Top-rated fitness trackers to help you reach your goals

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Though, for most, the exercise-based resolutions we made in January are now a distant memory, there are still more people than ever working on their fitness.

Whether you’re a fan of jogging, swimming or an energetic boxing session, there’s no doubt that working out has major benefits on our health, our body and our mood.

Just how much of a difference it makes, or how effective our workouts are though, isn’t always measurable - unless, of course, you have a fitness tracker.

These smart gadgets used to only belong on the wrists of athletes, but now anyone and everyone can use them to keep track of exactly what’s going on when we exercise.

Whether you’re working towards a specific goal, wanting to make the most of a workout or keen to use it to make adjustments to your exercise regime, a fitness tracker is a brilliant and easy way of staying informed and motivated.

The problem is, with so many out there, which one do you choose?

Well, we’ve handpicked the best selection of top-rated fitness tracking watches out there at the moment. Whatever your budget or your bigger goals, you’ll find one to fit your lifestyle here.

The best fitness trackers for any budget

Fitbit Inspire Health and Fitness Tracker | £49.99 from John Lewis

Fitbit Inspire Health and Fitness Tracker

Want some extra fitness motivation but don’t want to spend a fortune? The Fitbit Inspire Health and Fitness Tracker is probably the one for you. 

As the name suggests, the watch is designed to motivate you to hit your weight and fitness goals. It can last up to five days, is water-resistant up to 50m and can also receive calls, texts and social media updates. For only £49.99, it’s a great option for beginners.

Garmin Vivofit 4 Fitness Band | £59.99 from Currys

Garmin Vivofit 4 Fitness Band

With a battery life of 1+ year and an always-on colour display, the Garmin Vivofit 4 Fitness Band is ready to work out when you are (and probably when you aren’t too!). You can track your steps, your distance as well as calories burned or how much sleep you’ve had. The screen is much smaller than others on this list but it delivers key information simply and can be supplemented using the app.

Huawei Band 3 Pro | £49.90 from Amazon

Huawei Band 3 Pro

Huawei are known for their state-of-the-art technology, which is why we’re so pleasantly surprised that this fitness tracker comes in at under £50. With a precision heart rate monitoring system, an easy-to-read screen and up to 12 days of battery life, this is certainly a fitness tracker that will keep powering through as you do.

Honor Band 5 Fitness Tracker | £29.99 from Argos

Honor Band 5 Fitness Tracker

If you’re looking for something budget-friendly, this Honour Band is your best bet. For only £29.99 the smart watch has all the usual features, from a colour touchscreen, to multiple sports modes. It also has eight customised watch faces and the latest Huawei heart rate technology. 

Fitbit Versa 2 | £165.50 from Amazon

Fitbit Versa 2

Perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing on the list, this Fitbit fitness tracker is more than just a pretty (clock) face. It boasts a built-in Alexa, smartphone notifications, music, exercise programmes and a six-day battery life. In short, it’s a personal trainer on your wrist - it just can’t shout at you if you skip your burpees.

Reloj Inteligente Xiaomi Amazfit Bip Lite | £50.10 from Amazon

Reloj Inteligente Xiaomi Amazfit Bip Lite

Though it’s not an easy name to say when you’ve had a drink, this smart tracker comes loaded with tons of features including GPS, an accurate heart rate tracker, multi-sport tracking, sleep tracking and VO2 Max features too. Plus, it looks slightly more watch-like, so a good option if you’re keen to keep discreet.

Fitbit Charge 3 Advanced Fitness Tracker | £99 from Amazon

Fitbit Charge 3 Advanced Fitness Tracker

The display is bigger and clearer than a lot of other fitness trackers on this list, and while there is no GPS there is a full fitness suite including a heart rate tracker. It’s lightweight on your wrist, looks slick and is a lot more affordable than other Fitbit models.

Samsung Galaxy 46mm Smart Watch | £279 from Argos

Samsung Galaxy 46mm Smart Watch

If you’re not a fan of the touchscreen aesthetic and want something that looks more traditional, take a look a this Samsung design. The watch can track up to 40 different exercises, as well as your heart rate, health stats, nutritional goals and the calories. It also has built-in GPS, so you can follow your route on a run.