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The Best Fitness Trackers For Every Budget (And Activity) In 2022

By Urban List Writers
28th Sep 2022

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While actively monitoring your health and fitness stats was previously something only athletes or fitness fanatics would bother with, the introduction of accessible, functional and cool fitness-focused wearables has brought health data, quite literally, to a wrist near you. 

Regardless of whether you’re looking to optimise your health, keep track of your sleep, run a faster split, hike a trail or hit your 10,000 steps, there’s a fitness tracker for that.

Keep reading for our picks for the best fitness trackers and watches you can buy in 2022.

Best Overall Fitness Trackers

Fitbit Versa 3

Price: $399.95

The sleek-looking Fitbit Versa 3 is the perfect option if you're looking for a sophisticated fitness tracker with smartwatch capabilities. Featuring a large (and super bright) touch screen, a water-resistant rating of 50m and a week-long battery life this watch is perfect for everyday wear. It also includes Fitbits sophisticated sleep data, 24/7 activity tracking thanks to its onboard GPS and bonus womens health features. Shop it here. 

Garmin Vivosmart 4

Price: $173.85

While Garmin is often a go-to for the most serious of athletes, this entry-level tracker is perfect for all fitness levels. Similarly sized to the Fitbit HR, the slimline band features a generous battery life and can monitor everything from heart rate, blood oxygen levels as well as your energy throughout the day, thanks to its smart ‘Body Battery’ feature. Shop it here. 

Most Aesthetic Fitness Trackers

WITHINGS ScanWatch

Price: $499.99

Withings ScanWatchThe first hybrid smartwatch to continuously scan vital parameters to detect heart health conditions and help improve overall fitness, the ScanWatch is a seriously smart (and smart-looking) piece of tech. Loaded with a medical-grade ECG and oximeter, this is one high-performance watch can offer a tonne of insights as to heart health, overall wellness, sleep habits, and more. The ScanWatch has a 30-day battery life, and fitness tracking integration with the Health Mate app. Shop it here.

Polar Ignite 2

Price: $349

Polar fitness trackerA classic watch design with impressive capabilities, we love this watch for everyday wear, as well as tracking your runs and workouts. It can create personalised programs for workouts, sleep and recovery to help you meet your overall health and wellbeing goals. Shop it here.

Best Fitness Trackers For Running

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

Price: $579

Built with serious runners in mind, this tracker features inbuilt (and highly accurate) GPS, contactless payments and storage for 500 songs, you’ll have no issue leaving your phone at home. As well as tracking all your standard metrics, it also generates a clever rest and recovery guide based on your data. Shop it here. 

Fitbit Sense

Price: $449.95

Bridging the gap between fitness and wellness, Fitbit’s latest offering includes a whole host of new features including temperature tracking, as well as the ability to monitor everything from stress, sleep, blood oxygen, and a whole host of other wellness-focused tools. There's even a microphone and speaker so you can now take calls when paired to your phone. Shop it here.

Best Heavy-Duty Fitness Trackers

Garmin Fenix 7S

Price: $1,399

Garmin fitness trackerThe Garmin Fenix 7S has been designed with the most serious of outdoor lovers and athletes in mind. With a sophisticated satellite navigation system and topographic maps you can access at the push of a button, as well as a clever emergency alert and incident detection system for peace of mind. Shop it here. 

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