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Last updated: 16 January 2024


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Fitness trackers and smartwatches make it possible to learn about your activity, sleep or eating habits by glancing at your smartphone or wrist.

Through our testing, we find out which trackers and smartwatches:

  • are the most accurate for fitness tracking
  • help you keep track of your steps, food intake and calories burned
  • are water-resistant and have GPS. 

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings that the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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This test covers fitness bands and smartwatches that work with iOS and Android smartphones. Our experts provide good and bad points for every model, and our Recommended list will show you at a glance which ones come out on top.

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    Fitness bands are focused on the specific tasks associated with fitness (steps, sleep, tracking heart rate etc) while smartwatches also include additional productivity and communication features.

      Heart rate monitor

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      Heart rate monitors are a useful barometer of effort for some people and can act as a way to measure your fitness regime more precisely.

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        Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.

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          • CHOICE Expert Rating
          • Recommended
          • Ease of use score
          • Comfort score
          • Step count score
          • Distance accuracy score
          • Resting heart rate accuracy
          • Active heart rate accuracy
          • Satisfaction score
          • Reliability score
          • Good points
          • Bad points
          • Price
          • Notifications
          • Shop Ethical rating
          • Waterproof or resistant
          • Android app
          • iOS app
          • Windows phone app
          • Webpage tracker
          • Screen
          • Digital clock
          • Alarm
          • GPS
          • GLONASS
          • Altimeter
          • Heart rate monitor
          • Sleep tracker
          • Session tracker
          • Food tracker
          • Milestones
          • Shares results via social media
          • Weight (g)
          • Claimed battery life (days)
          • Bluetooth
          • Warranty (years)


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