Fitness Trackers For Women

Fitness trackers have exploded onto the scene in the past two years.

With summer finally here, it's no wonder everyone is getting a little more active - and wanting to keep track of their fitness progress.

With so many out there to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to making the purchase.

We've tested out five of the best fitness tracks on the market. Whether its running, swimming, cycling or even sleeping, you’ll be addicted to tracking every step before you know it!

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Price: £179.99

There’s no denying the Garmin Vivo Active is one of the more pricey fitness trackers on the market, but after a few uses, you can see why.

Its main feature is the GPS system, which makes its accuracy as good as it gets.

When running I really noticed the impact of having a GPS system. With this strapped to your wrist, it accurately gives you live pace information and distance.

Don’t worry if running isn’t your thing. It does exactly the same for swimming and cycling, and even golf.

As well as acting as a sports tracker, it’s a smart watch too - with all your messages going straight from your smartphone to your wrist. Clever right?

The Garmin definitely stands out, which is absolutely fine for running or cycling, but when it comes to everyday use it really isn’t all that attractive.

However, like most of devices, it isn’t really about style. What it lacks in looks it makes up for in accuracy.

Best for... anyone who considers themselves an aspiring athlete

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Price: £39.99

I really liked the fact that the Misfit Flash can be place it on more than one part of your body - not just on your wrist.

For swimming and running, I found it best to keep it on my wrist, but when it came to cycling I strapped it onto my trainer.

It doesn’t look as stylish as some of the others on the market, but you soon forget about that once it’s strapped to your wrist.

The app allows you to constantly sync your activities and you can keep up to date throughout the day and night.

If you are into sleep tracking, this is also a nifty feature. I was obsessed with seeing how it recorded my sleeping pattern.

The thing I loved the most is that it’s completely waterproof. So whether you are in the shower, doing the laps in the pool or even hitting the open waters you can still keep track of your activity!

Best for... water lovers who want a tracker that can clip on anywhere

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Price: £39.00

It’s fair to say that the Jawbone UP Move looks a bit retro, which we love.

With a stripped back design and LED circle, it allows you to keep track of your activity throughout the day and evening.

There really aren’t many complications to this tracking band. The device has three states of play: standard, stopwatch and sleep. They are easily controlled by the front button, making it very user friendly.

The standard mode does exactly what other ones do - tracks steps and counts calories burnt. The stopwatch mode lets you log other activities, like exercise classes.

Unlike some of the others the Jawbone doesn’t have an automatic sleep tracking mode.

What makes the Jawbone that little bit inferior to the Misfit Flash is it’s not waterproof. This may not be a big deal for everyone, but it does limit how much it can be used.

However, the Jawbone app is one of the best. It is simple and gives you a great activity timeline.

Best for... anyone looking for a simple to use band at a bargain price

Rating: 3 out of 5

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Price: £119.00

Fitbit has long been the favourite for tracking steps walked, calories burnt and distance travelled.

Now, it even tracks inclines - so how many floors you've climbed. This sounds simple, but it really stands out against the other trackers.

The display screen is bright and easy to read. You can keep up to date with the data easily, both in daylight and for that evening run.

However, with no GPS system, it limits the accuracy of tracking running or cycling.

It is water resistant but only up to 10 metres, which is a bit nerve wracking if you are into water sports. We suggest maybe leaving it at home for those deep sea swims.

However, Fitbit is definitely up there with the best when it comes to battery life

Despite looking quite slim be warned, they have been known to pop off your wrist without you even realising!

Best for... prompting you to be more active and long-lasting battery power

Rating: 4 out of 5

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wearablesrun

Price: £99.99

The name of this fitness tracker gives it all away. The Runtastic Orbit is right up there as one of the best for tracking any sort of run; from indoor to road running, not only tracking your steps taken, but also your calories burnt daily.

It is straight forward to use, but unfortunately there isn’t a GPS feature, which means you have to wear a smartphone at the same time to gain a more accurate track of your distance and overall run.

You definitely need to get the Runtastic Me app which helps you to make the most of the data recorded by the tracking device.

Unlike other tracking devices its battery life was seriously impressive, only needing a charge after 5 days.

So what makes the Runtastic different from its counterparts? It's sleep tracking feature is great, detecting when you are at your deepest and lightest sleep during the sleep cycle.

Best for... keen runners who want impressive extra features on the side

Rating: 3 out of 5

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