Sometimes we need a boost to stay on track with our fitness goals and sleep patterns. If you need some extra fitness motivation or are suffering from insomnia/poor sleep, you may want to get a fitness and sleep tracker. These handy devices not only monitor your daily activity, but they help you stay motivated AND keep track of your sleep quality. Until recently, fitness and sleep trackers would set you back $100 or more, but with the new wave of affordable trackers, you can now get your very own monitor for much less. Here are our top picks for fitness and sleep trackers under $50.
Jawbone UP Move
Jawbone’s affordable UP MOVE tracker comes in several stylish colors that you can mix and match. It tracks your sleep, calories, distance traveled, pace, speed and steps taken. It features a water resistant design, LED display and “Smart Coach” which guides you through your workouts. It also includes the UP App Food Score that tracks your diet.
The Fitbug Orb tracks your sleep quality, steps, distance walked, and calories in one handy wristband. It includes a “digital coach” that motivates you to workout harder, eat healthy, and sleep more. It comes in three simple colors white, black, and hot pink. It also sends all your fitness and sleep data wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet, so you can effortlessly stay on track.
Misfit Flash is a top pick for fitness and sleep monitors for a multitude of reasons. First, it’s super sporty and stylish. It comes in a wide array of colors and can be worn on the wrist or clipped on. It measures your fitness activity, calories, distance, steps, and sleep. Its advanced app also allows you to compete with friends, set daily goals, and track improvement.
Mi Band monitors your fitness and tracks your sleep in one sleek, slim wristband. It features a power-efficient Bluetooth chip and “accelerometer,” so the the Mi Band will stay charged for up to 30 days. It comes in a variety of bright fun colors and also doubles as an alarm clock.
Fitbit Zip is a compact device that tracks your steps, distance, and calories burned . It also lets you set goals, workout harder and compete with friends. The app features an advanced dietary database that includes a barcode scanner to scan food items and get nutritional information instantly as well as meal shortcuts and a calorie tracker.