Fitness Tracker

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Garmin Venu
Fitness Tracker

Our test winner is the Garmin Venu, an especially lightweight bracelet with many innovative features. Our favorite with the test grade 9.4/10!

We have tested 11 fitness watches and paid special attention to their handling and fitness functions.

A fitness tracker is a great gadget for an active lifestyle. It can count steps, check your blood values and sometimes even play music.

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last modified: 07.07.2020, 14:34
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Our winner: Garmin Venu Garmin vívosmart 4 Review Fitbit Inspire HR Health & Fitness Tracker Review Fitbit Charge 3 Review Fitbit Versa Review Fitbit Versa 2 Review Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Review Newgen Medicals GPS Fitness Watch SW 420.hr Review Huawei Band 3 Pro - Smart Band Fitness ActivitiesTracker Review Garmin Vivomove 3S Hybrid Smartwatch  Review Polar Fitness Tracker M430 Review

Garmin Venu

Garmin vívosmart 4

Fitbit Inspire HR Health & Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Charge 3

Fitbit Versa

Fitbit Versa 2

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

Newgen Medicals GPS Fitness Watch SW 420.hr

Huawei Band 3 Pro - Smart Band Fitness ActivitiesTracker

Garmin Vivomove 3S Hybrid Smartwatch

Polar Fitness Tracker M430

Test seal: Garmin Venu, Rating 1.45
Test seal: Garmin vívosmart 4, Rating 1.9
Test seal: Fitbit Inspire HR Health & Fitness Tracker, Rating 2
Test seal: Fitbit Charge 3, Rating 2.1
Test seal: Fitbit Versa, Rating 2.15
Test seal: Fitbit Versa 2, Rating 2.2
Test seal: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2, Rating 2.25
Test seal: Newgen Medicals GPS Fitness Watch SW 420.hr, Rating 2.3
Test seal: Huawei Band 3 Pro - Smart Band Fitness ActivitiesTracker, Rating 2.3
Test seal: Garmin Vivomove 3S Hybrid Smartwatch , Rating 2.35
Test seal: Polar Fitness Tracker M430, Rating 2.75
  • Modern design
  • New display technology
  • Many functions
  • GPS
  • Clear app
  • Large display
  • Fast synchronization
  • Very light and small
  • Measures the stress level
  • pulse oximetry
  • Good synchronization
  • Energy level measurement
  • Good guide
  • Comparison with other users
  • Notifications on the clock
  • Many new, innovative functions
  • Many extras like a personal coach, fitness training, etc.
  • Training units: running, cycling, swimming, treadmill, weights, interval training
  • Many functions and data
  • Numerous data measurements
  • Interchangeable wristbands
  • Very good instructions
  • Good smartphone app
  • 13 dials
  • Notifications on the clock
  • Many functions and data
  • Numerous data measurements
  • Lots of additional apps available
  • Interchangeable wristbands
  • Very good instructions
  • Good smartphone app
  • Over 50 dials
  • Numerous possibilities directly on the watch
  • Practice videos directly on the watch
  • Notifications on the watch
  • Intriguing design
  • Additional bracelets in different sizes
  • Alexa language assistants
  • More than 15 different sport modes
  • Easy to use
  • Very light
  • Pleasant to wear
  • Two available sizes (40 mm/ 44 mm)
  • Bluetooth or Explorer Edition
  • Modern design
  • Digital bezel
  • Language assistant
  • Integrated GPS
  • Kept simple
  • Accurate pedometer
  • Integrated GPS
  • Precise heart rate measurement
  • Beautiful classic design
  • Good app
  • Connected GPS
  • Use without app/registration possible
  • Integrated GPS
  • Daily activity goal can be achieved through various activities
  • Very long battery life
  • Training plans for marathon runners
  • Waterproof
  • When using certain functions, battery life is extremely shortened.
  • The display function of some animated videos is partly stalled
  • Needs time to familiarize yourself with all of the new features
  • Bracelets are not interchangeable
  • No own GPS
  • No payment function
  • Tedious to operate
  • During the water test, the display did not function properly anymore
  • You quickly lose track of so many functions
  • No user manual, you will be informed about the app
  • In order to use the additional functions, you usually need to purchase new subscriptions
  • Frequent break of synchronization
  • Notification functions are hampered by poor synchronization
  • Contactless payment is not (yet) possible
  • No own GPS
  • Frequent break of synchronization
  • Many functions are hampered by poor synchronization
  • Installation of many apps does not work (yet)
  • Contactless payment is not (yet) possible
  • No own GPS
  • Partial difficulties with synchronization
  • No integrated GPS, therefore not always exact
  • Samsung Pay not available in Germany
  • Short battery life
  • Complex installation of the Apps for iOS
  • User Guide/App not helpful in setting up the watch
  • No more bracelets
  • Simple equipment
  • For use with App only
  • No correct operating instructions enclosed in the packaging
  • Touch does not always work properly
  • Limited functional diversity
  • Almost no smart functions
  • Setup problems
  • Unreliable pedometer
  • Inaccurate sleep tracking
  • Display without touch function
  • Poor wearing comfort

A fitness watch that can convince with many innovative functions.

Light and small tracker with many innovative features.

Attractive fitness watch, which however shows small deficits in the individual functions.

Great equipment for hobby athletes with difficulties with synchronisation.

Basic functions are flawless. There are some problems with the additional functions.

A versatile fitness watch with a useful language assistant function, which is ideal for all (hobby) athletes.

An ideal companion for active everyday life. Equipped with many innovative functions. Modern design.

Simple fitness bracelet, which has the most important training functions.

Lightweight and easy to use. With many different functions, it is suitable as a supporter in various fitness activities.

A chic, modern fitness watch that is equipped with the most important fitness functions. However, the touch control does not always work properly.

With GPS suitable for runners. But only a few smart functions.

Fitness functions
Handling
Synchronization
Design
Related App
Accuracy of measurement
Battery life Up to 5 days 7 days Approx. 5 days More than 7 days Approx. 4 days 6 days 3-4 days 1 month Standby time (up to 6 hours with GPS function, up to 20 days without GPS) Up to 12 days (when scientific sleep detector and 24/7 heart rate monitor are off) Up to 5 days Up to 20 days (without GPS)
Weight 40 g 16 g 18 g 27 g 39 g 4.54 g 45.4 g 38 g 27 g 40.8 g 49 g
Width 1.5 cm 1.5 cm 1.5 cm 2.2 cm 4 cm 4 cm 1.1 cm 3 cm 1.1 cm 1.1 cm 3.8 cm
Height 22 cm 21 cm 21 cm 24 cm 21 cm 4 cm 4 cm 24.5 cm 1.9 cm 3.9 cm 28 cm
Depth 3.8 cm 2 cm 2 cm 1.2 cm 2 cm 1.2 cm 4 cm 3 cm 4.5 cm 3.9 cm 1.1 cm
Waterproof Yes
Compatibility iOS, Android, Windows (computer only) iOS, Windows, Android iOS, Windows, Android Yes iOS, Android, Windows (only computer)
Pedometer Yes
Display AMOLED-technology Touchdisplay, black and white, 3 cm diameter Touchdisplay, Greyscale; 4 cm diam. Touchdisplay, coloured, 3.5 cm diameter ✔ AMOLED display AMOLED display Transreflective display technology, touch screen colour display with 3.3 cm (1.28") diagonal and metal frame Yes OLED touchdisplay (mineral glas) No touchscreen, black & white, 3.5 cm
Integrated GPS No No No No No Yes Connected GPS
Calorie Counter Yes
Sleep phases Yes
Silent alarm/alarm clock Yes
Communication No SMS, mails, appointments, calls, news, weather No Message services: Messenger/SMS/Whatsapp; E-Mails: Outlook/Gmail; various app notifications News: Messenger/SMS/Whatsapp; e-mails: Outlook/Gmail; numerous app notifications No No None
Call and SMS notifications Yes No
Motion Recollections No No
Continuous heart rate measurement Yes
Music apps Controllable via the clock No No music remote control Deezer, Personal music, Spotify (also without smartphone) No (however, if the phone is connected, you can use the clock play/pause forward or backward) No No music apps, but music control via the clock on the mobile phone No
Contactless payment No No Only in the special edition ✔ (but not yet registered in Germany) No No No No
Daily goals Steps, distance, calories, active minutes or the number of increased floors Yes
Scope of delivery Fitness watch, charging cable, operating instructions vívosmart 4, charger, instruction Fitbit Inspire HR, short and long strap, charger, user manual Fitbit Charge 3, 2 bracelets (S/L), charger cable, manual Fitbit Versa, 2 Bracelets (S/L), charger, instruction Fitness watch, charging cable, operating instructions Fitness watch, charging cable, operating instructions Fitness watch, charging cable, operating instructions Fitness watch, charging cable, charging cradle, operating instructions Fitness watch, charging cable, operating instructions Polar M430, charging cable, manual
Quality impression Excellent Good Good Good Good Good Excellent Good Good Excellent Good
Packaging Good Good Okay Excellent Excellent Good Good Good Good Good Good
Additional warranty 24 months - 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 24 months 2 years 6 months warranty on the bracelet
Quality of instructions Excellent Good Okay Excellent Excellent Good Good Satisfactory Good Good Good
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Tested products

1st place: Garmin Venu

Test seal: Garmin Venu, Rating excellent

The Garmin Venue Smart Watch convinces with great functionality and display. Whether a beginner or an established athlete, this fitness watch offers itself as a helpful supporter in almost all situations.

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Garmin vívosmart 4 - thumbnail Test seal: Garmin vívosmart 4, Rating good

2nd place: Garmin vívosmart 4

The Vívosmart 4 from Garmin is equipped with many innovative functions. In addition to the usual measurements such as calories, pulse, steps, floors and sleep, it also measures stress, energy and oxygen levels in the blood. The Fitness Tracker is the lightest and most compact in the test, at the same time the operation of the screen is difficult. In addition, the tracker rarely recognizes the different forms of training.

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Fitbit Inspire HR Health & Fitness Tracker - thumbnail Test seal: Fitbit Inspire HR Health & Fitness Tracker, Rating good

3rd place: Fitbit Inspire HR Health & Fitness Tracker

The Fitbit Inspire HR Health & Fitness Tracker is a solid fitness watch with numerous functions. Unfortunately, some of these functions, such as the pedometer or the automatic recognition of training units, are not always accurate.

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Fitbit Charge 3 - thumbnail Test seal: Fitbit Charge 3, Rating good

4th place: Fitbit Charge 3

The Fitbit-Charge 3 covers all wishes of a hobby sportsman. The waterproof watch without integrated GPS measures many values, e.g. calories, steps, sleep duration and quality, heart rate and much more. In addition, notifications from the smartphone can be received directly on the watch. Unfortunately, there are often problems with synchronisation, which affects the transmission of data and messages. The measurement of the values and the pre-installed training apps work perfectly.

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Fitbit Versa - thumbnail Test seal: Fitbit Versa, Rating good

5th place: Fitbit Versa

The Fitbit Versa offers at least theoretically many possibilities.

The clock is equipped with a memory capacity of 2.5 GB. This can be used for music and numerous apps, which should make everyday life and training easier. The waterproof watch can play music via Bluetooth headphones without having a smartphone with you. In addition, thanks to the Fitbit-Pay function, cashless payment is to be made possible. Unfortunately, banks in Germany do not yet support this system. The Versa does not have an integrated GPS, which is why the smartphone must be taken along. The fitness watch measures many values such as calories, steps, sleep duration and quality, heart rate and much more. You can also receive notifications from your smartphone directly on your watch. Unfortunately, there are often problems with synchronisation, which can seriously affect data and music transfer and the installation of the apps. The measurement of the values and the pre-installed training apps work perfectly.

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Fitbit Versa 2 - thumbnail Test seal: Fitbit Versa 2, Rating good

6th place: Fitbit Versa 2

The Fitbit Versa 2 (special edition) convinces not only with its interesting design, different wristbands, and many sports modes but especially with the extension of the language assistant and the Fitbit Pay function.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 - thumbnail Test seal: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2, Rating good

7th place: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is aimed at both the hobby and fitness athlete who wants to benefit from Smartwatch features in addition to fitness functions. The only drawback is the short battery life.

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Newgen Medicals GPS Fitness Watch SW 420.hr - thumbnail Test seal: Newgen Medicals GPS Fitness Watch SW 420.hr, Rating good

8th place: Newgen Medicals GPS Fitness Watch SW 420.hr

The Newgen Medicals GPS Fitness Watch SW-420.hr is kept simple and straightforward. It has the most important training functions such as heart rate measurement, calorie tracker, and integrated GPS, which all work well. Compared to other fitness watches, the app is also equipped with fewer frills but still contains the most important functions. Well suited for hobby sportsmen and competitive athletes.

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Huawei Band 3 Pro - Smart Band Fitness ActivitiesTracker - thumbnail Test seal: Huawei Band 3 Pro - Smart Band Fitness ActivitiesTracker, Rating good

9th place: Huawei Band 3 Pro - Smart Band Fitness ActivitiesTracker

The HUAWEI Band 3 Pro - Smart Band Fitness ActivitiesTracker convinces with its numerous functions and intuitive operation. In addition to the typical functions such as pedometer, calorie counter, and various workout functions, this fitness watch also has a long battery life compared to other tested fitness watches.

The 24/7 heart rate measurement and sleep monitoring, as well as the swimming function, are exceptional. Altogether a very reliable device, which can helpfully support various sports activities.

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Garmin Vivomove 3S Hybrid Smartwatch  - thumbnail Test seal: Garmin Vivomove 3S Hybrid Smartwatch , Rating good

10th place: Garmin Vivomove 3S Hybrid Smartwatch

The Garmin - Vivomove 3S Hybrid Smartwatch combines a classic watch design with a modern Smartwatch look. A nice eye-catcher with some functions that are suitable for hobby sportsmen. Unfortunately, there are some malfunctions with the touch display function.

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Polar Fitness Tracker M430 - thumbnail Test seal: Polar Fitness Tracker M430, Rating satisfactory

Polar Fitness Tracker M430

The Fitness Tracker M430 by Polar is with the integrated GPS, the long battery life and the special marathon training sessions rather a tracker for runners and hikers. The watch has only a few smart functions, and the wearing comfort and design leave a lot to be desired.

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Garmin - Venu

Winner: read review
  • Tracking calories can make sense, but you shouldn't rely too much on the tracker's calorie information.
  • Don't remove your fitness tracker too often because the information is only really reliable if you use it continuously.
  • The tracker can only remind you to move if you wear it consistently.
  • Make sure the weight and height information is up to date to get the most accurate results.
  • Become social and increase your motivation by sharing your successes and taking on challenges.
  • Don't forget to increase your daily goals from time to time to increase your fitness level.
 

The Stiftung Warentest (German consumer organisation and foundation involved in investigating and comparing goods and services in an unbiased way) also tested Fitness Tracker in January 2016. The results were not very satisfying. Of twelve different products, only two were graded with "Good". Three Fitness Wristlets could reach a satisfactory result, five received the grade "sufficient" and two others failed.

The winner of the test is the Vivofit Wristlet by Garmin, and the second place is also held by a Garmin product. The last positions are held by the UP2 and UP3 by Jawbone. The overall degree was calculated considering these criteria: Fitness functions (35%), handling (25%), App- and computer use (20%), durability (15%) and contaminants (5%).

The Fitness Trackers were worn during sleeping, running, walking, vacuum cleaning, stair climbing and cleaning on both wrists. Special attention was paid to whether they counted too many steps or interpreted other movements as steps mistakenly. Ten out of the twelve Trackers were counting the steps well. Wearing the Fitness Tracker during housework falsified the results a little bit, depending on which brand was used.

The individual stride length can be adjusted on four models. But only the Garmin wristbands are really convincing. The accuracy of the calorie consumption was also determined as well as the heart rate measurement, if available. No product could show a really exact calorie consumption. A total of eight devices were therefore rated "Sufficient". The Medisana Vifit connect bracelet scored worst in the functional test. Both steps and calorie consumption are only measured with sufficient accuracy.

For the handling of the straps, the instructions for use and the capacity, as well as the charging time of the battery, were evaluated. The manual of the Xiaomi Mi Band was in Chinese only. The Samsung Gear Fit had the shortest battery life. In terms of everyday use, the testers rated comfort, readability and intuitive operation. The Mio Fuse pressed too hard on the wrist in some places and the Jawbone straps often opened unintentionally. The results were satisfactory throughout, only the test winner could score with a good result.

The handling of the apps was judged by two experts. They examined the duration of the initial setup and the synchronization with the iOS and Android apps and the PC software. The versatility of the apps and the mobile website was also evaluated. Seven devices display the most important information on a display or an LED matrix. Nevertheless, the app is still needed on the smartphone for further evaluations. The apps from Xiaomi and Medisana were hardly convincing, they had weaknesses and did not provide much information. The PC software is satisfactory for all devices, if available at all. The apps from Garmin, Fitbit and Jawbone are the best. The mobile website of six wristbands could only be rated sufficient or inadequate. Overall, the Fitbit and Garmin trackers perform best. They are quick and easy to set up and provide a good overview.

To assess their durability, the fitness watch straps have undergone numerous rigorous tests. The water resistance was tested by immersion, scratch resistance, temperature sensitivity at +45°C and -20°C and the fall from 80 cm height on stone floor. The tapes passed the tests on average with a very good result. Only in terms of scratch resistance did eight devices reach their limits.

Finally, the products were tested for harmful substances. In the case of Jawbone belts, increased quantities of DEHP plasticizer were discovered, which are very harmful to health. As a result, the devices could not be better classified as "deficient".

As the fitness boom has been growing unstoppably for years, fitness gimmicks are also becoming more modern. This can also be seen in comparison with our test colleagues. The equipment from 2016 is no longer up to date so that our test only includes successor models from the Stiftung Warentest test. So also the Fitbit Charge 3 bracelet. However, the problems with synchronization still seem to exist. We also chose a device from the Garmin Vivosmart series as the test winner. The Vivosmart 4 Fitness Bracelet convinces with an even wider range of functions than the predecessor of its time did.

A Fitness Tracker can be used in many different situations: It accompanies and supports you during workouts, tracks all your physical activities and evaluates the results. A good Fitness Tracker can be used for many years. It helps you stay active and achieve your fitness goals. Here, you can read more about the advantages of Fitness Trackers for your everyday life.

Become social and increase your motivation by sharing your successes and taking on challenges.

The benefits of being active

Fitness and sports are a huge part of many peoples lives. Activity is simply good for your health: It supports a positive attitude towards your body, prevents diseases and helps the body to recover faster. Physical activity trains your muscles and supports your immune system. With regular movement and activity, you stay fit and healthy.

But fitness can also be contra-productive if you overburden yourself. A Fitness Tracker helps you to set yourself realistic fitness goals. Your activity will be documented in a diary and analysed every day. This helps you to keep an eye on your goals and health.

Fitness watches are devices that are approximately the size of a wristwatch. They come in different sizes - from very small to large. Different colours and designs give the watches a personal touch. Fitness watches can also be found under the names "Fitness Wristband" or "Smartwatch". They can be compared with each other in terms of their functions.

You can wear the watch on your wrist every day or only while you are doing sports. The prices for the watches depend on the brand and the features: The cheapest model from Timex is already available for under 10 Euros. The most expensive model from Garmin costs up to 1,800 euros.

Fitness trackers are similar to fitness watches. The functions of a fitness tracker or wristbands are - as the name suggests - hidden in the wristband. In a fitness watch, its technology is mainly located in the case.

Fitness wristbands are generally smaller and narrower than most fitness watches. Nevertheless, they offer many functions.

From simple wristbands to wider models, you can find a lot on the market. There are fitness wristbands with and without display. Some have a heart rate measurement in the band, others do not. The small fitness tracker from Fitbit Zip even works without a wristband and can be attached to clothing.

Depending on the size of the display, a fitness wristband can display more or less information. The information is limited to the most necessary due to the limited functions.

Compared to fitness watches, fitness wristbands offer enormous advantages due to their small size and minimal battery consumption.

Fitness Trackers offer many different functions: You can choose them according to your needs. The basic function is the tracking of information on your activity. If you want to, the tracker can also record your calorie intake to support you during your weight loss journey and to give you a clear overview of your daily calorie intake. Your vital capacity, like pulse and heart rate, can be measured in resting state and active state.

Don't take your fitness tracker off too often, because the information is only reliable when used continuously.

In earlier days, everything had to be documented by hand. Nowadays, you can keep track of your fitness progress way easier. Fitness Trackers have integrated sensors and microprocessors. They are designed to process and save your data on a very small amount of space.

Fitness Trackers offer different features, depending on the brand. There are many different functions available. Besides the standard functions, like tracking of pulse, activity and time, many Fitness Trackers offer complex programs and GPS. The latest models can even transfer mails and SMS or play music. Some Trackers measure your sleeping activity or have an alarm clock function.

Usually, the manufacturers offer a software going along with the Fitness Trackers which helps you to track your progress on the computer or smartphone. If you use the Fitness Tracker for running, you can document the running distance. With the help of the software, your results are presented graphically. With one quick look, you can see your running distance and calorie consumption.

Design

There are various options when it comes to designs of Fitness Trackers. You can choose between many colours and combinations. Pink, white, blue.. the possibilities are enormous. If you want to look elegant, chose a Tracker by Garmin. The products are black or golden and are hard to distinguish from normal watches.

Display

The displays are delivered in different sizes and shapes. Before you decide which Fitness Tracker to buy, consider which functions you will need. Depending on your needs, you can buy a Fitness Tracker with or without a display.

You should choose your display depending on functionality: A larger display helps you to know the time during to workout. The disadvantage is, that the whole Tracker needs to be larger and therewith needs more power.

Do you prefer a smaller and lighter Tracker? Then, a small Fitness Tracker with lower resolution should be fine. The most important aspect is that the device suits your needs.

Wearing comfort

The Fitness Tracker should not be inconvenient during sports, so make sure, that it fits well and has a good wearing comfort. This can be influenced by the size of it and the material the wristlet is made of. There are many options for different materials.

Be aware, that you start sweating during physical activity: Some materials support sweating, some are more breathable. Try different wristlets and chose what feels best to you. The Fitness Tracker should be convenient and not get out of place during a workout.

Ask yourself, what kind of Fitness Tracker you want. Should it be practical and simplistic? Modern looking? Small or large? Or fitting to as many outfits as possible?

Also, the usability during workout plays a significant role in your decision.

Functional scope

The functions you need in your fitness tracker depend on your workout. Do you want to run long distances? Then you should keep an eye on the battery life of the Fitness Tracker. The Tracker should compare the distances you ran with each other? In this case, there should be an app to track the data. With this, it is easy to compare each workout with the last one.

If you want to wear the Fitness Tracker while swimming or under the shower, pay attention to waterproof materials. The functions of the Fitness Tracker should be chosen individually.

Battery life

The battery run-time always depends on how much you use your Fitness Tracker. A Fitness Tracker with a large battery can last 5 to 8 days. Do you work out for longer periods of time? If yes, the battery should be suitable for longer use.

If you want to use the Fitness Tracker for swimming, make sure the waterproofing is adequate. At 5 bar/ 50 meter a Fitness Tracker can be considered waterproof. Is the Tracker suitable for 10 bar/ 100 m, it can be used for swimming without hesitation.

Corresponding Apps

Do you want to track your workout? Then you need an App that goes with the Fitness Tracker. It helps you to create charts to compare your workouts.

Data privacy

While implementing the Fitness Tracker, you are asked to tell your age and gender. To measure your BMI (Body-Mass-Index), the Tracker also needs your body height and weight. Based on statistics, the Fitness Tracker calculates your energy consumption.

Some data can also be collected and used by the brand of the Fitness Tracker. If you don't consent to this, make enquiries on how to disagree in the usage of your personal data.

The modern Fitness Trackers are equipped with many different functions. Most of the trackers are waterproof. Technology developed over the last years: The small devices are highly functional. The measurement of distances is getting more and more precise. The batteries have long durability. The tiny size of a fitness watch contains a whole bundle of technology.

The disadvantage is that the results of the evaluations can be falsified. For example, energy rate is only partially correct. As each person consumes energy individually, the devices can only display approximate values. Another negative factor is that the devices cannot find their location sometimes. In addition, a lot of data is collected of which one does not know whether it is passed on or used.

With the brand Fitbit, responsibility is key: It helps you reach your goals in fitness and health. With the Fitbit Trackers, you can keep an eye on your physical activity, heart rate and sleep patterns.

Here, you can find out which Fitness Tracker suits you best. These models by Fitbit are now available:

The Fitbit Versa is a Fitness-Smartwatch. It can track your health, fitness and heart rate. The battery lasts for 4 days and longer. On this device, you can save up to 300 songs and play them. The Fitbit Versa costs 199,95 Euro.

The Fitbit Ionic has integrated GPS for speed and distance. It shows your personal training data on the display and saves your music. The tracker contains a PurePulse-Heart-Rate-Analyser. The battery lasts up to 5 days. The Fitbit Ionic costs 299,95 Euro.

The new Fitness Tracker Fitbit Charge 3 is the most innovative: The device can be used for contactless paying and Smartphone notifications. The Fitbit Charge 3 continuously tracks your heart rate and is waterproof up to 50 meters. The battery lasts approximately 7 days. The price is 149,95 Euro.

The Fitbit Alta HR is a heart rate wristlet. Next to the basic functions, it offers automatic recognition of callisthenics and remembers your movement. The wristlet shows your calls, SMS and calendar notifications. The battery lasts for up to 7 days. The price starts at 149,95 Euro.

The Fitbit Ace was designed for kids. It records the activity during the day- and nighttime. If the kids reach their daily goal, the Fitbit Ace celebrates with them. They can collect virtual badges. The Tracker also remembers movement and motivates the kids to more activity. The battery lasts up to 5 days. The Fitbit Ace costs 99,95 Euro.

The Fitbit Alta is a Fitness Wristlet for adults. It records your activity during the day, remembers your movement and sleep patterns. It shows calls, SMS and calendar notifications. You can wear it up to 5 days and nights before the battery needs to be charged. The price is 119,95 Euro.

The model Fitbit Flex 2 is the slimmest Fitness Tracker of all. The Tracker is detachable and even fits on other bracelets or wristbands. It is suitable for swimming and has a movement recognition function. The Fitbit Flex 2 can show calls and SMS notifications. The changeable accessory can be used to spice the device up. The price is 79,95 Euro.

Are you looking for a low-key Fitness Tracker model? If that is the case, the wireless activity tracker Fitbit Zip could be perfect for you. It tracks your activity through the day. On the large touchscreen, you can have a look at your daily statistics. You can sync the device wirelessly with your smartphone or computer. The small Tracker can be attached to your belt or handbag. The battery is changeable and lasts up to 6 months. The Fitbit Zip costs 59,95 Euro.

Only you can decide which fitness watch suits you best. Functionality, size and price can be a basis for your decision.

The small devices with a lot of features and technology help to increase your physical fitness. Due to the typical elements of the game - also called gamification - being active with the fitness watch becomes a kind of game. As with other games, positive results encourage the user to continue with the sport.

In addition to documenting sporting activities, you have countless possibilities with a fitness watch: Due to the technical refinements, you can communicate with others, publish your results via social media or network with like-minded people.

A fitness watch is a true miracle of technology. In the end, everyone can decide individually which functions are important to them and for which purposes they want to use the device. Keep data protection in mind. With some manufacturers, you can issue further data use and processing.

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  • What tests are we going to run?
  • What is the test procedure?

When everything's settled, we'll bring the devices to us. For each product the test procedure, the measured values and product properties are documented in detail. We create photos and videos. We evaluate the results for you, summarize everything in a test report and calculate the test grade.

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Our test winner is the Garmin Venu, an especially lightweight bracelet with many innovative features. Our favorite with the test grade 9.4/10!

We have tested 11 fitness watches and paid special attention to their handling and fitness functions.

A fitness tracker is a great gadget for an active lifestyle. It can count steps, check your blood values and sometimes even play music.

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