7 of the best fitness trackers because there are literally too many out there

published 01.07.2020 03:32

by Leah Stodart from feeds.mashable.com

When the souped-up apps and connectivity on a smartwatch feel like overkill, the Fitbit Inspire steps in as the best entry-level fitness tracker.

The Charge 4 has the usual step, distance, and calorie tracking that you'd expect, but Fitbit has really honed in on every aspect of working out and your overall health — not just the info you're looking for to burn off that Taco Bell.

Though Fitbit has struggled to put out a true smartwatch contender, no other dedicated fitness tracker has as many complex health features packed into it as the Charge 4.

Here are the best fitness trackers for 2020: Week-long battery life • Now with GPS and Spotify support Week-long battery life • Now with GPS and Spotify support No music storage • App interfaces/controls are pretty limited • No pregnancy tracking No music storage • App interfaces/controls are pretty limited • No pregnancy tracking The Charge 4 is more capable than a general-purpose tracker but lacks some of the robust features you'd get with a full smartwatch.

Other great metrics include a VO2 max fitness score, your fitness "age," monitors strength training by tracking sets, reps, and rest times that can be reviewed on the app — a feature that many trackers don't have.