Top 5: The Best Smart Fitness Trackers

Keeping track of your steps or your heart rate might seem like a small thing, but it can contribute a lot to your overall health. One of the simplest ways to track your fitness -- whether it's just by measuring the number of steps you take in a day, or whether it's monitoring your heart rate regularly, or whether it's tracking the distance and time and even the route of your runs or exercise bike journeys -- is to buy a smart fitness tracker, one that syncs with your smartphone or tablet. These are the five best wireless trackers we've tested as of November 6, 2015.

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Gizmodo includes scores (out of 100) on Australian reviews: full 'How We Rate' info is available here. That scoring is reflected in this chart, along with scores from a selection of other leading tech sites. In doing so, our goal is to make this meta-chart as useful as possible to you. Share your thoughts in the comments!

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From a massive range of old and new fitness trackers, we've whittled down the five best that you can buy right now. These scores are aggregated from a wide variety of locations, so your choice encompasses everything from the cheapest and simplest clip-on activity trackers like the Jawbone UP Move to hardcore running watches like the TomTom Cardio, and mainstream fitness trackers like the FitBit Charge HR.


Top 5 Chart

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78
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FitBit Charge HR

Jawbone UP Move

TomTom Runner Cardio

FitBit Zip

Garmin Vivosmart

Scoring Panel
  Gizmodo Australia
NA
Gizmodo Australia
81
Gizmodo Australia
78
Gizmodo Australia
82
Gizmodo Australia
NA
  PC Advisor
90
PC Advisor
80
PC Advisor
80
PC Advisor
80
PC Advisor
80
  CNET
70
CNET
70
CNET
NA
CNET
70
CNET
70
  Tom's Guide
70
Tom's Guide
70
Tom's Guide
NA
Tom's Guide
70
Tom's Guide
80
  TechRadar
80
TechRadar
80
TechRadar
70
TechRadar
80
TechRadar
70
Key Specs
Battery Life 5 days 6 months 10hrs (GPS + HR) 6 months 7 days
Step Tracking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Heart Rate Tracking Yes No Yes No Yes (HR)
Waterproof Yes No Yes No Yes
Weight 30g 8g 64g 7g 19g

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