With 2019 in full swing, those New Year’s resolutions you set earlier this month are just getting started. One of the most popular resolutions is a more health-focused approach to life. Luckily, there are a bunch of fitness trackers that make the journey much easier.
Whether you have a goal of being more active or running a marathon, there are plenty of options that will work for you. But choosing the right one can be difficult. Which one is best for running? How about for swimming? How about for just losing weight?
You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Here are the best fitness trackers for 2019.
Best for everyone – Fitbit Charge 3
The Fitbit Charge 3 is widely considered to be the best Fitbit available, which is why it’s our selection for best fitness tracker for everyone. It comes at a relatively affordable price well below some of the other options on this list and does everything Fitbit trackers are known for, including tracking sleep, activities, burned calories and heart rate. $129
Best for runners – Garmin Forerunner 235
For runners, the best fitness tracker you can get is the Garmin Forerunner 235. It is a powerful and useful device to track running activities with plenty of options to customize your runs. It can track distance, pace, time, heart rate and more. Not only does it work for outdoor tracking with the use of GPS and GLONASS satellites, it’ll also track your treadmill activities. $247
Best for swimmers – Fitbit Flex 2
The best fitness tracker for swimming activities is the Fitbit Flex 2. It’s primarily designed to track rugged activities such as swimming with a simplified and swim-proof design. Utilizing a simple five-LED system to track your progress, you can use it for pool or ocean activities and it’ll work with the Fitbit app to see all of your progress. You’ll also be able swap out the bands and do regular things like receive notifications and reminders. $59
Best for losing weight – Fitbit Alta HR
Truthfully, you can use any one of the other options to help you along your goal to lose weight, but we’ve specifically selected the Fitbit Alta HR due to its design and rich array of features. With its unique design, it’s focused on delivering all of your fitness tracking through a simple display. Through it you can see the steps you’ve taken, the distance you’ve covered and the calories you’ve burned. It can also remind you to move, track your heart rate and keep track of your cardio fitness level. $99
Best for beginners – Apple Watch
If you are just starting your health journey, you may be overwhelmed by the health-focus of the other devices on this list. This is why we’re recommending the Apple Watch Series 4. It’s a perfect blend of health tracking with smart watch capabilities that will ease you into this new healthy lifestyle. It tracks activities such as running and cycling and it has a terrific circle system that will motivate you to push forward even on days you don’t really feel like it. $399