Best Fitness Trackers of 2016

If you are a person who follows his fitness regime seriously then you must be aware of the wide variety of fitness trackers available in the market. However, it is not always very easy to decide which is the best fitness tracker that can help you in achieving your fitness goals.

A good fitness tracker is extremely important to should be able to accurately log your daily statistics which in turn can help you improve your fitness routine. Each individual will n

We have worked up a fresh at-a-glance list to try and make it easier to spot the right Fitness band for you. Still, if you have any questions, feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Surge

The Fitbit Surge is an activity tracker meant for the serious fitness enthusiast. If you want to see dedicated heart-rate statistics during performance-based workouts, and map your routes with built-in GPS the Fitbit Surge has it all covered for you.

It has an altimeter, wrist-based heart rate tracking, multi-sport modes, sleep tracking, and most importantly you can also control music on your smartphone with the built-in music controls functions. It has all the required sensors that can track distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes, steps and much more.

  • Claimed Battery Life: Up to 7 days, or 10 hours if using GPS.
  • Screen: Black and white LCD
  • Works With: Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, or browser
  • Expect to Pay: $250

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Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft’s Band 2 tracks almost everything for you. It tracks sport-specific exercise tracking (from running to yoga), calorie burn, heart rate, stairs climbed, and sleep quality as well. It is definitely good value for money product, as the combination of sensors and features is much greater than any comparable product at this price point.

  • Claimed Battery Life: 48 hours, less when using GPS
  • Screen: AMOLED
  • Works With: Microsoft, Android, iOS, or browser
  • Expect to Pay: $130-$200

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Samsung Gear Fit 2

Samsung Gear Fit 2

Here’s the Samsungs Gear Fit 2 the USP of this smart fitness tracker is that it lets you work out without needing your phone anywhere near you. It has inbuilt GPS Tracking that can map your runs and bike rides using GPS while you can store music on the device to listen to using Bluetooth headphones.

Samsung Gear Fit 2 comes with continuous heart rate monitor and auto-detection of the kind of exercise you’re doing. Unfortunately, it only supports Android. You can pair this tracker with other third party apps as well as Samsung’s S Health app that gives you access to your full biometric workout data.

  • Claimed Battery Life: 3–4 days, 9 hours if using GPS.
  • Screen: OLED
  • Works With: Android
  • Expect to Pay: $150-180

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TomTom Spark Cardio + Music

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music

TomTom Spark may have features that are similar to a lot of other fitness trackers but its 500-song music storage capacity makes it the first choice for those who love listening to music while exercising or workouts. This fitness tracker allows you to set daily and weekly goals, and quickly see how you’re progressing.

It tracks sleep, steps, heart rate, distance (using GPS) and pace. You can load music via iTunes or Windows Media Player and later stream this music wirelessly via bundled Bluetooth headphones.

  • Claimed Battery Life: up to 3 weeks for activity tracking, up to 5 hours if using GPS and music.
  • Screen: Black & White LCD
  • Works With: Android, Windows, iOS
  • Expect to Pay: $250

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Which Fitness Tracker Did You Choose?

It is not possible to list all of the fitness trackers that we missed here. However, we would really like to mention Mi Band 2 here as it is indeed one of the best fitness bands right now, the only reason it missed is the availability.

The differences in the above-mentioned fitness bands are very small and negligible. While it is difficult to pinpoint just one as everybody has their own unique set of activities and requirements. Do let us know the one you liked from the list and why? in the comments section below.


    • Hi Allen,

      Appreciate your time and inputs. We’ve tried to list the options that are easily available globally and have all the required features one may need. That is the specific reason Mi Band 2 being a strong contender, is not listed among the top Fitness trackers.


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