Familiar brand names like Fitbit, Garmin and Xiaomi are no stranger to producing quality fitness trackers that fit different kinds of budgets. A typical fitness tracker comes with essential features like heart rate monitor, pedometer, GPS and smart notifications. But with plenty of them to look at, which fitness tracker is suitable for your daily needs?

As everyone has their own requirements, here is a list of 10 best different fitness trackers that are worth investing for.

1. Xiaomi Mi Band 3

Best cheap fitness tracker
Price from ₱1,388.00

Let’s face it, fitness trackers can be a costly purchase for some people. But Xiaomi made it affordable with their budget-friendly Mi Band 3. It boasts a slim design to fit most wrists, regardless of your gender.

Despite the price, Xiaomi Mi Band 3 packs most of the essentials: a heart-rate monitor, pedometer, a vivid 0.78-inch OLED touchscreen display and it even has 5ATM water-resistant that able to withstand up to 50 metres below. Best of all, it has a long-lasting battery life that is sustainable up to one month from just a single charge!

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2. Garmin Forerunner 920XT

Best for swimming
Price from ₱14,000.00

Specially designed for swimmers, the Garmin Forerunner 920XT is water-resistant up to 50 metres. It can track and record your swim workout such as stroke distance, speed and SWOLF (Swim Golf) score.

The watch is also made comfortable for everyday use, thanks to its proprietary HRM-Tri soft strap design. Not to mention the design ensures your watch will stay secure whether you are wearing it for a swim or engage in any form of physical activities.

3. Fitbit Versa (Black)

Best fitness tracker with alarm & heart rate monitor – suitable for women
Price from ₱11,112.00

With a lightweight case and a sleek yet minimalist design, the Fitbit Versa is versatile enough to match with any outfit or even pair with your favourite jewellery piece. This makes the watch an ideal fit for most feminine wrists.

Under the hood, the watch features a built-in heart rate monitor that accurately track your heartbeats per minute. It also has a nifty silent alarm function where it buzzes on your wrist. This is particularly useful, especially if you do not want to wake your sleeping partner beside you.

4. Garmin Vivofit Jr.

Best for kids
Price from ₱4,995.00

The Garmin Vivofit Jr. is a fitness tracker specially designed for kids to stay active all day long. Unlike your usual fitness tracker, it comes with a unique feature to help your kids fulfil their 60-minute daily activity target.

Here’s how it works: each time the target is hit, your kids will be “rewarded” with an in-app themed game that unlocks badges and levels. As a parent, you can set up your own type of rewards such as the number of virtual coins needed to earn for, say, a movie night if your kid completes a certain chore.

5. Fitbit Charge 2

Best tracker with altimeter - ideal for men & compatible with Android 
Price from ₱9,690.00

The Fitbit Charge 2 boasts a sleek design that isn’t too large or bulky, making it an ideal fit for the guy. The watch also has an Android compatibility that syncs with your smartphone as long as it runs 4.3 or above.

Other features you can find within the Fitbit Charge 2 includes an altimeter sensor that is able to track your hiking or climbing, a multi-sport tracking feature for your regular sports activities and a Guided Breathing feature designed to promote relaxation and proper breathing method.

6. Garmin Vivosmart HR+

Best fitness tracker with GPS – suitable for athletes & for running
Price from ₱11,300.00

The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is a feature-packed fitness tracker made suitable for athletes or even fitness junkies. It boasts a GPS function that accurately tracks your pace, time and distance of your activities such as running and jogging. The watch also features a 24/7 heart-rate monitoring and a unique Garmin Move IQ that automatically tracks your daily workouts.

7. Garmin Vivosmart 3

Best for CrossFit
Price from ₱8,443.00

If you regularly do CrossFit workouts, you might want to invest this nifty fitness tracker by Garmin. It has a VO2 Max feature that is able to measure the amount of oxygen intake, making it ideal for endurance-level classes like the aforementioned CrossFit.

Other features to look out for includes a 24/7 heart-rate monitor and a relax timer that tracks your stress level. The watch also helps to detect rep counting, which is particularly suitable for those who often perform weightlifting.

8. Apple Watch S3

Best fitness tracker for iPhone and Apple watch
Price from ₱17,990.00
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If you are an iOS user looking for a fitness tracker, you definitely can’t go wrong with the Apple Watch S3. It features a speedy dual-core processor to ensure your apps running smoothly and packs with various activity-tracking systems in a single watch.

You can use it to detect your steps, numbers of calories burned as well tracking your daily workouts like walking, jogging and more. It is also equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as a large OLED Retina display that is both bright and touch-responsive.

9. Garmin Edge 520

Best for cycling
Price from ₱15,895.00

Did you know that there’s a fitness tracker specially designed for cycling? Enter the Garmin Edge 520, a portable tracker that comes complete with a GPS as well as detecting the likes of time, speed, distance and your oxygen level via VO2 Max.

As an added feature, you can compete with your fellow cyclists using the in-ride Strave Live Segments. It is a cool, yet useful feature that provides real-time updates on various achievements such as fastest times recorded between you and your friend(s).

10. Wearfit Smart Watch Health & Fitness Tracker

Best fitness tracker with blood pressure monitor
Price from ₱1,279.00

While there is a number of fitness trackers that comes with a heart-rate monitor, how many of them actually monitor your blood pressure? For this, it’s what gives the Wearfit Smart Watch Health & Fitness Tracker an edge.

Thanks to its integrated blood pressure monitoring function, it gives you a blood pressure estimation as long as you calibrated the watch by entering your personal data such as age and weight measurement. You can also use the watch for other tracking purposes such as numbers of calories consumed, steps and sleep monitoring.

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