Wearable technology has taken the world by storm since its launch nearly a decade ago. Although we’ve moved past smartwatches, fitness trackers are still key if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Most of these devices have a gender-neutral design. Luckily, there are plenty of stylish and fashionable fitness trackers for women.
These little fitness trackers can do a lot, from tracking your daily activities to predicting your menstrual cycle (if you have one). Sure, they’re not as smart as their smart counterparts (read smartwatches), but they get the job done. For example, you can check your phone’s notifications and calls.
So if you want to buy a quality fitness tracker this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we have compiled a list of the best fitness trackers for women. So without further ado, let’s go, shall we? But first,
1. Amazfit Band 5
Along with the above features, it comes with the usual bells and whistles of fitness-related devices like sports tracking, SpO2 monitoring, a pedometer, and guided breathing exercises. The latter is particularly important if you want to relax and put your mind at ease In the middle of the day.
The best part of this tracker is its high quality screen. The AMOLED display lets you see your notifications and readings in all its glory. Alexa compatibility means you can also give voice commands to the watch. Commands can be a simple “Show me the news” or a complex “Turn off the lights”, provided you have smart home devices.
However, when it comes to tracking, the Amazfit Band 5 needs some time to calibrate. Still, it does provide a detailed analysis of your training and activities, especially for the price. And if you want to give it a stylish touch, you can opt for metal straps or a leather strap.
2.Fitbit Inspire 2
Unlike the one above, here the screen is a bit small, and you may have to squint to see the details. By contrast, the companion app on your smartphone shows most of the data, whether it’s your sleep score, calories burned, steps taken, or activity level. The good thing is that text and other media appear crisp and clear.
The best part about this Fitbit fitness tracker is that it automatically tracks your runs and activities. Interestingly, it can also detect when you’re in the Fat Burn zone or Cardio zone when you’re working out. You earn Active Zone minutes when you train. For example, you earn one point for every minute you spend in the Fat Burn zone.
Apart from the above, you can choose your training activities from the 20 activities listed. Although it helps you manage your stress better, you will need to upgrade to the Premium plan to access the premium sessions. Like most period tracking apps, you will also be able to track and analyze your period trends. The fitness tracker asks you to confirm if you have your period, just in case you forget to save the dates.
It is cheaper than some of its smart counterparts. Like the one above, you don’t get an over-the-top stylish design, but you can opt for one of the stylish bands to spruce it up further.
3. Garmin Vivosmart 5
At its heart, the Garmin Vivosmart 5 is a simple fitness tracker and has a mix of features like a step counter, heart rate monitoring and blood oxygen monitoring. At the same time, it gives you a rough estimate of your active minutes throughout the day. The Vivosmart 5 tracks and predicts your cycle, and helps you log your symptoms and mood. Naturally, this will help you see a trend over time so you can take appropriate action. At the same time, the app will also guide you through your nutritional needs. The pregnancy tracking module is also extensive and allows you to track your daily symptoms, among other things.
The best part is that the Vivosmart 5 also comes with the signature Body Battery feature, which lets you estimate if you have enough strength to exercise. It makes the calculations based on your sleep quality and your daily activities.
Although you don’t get a color screen, the monochrome OLED screen does a good job of showing you the data you need. Moreover, you can also receive calls and see notifications. However, it does not have an altimeter and does not count the number of floors climbed. That said, the battery life is pretty decent at 7 days. Provided you don’t enable battery drain features, it should last you over 5 days before needing a recharge.
This female-focused fitness tracker bundle includes cycle tracking and blood sugar monitoring related to pregnancy planning. These are in addition to other features such as a step counter, stress level monitoring and heart rate monitoring. However, the one that wins the prize is the live tracking feature. Using it, you can send your live location to your friends and family when needed.
The Garmin Lily’s features work as expected, and the the folks at The Wearable could track and record their sleep and workout activities accurately and easily. At the same time, browsing the data in the cycle tracking module is easy. From ovulation date to period date, you can find out all about them with a nifty color-coded ring. The notes section of the app helps you save symptoms for later reference.
The Lily, on the other hand, lacks an Always on Display feature and the watch displays a patterned screen when not in use. Battery life is approximately 5 days on a single charge; interestingly, it lives up to its claims.
Start your fitness journey
These are some of the quality fitness trackers for women. The good thing is that these trackers do more than just measure your steps or calorie burn. With the right tracker, you can measure and analyze your health trend accordingly.
These trackers are affordable and sit lightly on your wrist. And if you want to jazz it up, all you have to do is upgrade to a stylish belt. But nothing beats the durability and comfort of a quality silicone or nylon belt.