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10 Best Fitness Trackers for Busy Mums Who Want To Get Fit 2021

10 Best Fitness Trackers for Busy Mums Who Want To Get Fit 2021

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10 Best Fitness Trackers for Busy Mums Who Want To Get Fit 2021

10 Best Fitness Trackers for Busy Mums Who Want To Get Fit 2021

My Mum is a fitness machine, the woman walks 10km a day, does yoga and surfs. I, on the other hand, get puffed walking up a flight of stairs but 2021 is the year I am going to get fit (I say this every year but 2021 will be different, you’ll see.) Whether you are a fitness fanatic or a novice like me, there is a fitness tracker to suit you and your budget.

Table of Contents:

1. What to Look for in a Fitness Tracker
2. The Difference Between Cheap and Expensive Fitness Trackers
3. Best Budget Fitness Trackers (Under $150)
4. Best ‘Middle of the Range’ Priced Fitness Trackers
5. Best Top End Fitness Trackers
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1. What to Look for in a Fitness Tracker?

Fitness Trackers are a great option for busy Mums who would rather not go to the gym.  But even if you are a gym junkie – they can come in handy.  They are a really great ‘incentive’ to exercise – and almost ‘gamify’ exercise.

You want a fitness tracker that suits your personality, exercise regime and requirements.

Think about what you actually want a fitness tracker to do.  Some of the options include:

  • Step Counter
  • Calorie Counter
  • Heart rate monitor and Blood Pressure
  • GPS
  • Ability to play music or podcasts
  • Sleep monitor

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2. The Difference Between Budget and Expensive Fitness Trackers:

The pricing between the basic fitness trackers and the super expensive ones are vast.  You can get a basic fitness tracker for a little as $30 – and they are priced up to over $1000. The difference in price is certainly in technology.  The basic ones will do steps and perhaps calorie counting.

Where the expensive ones come in is the GPS monitoring and heart rate counter.  These can be great for people that like to go hiking or mountain bike riding on their own – as they can alert their family and friends as to their location.  They are also great for the elderly too as some smartwatches will alert authorities if the wearer takes a fall or the blood pressure drops dramatically.  So fitness trackers can save your life!

Now we look at the budget, medium-priced range and expensive fitness trackers and let you know what each does – and where to buy them at the cheapest price!

3. Best Budget Fitness Trackers (Under $150):

Huawei Band 6 Stress Tracker Fara-B16Huawei Band 6 Stress Tracker ($128.18)
This has a full-view display so it’s easy to read, two-week battery life and 24/7 heart rate monitoring.

Also connects with your phone to view incoming calls and messages.

Best Price: Kogan
SOGA Waterproof Fitness Smart Wrist Watch Heart Rate Monitor Tracker PinkSOGA Waterproof Fitness Smart Watch ($73.06)

Looking very much like an Apple Watch, the SOGA is a budget fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor, blood pressure detection, measures steps, mileage and calories. Is BlueTooth compatible so you can read incoming messages and calls.

Best Price: Kogan
Xiaomi AmazFit GTS Smart Watch (Desert Gold)Xiaoli AmazFit GTS Smart Watch ($149.00)

This fitness tracker has 12 different sports modes, is water-resistant and is equipped with a bio-tracker and pulse sensor. Also has a built-in GPS and 14-day battery life.

Best Price: Kogan
SOGA Sport Smart Watch Health Fitness Wrist Band Bracelet Activity Tracker PurpleSOGA Sport Smart Watch ($63.56)

Connects to your phone so you can read your messages or check your social media profiles. Has a heart rate sensor, keeps a track of your blood pressure and is both dustproof and waterproof.

Best Price: Kogan

4. Middle of the Range Priced Fitness Trackers (Under $400):

Polar Unite Fitness Watch (Blue)Polar Unite GPS Fitness Watch ($169)

A waterproof fitness tracker that also monitors your heart rate. Had built-in Bluetooth connectivity and is water-resistant to up to 30 metres.
Comes in four colours (blue, pink, black & white)

Best Price: Kogan
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 SM-R830 (40mm, Bluetooth, Aqua Black) - International ModelSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 ($275.00)

Tracks seven different sports, monitors your heart rate and has military-grade durability to avoid dust and is water-resistant.

Best Price: Kogan
Apple Watch Series 3 (Silver, 42mm, White Sport Band, GPS Only)Apple Watch Series 3 42mm ($329.00)

This is a bargain price for the prestigious Apple Watch. A ‘Phone away from your phone’, you can take calls, check messages and any social media profiles. Has GPS and is totally waterproof and can be worn swimming.

Best Price: Kogan
Xiaomi Amazfit GTR 2 Smartwatch - Aluminum (Sport Edition)Xiaomi Amazfit GTR 2 Smart Watch ($289.00)

With a high-definition screen and access to a ‘Watch Face Store’ so you can choose any watch face you like, you can edit the widgets to make it functional for the information you rely on. Has 24-Hour heart rate monitoring and alerts and even has a built-in stopwatch.

Best Price: Kogan

5. High-End Fitness Trackers:

These are the Fitness Trackers that have GPS and Cellular.

Apple Watch Series 6 (Blue Aluminium, 40mm, Deep Navy Sport Band, GPS Only)Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS & Cellular) $799

44mm Blue Case with Deep Navy Sports Band. Checks your heart rhythm, measures your workouts, has a swim-proof design, use Apple Pay so you can leave your cards at home. Also has GPS to read elevation readings and can measure if you have fallen and need assistance.

Best Price: Catch
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Bluetooth Smartwatch R880 42mm - SilverSamsung Galaxy Watch 4 ($475.99)

Has 40 hours of battery life, sleep monitoring, workout training. Supports over 90 exercises and has Samsung Pay (you can leave your purse at home!)

Best Price: Kogan
Garmin Forerunner 55 Sports Watch (Aqua) | JB Hi-FiGarmin Forerunner 30.4mm ($579.00)

With GPS, a heart rate monitor, daily smart features, safety and tracking, water-resistant to 5 metres. You can even store music right on your wrist.

Best Price: Catch
Suunto 7 GPS Watch - Find Your Feet AustraliaSuunto 50mm 7 GPS Silicone Smartwatch ($498.00)

With GPS, weather sensor, heart rate monitor, is water-resistant to 50m and has over 70 sports modes. Fully customisable via Google Play and has Google Pay functionality. Is shockproof and waterproof.

Best Price: Catch

These are our favourite fitness trackers if you have your own recommendation we’d love to hear from you!

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