Fitness trackers and wearable tech, in general, are fantastic additions to our daily lives. They help us monitor our daily activity, track our heart rates and exercise, and some can even track our sleeping habits. But let's face it, most of them are definitely not what you would consider fashionable — they still look like gadgets on your wrist. While it's more about function overlooks when it comes to wearables, some actually manage to look chic and stylish while still tracking the essentials. Here are some of the best fitness trackers for the fashion conscious.
Fashion and status symbol
If you want a fitness tracker that does pretty much everything you need and want it to look good while doing it, then the Apple Watch Series 5 is what you need. The large screen of the Series 5 can hold up to eight complications on a single watch face, giving you all the info you need in a single glance of the wrist. It'll keep track of all of your health, such as heart rate, calories, steps, and sleep, and there are a ton of different watch bands that work with it. The possibilities are endless.
Get leafy with it
Want a distinctive and fashionable accessory for fitness tracking but also want to check your reproductive health and menstrual cycles? You need to check out the Leaf from Bellabeat. It looks like a smooth, leaf-shaped pebble enclosed in a metallic casing that provides leaf accents to the stone-like tracker. It can be worn as a bracelet or even a pendant and works to track steps, distance moved, calories burned, and sleep patterns.
Elegant and classy
If you're more into the traditional watch look, the Withings Steel HR is just what you need. From the surface, you wouldn't even know that this is a smartwatch because the face looks like any old analog watch. It looks classy and professional for anything from business meetings to fancy nights out. It tracks all of the essentials, like calories, steps, and sleep, and can last up to 25 days on a single charge. The Steel HR is also waterproof up to 50 meters.
Garmin's Vivomove HR is another fitness tracker smartwatch that carries the look of the traditional watch. The Withings Steel HR we mentioned earlier is unisex, but most of the accessories for it are for men. Vivomove HR comes in more feminine colors, and it has a minimal face that doesn't look too conspicuous. It tracks steps, calories, heart rate, and will last about two weeks on a single charge.
The Fitbit Inspire HR is the latest Fitbit offering, and it's replacing the tried-and-true Alta line. The Inspire is fairly small and lightweight, just like its predecessor, and the HR version still packs in a 24/7 heart rate monitor. You can change out the bands to something much more stylish, and the screen is now just like a touchscreen, so you can tap and swipe away. This option also lets you see your real-time pace and distance by connecting to your phone's GPS.
Slim and lightweight
If you're not a fan of the look of the new Fitbit Inspire series, then maybe the Vivosmart is for you. It looks more reminiscent of the Alta line, and it's slim and barely there. The display is easy-to-read too, and it tracks your steps, calories, heart rate, and even has VO2 Max testing (commonly used for HIIT and Crossfit). The battery lasts up to seven days. It's available in different colors; classic black, this "Berry" shade, grey, and azure blue.
While having to keep track of your activity and fitness isn't the most fun thing, it's definitely something that we should all be aware of. But these options help you look good while doing so, and honestly, at the end of the day, that's a great thing. The Bellabeat Leaf Urban Smart Jewelry Health Tracker (opens in new tab) option can be worn as a pendant, meaning you can wear your regular watch at the same time.
Our personal favorite is a watch, though. The Apple Watch Series 5 (opens in new tab) has a lovely large screen that is so accommodating, and it helps us track our activity, phone notifications, and so much more.
If you want something that looks a little less digital, then consider the stylish Withings Steel HR (opens in new tab). With an analog face it's a great option for anyone looking for more traditional wristwatch looks.
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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.
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