If you want to monitor your health and fitness, nothing beats the Fitbit Versa 3. It offers one of the best overall experiences, including excellent app support and accurate tracking capabilities.
Additionally, this device serves as a reliable sleep tracker as well as monitoring electrodermal activity (EDA) and ECG activity.
1. Fitbit Versa 3
Fitbit may not be the cheapest fitness tracker manufacturer, but their devices are lightweight and come equipped with an impressive app for tracking workouts. The Versa 3 is an ideal device for anyone seeking accurate health and sleep tracking as well as built-in GPS with GLONASS, Google Assistant support or Amazon Alexa compatibility and multiple day battery life. In addition, 21 preprogrammed workout functions recognize when certain activities begin happening – for instance when beginning push-ups for example!
If you want a deeper insight into your heart rate, the Versa 3 features a wrist-based pulse oximetry sensor to detect low blood oxygen (hypotension) and skin temperature changes. GPS navigation capabilities add functionality for tracking locations with ease while the touchscreen display shows maps of where you currently are. With its waterproof design and swim proof feature, this device can even handle submersions underwater! In addition, music from compatible phones or Bluetooth headphones can be streamed directly while it features haptic feedback that alerts when an incoming call or text arrives – saving you precious seconds on waiting lists!
The Versa 3 may be slightly more costly than its predecessor, due to its inclusion of NFC payments and Google Assistant support by default compared with having to add them separately on older models. Still, most consumers should find the extra cost unimportant and find that its functionality remains equally compelling; many still prefer its predecessor with fitness tracking and smartwatch features such as ECG monitoring or mindfulness tracking capabilities. If more advanced features like ECG or mindfulness monitoring is desired then consider upgrading to more expensive Fitbit Sense device; that device offers premium design as well as better battery life.
2. Samsung Health
Samsung Health is an all-inclusive fitness and wellness app compatible with Samsung smartwatches, smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. This application provides access to various fitness metrics as well as health features like weight tracking, blood pressure monitoring and heart rate analysis. In addition, there is also the “Symptom Checker” and ‘Ask an Expert” features allowing users to gain personalized health advice directly within the app from qualified physicians.
The Samsung Health app can be found both on Android Play Store and Apple App Store. Compatible with many fitness and health devices like smartwatches, heart rate monitors, glucose trackers and smart scales – you can view a list by tapping three vertical dots in top right corner and choosing settings.
Samsung Health uses your phone’s accelerometer to track basic activity metrics like steps, calories and distance walked or run. In addition, more advanced metrics like sleep quality, heart rate monitoring and stress levels may also be tracked with wearable devices compatible with Samsung Health. Furthermore, workout recordings can also be synced to the app for post-workout analysis.
Samsung Health’s user interface is clean and intuitive, displaying your key stats on rectangular cards. The Home tab gives an overview of your key health metrics while Together and Fitness tabs let you set friendly competitions with friends or develop training plans for yourself. Unfortunately, due to being designed around Samsung products such as phones and TVs, its integration with third-party apps may not be as seamless compared to competitors such as Google Fit – potentially making it less ideal for dedicated athletes who use other fitness apps like Runkeeper.
3. Garmin Venu 2 Plus
Garmin’s Venu 2 Plus offers an upgrade both in terms of size and quality from last year’s model. Boasting an AMOLED screen with stainless steel bezel, plus mic and speaker capabilities – as well as voice assistant compatibility (Siri or Google Assistant), making it the ideal workout watch with smartphone-free calling features and notifications – ideal for anyone wanting a smartphone-free way of making calls and accessing voice assistant services (such as Siri or Google Assistant). It makes an excellent combination for fitness tracking while also offering voice calls via Siri or Google Assistant voice assistant support (Siri or Google Assistant). So this smartwatch could become your ideal workout buddy as it doubles up as phone-free phone-calls/voice assistant support/voice assistant support (such as Siri or Google Assistant). Choosing this watch makes a perfect combination between fitness features while being phone free as it doubles down on phone-free call/notification capability from day 1.
With this watch you can easily track your heart rate, monitor sleep quality and use GPS for running, cycling, hiking and other outdoor activities such as this watch can also provide accurate weather reports with its built-in compass and barometer as well as set reminders to take medications or complete daily tasks as well as offering plenty of other fitness features including stress management tools and relaxation timers.
This fitness tracker may be more expensive than others in its price range; however, it offers much more. That includes industry-leading features from Garmin such as activity modes, built-in barometer and compass readings, automatic workout recording capability, as well as nightly SpO2 percentage monitoring.
Notable features also include being able to stream music through its speaker and contactless payments with Garmin Pay – similar to Apple Pay or other contactless payments on smartphones – supporting most major banks in the US. Garmin also included its Health Snapshot feature which takes just two minutes per reading to capture on-demand readings of various health metrics including heart rate variability, blood oxygen levels and respiration rate – you can then share this data through Garmin Connect with healthcare providers or caretakers for analysis and sharing purposes.
4. Fitbit Charge 5
The Fitbit Charge 5 is like the Swiss Army Knife of fitness trackers; it can do everything from tracking sleep and stress levels to analyzing EKGs and EDA scans. Plus, with six months of Fitbit Premium included with your purchase (and as part of their “Everyday Ready Score,” detailed sleep/stress metrics as well as personalized daily readiness score calculations can also be accessed – not forgetting more advanced workout analysis features!
However, I do have two issues with the Charge 5 smartwatch: it is expensive for fitness tracking purposes when competing products such as Garmin and Apple Watch models are similarly priced or cheaper; secondly it’s quite small for a smartwatch with narrow band and small AMOLED display – this may not bother most people but could become uncomfortable on larger wrists.
the Charge 5 is more comfortable than previous models due to its thinner design and improved materials. It’s 10% slimmer than its predecessor, the Charge 4, and fits more securely around my large wrist without gaping in the middle compared to its old version. Furthermore, its soft strap feels wonderful against my skin.
Another issue is the available watch faces, which may be cartoonish, cluttered or hard to read. Furthermore, an always-on display that’s neither necessary or useful can eat away at battery life; though the Charge 5 offers a power save mode which turns off its screen when twisting your wrist up, but that is no match for simply using its touchscreen to wake it up when needed.
5. Apple Watch
If you have the money, the Apple Watch Series 8 provides advanced health and fitness tracking via cellular connection, with GPS capability as well as FDA-cleared EKG monitoring built in.
The new model features Crash Detection with Gyroscope technology for Crash Alerting, calling emergency services on your behalf if you fall or become incapacitated. Wireless charging support and up to 40 hours without GPS capability round out its impressive feature set.
As its predecessors have done, the Series 8 offers blood oxygen and heart rate monitoring, an electrocardiogram (EKG) readout, sleep tracking capabilities, temperature sensing for women to track basal body temperatures more accurately and retrospective ovulation reports, plus EKG monitoring with single lead reading capability and more accurate cycle tracking capabilities than clinical results that require up to 12 leads. Furthermore, its new temperature sensor tracks basal body temperatures which can provide retrospective ovulation reports as well as more precise cycle tracking data.
Though the Apple Watch Series 8 is an impressive upgrade, its price point may still be prohibitive for most. If you prefer something with less bells and whistles but similar functionality, then consider the Google Pixel Watch with Wear OS’ simpler interface – featuring basic sleep tracking and exercise logging as well as compatibility with third-party apps to provide additional health and fitness tracking. Plus its more durable design supports up to 20 hours of GPS use on a single charge!