Updated December 01, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Fitness Trackers

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in May of 2015. Leave expensive personal trainers to the Hollywood types; the rest of us can stay motivated with one of these high-tech fitness trackers that will ensure we stay on target with all of our goals and get us in tip-top shape in no time. Many of us aren't always aware of how sedentary we tend to be on a daily basis, but any one of these devices will make it clear, so we can step up our game. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best fitness tracker on Amazon.

10. Garmin Vivofit 4

9. Fitbit Charge 3

8. Polar M600

7. Fitbit Ionic

6. Garmin Vívosmart 4

5. Polar Ignite

4. Garmin Vivoactive 4S

3. Garmin Forerunner 945

2. Fitbit Versa 2

1. Polar Vantage V Titan

Editor's Notes

November 19, 2019:

This is a relatively fast-moving category, so we found it necessary to replace all but one of the models on our previous list. Some were merely upgraded to the next version in their lineup, like the Garmin Vivofit 4, while others were replaced with new models by completely different brands. Our top spots toe the line between fitness trackers and smartwatches, as their functionality is rather remarkable. It's their focus on fitness over the integration of other apps that secures their spots on this list, however, and the Polar Vantage V Titan may be the best example of this. Its titanium case is both lightweight and durable, and its software is fast, useful, and easy to understand, whether you're a seasoned triathlete or a couch potato looking to prevent roots from growing into the sofa.

In the one instance where we elected to keep a model that's getting a bit long in the tooth you'll find the Fitbit Ionic. This model came out back in 2017, but hasn't had anything unveiled that could replace its most important feature: integrated GPS. Every Fitbit model to come out since relies on your smartphone for GPS, and if you're anything like me, you might prefer to strap on your tracker and go out for a run without having to carry anything, making this an essential member of the Fitbit family, even if it is due for an upgrade.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on December 01, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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