If you exercise regularly, these devices will tell you how high your heart rate gets or how much calories you burn when working out.
Fitness trackers can cost as much as a phone. However, you can get away with spending less than $100 on a budget fitness tracker. If you spend more than that, you might as well buy a phone or a medically accurate device.
Here is a list of the best fitness trackers under $100:
|1||Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black||22676 Reviews||Check Price|
|2||Withings Activité Pop - Activity and Sleep Tracking Watch||967 Reviews||Check Price|
|3||Polar H7 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor & Fitness Tracker (Pink, Medium/XX-Large)||3871 Reviews||Check Price|
|4||Fitbit Flex 2, Black (US Version)||1897 Reviews||Check Price|
|5||Polar A300 Fitness Tracker and Activity Monitor with Heart Rate (White)||837 Reviews||Check Price|
|6||BlueWeigh Rainbow HR Fitness Activity Tracker with Sleep and Heart Monitors, Black||316 Reviews||Check Price|
|7||Amazfit Moonbeam Activity + Sleep Tracker||191 Reviews||Check Price|
|8||Mailiya Fitness Tracker Watch Heart Rate Monitor Activity Wristband Pedometer Sleep Monitor Smart...||130 Reviews||Check Price|
8 Best Fitness Trackers Under $100- 2017
Mailiya Fitness Tracker Watch Heart Rate Monitor Activity Wristband Pedometer Sleep Monitor Smart Bracelet Calories Track Step Track Health Band Waterproof Smart Watch for iPhone & Android phones
Buying a Fitness Trackers with a $100 Budget
If you are buying a fitness tracker to monitor heart rate for medical reasons, always check the model with your doctor. Fitness trackers are known to be quite accurate when it comes to monitoring heart rates.
Studies have shown that findings tend to be off by about 5 percent or so. This remains the case even if you can only spend under $100 for your smartwatch. Yet, some devices may perform better than others. Your doctor may be able to recommend the best ones if you provide a list.
Fitness trackers are advertised to calculate calories burnt. However, recent studies have shown that these devices are not at all good at doing this. So, be very skeptical of the calorie numbers you get from a fitness tracker. For more information, check out this NPR article.
There are phone apps that allow you to track certain fitness stats. It will be best if you can sync the tracker you buy with the phone app.
If you want additional functionality from your fitness tracker, like checking email, go ahead and buy a smartwatch. However, smartwatches may not be good as fitness trackers in rate calculations.
Do pay attention to the band and the material. Silicon is a comfortable and lightweight material that will allow you to wear the device all day. Always check the band size and the buckle or the securing method to make sure it won’t come off.