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There’s an old saying in business management that says “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” and it seems the fitness industry has well and truly acted on that advice, given the explosion in the fitness tracker market recently.
Using a fitness tracker, or activity tracker as they are often referred to, allows you to closely track and measure your workouts and a range of other metrics in real-time. If you are serious about getting results, it really is a must-have item because there’s more to losing weight and keeping fit than eating well and exercising regularly. It takes discipline and consistency, both of which are key benefits to using a fitness tracking device!
With so many tracker options on the market, how do you know the best one to purchase? Perhaps more importantly, what models are available at a price that isn’t going to put a gaping hole in your pocket?
As it turns out, there are a range of fantastic activity trackers that you can pick-up for under $100 so let’s take a look!
When it comes to features, Jawbone is incomparable to its more superior brother, the Charge HR. However, it is solid accurate activity tracker, comfortable and good looking for the price. All the basics has been nailed down and a few design medications have been added.
Key Features: Steps, smart alarm, sleep
Price: $99 on Amazon.com and Jawbone.com
Moov Now is a fitness tracker that is perfect for swimming and one of many models on the market that are fully waterproof. It is small and perfect to be clipped on your leg and put to a strap. A smartphone is needed for activity tracking.
Key Features: Tracks sleeping and daily activity, counts reps, has vocal feedback, 12 guided workouts, third-party heart-rate monitor and many more fantastic features.
A tight budget will not be an excuse once you see the price tag of Misfit Flash. The features of this watch are the same as the more expensive options (Misfit Shine/Swarovski Shine). The only difference is it is made of plastic.
Key Features: Steps, swim-proof, long battery life, sleep
Price: $24.99 at the online store misfit.com and Amazon.com
Jawbone UP Move
A clip-on such as Jawbone UP Move can help you track activities, steps and sleep in just one touch of a button. There is a feature where you can select the activity that you will be performing from cycling, running, yoga to zumba.
Key Features: Steps, sports tracking, sleep monitoring.
Price: $49.99 at Jawbone.com or Amazon.com
Xiaomi Mi Band
Mi Band is a very capable band that comes with a great price. This is the fitness tracker that has sold millions in China alone.
Key Features: Sleep, steps, incoming call alerts, smart alarm
Price: $14.99 at xiaomishop.com and amazon.com
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 2 can be connected with MyFitnessPal app and has a strong support group of Garmin’s connect community, which makes this watch a good choice for those people who want to lose weight. Aside from the basic features of a fitness watch, it will also remind you to move around every hour or so and create step goals base on your activities.
Key Features: Sleep, steps, activity counting, bpm.
Price: $99.99 at garmin.com or amazon.com
LifeTrak C200 Core
LifeTrak C200 Core can track heart rate without a heart rate monitor by using ECG. Counts distance by utilizing their patented dynamic distance calibration. It knows the difference between running, jogging and walking strides.
Key Features: Steps, heart rate, distance
Price: $37 at amazon.com
There are numerous fitness trackers on the market under $100 that will give you the comfort that you need at a price that you can afford. Pick one that is suitable for your lifestyle. Do not forget to pick colors that will your personality, but if you’re really serious about achieving your fitness goals, start measuring your daily output!
About the Author
Tyler Cooper was born and raised a vegetarian and has been a huge advocate of healthy living for as long as he can remember. Tyler is the lead contributor to UpcomingHealth.com, a community for health enthusiasts to learn and share health tips, news and information.
26 Replies to "7 Best Fitness Trackers Under $100"
Carla November 16, 2015 (6:57 am)
My polar loop does yesterday!!!!
It’s JAW BONE UP TIME.
November 16, 2015 (7:24 am)
I don’t think I understand Carla.
November 16, 2015 (8:57 am)
I ordered the Moov tracker months ago and haven’t received it yet. Looking forward to trying it out
November 16, 2015 (9:11 am)
Wonder what’s taking so long to arrive?
November 16, 2015 (10:10 am)
This is great! I’m looking to get a fitness tracker for a friend for the holidays, but didn’t know which one to get – this is super helpful!
November 16, 2015 (10:24 am)
Thanks for stopping by Nicole. I learned of some new ones myself.
November 16, 2015 (11:13 am)
I didn’t realize that some of these fitness trackers are so cheap!! That’s great because it makes it so much more accessible to everyone.
November 16, 2015 (12:12 pm)
Wendy November 16, 2015 (11:53 am)
I recently got an Apple Watch–I know, not under $100–which I had hoped would be my everything watch. It’s a great fitness tracker but still not a great running watch. I’m still playing with it and will have a review on the blog in the future.
November 16, 2015 (12:44 pm)
I currently have a Jawbone Up I am considering a Polar so I can use the heart rate monitor when working out. These all sound cool.
November 16, 2015 (12:55 pm)
Great! I don’t use an activity tracker, just my Garmin Forerunner 220 for running. However, it’s great that there are so many affordable options out there!
November 16, 2015 (2:45 pm)
Great roundup. I have a very small fit bit.. I think it’s the one… but I think I might want to upgrade to the Jawbone UP2!
November 16, 2015 (7:09 pm)
I think I’m the only one that doesn’t use a fitness tracker. Wait. Does a heart rate monitor and my garmin count?
November 16, 2015 (7:39 pm)
Lol not really.
November 16, 2015 (9:52 pm)
What a great list! Should send that to some people for xmas haha
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November 17, 2015 (7:25 am)
There’s so many great options out there, it can definitely become very confusing to find the PERFECT one.
November 17, 2015 (7:25 am)
I think it comes down to the festured
November 17, 2015 (10:52 am)
1. I had no idea there were so many good quality trackers! 2. This is a great list and now I’ve added wanting one to my holiday list. Thanks for sharing!!
November 17, 2015 (4:04 pm)
It’s crazy to me how much these trackers have BURSTED into the picture! I remember 12 – 15 years ago… I was wearing a pedometer and everyone thought I was the weirdest person ever!
November 17, 2015 (4:51 pm)
I feel naked without mine
Ken November 20, 2015 (7:52 am)
All the activity trackers mentioned in the blog are wonderful as all have some unique and innovative design. I am planning to buy fitness tracker for a long time but nothing interesting came up… but these trackers look cool and Misfit flash would be perfect for me.
November 20, 2015 (8:03 am)
Glad this was helpful.
Scott Rich June 4, 2017 (4:02 am)
You have shared a wonderful article about Fitness Trackers, I have read so many articles on fitness tracker but no one shares about the Best Fitness Trackers Under $100 but you shared which will help me to find a fitness tracker that price under 100$.
S. John June 13, 2017 (6:44 pm)
There is some nice Fitness Trackers under $100 .. seeking some awesome deals price
Kevin Foulds June 14, 2018 (3:21 am)
Are you likely to update this post as it is now a couple of years old and trackers have moved on quite a lot in recent years.
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