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 2020, We’ve researched the top options for under $50 to get you fit and healthy. These make great gift ideas for any occasion.
One of the top-selling bands on the market today, the Lintelek tracker packs a serious punch for the price point. With 14 sport modes, a waterproof design, SMS notifications, heart rate and sleep monitoring, this tracker includes everything you’d expect from a top-of-the-line tracker — at a significantly discounted price. It comes in 12 different colors and is currently our top Fitbit alternative.
Recommended by Android Central as the top budget fitness tracker, the sleekly-styled Xiaomi Mi Band is now in its 4th iteration, meaning they keep improving on all the bugs and kinks from previous trackers. With up to 50 meters water resistance, six workout modes including cycling, and heart rate monitoring, you’ll be ready for all kinds of action.
With a design that closely matches the Apple Watch, this smart watch includes all the bare necessities you’d expect from a fitness tracker. On top of its workout monitoring capabilities, you’ll get incoming call notifications, music control and alarm clocks.
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.
This feature-packed smart watch includes a large 180mAh battery, giving you up to 5 days of activity. 7 different sport modes, heart rate, blood pressure, sleep tracking and SMS notifications are among its diverse range of features. If you run into any issues, you’ll be backed by 24/7 customer service.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for a name-brand Fitness tracker below $50, you’ll be hard pressed to find much. But if you’re searching for kids, Garmin’s vívofit jr comes in at just under the price threshold. It’s available in floral, camo or red options. Battery lasts for a year without charging and it’s built to withstand all kids throw at it.
Using the newest HD color screen technology, the Willful tracker packs some serious features including sleep, heart and 14 sport modes, along with a reminder to get active if you’re lazying about too long. It’s IP68 waterproof, meaning it can be dropped into 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes and come out fine. With a great battery life and lightweight comfortable fit, customers give this tracker great reviews.