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Top 5 Fitness Trackers suitable for leisure activites

The wearable market provides a couple of devices that range from heart rate measuring headphone, smart watches, and sports watches down to activity trackers. There are many choices to choose from and sometimes it's hard to make a choice even after reading through various reviews of fitness trackers. This article covers all the best activity trackers that are available on the market to buy today and have been reviewed at Pocket-lint. It only covers products that have been tried and tested by us and also focuses on the wearables which are always tracking your activity, instead of the ones that focus on specific activities. For those that want a device that can count their steps and calories, read their heart rates and even monitor their sleep.
You have come to the right place. Here, we will take you through the top 5 fitness tracker that are on the market right alongside their price and features.





The Fitbit Charge 2 is the replacement for the company’s Charge HR, and has its best features like the continuous heart rate monitoring with new features that includes Connected GPS, VO2 Max and Guided Breathing. It also comes with Fitbit’s new design patterns with interchangeable straps, larger informative OLED display and a solid build.

There are a couple of things that could have been enhanced, like smartphone notifications, waterproof feature and supporting third-party apps. Furthermore, some data should easily be accessible, but on the all, the Charge 2 is a great device. If you’re seeking for a well made, accurate fitness tracker that is placed on a great app platform.

The Fitbit Charge 2 is not a device for everyone. The great thing is that they are a lot of other great fitness trackers that we have reviewed that you can consider if you want to step up your fitness game. Below are some of the other great fitness trackers that you can opt for.


The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ packs a lot of functionality into this device which is just a little bit bigger than other fitness tracker bands that we have on this list. It is not as appealing as Fitbit’s latest devices, but comes with features that set it apart. This includes a GPS and heart rate monitoring on board.

The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is the best device for people who want to track their daily activity alongside record walks or runs or walks all in one place, but don’t want to wear a running watch every minute of the day.


The Withings Activité Steel is a beautiful and well-designed device and is a lot cheaper than the original Activité which goes for £180. However, it still maintains the core aspect of other Activité devices, which is about managing expectations.

If what you want is a step tracker that you can be worn everyday as a substitute for a watch then this is just what you need. If you want a sports watch or smartwatch that can reward you in the gym, provides accurate calories or running data, then you need to look further than this because the Active Steel can’t offer you this. The Withings Activité Steel is the top choice for getting you up and moving and also look good while you at it.


The Fitbit Blaze packs all the features of the old Fitbit Charge HR,  with more music control, text notifications, connected GPS and a colored touchscreen with a couple of other additions. Its not a smartwatch so don’t mistake it for one. The Blaze is simply a smart fitness watch which has a couple of smartwatch features, like the ability to accept and reject incoming calls, but doesn’t have third party app support.

The Blaze has beautiful display and its Fitbit platform is amazing, but this is not a tracker that can fit the needs of everyone. It packs some great features, which includes FitStar workouts, Multi-Sport tracking and automatic activity recognition.


Our favorite fitness tracker of 2017

  • Screen: No | Heart rate tracker: No | Waterproof: Yes | Activity tracking: Yes | GPS: Yes, through phone | Battery life: Six months | Compatibility: Android/iOS.Great battery life Cheap price | Limited features No screen
  • The Moov Now is without a doubt our favorite fitness band that is out on the market right now. It’s economical and provides everything that you’ll need in a tracker with an amazing six month long battery life.
  • The Moov Now is not just made for step tracking alone as it also comes with rep-based training and boxing, alongside swimming mode, sleep monitoring and run coaching features.

However, this device doesn’t come with GPS or other advanced fitness tracking features which others on this list have, but if you what you want is a reliable everyday tracker that won’t put a hole in your pocket then the Moov Now is just what you need.



  1. Erik says:

    What do you think is better, FitBit or Garmin? I have read a lot about both. Thanks

  2. Barry says:

    I like the article it is very informative.