Top Fitness Trackers of 2021

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - updated June 24th, 2021
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Did you overcompensate for lockdown by living it up a bit too much during the summer months? Running (or not) the risk of spending too much time on the couch this winter? Or are you already pounding the pavements and want to have the most accurate but attractive fitness tracker? Well, your timing is perfect as today we are looking at some of the best fitness trackers available right now. We've got pretty much everything covered in this one with models suitable for everyone from casual golf strollers, all the way to endurance swimmers - so take a quick break (or jog on the spot) as we make our way through the top fitness trackers and smartwatches for 2021!

Fitness Wearables – it’s just me and the road baby!

So are you a person who wants the best health tracking that just happens to tell the time and maybe notify you that you’ve got a message? Something streamlined that can play some sounds but not a phone so the office can’t break your running Zen? Well accurate and un-intrusive is what fitness trackers are ALL about!

Huawei Band 4e

The Huawei Band 4e is a top choice that offers incredible value. Wearing the eco-friendly and lightweight band on your wrist, you'll get activity tracking, sleep monitoring, and many more smart features to ease your life. And with the innovative dual wearing mode, you don’t have to always wear it on your wrist, you can attach it to your shoe too! When you attach the tracker to a shoe using the buckle, you can simply press the button to collect precise basketball, cycling or running performance statistics. Thanks to the 6-axis motion sensor and innovative foot-wear mode. HUAWEI Band 4e provides 9 running form metrics including foot strike pattern, landing impact, ground contact time, cadence, and more3. And by collaborating with the professional research institute, CISS4, HUAWEI Band 4e provides detailed running form analysis and suggestions based on comprehensive statistics so you can improve your running efficiency and reduce the risk of injury.

Wearing the eco-friendly and lightweight band on your wrist, you'll get activity tracking, sleep monitoring, and many more smart features to ease your life. And with the innovative dual wearing mode, you don’t have to always wear it on your wrist, you can attach it to your shoe too! When you attach the tracker to a shoe using the buckle, you can simply press the button to collect precise basketball, cycling, or running performance statistics. Thanks to the 6-axis motion sensor and innovative foot-wear mode. HUAWEI Band 4e provides 9 running form metrics including foot strike pattern, landing impact, ground contact time, cadence, and more3. And by collaborating with the professional research institute, CISS4, HUAWEI Band 4e provides detailed running form analysis and suggestions based on comprehensive statistics so you can improve your running efficiency and reduce the risk of injury.

The Huawei Band 4e is also water-resistant to 5ATM so it’s perfect for sweaty workouts, surfing, and swimming. And the battery lasts up to 2 weeks, so you can track your long workouts without worrying about running out of power (although YOU might!). And it can be the assistant on your wrist, as the Band 4e is more than just a versatile workout partner, it’s also a perfect life assistant with smart features like sleep monitoring, message/call notification, alarm reminder, find your phone, etc.

Mi Smart Band 6 Fitness Tracker

PB Tech stocks the full range of Mi NZ products. Amongst this range is a couple of really well-priced smart fitness tracking wearables - Including the brand new Mi Band 6!

Best Value is a bold statement, but with so many great features and a price that’s significantly lower than comparable fitness trackers/wearables, the Mi Band 6 is a solid fitness tracker with impressive health and wellbeing features. It offers blood oxygen saturation & heart rate monitoring, a 1.56’’ full-screen AMOLED display that allows you to easily check text messages, 14-day extra-long battery life, and 5ATM water resistance!

You can use the Mi Band 6 to analyse Blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) which is an important physiological parameter of the respiratory cycle of the human body and monitor your nightly blood oxygen saturation levels and sleep breathing quality. The Smart Band accurately records sleep duration, deep sleep, light sleep, and REM sleep based on changes in heart rate, and provides scientific advice to help you develop regular sleeping habits. The built-in PPG bio-sensor measures your heart rate, keeping track of ups and downs when exercising and resting.

It’s easy for stress to build up without even realising it. The Mi Smart Band 6 can help manage this with its Stress Monitoring feature, which tracks your stress levels and then aids in recovery by guiding you through breathing exercises and more! Plus, for the amazing price of $85 and the ability to swap out to 4 other coloured band straps for only $21, you can’t really beat this tracker for value.

Fitbit Charge 4 Advanced Fitness tracker

Fitbit is still the world leader in wearables and as the iconic fitness tracker brand, this brings with it their wealth of experience and skills. The Charge 4 is their latest offering in the market so let’s see what features set it apart from the competition.

Also including built-in GPS functionality, you can leave your phone behind and explore the outdoors with pace and distance on your tracker and see a workout intensity map showing your route and effort in the app when you’re done. And with Active Zone Minutes tracking you can push yourself a little and get your heart pumping. You’ll see greater results for your efforts when you’re in the zone so make every minute count with 24/7 Heart rate tracking using their most advanced heart rate sensors.

The Charge 4 tracks all-day calorie burn, real-time heart rate zones, and Active Zone Minutes allowing you to truly understand your body. Get your best sleep ever, with Sleep Score you can build better bedtime habits using sleep tracking with light, deep, and REM sleep stages, and more. Plus all of the water-resistance and battery life you expect from a tracker of this category.

Still need to be contactable? With the Fitbit be notified only when you need to. Get call, text, and smartphone app notifications on your wrist, but only if you want to, plus if you’re an Android user you can send quick replies to texts and you can even stream your favourite Spotify playlists!

These fitness trackers are a couple of our top picks! If you want something with more features, check out our Top Smartwatches of 2021. PB Tech offers many ways that you can help yourself to stay fit, check out the range of Cycle Desks, Smart Scales and Wireless Earphones available now!


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