When it comes to Valentine’s Day gift ideas for health freaks, and even those who want to keep an eye on their health with less intensity, a fitness tracker is the best option. There are numerous options to choose from depending on the advanced features you want and the premium you’re willing to pay for them. Of course, these days the lines between a smartwatch and fitness trackers are blurring, but in this fitness tracker gift guide we will focus on products that are more fitness focused than smart features. Have a look:
Looks like a watch but is good at fitness tracking
Yes, it looks like an Apple Watch, but that costs a lot less and is more of a glorified fitness tracker. It is extremely light, has a 1.43-inch display, promises a battery life of up to 9 days and offers functions such as heart rate and blood oxygen level monitoring, sleep tracking and breath analysis, to name just a few.
Charge in advance
If your significant other is a fitness enthusiast, a fitness band makes a lot of sense. And the most trusted name in the domain right now is Fitbit, with the Charge 4 being one of the best in the brand’s portfolio. Thanks to the built-in GPS, it is perfect for running and hiking outdoors. It offers features such as continuous heart rate tracking, measurement of calorie consumption, goal-based training modes and assistance with payments. It is also water-repellent and easy on the eyes.
The most advanced
As a high-end offering from Fitbit, it is paired with an EDA scanning app to detect electrodermal activity that may indicate your stress level. Like the Apple Watch Series 6, it offers ECG support and can detect the risk of atrial fibrillation. There is also a skin temperature sensor on the wrist, a notification alarm for high and low heart rate, a measurement of blood oxygen saturation, a built-in GPS and a battery life of up to 6 days.
Killer looks, great features
The Garmin Venu Sq has a color display with a permanently on mode and also gives it a smartwatch atmosphere. It can help you track fitness metrics like heart rate, breathing, hydration, stress, sleep, and menstrual cycle, to name a few. It comes with over 20 pre-installed sports apps for activities like running, cycling, and swimming. You will also get support for contactless payments.
The feature-rich option
The Garmin Vivo 4 is one of the best options in Garmin’s portfolio for fitness enthusiasts and supports 24/7 heart rate monitoring, respiratory tracking, measuring blood oxygen saturation levels via the SPO2 sensor and the ability to create individual training routines using the companion app . You can also download your music locally to the device and connect it to Bluetooth headphones. In addition, the company offers an impressive battery life of up to 8 days on a single charge.
Fitness band on a budget
One of the cheapest options on the list, the Honor Band 5 is a really good fitness tracker. I have personally used it for a few months and am very impressed with the overall quality and performance for the price. You get support for features like swim tracking, blood oxygen saturation analysis, sleep tracking, heart rate detection, and the ability to log data for sports like running, cycling, and rowing. The AMOLED display is a sweet addition in this segment, and the promised battery life of around 20 days is just the cherry on top.
Glorified fitness band that looks like a watch
This is based on the Honor Band 5, but offers a larger 1.64-inch AMOLED display that looks more like a smartwatch than a fitness band. It offers support for functions such as continuous heart rate monitoring, stress measurement, analysis of blood oxygen saturation levels, an impressive 95 training modes and an on-board assistant to keep track of your notifications. In addition, the promised battery life of around 10 days is not too shabby either.
Direct from Samsung
The Galaxy Fit 2 is one of the cheapest fitness wearables from Samsung. It looks quite neat and has a bright 1.1-inch AMOLED display that can be combined with ribbon colors of multiple colors. It enables 24-hour heart rate measurement and sleep monitoring and is said to last up to 15 days on a single charge. It is waterproof to 5 ATM and records sleep metrics (REM cycles, deep sleep and total sleep time). Also, the ability to send preset responses from the band itself is very handy.
Great quality, unbeatable price
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is another extremely affordable option on the list. It has a 1.1-inch AMOLED display and is said to last up to 14 days on a single charge. It supports features like eleven sports (rowing machine, skipping rope, yoga, elliptical trainer, etc.), continuous heart rate and sleep monitoring, 50m water resistance, and the ability to take photos remotely with your phone. Also, you can choose from a variety of color options for the bracelet.
If you want more than just a fitness tracker, step into smartwatch territory. The two best options in this area are the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch3. If you take the price segment down one notch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 and Apple Watch SE are for you. That concludes our list of the best fitness tracker gift options for Valentine’s Day. Do you need more inspiration? Also, check out our best smartwatch for him on Valentine’s Day and the best technology for her on Valentine’s Day.
I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years, having worked with names like NDTV and Beebom in the past. Aside from the latest news, I’ve checked out my fair share of devices that range from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I have also interviewed tech managers and appeared as a presenter on YouTube videos where I talked about the latest and greatest gadgets.