Picking out the best fitness tracker is now a mind-bogglingly difficult prospect. Now everyone wants a piece of the action, and differences between activity bands are becoming more pronounced.The right activity tracker for you will be based on your individual needs and how active your lifestyle is.
Our Garmin Vivosmart HR+ review broke the record for an all-time high score for fitness trackers and for good reason: it's all singing and all dancing, packed with tech, although that might not make it the perfect choice for everyone.
The Vivosmart HR+ offers a great mix of activity, heart rate and GPS tracking, which makes it a no-brainer for those tossing up a Fitbit, but non-plussed by taking a phone along for a run.
While the band is still a little chunky for some and the screen is no-where near as attractive as the Blaze, it offers up around a week of battery life, is devilishly good when it comes to notifications and it's water resistant to about 50m – although lack of a swimming mode is a bitter disappointment.
Run stats are a little light – if you want more than pace, distance or basic HR data then you'll need to head into proper GPS running watch territory.
The Misfit Ray offers steps and sleep tracking, all within Misfit's sleek and clean app.
It will also alert users to messages and calls from a paired smartphone.
There's now decent strap options now from Misfit, and it can be worn as a pendent.
Decent customisation mixed with strong (if no frills) fitness tracking and a good price mean you can't go wrong with the Ray.
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As well the usual steps and sleep tracking – all logged within Fitbit's superb app – the Charge 2 tracks heart rate continuously, monitors resting heart rate and now rates VO2 Max, a scientific gauge of fitness.
New breathing training to combat stress adds to a stellar line-up of wellness features – so why isn't it topping the table?