Looking for a cheaper alternative to Fitbit but don’t know where to start? There are thousands of fitness trackers on the market, but many don’t measure up in the durability and accuracy departments. Worse yet, some makers generate fake reviews leading consumers to buy sub-par products. For 2018, We’ve researched the top options and identified 5 excellent ideas for under $50 to get you fit and healthy this year. These make great gift ideas for any occasion.
The LETSCOM tracker is particularly strong in the area of sleep tracking, offering detailed data on your slumber patterns. It includes heart rate monitoring and the ability to track a wide variety of activity types. The .96 inch screen is bright and easy to read. It’s been given a sleek redesign in the last year and is one of the more popular options on the market.
If you’re looking for a monitor that includes accurate blood pressure monitoring, consider the DoSmarter. It will track BP and BMP throughout the day. With all the standard features like heart rate, sleep and step counting, it stands out in its use of the latest quality sensors.
Looking for a basic tracker that actually looks like an attractive watch? If you can catch the Withings Activité Pop when it’s below $50, you’ve found a great deal. It includes steps, calories and sleep monitoring. The best feature may be its battery life, which is up to 8 months.
The CHEREEKI tracker is a feature rich watch that includes heart rate motioning, sleep tracking and the ability to track 14 different activity types from yoga to dance available for download in the app. It’s waterproof and comes with a battery that lasts 5-10 days. Will also give you notifications for incoming calls and text messages.
The YAMAY tracker includes all the features you expect for a top 2018 fitness watch: heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, pedometer, color screen and SMS. It boats strong battery life, with 5-7 days per charge making it a great choice for traveling. A great choice for the design conscious, it’s available in six different band colors.
The sleek, waterproof Damusy tracker is a great bare bones option. While it does not include heart rate monitoring, it will track your steps and sleep patterns. The battery lasts 7 days. Similar to the Fitbit Flex 2, but a fraction of the price.