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Our 10 Top Fitness Tracker Watches for Women

Our 10 Top Fitness Tracker Watches for Women

Here are our picks for the 10 top fitness tracker watches for women to help find the best one for you or that special woman in your life.

Which is the best watch for fitness tracking for women?

Women ask themselves this as they try to find out what the best fitness tracker watch for women is when they look for one for themselves or that particular woman they hold dear.

Unfortunately, getting the answer to that is easier said than done.

That’s because a lot goes into women’s fitness.

Most want to lose weight, but some also want help with upgrading their exercise routine, working out more, monitoring their health and keeping a healthy weight.

There are fitness tracker watches designed to achieve specific fitness goals, but narrowing the options down can be difficult since not all women have the same experience level.

So we took the guesswork out of the equation by listing what we found as the 10 best fitness tracker watches for women right here. We’re sure among these is the one with the features that will let you or your special someone crush your fitness goals.

Luxe with Special Edition Gorjana Bracelet

Fitness tracker watches usually feature silicone wristbands. That’s because such wristbands are durable, water resistant and easy to clean. But they aren’t exactly stylish. Not Fitbit’s Luxe.

This limited edition fitness tracker watch for women comes with a bracelet as its wristband, made by famed American jewelry retailer Gorjana, making it quite chic. But if you aren’t into that kind of look, you can easily swap it out for the pink silicone wristband the fitness tracker watch also comes with. If you don’t like that either, there are other options you can choose from.

To help you achieve your fitness goals, the Luxe can count the steps you’d take, track the miles you’d cover, log how many exercise sessions you’d do per week and more.

Battery life: Up to 5 days

Water resistance: 50 meters

GPS: Yes, connected to your smartphone

Find out more about Fitbit’s Luxe or shop it here.

Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch

Since it looks just like a regular watch, you can say that the Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch by French consumer electronics company Withings is the exact opposite of Fitbit’s Luxe. That makes it perfect for fitness enthusiasts who want a fitness tracker watch that’s a bit more low-key. But it’s no slouch when it comes to helping achieve your fitness goals. It has several features made specifically to let you do just that:

  • Tracks your activities, like the steps you’d take and distance covered
  • Measures your heart rate
  • Gives you a “sleep score”
  • Health Mate app that lets you dig deeper into your fitness stats

Battery life: Up to 25 days

Water resistance: 50 meters

GPS: No

Find out more about Withings’ Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch or shop it on withings.com or Amazon.

Inspire 2

If you’re looking for an affordable, no-frills fitness tracker watch for women, Fitbit’s Inspire 2 could be right up your alley.

Its price ranges from $57 to $80, but it can do everything you need for basic activity tracking. It can count your steps, distance covered and calories burned, making it great for simple workouts, like brisk walking and cycling. To better track your activity, it also comes with a heart rate monitor.

Battery life: Up to 10 days

Water resistance: 50 meters

GPS: Connects to your phone’s GPS

Find out more about Fitbit’s Inspire 2 or shop it on fitbit.com, Amazon or Walmart.com.

Charge 5

Mental health has been a trending topic these past couple of years, with more and more people taking better care of theirs. If you’re looking for a device that can help you stay physically fit and improve your mental health, consider FitBit’s Charge 5.

Not only can the Charge 5 track your steps, distance covered and calories burned, it comes with an EDA Scan app that helps manage stress. Its other related features include:

  • Providing a Daily Readiness score, which tells you whether your body is up for a high-intensity workout or needs a break
  • Sending you menstrual cycle alerts
  • Letting you log your food and water intake
  • Robust sleep tracking

Battery life: Up to 7 days

Water resistance: 50 meters

GPS: Built-in

Find out more about Fitbit’s Charge 5 or shop it on fitbit.com or Amazon.

Vívoactive 4

Most probably brought about by people’s growing need to take better care of their mental health, there are those that try to use their phones less and less. If you’d rather not use yours while working out, the Vívoactive 4 by American multinational tech company Garmin will work just fine without it.

Apart from a variety of tracking capabilities, the Vívoactive 4’s features include being able to store up to 500 songs and having more than 20 preloaded sports apps.

Battery life: Up to 8 days on smart watch mode, up to 6 hours on GPS mode with music, up to 18 hours without music

Water resistance: 50 meters

GPS: Built-in

Find out more about Garmin’s Vívoactive 4 or shop it on garmin.com, Amazon or Walmart.com.

Forerunner 35

Is your preferred form of exercise running or biking? If you’re strictly a runner or cyclist, you’ll find everything you need from a fitness tracker watch for women from Garmin’s Forerunner 35:

  • Auto-records the details of each of your excursions
  • Tracks your heart rate, distance covered, pace, calories burned, etc.
  • Run/walk activity mode along with interval training options

Battery life: Up to 9 days on smart watch mode, up to 13 hours on GPS training mode

Water resistance: 50 meters

GPS: Built-in

Find out more about Garmin’s Forerunner 35 or shop it on Amazon or Walmart.com.

Apple Watch Series 7

The Apple Watch Series 7 is essentially a smart watch, but thanks to its many features, it can most definitely work as a fitness tracker watch for women. Its fitness-related features include:

  • A variety of exercise modes, including cycling, yoga and dance
  • Lets you create group exercise challenges with your family and friends
  • Can take an electrocardiogram (ECG) to measure your heart’s health and give you insights into how your body responds to stress
  • Menstrual tracking option
  • Tracks your heart rhythm, blood oxygen levels, sleep cycles and more

Battery life: Up to 18 hours, but its charging speed has been improved. For example, it can reach an 80% charge in about 45 minutes.

Water resistance: 50 meters

GPS: Built-in

Find out more about the Apple Watch Series 7 or shop it on Walmart.com or bestbuy.com.

Polar Vantage M

The Polar Vantage M by Finnish sports training computers and electronics maker Polar is touted as an all-around multisport watch. That’s because it comes with more than 130 sports modes to choose from—more than any of the fitness tracker watches for women on this list—ensuring you’ll get the support you need from it in the sport you prefer. The rest of its features are:

  • High accuracy heart rate monitor
  • Polar Flow, Polar’s online platform that provides detailed training data
  • Provides sport-specific feedback that helps you fine-tune your performance
  • Being customizable thanks to its wristband that can be easily swapped out

Battery life: Up to 30 hours

Water resistance: 30 meters

GPS: Built-in

Find out more about the Polar Vantage M or shop it on Amazon.

Sense

Fitbit’s Sense is loaded with features for a fitness tracker watch for women. Here are just some we think are worth pointing out:

  • Activity tracking with 20 built-in exercise modes
  • Stress management tools
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Lets you manually track your menstrual cycle and log your symptoms so you can predict the timing of your period and fertile window more accurately
  • ECG and electrodermal (EDA) scanning capabilities
  • Lets you control your music and receive notifications from your smartphone on the fitness tracker watch itself
  • Syncs with Fitbit Pay

If you’re looking for a fitness tracker watch for women that can give you everything you can possibly need to achieve your fitness goals, Fitbit’s Sense might very well be the one.

Battery life: Up to 6 days, but can only last 12 hours on continuous GPS mode

Water resistance: 50 meters

GPS: Built-in

Find out more about Fitbit’s Sense or shop it on fitbit.com or Amazon.

Versa 3

The Versa 3 is Fitbit’s latest watch. Just like the Sense, it’s also packed with features. But what’s surprising is that some aren’t found in the already loaded Sense. They include:

  • Large, “always-on” screen
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Access to Amazon and Google’s voice assistants
  • Tracks your heart rate at night
  • Apart from your steps, distance covered and calories burned, it counts your hourly activity, active minutes and floors climbed
  • Lets you set goals for yourself and see even more of your stats
  • If you forget to manually log your workout, it can detect your activity and input it automatically

Suffice to say, Fitbit’s Versa 3 has it all.

Battery life: Up to 6 days

Water resistance: 50 meters

GPS: Built-in

Find out more about Fitbit’s Versa 3 or shop it on fitbit.com, Amazon or Walmart.com.

References

  1. 9 Best Fitness Watches and Trackers for Women in 2022, According to Tech Experts” by Jamie Kim for Good Housekeeping
  2. The 9 Best Fitness Trackers for Women in 2022” by Grace Gallagher for healthline
  3. A Guide to Silicon Watch Straps,” Condor Straps

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