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Top 7 Budget Fitness Trackers

Namrata Sona

9 February, 2021 - 5 MINUTES READ

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High-end fitness trackers no longer come with expensive price tags. To reach out to a larger audience, top brands like Fitbit, Huawei, Xiaomi and more have launched affordable fitness trackers. These wearables are feature rich and highly functional, but have a lower price tag. Let’s explore the top 5 budget fitness trackers in this in-depth guide.

1. Xiaomi Mi Band 4

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This fitness tracker from the Chinese brand Xiaomi offers basic tracking metrics including step count, swimming, cycling and running.

It monitors sleep and also has a heart rate monitor for workout tracking. It has a beautiful color AMOLED touch screen and mic for voice control. The fitness tracker is waterproofed for swimming.

The Smartphone features in the tracker include contactless payments in some countries and notifications. This Xiaomi fitness tracker is compatible with both Android and iPhones and supports Companion App.

Features of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4

• Waterproof design

• Tracks steps, sleep, swim

• Compatible with android and iPhones

• Automatic sports tracking

• Music playback

• Payment options

• Battery life up to 20 days

2. Honor Band 5

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Honor wearables are known for their advanced functions and affordable prices. This fitness tracer has an AMOED touch display for easy operation. The comfy strap holds the fitness tracker snugly on the wrist even during rigorous training. It even has a heart monitor that continuously tracks your heart rate.

This fitness tracker features a SPO2 monitor to check the amount of oxygen in blood. Both these metrics help monitor your health and recovery after workouts. Apart from monitoring health and fitness, this tracker lets you view phone notifications so you can stay updated even when you’re working out or running.

The control music playback option lets you listen to your favorite tracks as you sweat out on the treadmill or the trail. You can also download watch faces by pairing the tracker with an Android phone. Plus, the battery charge lasts for up to 2 weeks.

Features of the Honor Band 5 Fitness Tracker

• Water resistant up to 50 meters (5ATM)

• Compatible with Android and iPhones

• Tracks up to 10 exercises, steps and seep

• SPO2 and heart rate monitor

• Notifications

• Battery lasts for up to 14 days

3. Samsung Galaxy Fit e

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Samsung Galaxy Fit e is one of the best fitness trackers for beginners that comes at an affordable price.

This fitness tracker has a slim profile and a monochrome touch screen. It is waterproof up to 50 meters. It tracks steps, sleep, track running, workouts and walking.

The in-built heart rate sensor monitors heart function and helps you evaluate your fitness levels. The battery lasts for up to a week.

Features of the Samsung Galaxy Fit e

• Compatible with iPhone and Android phones

• Tracks walking, running, workouts, steps and sleep

• Features heart rate sensor

• Display notification

• Waterproof up to 50 meters (5ATM)

• Average battery life is 6 to 7 days

4. Huawei Band 3 Pro

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This budget fitness tracker comes packed with plenty of functional features that make it a good choice for beginners.

The touch screen display is responsive and lets you easily view the data. It has a built-in GPS. As for the tracking metrics, it monitors sleep and heart rate. With a waterproof rating of up to 5 ATM, it can withstand a dunk in water.

Pair it with your Smartphone to get notifications of texts, calls and even inactivity.

Features of the Huawei Band 3 Pro

• Heart rate monitor

• Built-in GPS

• AMOLED touch screen display

• Compatible with Android and iPhone

• Swim tracking

• 5ATM waterproof

• Average battery life is 12 days, but GPS battery life is around 7 hours

5 & 6. Fitbit Inspire & Inspire HR

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Leader in fitness devices, the Fitbit offers two trackers at affordable prices. Packed with features and stylish design, these trackers are popular amongst health and fitness conscious and amateur sportspersons.

The two swim-proof devices offer a host of tracking features including sleep, steps and distance. Also, the two trackers have notification support and automatic workout recognition.

Apart from these features, the slightly higher priced Inspire HR has 24/7 heart rate tracking, guided breathing, sleep stages and goal-based exercise modes. It also has GPS.

Features of Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR

• Tracks distance, active minutes, calories burned, swim and steps

• Automatic exercise recognition

• Swim-proof design

• Compatible with Android and iPhones

• Notifications

• Guided breathing, Connected GPS, and 2/7 heart tracking in Inspire HR

7. Garmin Vivofit 4

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Get more value for your money with this basic fitness tracker from Garmin. It offers calories, step and sleep tracking. It features the Garmin’s Move Bar that will encourage you to stay active.

This fitness tracker is pool friendly. However, it doesn’t have Smartwatch features, which means you don’t get notifications or get to stream music from your Smartphone. It also doesn’t have workout modes or heart rate monitoring.

The best feature of this tracker is its battery that lasts for up to a year, even if the screen is always on. So, no worries about carrying a charger for your tracker wherever you go!

Features of the Garmin Vivofit 4

• Step and sleep tracking

• Basic rest timer

• Swim-proof design

• Features inactivity move bar

• Stores up to 4 weeks of data

• Battery life extends for up to a year