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Our list of the best smart bands
The world of smart bracelets has now exploded and the amount of devices you can find online is pretty much infinite. For this reason, we have created a list of the best smart bands and fitness trackers on the market, so that you can find the one that best matches your requirements and considering the price/quality ratio.
This list is made up of the best smart bands that we have reviewed on this site, as we prefer to suggest to our readers only the products that we have reviewed and tested and we would have bought ourselves.
Below you will find a list of the best smart bands and fitness trackers that best suit your requirements.
How did we pick these smart bands?
You will find a list of devices that received a positive rating in our reviews regarding:
- Build quality: we have analyzed the material with which they are made and we also rate them according to how comfortably these smart bands can stay on your wrist.
- Features: each smart band offers different features suitable for different purposes.
- Displays: some smart bands have a display, this obviously affects our rating.
- Fitness: of course we take a special look at the features that make a smart band into a fitness tracker.
Which are the best smart bands?
We leave you to our list of the best smart bands and fitness trackers listed by price:
Xiaomi Mi Band 1S
The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S is a newer version of the basic model, the original Mi Band. The only new feature is located “under” this little device and is the Heart Rate Sensor. It activates only when you ask it for reading or during a workout session. This sensor is very useful when it comes to sleep tracking, now much more accurate, and overall this is still a great device, especially if you take into account the very low price. The three LED lights are used for the notifications (up to three apps) and to report the state of the Battery, which has a life of more than one month.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2
This third product of the Mi Band family is completely different from the previous models and with double the price, but it also comes with a great new feature: a little OLED display for notifications and data. All the rest is pretty much the same, but it’s easy to understand how a screen on a bracelet can make the difference since you no more need your smartphone in order to read the data, in addition to the various alerts that become way handier.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3
It’s not a revolution over the previous one and it doesn’t have a better display, which was kind of its weak point. The new function is that you can read your own heart rate 24 hours a day, making it more palpable to many. The rest of the features are the same and you can always receive as many notifications as you want from your smartphone.
Huawei Band 2 Pro
The Huawei Band 2 Pro has many advantages first of all its cost. This makes even more important the fact that this fitness tracker is one of the few to be equipped with a GPS, a heart rate sensor and display all of your notifications directly to your wrist. However, it doesn’t have the biggest screen out there and it isn’t even touch, but for the price, it is a great option.
Fitbit Charge HR
Charge HR is one of the best-selling products of the world-renown wearable manufacturer. Compared to other cheap smart bands, the Charge HR offers a very precise heart rate sensor and a comfortable display that also makes it possible to see the time by twisting your wrist. Too bad it only notifies you about incoming phone calls. This device is a definite must-have.
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit has improved on its Charge line, reaching almost perfection with this Charge 2. This product has a bigger screen and you can interact with it in many new and interesting ways. It has a heart rate sensor, but it doesn’t come with GPS. The accompanying app is maybe the most complete one. Too bad for the limited notifications that it can provide you.
Fitbit Alta HR
The evolution of the Alta that now integrates a heart rate sensor makes this a very interesting Fitbit product. It is not designed for serious athletes, but it is still a great companion for the people that want to keep in shape. You won’t be able to get all of your notifications, but you will get the important stuff.
Garmin Vivosmart HR+
In our list of the best fitness trackers, this Vivosmart HR+ is the only one equipped with GPS that allows you to track with precision your fitness activity, as well as having an accurate heart rate sensor, making it one of the most complete products for those who practice sports in a serious way. It is also very cost-effective.
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro
The Gear Fit2 Pro. The new features concern the improved waterproof certification for up to 50m and the new Speedo app that makes it one of the best fitness trackers for swimmers. It also comes with a new more rugged and more comfortable band.