Best Fitness Trackers with Heart Rate Monitors 2023

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These days, it's more important than ever to keep maintaining an active lifestyle. Thankfully, to help one stay motivated, there are a plethora of fitness trackers out there to choose from. You have options from Apple, Fitbit, and even Garmin, with new models constantly coming out. While many of these fitness trackers are great for helping you track and log workouts, they also have continuous heart rate monitors to help you make sure your heart rate is where it should be. Whether it's the Apple Watch Series 6 or one of the many Fitbits out there, here are the best fitness trackers with heart rate monitoring.

Stay fit with the best fitness trackers with heart rate monitoring

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Having one of the best fitness trackers with heart rate monitoring is not only a great way to help motivate you to stay fit, but it helps you keep an eye on your overall health and well-being. All of these trackers that we've mentioned allow you to keep track of your workouts and daily activity, and they continuously monitor your heart rate 24/7 as well.

If you're already an iPhone user, then you can't go wrong with the Apple Watch Series 6 or even the Apple Watch SE. The Series 6 adds blood oxygen monitoring, giving you another insight into how well you're doing overall. The Apple Watch SE is a good budget Apple Watch, and it has workout tracking, heart rate monitoring, Fall Detection, and Emergency SOS, which can literally help save your life. It doesn't have the Always-On Display, ECG, or Blood Oxygen Monitoring, but it's still a great Apple Watch for the price.

For those who prefer a Fitbit, the best one for most people is probably the Fitbit Charge 4. It's relatively affordable, comfortable to wear, and has battery life that lasts around seven days on a single charge. But if you want a more budget-friendly Fitbit, then the Fitbit Inspire 2 is a great one. It's slim, sleek, tracks everything, and has battery life that lasts around 10 days.

Christine Chan

Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.