10 Best Fitness Smartwatches 2021 to Improve your Health and Fitness

Health is wealth is a very popular English saying and that is true no matter how you look at it. With the rising cost of health care worldwide, it does make sense to maintain our health. One of these ways is through exercising. We’d like to keep tabs on our health and on our fitness activities, now that’s what fitness smartwatches and smart bands do for us. They help us monitor various aspects of our workouts. From the speed, to distance covered, calories burnt, steps taken, and even monitor our heart rates during the exercise.

10 Best Fitness Smartwatches 2021 to Improve your Health and Fitness
10 Best Fitness Smartwatches 2021 to Improve your Health and Fitness

Fitness wristwatches come in many shapes and sizes, and of course also at many price points. Some can be worn in formal situations as well as informal situations. Some can even be used for swimming and can monitor your swimming details.  The fact is that these watches have come to stay both as a fitness device and as a fashion accessory. In today’s review, we’ll be looking at some of the best fitness smartwatches available at the moment. In the end, you’re sure you’d be able to find one that you like and that’s also within your budget.

10 Best Fitness Smartwatches 2021

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1.Apple Watch 6
Dimension: 11.65 x 2.99 x 1.42 in
Display: 1.78 in Micro LED
Battery Life: 48 hours
Weight: 14.4 ounces
2.Fitbit Versa Lite Edition
Dimension: 1.94x4x8.9 in
Weight: 1.41 ounces
OS: Fitbit OS
Battery Life: 4+ Days
3.Garmin Vivoactive 4s
Dimension: 1.57×1.57×0.50 in
Weight: 1.28 ounces
OS: Proprietary OS
Battery Life: 7+ Days
4.Samsung Galaxy Watch 2
Dimension: 1.73 x 1.73 x 0.43 in
Weight: 4.8 ounces
OS: Tizen
Battery Life: 5 days
5.Willful Smart Watch
Dimension: 5.8 x 3.6 x 1.7 in
Weight: 5.6 ounces
OS: Android, iOs
Battery Life: 7 Days
6.AMATAGE Smart Watch
Dimension: 1.69 x 1.44 x 0.36 in
Weight: 4.8 ounces
OS: iOS 8.0/Android 5.1
Battery Life: 2+ Days
7.Yamay Smartwatch
Dimension: 6.9×2.8×1.3 in
Weight: 4.5 ounces
OS: iOS 8.0+/Android 5.1+
Battery Life: 10+ Days
8.Cegar Fitness Smart Watch
Dimension: 6×3.2×1.4 in
Weight: 6.3 ounces
OS: Android 4.4+, IOS 9.0+
Battery Life: 2+ Days
9.Polar Ignite
Dimension: 43x43x 8.5mm
Weight: 1.28 ounces
OS: Android 4.4+, IOS 9.0+
Battery Life: 17 hours
10.Coulax SmartWatch
Dimension: 10.24 x 1.89 x 0.42 in
Weight: 5.6 ounces
OS: Android 5.0+, iOS 9.0+
Battery Life: 10 Days

1. Apple Watch 6 – Best Fitness Smartwatch 2021

Apple Smartwatch 5

Specification:

  • Dimension: 11.65 x 2.99 x 1.42 in
  • Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • OS: WatchOS 7
  • Compatibility: iOS
  • Display: 1.7 inches Micro LED
  • Battery Life: 18 hours
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Processor: 64-bit dual-core S5
  • Band Sizes: 40mm, 44mm
  • Charging Method: Wireless
  • IP Rating: 50m
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, NFC

What We like:

  • OLED Always On-screen
  • watchOS 6
  • Useful compass
  • GPS
  • Swimproof
  • Emergency SOS

Apple Watch 6 Review:

The Apple brand has cemented itself as one of the best-sellers as far as smartwatches are concerned. This is due to the excellence and innovations which they bring to the table. Apple Watch 6 is, in my opinion, one of the best smartwatches you can buy at the moment. It comes with an always-on display, making it the first Apple wristwatch to have this. Prior to this, you had to raise your hand for your Apple watch to come on.

This is a feature that we love. It also features the OS6 which comes with cycle tracking and compass. The watchOS 6 improves lots of the functions of the watch. Apple Watch 6 also features heart health diagnostic tools amongst other apps to make your watch experience nice. The watch display comes with a light sensor, so when the watch is inactive, the display is dimmer, and the display brightens up or dims based on the amount of ambient light in the surrounding.

As per the design, not much has changed, it’s still like the Apple watch we all know, it has the square face, which we’ve come to love. The watch comes in 44mm/40mm, with a thickness of 10.7mm. The processor is a 64-bit dual-core 55 processor, with a storage capacity of 32GB.

Our Opinion: The Apple Watch Series 6 has seen some improvement from series 4, especially in terms of design. It’s not the cheapest of wristwatches, but then it comes with the durability and quality which we know Apple products have more decent features as compared to all other fitness smartwatches and fitness trackers.

2. Fitbit Versa Lite Edition – Best Fitbit Fitness Smartwatch 2021

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition

Specification:

  • Dimension: 1.94x4x8.9 in
  • Weight: 1.41 ounces
  • OS: Fitbit OS
  • Battery Life: 4+ Days
  • Display: 300×300 AMOLED
  • Storage: 2.5GB
  • Color: Mulberry
  • Charging Method: Magnetic pin
  • IP Rating: 50
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Compatibility: Android 7+ and iOS 11+

What We like:

  • 4 days battery life
  • Alexa and Google assistant enabled
  • Automatic activity tracker
  • Multiple watch faces
  • Easy to use interface

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Review:

If you want to buy Fitness smartwatch, Fitbit provides quality smartwatches at cheap price, we all know that Fitbit Versa lite is reputed for being one of the best and top smartwatches in the game when it comes to making fitness bands, and fitness smartwatches. It could be said that they make the fitness trackers first and then as a second thought added smartwatch features to it.

If you’re a fitness buff it works for you. The Fitbit Versa Lite edition comes with a faster processor than its predecessor, and an also easier to use interface. For those who use this for fitness, all you need to is select the fitness app which you’d like to use, then select what type of exercise you’d like to take part in.

In the eventuality that you forget to track your activities, the watch can do it on your behalf. So any physical activity you engage in which takes more than 20 minutes is regarded as exercise and it is tracked. It also comes with features for measuring your sleep cycle and then your heart rate. It has different watch faces and also different exercise modes. If you’d like to use GPS though, you should take your phone along with you, and you can read the details of your activities in real-time. Details such as distance covered, duration of exercise, and so on until you’re done with your exercise. The watch also comes with Alexa and Google voice assistant.

Our Opinion: The Fitbit Versa Lite is not a very fancy smartwatch. However, as far as fitness tracking is concerned, it’s an excellent companion. The design hasn’t changed, but then it’s faster than its predecessor. The only thing lacking is the inbuilt GPS tracker; an addition of this feature will make this watch perfect.

3. Garmin Vivoactive 4s – Best Fitness Tracker Smartwatch 2021

Garmin Vivoactive 4s

Specification:

  • Dimension: 1.57×1.57×0.50 in
  • Weight: 1.28 ounces
  • OS: Proprietary OS
  • Battery Life: 7+ Days
  • Display: 218 x 218
  • Color: Black
  • Connectivity: GPS
  • Compatibility: Apple iPhone 4S

What We like:

  • Inbuilt GPS
  • 7 days battery life
  • Animated workout guides
  • Oxygen sensors
  • Safety and tracking features
  • Phone notifications

Garmin Vivoactive 4s Review:

Most people consider the Garmin to be an alternative to the ultra-popular Apple watch series. First, it comes in a circular design which is just the opposite of Apple. The 2019 version of this watch (the vivoactive 4 series) has been updated with features every sports person would love. The 45mm vivocative 4 and the 40mm Vivoactive 4s are the two variants of the new version, we’ll be looking at the 4s.  The 4s comes with some updated hardware features, such as the very sleek touches on the watch case, with thin casing metal and two side buttons. There’s also an additional button for a lap, menu access, and back.  Navigating the watch is also a breeze, you can use either of the buttons on the two sides or use the watches touchscreen.

Some of the fitness features this watch has included optional all-day pulse-ox measurements (for tracking energy levels), hydration tracking, and on-screen animations. As far as fitness is concerned it does better than the Apple watch series. You can download songs to your watch, you can also use streaming apps such as Deezer and Spotify for enjoying your music while you work out.

The watch also includes GPS for your runs, preloaded apps for your workouts. Contactless payments also work with this watch. The watch has easy to follow animated workouts, for cardio, yoga, strength, Pilates, and more. You can download from Garmin connect or use the ones on the device.

Our Opinion: This is a very good looking wristwatch, with features that could match even the Apple series. For the fitness buff, it’s a good choice. With its animated workout guides and inbuilt GPS, there’s not much one would ask for.

4. Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 – Best Android Smartwatch for Fitness 2021

samsung galaxy 2

Specification:

  • Dimension: 1.73 x 1.73 x 0.43 in
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • OS: Tizen
  • Compatibility: Android and iOS
  • Display: 1.2 inch
  • Battery Life: 5 days
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Processor: 1.15 GHz Dual-Core
  • Band Sizes: 40mm, 44mm
  • Connectivity: 2.4 GHz Bluetooth v5.0

What We like:

  • Voice functionality with Bixby
  • In-built GPS
  • Comprehensive fitness features
  • Sleek design
  • Good battery life

Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 Review:

Unlike Samsung Galaxy phones, the Galaxy Watch series doesn’t run on the Android platform, it is probably the best Smartwatch which works on the android platform. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 is a very sleek looking watch, it has beautiful aesthetics and it‘s to Android users what the Apple Watch series has become to iPhone users. As far as design is concerned, the Galaxy watch two does an excellent job. It comes with two sizes, the 40mm, and 44mm, giving a choice as to what to go with. The watch also comes with leather bands, therefore, it’s suitable for both formal and informal wear.

As expected the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 comes with Samsung own Tizen software, as opposed to the Google Watch OS. With the Tizen comes one of the most detailed health and fitness tracking services which one could find on a smartwatch. It can track your sleep, constant heart rate, stress levels, steps, floor climbed, and even menstrual cycle. Apart from this, you can also actively track your exercise.

Whether you’re walking, swimming, running, hiking, doing yoga, or lifting weights, your activity can be tracked. You can set targets, laps, and time and have all this information show up on your screen. Your laps can be paused or started automatically also. To finally complete what you need for a good running watch, you have a GPS tracker, inbuilt of course. The ECG feature hasn’t been enabled, due to regulations. All in all, it is the best android smartwatch capable of providing all fitness-related features along with others, a little beasty enriched with powerful features.

Our Opinion: With an always-on screen and lots of watch faces, this watch will fulfill all your needs for a fitness wristwatch and come more. WE love the fact that it is slim, sleek, and works with streaming platforms.

5. Willful Smart Watch – Cheap Fitness Smartwatch 2021

Willful Smart Watch

Specification:

  • Dimension: 5.8 x 3.6 x 1.7 in
  • Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • OS: Android, iOs
  • Battery Life: 7 Days
  • Track Multiple Sports: 11 Modes
  • Display: 1.5 in
  • Color: Pink
  • IP Rating: 68
  • Compatibility: Android and iOS
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS

What We like:

  • Can receive phone notifications
  • 30 days battery life on standby
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • Sleep Tracker
  • Swim proof
  • GPS tracker, via phone
  • Very affordable

Willful Smart Watch Review:

This looks to me like an Apple knockoff, a cheaper Apple Watch series. But for whatever it is worth, it gets’ the job done and it’s way cheaper than your most popular fitness smartwatches. The watch comes with the square shape just like we’ve known Apple watches to come with. This means that if you like the Apple wristwatch, you might just like this too. As per fitness tracking, this does an excellent job. It has 9 sports modes; including walking, running, cycling, hiking, treadmilling, and even mountaineering.

You can automatically record your daily activities on this watch. Such as distance covered, active minute, number of steps, and more. Apart from tracking your sporting activities, you can also track your sleep, via the sleep tracker, and then your heart rate via the heart rate monitor. After every sleep you get to see the quality of sleep you get, this can help you change your lifestyle if you happen not to be getting enough sleep.

To make your life easier, there are other features such as alarms, stopwatch, sedentary reminders, and more. This watch is even waterproof; therefore you can swim with it, although it cannot track your swim.

Our Opinion: Good things don’t have to be expensive. The Willful Smartwatch might not have all the bells and whistles of a high-end wristwatch, even though it might be a copy of one. However, it does its job very well. And it comes at an extremely good price.

6. AMATAGE Smart Watch – Best Budget Fitness Smartwatch 2021

AMATAGE Smart Watch

Specification:

  • Dimension: 1.69 x 1.44 x 0.36 in
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • OS: iOS 8.0/Android 5.1
  • Battery Life: 2+ Days
  • Track Multiple Sports: 7 Modes
  • Display: 1.4 in
  • Color: Black
  • IP Rating: 67
  • Compatibility: Android and iOS
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS

What We like:

  • Swimming waterproof
  • 2.5H Fast Charging
  • 2+ Battery life
  • Waterproof Activity Tracker
  • Call/message alerts and display
  • 24/7 heart rate monitor
  • Sleep tracker and silent vibration alarm clock

AMATAGE Smart Watch Review:

The Let’s Fit smartwatch resembles an Apple watch, it’s a good thing for some, and for others, it’s a bad thing. However, the most important things are their fitness features. This is actually a fitness tracker, with smartwatch capabilities; therefore it features your favorite features in a smartwatch.

The watch comes with a 1.3” touch screen, IP68 water protection for swimming, and a heart rate monitor. It is also easy to set up; the screen is bright and easy to read even in bright sunlight. Depending on your style there are 4 watch faces for you to choose from. The Letsfit smartwatch comes with over 10 workout modes, they include; cycling, running, yoga, lifting, and swimming amongst others.

The User interface is also very easy to navigate, the screen is bright and strong. However, there’s a problem which certain people might encounter; the language. It seems to have been written by people who don’t have a very good grasp of the language. However, with just a little bit of time and thought, you should get the hang of it. To start enjoying this watch, you have to download the Veryfitpro app for your exercises.  It works with both Android phones and Apple phones too.

Our Opinion: This is like an Apple rip off, however, it’s cheap and carries out the basic functions expected of a smartwatch. At this price point, there’s nothing to complain about.

7. Yamay Smartwatch – Fitness Smartwatch For Android 2021

Yamay Smartwatch

Specification:

  • Dimension: 6.9×2.8×1.3 in
  • Weight: 4.5 ounces
  • OS: iOS 8.0+/Android 5.1+
  • Battery Life: 10+ Days
  • Track Multiple Sports: 14 Modes
  • Charging mode: Magnetic Charging
  • Display: 1.3 in
  • Color: Black
  • IP Rating: 68
  • Compatibility: Android and iOS
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS

What We like:

  • Can receive notifications
  • IP68 rating
  • Fitness Tracker Watch with Heart Rate Monitor
  • Strong battery life
  • Sleep Tracker
  • Has 14 exercise modes
  • The activity tracker is accurate

Yamay Smartwatch Review:

As a sports enthusiast who is also on a budget, I like to find smartwatches which not only serve my fitness goals but also will not dig a hole in my pocket, and Yamay Smartwatch is one of those types. This watch comes with a fitness tracker that can count steps, check sleep patterns, check your heart rate, pace you during races, a GPS tracker, and many more.

This watch actually comes with 14 levels of activity tracker. You can track your runs, walks, cycling, strength training, yoga, and then some. Females would also find this useful, it helps track the female menstrual cycle, can remind ladies of their ovulation period or when they are expected to see their flow. It doesn’t stop there though. Once it’s connected to your phone, you can receive notifications and alerts of your messages from social media, SMS, and even calls.

Swimmers will also enjoy this watch, it’s IP68 waterproof, this means that you can swim with it, although it lacks the capability to track your swimming. The go-to app for this wristwatch is Veryfitpro, which is easy to use and has a great interface. The watch is compatible with iOS and Android phones.

Our Opinion: It’s cheap, but it doesn’t look like it. It actually appears sturdy and can do the things that more expensive smartwatches can do. The fact that it can pair with iPads, other tabs, and the Samsung J series is a bit worrying though.

8. Cegar Fitness Smart Watch – Affordable Fitness Smartwatch 2021

Cegar Fitness Smart Watch

Specification:

  • Dimension: 6×3.2×1.4 in
  • Weight: 6.3 ounces
  • OS: Android 4.4+, IOS 9.0+
  • Battery Life: 2+ Days
  • Track Multiple Sports: 8 Modes
  • Display: 1.3 in
  • Color: Black
  • IP Rating: 68
  • Compatibility: Android and iOS
  • Connectivity: GPS

What We like:

  • Remote Photography
  • Smartwatch for Android iOS Phone
  • Sleep Tracking Calorie Counter
  • Call and message Reminder
  • IPS68 waterproof
  • Pedometer for Women
  • Batter lasts up to 2 days
  • Sedentary Reminder

Cegar Fitness Smart Watch Review:

The Cegar Fitness smartwatch is anything but sleek and trim, but this doesn’t take away anything from the watch as far as functionality is concerned. As a fitness smartwatch, it excels, coming with a heart rate monitor, blood pressure monitor, all-day activity tracking.

It supports 8 sports modes including trekking, running, cycling, and yoga amongst others, this is made possible via its motion sensor. It helps to monitor how many hours of effective sleep you are having. This will help you understand the quality of sleep you are having and what you can do to improve it if need be.

The watch comes with a full HD screen and is also IP68 Waterproof. Cegar Fitness comes with a 1.3-inch color touch screen, which comes very easy to see, even in sunlight. You have detailed health data such as sports and heart rate data. It can also last for 10 days on just 2.5H charge. The Cegar fitness watch comes with a 2.5E tempered full touch screen glass. It also comes with the option to change the screen background. For runners, it includes steps counter and also GPS which you get to use alongside your phone.

With this watch, you don’t have to take out your phone from your pockets a lot of times. You can see your social media notifications, read text messages, and also see call notifications.

Our Opinion: This is a basic fitness smartwatch, you shouldn’t expect all the bells and whistles you’d find on say an Apple or Samsung. This however more than does the job of fitness, and it comes at a great price.

9. Polar Ignite – Best Smart Fitness Watch 2021

Polar Ignite Smart Fitness Watch

Specification:

  • Dimension: 43x43x 8.5mm
  • Weight: 1.28 ounces
  • OS: Android 4.4+, IOS 9.0+
  • Battery Life: 17 hours
  • Resolution: 240×204
  • Color: Black
  • Water resistance: 30m
  • Compatibility: Android and iOS
  • Connectivity: GPS

What We like:

  • Sleek Design
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Advanced Sleep Tracking
  • Inbuilt GPS
  • Tracks swimming metrics
  • Comes in different colors

Polar Ignite Review:

This watch won a 2020 Award for best design, and really the piece does deserve it. It comes with a sleek circular design, with a color touch display (IPS TFT) with an ambient light sensor (ALS), and a resolution of 240 x200. For durability, the lens is made of a Dragontrail glass lens. This was made for the active person in mind.

One of its features includes FitSpark, a training guide with some exercises that are tailored to suit your strength level and recovery. You could also track your heart rate, with the heart rate tracker. At the end of the exercise, you can then get the details of how your exercise went.

The metrics that can be tracked with this include steps, calories burnt, activity, and even your sleep. The trackers are actually accurate, both the heart rate tracker and the pedometer. The Polar Ignite comes with an inbuilt GPS for speed and distance tracking, which eliminates the need for you to go out with your phones on runs. The GPS tracker is also very accurate. The watch is built for swimming; it can also track your swimming metrics.

Our Opinion: This offers the best features one would like in a fitness smartwatch. The design can blend with both formal and informal settings, it’s not so expensive, but its workmanship is excellent, and it has the most important features for a fitness watch. It’s totally worth a buy.

10. Coulax SmartWatch – Smartwatch Fitness Tracker 2021

Coulax SmartWatch

Specification:

  • Dimension: 10.24 x 1.89 x 0.42 in
  • Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • OS: Android 5.0+, iOS 9.0+
  • Battery Life: 10 Days
  • Display: 1.4 in
  • Color: Black
  • IP Rating: 68
  • Compatibility: Android and iOS
  • Connectivity: GPS

What We like:

  • Water-resistance ability
  • Fitness Tracker Step Counter
  • Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor
  • Has Pedometer
  • Humane design
  • Affordable
  • GPS enabled

Coulax SmartWatch Review:

When one encounters smartwatches like this one begins to question the sense in buying more expensive wristwatches from more established brands. The Coulax appears to be that good. For starters, it’s better than the most expensive brands as far as battery power is concerned. On standby mode, you can expect to get about 30 days of use from this watch, for regular use, you can get 10 days of power from it.

For health and fitness, the Coulax smartwatch comes with a pedometer, heart rate monitor, oxygen monitor, and also features 10 sporting modes. These include cycling, running, treadmilling, walking, and more. With the YFit APP, your exercise data is recorded and you can recall for at least 10 days.

The watch also features a GPS tracker for distance and speed.  The beauty of the fitness smartwatch doesn’t end here. You can control your music, control your phone camera remotely with this, see all kinds of notifications, and even get weather conditions. Of course, it is IP68 water-resistant, therefore you can bath, or swim with it. The watch is beautiful, sturdy, and comes with just one colour.

Our Opinion: The finishing on the coulax smartwatch looks higher-end than its price says. So what we have here is a watch that’s being beautifully made, sturdy, and serves you well as far as fitness tracking is concerned.

Final Remarks:
You’ve seen the offerings, fitness watches of different arrays, and prices. We’d like to believe that you’d not have much of a problem deciding which to buy. Irrespective of your budget or your taste, there’s something for you here.

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