Smart watches

The best smartwatches under £100

Smartwatches and fitness trackers can be incredibly useful, providing fascinating insights into your daily life, from the number of steps you take to your stress levels and the quality of your sleep. The best ones can also show you your mobile and social media notifications, weather forecasts, and daily reminders. Moreover, you can control your Spotify without going near your phone.

Unfortunately, fitness trackers are often priced a bit high, so we’re always keeping an eye out for the more affordable models on the spectrum. These cheap smartwatches are some of our current favorites – and they’re all available for under £100.

Find out how to choose the best fitness tracker for you in our dedicated guide.

The best budget fitness trackers in 2022

ASWEE Fitness Tracker

You’ve probably heard of smartwatch brands like Fitbit and Samsung, but Amazon’s range of affordable and stylish fitness trackers are also worth checking out. This one costs under £50 and has all the features you’d expect from an average smartwatch.

It has 25 different sport modes and gives you real-time updates on your steps, calories and heart rate as well as your blood pressure and blood oxygen.

It is dustproof and waterproof, so you can use it in any weather. Additionally, you can check your sleep quality and record sleep scores.

As a bonus, you can check your incoming phone calls and messages, as well as the local weather forecast, and control your music from your wrist. There are also alarm and stopwatch apps.

Huawei GT2 46mm Smartwatch

Huawei GT2 46mm Smartwatch

This Huawei smartwatch has a number of different visual displays, including this sporty option with an analog face. It’s also scratch-resistant, ultra-thin and waterproof up to 50m, so it’s a handy option for intense workouts.

A few smart features set this cheap smartwatch apart from others on the market. It vibrates when it detects an unusual heart rate and uses the data to create stress readings. The watch can also recognize different stages of sleep, such as rapid eye movements, and develop in-depth sleep quality assessments and recommendations.

Also, you can make and receive calls, read text messages and listen to music through your phone.

Fitbit Inspire 2 Smartwatch

Fitbit inspire 2 smartwatch in white

The Fitbit Inspire 2 takes a lot of effort to manage your fitness goals. It’ll automatically find workouts for you, from walks and runs to bike rides, and it’ll notify you when you hit your calorie, distance, and time goals.

If you subscribe to the Fitbit Premium app, you’ll be able to access all of the watch’s personalized insights and recommendations.

It can tell you about your heart rate, fat burning stats, and sleep quality, including how much time you spend in light, deep, and REM phases. And you’ll get all the other useful features of the best smartwatches, like phone notifications and a swim-proof exterior.

Smartwatch Reflex Active Series 2

Reflex Active Series 2 Smartwatch

For something a little different, try this Reflex Active Series 2. It’s available with a variety of different strap designs, including that traditional brown band, making it a smart option for everyday wear.

While many cheap smartwatches can survive a session of scuba diving, this one is only splash proof, but it has all the familiar features we know and love. It distinguishes between specific activities like biking and climbing to track your steps, distance and calories, and monitors your sleep to help improve your overall health.

You also have the choice between several models of dials and you can access the weather forecast. Receiving calls, phone notifications and reminders is also easy.

Fitbit Charge 4 Activity Tracker

Fitbit Charge 4 Activity Tracker

When the Fitbit Charge 4 was released in 2020, one of its best features was the brand’s new “active zone minutes” tracker, which measures sessions of moderate to intense continuous activity. You’ll get this tracker alongside all of Fitbit’s other popular add-ons in this budget smartwatch.

Standout features include Fitbit Pay, Spotify Connect, and the watch’s two nighttime features: Sleep Score and Smart Wake. There is also a GPS with an intensity map.

Reflex Active Series 5 and Series 4 Smartwatches

Reflex Active Smartwatches

For a circular dial and a bit old-school design, you can opt for one of these Reflex Active models. We have selected the solid black version of the Series 5 and the smart brown strap edition of the Series 4, which will be ideal for formal environments as well as the gym.

Whichever design you choose, you’ll get a color touchscreen, which you can swipe to switch between dial designs.

You can use this budget smartwatch to track specific workouts like running, biking, and climbing, and access information about your steps, distance traveled, and calories burned. Sleep quality is also monitored here, and you can receive phone notifications and live weather updates for your area.

Amazfit GTS 2 Mini Smartwatch

Amazfit GTS 2 Mini Smartwatch

Offering great value for money, this budget smartwatch gets the ball rolling with some pretty impressive features. It offers over 70 different sport modes, over 50 watch face designs, and health monitoring add-ons, such as menstrual cycle tracking.

Additionally, the Amazfit GTS 2 beats many other cheap smartwatches when it comes to battery life, as it lasts up to two weeks on a single charge.

The scratch-resistant screen is also an added bonus, thanks to its “diamond-like” carbon coating. And it’s also completely swim-proof, so you can wear it in the shower or at your local pool.

Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 Smartwatch

Samsung Galaxy Fit2 Smartwatch

Samsung’s Galaxy Fit 2 is another great smartwatch under £50. It is waterproof up to 50m deep and offers over 70 downloadable designs to customize your watch face.

Like many of the best budget smartwatches you can buy, this one monitors your stress levels and sleep, and even gives you an overall score to track your progress. You can also set hand washing reminders to control your personal hygiene.

Of course, you’ll get all the usual features you’d expect from a smartwatch, including mobile notifications, weather forecasts, and calorie and heart rate monitoring.

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