Fitbit Charge 4 review

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82%

Key features

  • Fitbit OS
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 22

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 verdict: Fantastic tracker

Another Best Buy Fitbit tracker. It’s accurate, easy to use and comfortable to wear, and it comes with plenty of features and a long-lasting battery. Be aware that the screen is quite hard to read in bright sunlight though, which will  annoy you if you often exercise outdoors.

Pros
  • Accurate step tracking on a walk
  • Accurate distance tracking
  • Accurate heart rate monitor
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Screen is hard to read in bright light
  • Could be better at tracking steps at home

Huawei Band 4 Pro review

£49.00Typical price

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79%

Key features

  • Lite OS
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 24

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 verdict: Great, inexpensive tracker

The Huawei Band 3 Pro was a good fitness tracker, but not quite a Best Buy. The Huawei Band 4 Pro earns a full 10% more, with accurate tracking, great battery life and no major flaws. It’s a Best Buy – and it’s fairly cheap.

Pros
  • Accurate step tracking
  • Accurate distance tracking
  • Accurate heart rate monitoring
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Times out very quickly
  • No third-party app support

Fitbit Charge 5 review

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78%

Key features

  • Fitbit OS
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 26

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 verdict: Great tracker

This is an excellent Best Buy fitness tracker that scores well in the vast majority of our most important tests. Its step tracking could be more accurate when you’re pottering about at home but, other than that, it’s a winner.

Pros
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Good battery life
  • Clear screen
  • Versatile
  • Accurate tracking
Cons
  • Inaccurate step counting while at home
  • Strap could be better

Fitbit Charge 3 review

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77%

Key features

  • Fitbit OS
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 22

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verdict: Great for day-to-day tracking

This is a great fitness tracker. Like its predecessor, the Fitbit Charge 2, it’s good looking and has a range of useful features. It’s accurate at tracking distance, steps and taking heart-monitor readings.

Pros
  • Accurate distance tracking
  • Accurate heart rate monitoring
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No in-built GPS

Fitbit Luxe review

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77%

Key features

  • Fitbit OS
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 19

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 verdict: A good choice

This Fitbit tracker performed well enough in our tests to be made a Best Buy. It’s mostly accurate, packs in enough features to satisfy the majority of people and is comfortable. It’s let down by a couple of usability issues, but don’t let these put you off what is otherwise a great tracker.

Pros
  • Comfortable and light
  • Good battery life
  • Accurate at tracking steps while walking and running
  • Lots of fitness features
Cons
  • Could be easier to navigate the watch faces
  • Heart-rate monitor isn’t the most accurate we’ve seen

Fitbit Inspire HR review

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73%

Key features

  • Fitbit OS
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 21

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 verdict: A well-deserved Best Buy

This slimline wrist fitness tracker is comfortable to wear, intuitive to use, and straightforward to sync with your phone app. It’s accurate at measuring steps, distance and heart rate too and makes the grade as a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Accurate step tracking
  • Accurate distance tracking
  • Accurate heart rate monitoring
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Screen is easily scratched

Oppo Band review

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73%

Key features

  • Ns
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 28

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 verdict: Impressive budget tracker for Android users

It’s an impressive debut from Oppo and a Best Buy – for Android users, at least. At time of testing, it wasn’t compatible with iOS, but we’ll be testing it with iOS in the near future and updating this review.

Pros
  • Accurate heart rate monitor
  • Accurate step tracking even when at home
Cons
  • No in-built GPS
  • Charger is a bit fiddly

Fitbit Inspire 2 review

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72%

Key features

  • Fitbit OS
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 18

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verdict: One of the better options

The Fitbit Inspire 2 isn’t enormously different from its predecessor, the Fitbit Inspire HR. It’s a slimline wrist fitness tracker that’s comfortable to wear, intuitive to use and accurate at tracking your activities. It has an excellent battery life, too. It’s a Best Buy, but you’ll need to take care of the screen, as it’s easily scratched.

Pros
  • Accurate step tracking
  • Accurate distance tracking
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • No built-in GPS
  • Screen is easily scratched

 

Garmin Vivosport review

£100.00Typical price

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72%

Key features

  • Proprietary
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 21.6
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 verdict: A good tracker

The Garmin Vivosport has some high-end features, it tracks accurately and it’s reasonably straightforward to use. Be aware that the small screen is a bit annoying, though, forcing you to swipe quite a lot. It’s not a Best Buy, despite earning a high enough score, due to not having a removable strap.

Pros
  • Accurate step tracking
  • Accurate distance tracking
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Small screen means you’re obliged to keep swiping
  • Strap isn’t removable

 

Garmin Vivosport review

£100.00Typical price

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72%

Key features

  • Proprietary
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 21.6
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verdict: A good tracker

The Garmin Vivosport has some high-end features, it tracks accurately and it’s reasonably straightforward to use. Be aware that the small screen is a bit annoying, though, forcing you to swipe quite a lot. It’s not a Best Buy, despite earning a high enough score, due to not having a removable strap.

Pros
  • Accurate step tracking
  • Accurate distance tracking
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Small screen means you’re obliged to keep swiping
  • Strap isn’t removable

Samsung Galaxy Fit2 review

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71%

Key features

  • FreeRTOS
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 28

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 verdict: Great budget tracker

It’s a definite improvement on the original Galaxy Fit. Overall, it’s an excellent fitness tracker, at a great price too. We’re not impressed by the accuracy of the heart-rate monitor, though, which will deter those who are very serious about exercise.

Pros
  • Accurately tracks steps and distance
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • No in-built GPS
  • Inaccurate heart-rate monitor

Amazfit Band 5 review

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71%

Key features

  • Proprietary
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 28

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 verdict: Good tracker

A Best Buy. This fitness tracker delivers where it matters with accurate tracking. It’s comfortable to wear and fairly easy to use too. At this price, that’s impressive.

Pros
  • Accurate step tracking – even while at home
Cons
  • No in-built GPS

 

Huawei Band 3 Pro review

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69%

Key features

  • Proprietary
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 24

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 verdict: A good tracker

It’s a great choice if you’re a sporty type who wants a slim, unobtrusive fitness tracker without having to pay the earth for it.

Pros
  • Accurate step tracking
  • Accurate distance tracking
  • Good sleep-tracking capabilities
  • Good GPS feature
  • Good for swim tracking
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Small display
  • Unreliable heart rate monitoring

Huawei Band 6 review

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69%

Key features

  • Proprietary
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 37

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verdict: Decent tracker for iOS users

This budget fitness tracker is a decent device, but a few niggles let it down and you’ll find better options that cost less among our Best Buys.

Pros
  • Accurate heart rate monitor
Cons
  • Poor step tracking at home
  • Installation overly complicated for Android users
  • App isn’t great

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 review

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69%

Key features

  • Ns
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 39

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 verdict: Reasonable budget tracker

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 is a decent tracker, and an improvement on its predecessor, the Mi Smart Band 5, but its distance tracking accuracy could be better and it’s not quite good enough to be a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Accurate heart-rate monitoring
Cons
  • No built-in GPS
  • Inaccurate step-based distance-tracking

Honor Band 5 review

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68%

Key features

  • Proprietary OS
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 24

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 verdict: Good budget tracker

We were generally impressed by the Honor Band 5. It’s not perfect – heart-rate monitoring is often inaccurate, and smart notifications don’t always come through. Still, it’s definitely one to consider if you’re still making up your mind whether you want a tracker and don’t want to shell out too much money.

Pros
  • Good screen
  • Good battery life
  • Accurate step tracking
  • Accurate distance tracking
Cons
  • Poor heart-rate monitoring
  • Unreliable smart notifications

 

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ review

£100.00Typical price

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68%

Key features

  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 27
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 verdict: Expensive but feature-packed

This is a device with plenty of fitness bells and whistles, and it manages to do most things well – it’s comfortable to wear, you’ll get a raft of in-depth fitness data and it’s accurate, too. It’s not our highest-scoring device though, as the screen could be brighter and it failed our scratch-resistance test.

Pros
  • In-depth fitness data
  • Accurate step tracking – including when you’re just pottering about the house
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Old-fashioned display
  • Easily scratched

 

 

Honor Band 4 review

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67%

Key features

  • Proprietary
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 24

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 verdict: A reasonable, cheap tracker

It doesn’t stand out in terms of appearance, and it doesn’t make the grade as a Which? Best Buy. Still, it’s got a lot to offer considering the cheap price, including accurate tracking.

Pros
  • Impressive screen
  • Accurate step tracking
  • Accurate heart rate monitoring
  • Good sleep-tracking capabilities
Cons
  • Unexciting design
  • Unreliable distance tracking

Huawei TalkBand B6 review

Test scoreShow Context

66%

Key features

  • Lite OS
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 39

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verdict: Niche fitness tracker

It’s a cool concept, although most people will be better off using their phone for calls.

Pros
  • Doubles up as a headphone
  • Accurate step tracking on a walk
  • Accurate distance tracking
Cons
  • No built-in GPS
  • Variable heart-rate results
  • Inaccurate step tracking about the house

 

Huawei Band 2 Pro review

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65%

Key features

  • RTOS
  • Built in heart rate monitor
  • 23

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 verdict: A good activity tracker

The Band 2 Pro just misses out on Best Buy status. It’s accurate, full of features and comfortable to wear, but lacks the smooth experience of Best Buy devices.

Pros
  • Accurate step tracking
  • Accurate heart rate monitoring
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Long-winded set-up process
  • Difficult to use
  • Screen can be easily scratched

Garmin Vivofit 3 review

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65%

Key features

  • 13
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 verdict: A decent basic tracker

The Garmin Vivofit 3 definitely isn’t understated – it can be bought with a simple strap reminiscent of previous Vivofit trackers or the sensor module can be popped out and used with one of the redesigned bands, which includes chunkier straps or snazzy patterns.

Pros
  • Accurate step tracking
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Screen is easily scratched
  • Unreliable distance tracking