Top fitness bracelets

Following the fashion for a healthy lifestyle, sports trackers have gained popularity to track physical

activity. At first they were simple pedometers for wearing on the wrist or in the form of clips on clothes. Then there were more advanced fitness bracelets that can recognize different types of workouts and display useful information on the built-in screen. Today, such devices are available to everyone, the best of them - in the collection gg.

The content of the article:

  • Xiaomi Mi Band 3
  • Honor Band 4
  • Huawei Band 2 Pro
  • Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro
  • Amazfit Bip
  • What is a fitness bracelet?

Xiaomi Mi Band 3

Most Popular Fitness Bracelet

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 - evolutionary updateline of fitness trackers company. The main change was the enlarged screen, which now displays the text of the notification, and not just the application icon. A stopwatch, a weather widget for several days, and a smartphone search function appeared in the menu. An excellent set for its price, but if you choose a gadget for serious sports, it is better to look towards higher-class devices.

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Honor Band 4

Maximum opportunities for little money

Honor Band 4 - an inexpensive “smart” bracelet withhigh-quality color screen, support for continuous pulse measurement, in-depth sleep analysis and tracking of swimming. Huawei has turned out to be a good assistant for training, but since the company focuses on integration with the EMUI shell, cycling and a few other functions may not work on other brands of smartphones.

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Huawei Band 2 Pro

GPS Tracked

A good option for amateur athletes,who want to get more accurate data on pace and distance, track routes for jogging and cycling. For a complete set, only the normal navigation mode is missing - the Huawei Band 2 Pro is not afraid of water, but it does not know how to count the strokes and the distance. In the application, you can create an individual training schedule. The stretched screen is not very convenient for viewing messages, but there is also such a function here. Like the "smart" alarm clock.

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knows when and where

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro

What you need for sports. And not only

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro automatically recognizesAny user activity and works fine with popular sports services. With it you can leave your smartphone for the duration of the training. Large screen, user-friendly interface, notifications with quick answers. The bracelet is able to do almost everything the same as the top "smart" watches, but also inherited their main drawback - mediocre running time.

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Amazfit Bip

When a fitness tracker decided to become a clock

Not a bracelet, but not a smart watch in a classicunderstanding. In fact, this is a simple activity tracker with a large screen that maintains excellent visibility in the sun. Amazfit Bip is equipped with a heart rate monitor and a GPS module, displays notifications and runs for a long time on a single charge. Among the shortcomings is limited language support, but this issue is easy to solve. Moreover, with the help of third-party applications, you can download any kind of dials.

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Folk fitness bracelet: Xiaomi Mi Band 3


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Wearable devices have become truly massive,And in this there is a considerable contribution Xiaomi. In 2014, the Chinese company introduced the best Mi Band tracker in terms of price and performance. The following models continued this tradition. Today, Mi Band 2 and Mi Band 3 can be found on sale, both are equipped with a screen and a heart rate monitor. We will talk about the third generation, in which several new chips have appeared, and for undemanding users, the previous version is also suitable.

The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 diagonal monochrome screenincreased from 0.42 to 0.78 inches. It has become more informative and supports the management of svaypami in addition to the touch button below. Only visibility in the sun is weak, the display has to be covered by hand. If in Mi Band 2 the front panel was flat, then here it is convex and collects scratches faster. You can solve the problem with a protective film, on the Chinese online sites of such good stuff. The capsule does not fall out of the strap, and the water resistance to 50 meters allows you not to remove the bracelet in the pool. However, there is no special navigation mode with counting strokes and other statistics.


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Time is displayed on the screen (three stylesdial), weather forecast, activity indicators and text notifications. Compared to Mi Band 2, developers have added a stopwatch, a phone search function and the translation of a connected mobile device into silent mode. As for pulse measurements, in a quiet state, the data are quite accurate. During active physical activities, Mi Band 3 often imbues, as a heart rate sensor for training, the Xiaomi bracelet is no good. Autonomy is claimed for up to 20 days, but with a large number of notifications and frequent pulse measurements (you can turn on auto-tracking 24 hours a day), one charge will last for 7-10 days. "Smart" alarm clock is not delivered.

In the official retail, Xiaomi Mi Band 3 costs 900hryvnia / 2500 rubles (in Russian Tmall - up to 2000 rubles), on AliExpress prices start from about $ 25 (660 hryvnia / 1650 rubles). Chinese online sites sell Chinese and global versions. There are no serious differences between them - the model for the international market comes with an English-language menu and instructions in the box. On the second, when you first start, the hieroglyphs are displayed, however, when synchronizing with the Mi Fit application, the firmware with the required languages ​​is immediately loaded.

By the way, there is no point in buying the NFC version of Xiaomi Mi Band 3 - contactless payment will not work anyway.

See also: review Xiaomi Mi Band 3

3 reasons to buy
4 reasons not to buy

  • notification screen
  • good autonomy
  • moisture protection 5 ATM
  • does not track swimming
  • sometimes the screen brightness is not enough
  • heart rate monitor during training
  • there is no "smart" alarm clock

Capable and inexpensive: Honor Band 4


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Huawei sub-brand bracelet worth more Xiaomi MiBand 3, but offers more features. First, the Honor Band 4 received a 0.95-inch AMOLED color display. It fits more text, and the dials look more interesting (there are three of them). The optical pulse meter produces a more stable and accurate result, and is also used to determine the sleep phases when the TruSleep function is activated. The hull can withstand immersion in water to a depth of 50 meters (5 ATM), swimming mode is available with automatic determination of style, calculation of strokes and collection of other statistics. The device recognizes walking, running on the street or a simulator. For some reason, bike rides are tracked only on iPhones and Huawei / Honor smartphones with EMUI shell. You can turn on the normal or “smart” alarm clock, although some users note a weak vibration.

Of course, Honor Band 4 can showapplication notifications. Up to ten last messages are stored in memory, and when their number approaches the limit, the bracelet begins to slow down. Perhaps the error will be fixed in the software updates, but for now it remains only to regularly delete the excess. The tracker works on average for two weeks, with the inclusion of detailed sleep monitoring, one charge will last only for 6 days. Removable buckle straps - no tearing loops, but on a thin wrist one end will stick out and cling to clothes.

Honor Band 4 estimated at 1400 hryvnia / 4500 rubles(during discounts for Tmall you can grab cheaper). On AliExpress, a bracelet costs from $ 30 (about 790 hryvnia / 2000 rubles). There is a more expensive modification for the Chinese market with NFC, but this is a waste of money - we will still have the chip inactive.

3 reasons to buy
3 reasons not to buy

  • color OLED display
  • many functions for inexpensive
  • moisture protection 5 ATM
  • not a record time
  • exercise bikes for iOS / EMUI only
  • Huawei Health Restrictions

For those who want to know more:

Statistics with Honor Band 4 is collected in the application.Huawei Health ("Health"), whose capabilities in our latitudes are limited. For example, you can not enable cloud data synchronization in case of a smartphone change. To open access to all functions, the owners of Honor Band 4 recommend to have a French Huawei ID account using VPN services (TunnelBear and HideMe are free to use for free). On Android, the sequence of actions is as follows: we transfer the smartphone to flight mode and leave Wi-Fi enabled only, select the French proxy server, open Health, and specify France in the list of countries. Then the user will be asked to download another application Huawei Mobile Services to register an account. Select the same location and enter the email. After confirmation, activity data will be stored in the "cloud". VPN is no longer needed.

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Compact and GPS: Huawei Band 2 Pro


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To track the route while running andcycling is not necessary to take a smartphone with you. A fitness tracker equipped with a GPS module will cope with this. There are a lot of such models, one of the most affordable options is the Huawei Band 2 Pro. The bracelet is equipped with an elongated black and white POLED-display with a diagonal of 0.91 inches. All control is carried out by pressing or holding the touch button on the front panel, and turning the wrist, you can switch between menu items. Notifications are supported, although work with them is implemented at a basic level - only the last message is displayed completely. Reading a long text is not very convenient, since it is displayed in a creeping line.

In Huawei wearable gadgets heart rate sensorallows you to measure the pulse throughout the day. In training mode, it is monitored continuously. GPS is activated in the “Running” and “Bicycle” modes, with a full battery charge of 3-3.5 hours. In the normal mode, with tracking TruSleep sleep and monitoring heart rate, the bracelet will last about 7 days, and if you disable all the additional functions (except alerts), you will have to charge it about once every two weeks. The Band 2 Pro case maintains pressure in 5 atmospheres. You can swim with it, but there will be no detailed swim data. The “Breath” mode is curious, it helps to relax at the expense of breathing exercises.

From the moment of video recording, priorities have changed, now the main application is Health, not Huawei Wear.

Some users say not the most reliableclasp Huawei Band 2 Pro. Fortunately, on the Chinese online sites it is easy to find different versions of the straps without this drawback (in the search, in addition to the model name, you should indicate the B29 index for more relevant results).

In local stores Huawei Band 2 Pro you canbuy for 1300 hryvnia / 3300 rubles. The difference with the Chinese sites is minimal (options for $ 30 without GPS), so feel free to order the official bracelet with a guarantee.

3 reasons to buy
3 reasons not to buy

  • built-in GPS
  • gesture management
  • water resistant to 50 meters
  • there is no full navigation mode
  • not the most successful latch strap
  • Huawei Health Restrictions

Most Functional: Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro


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Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is not far from the "smart"company watches. It also runs on Tizen OS and supports the installation of applications. The display format is different - instead of a round dial, the bracelet received an elongated 1.5-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 432 × 216 pixels. The screen is slightly curved and protected by durable glass Gorilla Glass 3. There is Always On Display. The model with the Pro prefix has full protection against water 5 ATM and monitors the user's progress in swimming.

By the number of defined types of activityKorean is ahead of most competitors. The list includes running, walking, swimming, biking, treadmill, exercise bike, elliptical trainer, yoga, stepper, squats, twists and other exercises. The gadget counts the steps and climb to the floor, collects sleep statistics and is able to record the pulse around the clock. Do not forget the manufacturer and the GPS. The built-in 4 GB drive allows you to store music for listening without a smartphone. Notifications can not only read, but also respond to them (templates are configured in the application). But all this has a downside. With active use of all battery charge functions, it lasts only a day. On average, a sports bracelet works for about two - two and a half days.

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is available in S and L versions with a different strap length. Issue price - 6000 hryvnia / 13 000 rubles. This is the most expensive fitness bracelet in our collection, but it's worth the money.

See also: review Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

5 reasons to buy
2 reasons not to buy

  • high-quality large screen
  • full range of sports functions
  • application support
  • can be used as a player in training
  • built-in GPS
  • high price
  • modest autonomy

Fitness tracker in clock format: Amazfit Bip


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Amazfit Bip looks like a clock, but in itsStuffing closer to the usual activity trackers. The gadget is equipped with a constantly active 1.28-inch reflective screen (176 × 176 pixels), which saves battery power. The colors on it look faded, but the information is readable in the sun. The front panel is covered with Gorilla Glass 3 with oleophobic coating. The hull of plastic is protected from water and dust according to the standard IP68, Bip is not designed for swimming.

The device counts the steps and tracks the sleep, onThe back side is an optical pulse meter (as on the Mi Band bracelets, it tends to underestimate the values ​​during physical exertion). Amazfit Bip is not positioned as a fitness watch, however, the main modes of on-site training: walking, jogging on the street, cycling and a treadmill. There is a GPS receiver to monitor the route. In order not to spend extra time searching for satellites, periodically you need to synchronize the device with the Mi Fit application to update the A-GPS data.

Enthusiasts can squeeze the most out of Amazfit Bip withusing third-party utilities. There are already known ways to export GPS tracks to Strava and Endomondo, and applications like Amazfit Bip & Cor WatchFaces (Android) and AmazTools (iOS) allow you to download a variety of dials, not limited to the standard set of 10 options. The official firmware supports only Chinese, English and Russian. To display all the characters of the Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh and other alphabets, you will have to download the modified software with the Russian interface and additional fonts.

The manufacturer promises up to 45 days on a single charge. The work time can change both in a smaller and a larger direction - it all depends on the intensity of use and the selected dial (options with display of seconds quickly consume the charge). Amazfit Bip is available in four colors. Versions with an orange, green or gray edging look a little toy. The most versatile is the black version. The width of the interchangeable straps is 20 mm. You can change the look of the watch with protective covers, which are sold on AliExpress.

Official retail offers Amazfit Bip for2000 hryvnia / 5000 rubles, or up to 4300 rubles at Tmall. When ordering on Chinese online sites, it is worthwhile to take the international version, in the case of a model for China, you will have to study the instructions for reflashing. Prices differ slightly - offers start at $ 65 (about 1800 hryvnia / 4300 rubles), it makes sense to buy on AliExpress and Co. only at good discounts.

4 reasons to buy
4 reasons not to buy

  • reflective screen (great visibility)
  • long working
  • built-in GPS
  • dials for every taste in third-party applications
  • reflective screen (colors are not very)
  • few languages ​​in the official firmware
  • heart rate monitor is not the most accurate
  • there is no "smart" alarm clock

What is a fitness bracelet?

This is a wrist gadget for sports onamateur level. It does not have the accuracy of specialized devices for professional athletes, but it is very easy to use and useful not only during physical exertion. What can fitness bracelets? Their main task is to monitor activity. Even the most primitive trackers can count steps, recognize running and track sleep. More able to recognize cycling, classes on an elliptical trainer, swimming (with moisture protection) and not only. Another useful feature is the “smart” alarm clock, which takes into account the phases of sleep and helps to wake up in a cheerful state. Today, more and more models with a built-in heart rate monitor also appear, and for runners there are options with a built-in GPS module. NFC-payment and ECG sensors are less common.

As opportunities expand, smart braceletsbegan to buy a variety of people. And often fitness functions are far from the first place. So, incoming call alerts greatly help those who often miss calls. Devices with a display allow you to read the contents of messages and notification of applications, as a result, the user does not have to get a smartphone every time. Fitbit distinguished herself by forgetting to add Cyrillic support to her trackers. They do not show the name of the subscriber and other text in Russian or Ukrainian, and therefore we do not consider them.

Smart watches are considered more functional.devices. It’s like a smaller version of smartphones, although sometimes it’s not so easy to draw a clear line between different classes. For example, on sale you can find bracelets on the basis of a full-fledged operating system, as well as a fitness watch with a minimum set of smart functions.

Why do we need fitness bracelets? They help motivate more movement and maintain a healthy life rhythm. And even if the gadget is positioned as a sports accessory, it can be used to receive notifications and as an alarm clock, which does not prevent other household members from sleeping further. So which activity tracker is worth buying in 2019? In this article we have collected the most interesting models.

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