Best fitness trackers 2017

The right fitness tracker for you will be based on your individual needs and how active your lifestyle is. Some will just look for step counting and reliable sleep tracking, others want GPS for running, advanced resting heart rate and VO2 max data.

Garmin Vivosmart HR+

Its top mix of features and performance also made it a worthy Fitness Tracker of the Year at the Wareable Tech Awards 2016. The Vivosmart HR+ offers a great mix of activity, heart rate and GPS tracking, which makes it a no-brainer for those thinking about a Fitbit, but nonplussed by the idea of taking a phone along for a run.

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Fitbit Charge 2 

Make every beat count with Fitbit Charge 2-the all-new heart rate and fitness wristband built for all-day, workouts and beyond. PurePulse continuous heart rate makes it easy to maximize workouts, better track calorie burn and get a snapshot of your cardio fitness level, while all-day activity and auto sleep tracking, lets you see how your whole routine adds up. Record your workouts with multi-sport modes to see real-time workout stats on screen, or rely on SmartTrack to automatically record select exercises for you. The large OLED display helps you stay connected with call, text and calendar alerts, stay active with Reminders to Move, and find moments of calm with personalized guided breathing sessions. Plus, you can find a look that fits your style with customizable clock faces and interchangeable bands.

Classic accessory bands are the recommended accessory for high intensity workouts and sleep tracking. • Do not wear the Flex 2 Pendant accessory while sleeping or during high intensity activity, as doing so could create a choking hazard. • Flex 2 Pendant accessories contain magnets. Magnets may interfere with pacemakers, defibrillators, or other medical devices. Consult your physician and the manufacturer of your medical device before using to determine if these accessories are safe for you. If the accessories may be interfering with your pacemaker, defibrillator, or other medical device, do not wear the accessories.

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Misfit Ray

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 are now decent strap options 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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