Bellabeat’s Leaf health tracker is beautifully designed and can be worn as a necklace, bracelet or brooch. Unlike other unisex devices, this piece of smart jewellery is decidedly feminine with options coming in silver with light wood and rose gold against a dark brown wood.
Leaf tracks all the basic fitness metrics, such as activity and sleep quality, while also keeping tabs on stress levels and your menstrual cycle. This more holistic approach to health tracking has proved popular with the first batch of this device selling out within 48 hours. This smart fitness tracker will even remind you to calm down if it recognizes stress by vibrating – clever right? It can even vibrate to let you know when you have not been active enough, or when to slow down. The wearable device syncs to the Bellabeat app, which analyses patterns and offers breathing exercises or advice on how to be more active. One of the best activity tracker for women out there.
Price: The Leaf is on pre-order for $89
Like its predecessor Up24, Jawbone's Up2 is capable of measuring the steps you take each day, your distance traveled and calories burned. There's sleep tracking onboard, too. Of course, it made the list of top fitness trackers for women. The app is a major selling point as aside from the expected activity tracking, there's also food, drink and mood tracking. Also, the software can connect with a massive number of third-party apps, such as MyFitnessPal, RunKeeper, Strava, IFTTT and Nest to name a few.
For those fed up with bright and blingy trackers, the Withings Activité may be just the best fitness watch for women. This uber-stylish French-designed, Swiss-made watch made of calf leather, sapphire crystal and stainless steel wouldn’t look out of place in a boardroom or on a runway. This neat fitness tracker can be set up on your phone and tracks your sleep, steps, and activity. It is waterproof to 50 m so it can also monitor your swimming.
On the watch face, a small second dial sweeps from 0 to 100, displaying the percentage of your step goal reached so each day. Also, the Health Mate app illustrates your activity and sleep with easy-to-understand graphs, and award badges for when you do things like meeting your step goal. Like some other activity trackers, you can challenge your Withings friends to take more steps or lose more weight. The app can also remind you to drink more water or get to bed early.
The Fitbit Flex is one of Fitbit’s most popular trackers in the company's solid lineup and monitors steps taken and sleep quality. The fitness device syncs data wirelessly with PCs and Macs automatically and can communicate directly with iPhones and Android devices. Also, LEDs light up as you progress towards your daily goal. And while this fitness tracker has long been a firm favorite – the latest collaboration with Tory Burch sees the launch of sleek accessories that your Fitbit Flex can be slotted into. With rose gold, gold and silver bangles, as well as leather bracelets and pendants to choose from, the options for accessorising your Fitbit are pretty endless.
Price: sold separately: $99.95 for Flex and $38 - $195 for Tory Burch accessories
The Swarovski Shine, produced by Swarovski and Misfit, is perfect for the ladies who like to work out in style. This chic fitness watch for women runs off a replaceable solar battery, which lasts up to 6 months and be easily called one of the best women fitness watch. Not only does it track your activity progress, monitoring steps, sleeping patterns calories and distance, but it also lets you set your daily fitness goals. And for the more competitive runners, why not share your results with your friends and see how they measure up? The Swarovski Shine comes with a gray Slake Bracelet, white Sport Band, a Velvet Pouch and a Quick Start guide.
While there's no shortage of trackers to count steps, distance and calories, Lumo Lift takes things one step further by monitoring and helping you improve your posture. The device is worn near the collarbone, and, when you slouch down, vibrates to let you know you need to improve your posture. It uses biomechanic motion sensors to track your posture and activity levels through the day, which can be viewed on a smartphone.
The Lumo Lift comes with a variety of clasps, with crystal and coloured accessories available. There are also double, family and office packs. Now this is certainly one of the best activity trackers for women.
The Pivotal Living activity monitor offers a cheaper, no-fuss alternative for those in search of pure functionality. Although you may be sacrificing style, it is a sleek looking gadget and it starts at just $12, which includes a complimentary mobile app and a year-long membership that provides goal-setting options, automated coaching and motivational tips and updates about upcoming custom weight loss programmes.
Price: from $12
For those who love a spot of colour, there really is no choice but the Jonathan Adler collection Garmin fitness watches for women for the Vívofit family of activity trackers. Jonathan Adler's designs aim to elevate fitness watches to higher plains, making them trackers you would be proud to sport anywhere. The wide range of designs incorporates his signature patterns, perfectly matched to the designer bands.
The Manhattan Module Bundle, priced $119.99, is a great place to start, and includes a Vívofit 2 module and two Jonathan Adler patterned bands, Bridget (black) and Nixon Square (cyan). Changing bands is no harder than popping the module out, and placing it in another band. Other accessory bands can be bought in sets of three, for $39.99.
With an endless choice of appealing fitness watches for women on the market, it's hard to choose which one is for you, especially if your friends and family are fitness device fans too! Luckily inKin offers cross-device compatibility, so, even if their preference differs from yours, you can still compete and challenge friends, relatives and coworkers. inKin currently supports Apple, Samsung, Nokia Health, Xiaomi, Fitbit, Misfit, Jawbone and Garmin, TomTom, Polar with many more being added over the coming months. So, whether you want to challenge yourself or your friends, set fitness goals or team up with coworkers to get fit together – inKin has you covered.
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The latest Withings wearable is the perfect tracker for the woman who doesn’t like trackers. Forget the light-up screen and the noisy distractions. With a classic watch face and sleek 18mm strap – which is great for women's wrists – this wearable certainly doesn’t look like an activity tracker, nor is it an all-singing-all-dancing smartwatch. The little gadget, which comes in nine colours, including black, raspberry and green, isn’t designed for marathoners or gym fanatics, but instead, for anyone looking to get a bit fitter, monitor their activity and improve overall health – which is why we love it.
It tracks your activity with steps, distance and calories burned, as well as light and deep sleep. Plus, there is a silent alarm, which wakes you up with soft vibrations. The impressive eight-month battery life means you will be able to keep it on your wrist day and night for accurate readings. Stats are displayed in the Withings Health Mate app, which is now available on Android and iPhone, and displays activities like walking, running and swimming (it's waterproof to 50 meters) separately. Your daily numbers can now also be pushed over to MyFitnessPal to increase your calorie allowance (clever, huh?).
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This tracker, designed with runners, gym bunnies and cyclists in mind, certainly puts substance over style. This smart gadget is packed with features, including an accelerometer, barometric altimeter, GPS and optical heart rate monitor. So, it automatically tracks your step count, heart rate, calories burned, stairs climbed, and distance traveled. The HR+ is also waterproof to 50 meters, so you can shower or swim and leave it on. The device also employs Garmin’s 'intensity minutes' which motivates you to push yourself harder.
This Vivosmart offers useful smartwatch features, including a music player controller and weather alerts. The device will also relay text, call and other notifications from your phone.
Now, if the style is on your mind, this might not be the device for you – it’s unashamedly a fitness tracker first with its rubber strap and rectangular touchscreen. For ladies with small wrists, it may be a tad chunky on – it's certainly thicker than the likes of the Fitbit. However, while this wearable might be too much if you’re just starting out, for seasoned tracker addicts and fitness fanatics, this action-packed device could be the one for you.
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Although the Moov Now isn’t most appealing fitness tracker on the market, its features and accuracy certainly make up for it’s less-than-stylish looks. Most notable is its advanced nine-axis Omni Motion sensor technology, which captures motion in 3D. Moov Now can detect and analyze a far wider range of motion than most other trackers on the market. This data can then be used to correct running form, improve your swimming method or increase your punch while boxing.
There are also five supported activities, including Run or Walk, Cycle, Cardio Boxing, Total Body workout, and Swimming. With only a single LED light to indicate when the Now is synced to your smartphone, the main downside of using this intelligent device is your dependence on your phone.
The list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention the Charge 2. The original Fitbit Charge and Charge HR were Fitbit's best-selling fitness devices, and for a good reason. This Charge 2 however, makes things even simpler, as it includes built-in heart rate monitoring, in addition to all the basic activity-tracking features you could want. The device monitors sleep and uses silent alarms to wake you gently in the morning. It also tracks outdoor exercise, as long as you keep your phone with you, measuring distance covered, whether it's jogging, running or cycling.
The Cardio Fitness Level graph, which monitors how much oxygen your body takes in and uses in one minute, is also useful. The metric is often used as an indicator of overall fitness and can be improved upon over time. The generously sized display screen allows you to keep an eye on your daily progress and notifications – including calendar alerts and messages, in addition to the standard buzzing notifications, which alert you to calls. The Fitbit app also proves to be a great cheerleader, with new additions such as challenges and virtual walks of famous locations.
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The UP3 had a lot to live up to after its creators had claimed it was the most advanced tracker on the market. Like most bands, the UP3 measures the steps you take and quality of your sleep, but this state-of-the-art device is also loaded with advanced features like the tri-axis accelerometer and bio-impedance sensor, in addition to skin and temperature sensors. It also monitors your daily heart rate for accurate bpm metrics, so you can analyze trends over week and month long periods, and keep an eye on how things like stress, caffeine, alcohol or sleep affect your daily readings.
The Jawbone UP app recognizes a range of sports, including running, tennis, hiking and even Zumba. For non-step-based activities, you can manually log an activity after, or simply use the stopwatch mode.
Although this isn’t the cheapest fitness tracker available, it does look good, thanks to the work of Swiss designer Yves Béhar. It's definitely sleeker and lighter than its predecessor. It won’t make waves in the fashion world, but the all-black look is pretty versatile. The moveable clasp allows for a more comfortable and accurate fit – just remember you need to wear it tight to get the most accurate sensor readings.
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