The bracelets connected, also known as trackers of activities, coach electric or, when they give the time, watches connected, are accessories that allow you to measure your physical activity daily.
Variant high-tech pedometer, they allow you to measure the distance traveled each day, the number of calories burned, and encourages you to be more active.
Models the most complete of the advanced features and have altimeters, of heart rate monitors, GPS .. Some are waterproof, others offer the opportunity to evaluate your sleep. There are, therefore, for all tastes and for all budgets ! In our selection, you’ll find accessories ranging from 20 € to 400 €.
The data collected by coaches electronic are available via apps for smartphones, tablets, or computers. These programs are as important as the bracelets.
An app like Fitbit or Garmin, can really encourage you to move more. Some apps are social networks a full-fledged where you can share your progress with friends, challenge..
1. Fitbit Charge 3 .
Fitbit has given a broom in the design of its most popular product to offer us a very beautiful and stylish Fitbit Charge 3.
For the unaccustomed and new buyers of the Fitbit, you won’t find a better tracker of activities at such price on the market.
Attached to your wrist, it records your steps, distance traveled, calories burned, minutes and hours active, floors climbed, heart rate, and sleep periods.
In addition, it can connect to the GPS of your phone, this is very handy if you want to map your route.
You also receive notifications on the screen such as the name of the caller, SMS, calendar, WhatsApp, etc, Note that this synchronization only works with Android.
The Fitbit Charge 3 even has its own weather app.
This is a real update in terms of design, performance as its battery has a battery life of 7 days, against 5 to the Load 2, in addition to this, this new 3rd generation is water-resistant.
2. Fitbit Versa Lite Edition .
The Fitbit Versa Edition Lite looks a lot like the Versa, with the exception that it has two buttons on the right side, and that it is devoid of certain features (Wi‑Fi, altimeter, app Coach and of storage space to save music).
Even without the latter, the Versa lighter is a great bracelet. It is less expensive and takes up to 5 days with a single charge.
As a bonus, it is offered in versions a lot more colorful than the Versa !
3. Vívosport Garmin .
The Vívosport Garmin is a bracelet connected to that performs superbly his role, and even beyond, since it is a detailed tracking of your activities via the app Garmin Connect and comes with its own GPS. Thus, you don’t even need to do your jogging with your smartphone.
You will also appreciate its color touch screen and choose what info to display continuously. The Vívosport is a superb tracker, complete, precise, water resistant up to 50 m, sold at less than €100.
Becoming acquainted with the Vívosport, please do not hesitate to consult our test.
4. Fitbit Versa .
The Fitbit Versa is a watch connected lightweight and compact, ideal for small wrists. It has the same functionality as the bracelet Ionic, if it is not the built-in GPS (the Versa syncs with your smartphone.)
In terms of applications, this model works particularly with Fitbit Pay (for contactless payment), Deezer and Strava.
The Versa offers a few workouts directly on the watch, through the Fitbit app Coach : 10 minute abs, 7 minute warm up and 20 minutes of cardio (jumping, pumps, lifting of knees ..). For access to more exercises, you need to subscribe to Fitbit Coach.
5. Xiaomi Mi Band 4 .
Xiaomi has launched the Mi Smart Band 4 in June 2019, this bracelet makes a track of your physical activities, your health and your sleep at a great price of 29.99 €.
This tracker is very nice to carry since it only weighs 22 g. It features a touch screen AMOLED color of 0.95 inches and 120 x 240 pixels and customizable in abundance with over 70 dials different.
In addition, its silicone strap is interchangeable, so you can choose the color to suit your tastes and moods.
Side performance, the Mi Band 4 is a bracelet connected water resistant up to 50 m, and in addition integrate a heart rate sensor, is able to analyze your sleep.
Its battery has a battery life of up to 20 days with a single charge, enough to make the most of it.
6. Withings Move .
The tracker fitness Withings Move is THE tracker for those who appreciate the simplicity. It follows you continuously during your activities (running, walking, swimming, etc.), takes you through the built-in GPS and monitors your sleep thanks to its Smart Wake-Up. It also analyzes your sleep phases and serves as an alarm clock.
All your data are automatically synced on the app Health Mate (iOS/Android) via Bluetooth.
On the design side, this bracelet Withings Move is happening-everywhere, it has a sport look, attractive and customizable since you can change the bracelet, as well as the color of its dial.
You are enduring ? This is great because it is also. It has a battery life of 18 months, thanks to a simple battery CR2430, and it is waterproof up to 50 meters of depth.
This tracker Withings Move of less than 70 € is an excellent price-quality ratio.
7. Fitbit Inspires HR .
The Inspire HR is the tracker heart rate monitor Fitbit the least expensive of the range. It is a model Fitbit lightweight and stylish, the excellent quality-price ratio.
It is equipped with a set of core functions, such as the calculation of the different steps, calories burned, and distance traveled.
The Fitbit Inspired HR has a OLED screen, touch-sensitive and intuitive, where you will receive notifications your phone. It also has the ability to automatically enable and recognize a variety of exercises (walking, running, swimming..).
You can also set goals via the Fitbit app available on iOS and Android.
His heart rate monitor gives a thorough analysis of the exercise and a follow-up sleep very precise. Its autonomy is of 5 days and it varies according to its frequency of use.
It has no GPS or altimeter, if these are features you need, then you should turn to the Fitbit Charge 3, Versa, or Ionic.
8. Honor Band 5 .
The last strap connected to Honor, the Band 5, is very powerful. On its AMOLED screen? and excellent clarity, monitor your physical activity in all circumstances. With an oxygen monitor, it is able to detect your movements of swimming and analyze your efforts in the water, up to 50 m.
It also has a sensor heart rate in real time. Also, thanks to its technology Huawei TruSleep, you’ll be able to examine your sleep in detail.
Very hardwearing, you will not have to worry about its battery for 20 days.
The Honor Band 5 is one of the trackers fitness the most affordable on the market.
9. Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro .
If you are looking for a sports coach to an end and is compatible with Android and iOS, then the Gear Fit2 Pro you will like. Its AMOLED screen is slightly curved is superb, and allows you to easily navigate from one feature to another.
The Gear Fit2 Pro has, according to us, three strong points : its heart rate sensor, GPS and waterproof (up to 50m).
We regret, however, that its dial is plastic and the bracelet look a bit cheap.
10. Huawei Band 2 Pro .
The Band 2 Pro Huawei has many features that can help you stay in shape : calculation of distances, estimation of sleep quality, heart rate measurement.. This bracelet even has a GPS.
The Band 2 Pro is a handy accessory at a reasonable price, however we are not fans of its app for mobile..
11. Vivofit 4 .
The bracelet activity Vivofit 4 Garmin has watchword for simplicity. It sports a design that goes everywhere with a small color screen through which you’ll have access to the menu. On it is shown the number of steps, calories burned, or miles, depending on your configuration.
It also examines the quality of your sleep and thanks to its technology Move IQ, it is able to automatically detect the sport.
For a more detailed analysis of your results and your sporting achievements, sync your data with the application Garmin Connect. It is clear, intuitive and complete.
The Vivofit 4 is affordable and it will be fine for a daily monitoring of your physical work. This is a bracelet of good construction, discreet and that has no equal in terms of autonomy.
However, if you want a tracker has more powerful features with sports more advanced more a GPS, then we advise you to turn to the Vivosport.
To learn more about the Vivofit 4, take a look in our test.