or clipped to a waistband. This is not as stylish as some of the other wrist worn devices but it has a bucket load of 5 star Amazon reviews (over 1400) and is robust. Software is provided with the pedometer and reviews indicate it is very accurate and easy to use.
- Aerobic steps and minutes
- Calories and distance
- Separately displays aerobic steps and minutes walked 10+ minutes
- 7 day exercise history
- Large display window
- LED Clock
- Detachable belt-holder and security strap
- Software provided by moron with the pedometer
Bit of a mixed bag of reviews on this model. Looks stylish and there is a blue version but for some odd reason is priced quite a lot higher so out of this reviews price range. Looks pretty stylish but there are some reviews that question the accuracy. Also on the down side is the lack of connectivity – basically the unit is self contained with a 7 day memory – with no facility to link up to computer/smartphone to record historical data.
- Calorie Monitor:Advanced 24-hour calorie burn,automatically resets at midnight
- Pedometer/Data: Step counter with goal meter,total distance with goal meter,estimated calories burned with goal meter
Distance and Calorie: Exercise mode with recall,total exercise time,estimated calorie burned,distances travelled,steps taken during workout
- Heart Rate Touch: On demand heart rate touch,(HRT) Reading – ECG accurate HRT,HR touch button
- Display in metric or imperial units
This looks smart and feels soft on the skin but it is only compatible with android phones and Windows systems. Connects to phone via OTG and windows via USB to synchronise with sports data ibody app. If you have compatible phone /Windows operating system then this is a stylish and relatively cheap option:
- Smart bracelet/Watch
- Sleep monitoring
- Power saving
- USB connection
This has a generally positive set of reviews with over 140 x 5 star. This is another self contained unit so there is no computer/smart phone link up. There is a white version but this falls outside this review category due to a much higher price (obviously white costs more!!!). Looks pretty good with a clear display that’s easy to view. Maybe a bit on the bulky side but hey! it’s all down to personal choice. Overall this looks like a decent wrist worn fitness tracker.
- Calorie/Steps/Distance with 7 day history
- Integrates ECG with Calorie Calculation (therefore data not based solely on physical movement).
- Differentiates between walking, jogging and running strides
- Enhanced Step Filtering system (EFS) eliminates most non-step activity to give a more accurate step count
- Hourly, daily or weekly display
- clock display
- Fully waterproof
Attractive design available in several different colors (variation on price for some colors but within this review price band $30-$50). This comes with a charge lead and the battery within the unit lasts 5 days before USB charge required. Links via bluetooth but will require an app. (not provided). On the downside this fitness tracker is not waterproof which may be significant for some users. Decent amount of positive reviews with 56 x 5 star.
- Keep track of steps, calories, distance
- Time recorded
- App is required to set up and record tracking history
- Wirelessly sync data to app via Bluetooth
- Compatible with a wide range of smartphones
- Sleep monitoring
- Internal battery – 5 day with USB charge lead provided