There are so many fitness bands on the market these days that choosing the one that’s right for your lifestyle can be a mammoth task. That’s why we’ve worked hard to narrow it down to these stunning, top-performing fitness trackers.

Jawbone Up3Jawbone Up3

This thin, sleek fitness wearable features sleep and heart rate detection, complete activity, and meal and calorie logging to give you an all-round picture of your daily health and lifestyle.

Unlike many other fitness trackers that favour functionality over aesthetic, Jawbone is a serious piece of wrist candy. With a slim, glamorous band coming in a range of sleek colours, it’s a neat little fitness tracker that won’t look bulky underneath your sleeve, or compromise your comfort.

Jawbone gives you all of the feedback and guidance you need through the Smart Coach app available on iOS and Android.

There’s even a friendly wake-up call function that rouses you with a gentle vibration when the moment’s right for your body to start the day.

Jawbone Up3 is available in six sleek colours for £129.99 from the Jawbone online store.

Garmin viviosmartGarmin vivosmart

This neat and compact little fitness band sends all your stats to its companion app, Garmin Connect, so that you can track and set personal fitness goals.

As well as counting calories, steps, and distance, vivosmart monitors your heart rate and sleep patterns. It uses your stats to calculate daily goals within the app, which will automatically update for the next day once you’ve reached them. It will award you virtual badges for motivation, and even let you compare and compete with other Garmin Connect users.

When you get notifications like calls, texts, and emails to your phone, viviosmart will vibrate and its invisible display will kick in showing the information. If you want to read on, you just simply swipe the display. There’s also a silent vibrating alarm function to wake you up gently.

vivosmart is water resistant to withstand both showering and swimming, and has a battery life of around 7 days.

It’s $149.99 (around £99) from the Garmin online store.

Microsoft BandMicrosoft Band

Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Windows phones, Microsoft Band is a personal assistant and fitness tracker rolled into one.

Microsoft Band tracks the usual stats like heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality, and sends them to the Microsoft Health app for analysis. It’ll also log your running, cycling, or hiking route using its GPS, and let you save favourite routes for future use.

If you’re a Windows phone user, there’s a built-in personal assistant called Cortana who will reply to messages, take notes, and set reminders with your voice. She’ll also give you traffic, weather, and sports updates if you choose.

There’s extra good news for golf enthusiasts after some wearable tech, because Microsoft Band has automatic shot tracking, and can use its GPS to detect which hole you’re playing and then tell you distance to the front, centre and back of the green.

Microsoft Band is £169.99 from the Microsoft online store.

Sony SmartBand 2Sony SmartBand 2

SmartBand 2 is a plain, chic fitness tracker that sits discreetly on your wrist to monitor your sleep pattern, track your pulse and stress levels, and let you see all of your phone notifications at a glance.

SmartBand 2 sends all your stats to the Lifelog app on your phone so you can see what activities keep you calm, make you excited, or do nothing much at all.

When you get a notification on your phone, SmartBand 2 will gently vibrate, or flash optional coloured LEDS to let you know what’s happening. You can customise the LED colours for different notification types to keep you even more in tune with what’s going on simply by catching a glimpse of your wrist.

SmartBand 2 is waterproof, so you can keep it on for work, play, and swimming.

It’s £99.99 from Amazon.
Misfit ShineMisfit Shine

This modular sleep and fitness tracker comes in the shape of a neat little aluminium disc that can slot into a range of accessories to monitor your activity levels.

Misfit connects to an app on your phone via Bluetooth to let you see your step count, calories burned, distance travelled, and sleep stats. You can also keep a daily food journal within the app.

It’s water and heat proof, and best of all doesn’t ever need charging. Its battery lasts for a whole six months before you need to pop in a new one.

Misfit will clip into a number of tailor-made Misfit accessories, like a leather wrist band, a necklace, and a glamorous Bloom pendant for evenings out. You can even wear it on a Misfit Sport Sock or Classic Tee while you work out.

Misfit Shine comes in a range of colours for $69.99 (£45) from the Misfit online store.

Sony SmartBandSony SmartBand SWR30

Sony claims this life-logging smartband will take you on a ‘journey of self-discovery’ – a pretty tall order for a bit of wrist kit. So what’s it got that others haven’t?

As well as looking rather slick with a curved E ink display, SmartBand keeps track of your daily activities – from running, walking, and sleeping, to texting, chatting, and snapping photos – and sends all this information to the Lifelog smartphone app for in depth analysis of your routine.

SmartBand also monitors your pulse and heart rate, and lets you set goals to aid you in your epic voyage towards a new, enlightened you.

If you’re already pretty enlightened, thank you very much, there’s always the voice capability, phone to wrist notifications, and one-touch call answering to enjoy.

SmartBand is waterproof, and available in two sizes with a selection of customisable coloured wristbands. Grab yours for £129.

Polar M400Polar M400

This GPS running watch tracks and records all of your training activity, and sends feedback and attainable guidance to the Polar Flow mobile app after every session.

With the option to set targets to beat your personal best, a fitness test to help you help on top of your game, and an inactivity notification that gives you a gentle reminder to stretch your legs when you’ve been sitting for too long, Polar M400 is the ultimate motivating fitness coach.

If you’re an iPhone user, Polar M400 will connect to the MyFitnessPal app to track your calorie intake alongside your exercise routine, as well as send alertsof missed calls, texts etc to your wrist.

Accessories like a universal bike mount and a heart rate sensor strap are also available to optimise your Polar M400’s capabilities.

The Polar M400 is £157.50.

JawboneJawbone Up2

This thin, sleek fitness wearable features sleep and heart rate detection, complete activity, and meal and calorie logging to give you an all-round picture of your daily health and lifestyle.

Unlike many other fitness trackers that favour functionality over aesthetic, Jawbone is a neat wristband that won’t look bulky underneath your sleeve, or compromise your comfort.

Jawbone gives you all of the feedback and guidance you need through the Smart Coach app available on iOS and Android.

 

There’s even a friendly wake-up call function that rouses you with a gentle vibration when the moment’s right for your body to start the day.

Jawbone Up2 is £89.99.

TomTom SparkTomTom Spark

TomTom is cranking up the volume of your power ballads with this smart fitness watch, featuring a built-in music player that streams directly to your Bluetooth headphones for a wire-free workout.

Spark has space for over 500 of your favourite tunes. If you’re after something particularly motivating, TomTom has teamed up with Ministry of Sound to bring you Running Trax, a preloaded thirty-minute mix of dance anthems from world-class DJs.

Spark’s 24/7 activity tracking function monitors your step count, heart rate, calories burned, and sleep duration. With GPS tracking, it measures your time, speed, distance, and pace, with a Multi-Sport mode to track indoor and outdoor sports, such as cycling, swimming, and gym workouts.

You can set up and track your daily and weekly fitness goals on your watch and multiple other platforms, including TomTom MySports, RunKeeper, And Nike+.

Pick Spark in your favourite colour from www.tomtom.com/fitness for £189.99. Expect to see the full range hitting stores in October, including Bluetooth headphones and various models of the watch.

Runtastic moment smartwatchRuntastic Moment

Moment links up with the Runtastic running app to provide distance and calories burned on the analogue face, adding an extra dimension for keen runners who fancy a stylish alternative to a sports watch.

There’s also a colour-coded LED which will pass on alerts from your smartphone. Once paired the watch will seamlessly sync with an Android, iOS or Windows phone without intervention.

The activity tracker logs Steps & Distance, Active Minutes, Calories Burned, Sleep Cycles and Goals. A Progress indicator on the watch face gives you your daily stats at a glance, and vibration alerts can be set to go off after periods of inactivity.

The Runtastic Moment is available from Runtastic and other outlets including Amazon, priced between £99 and £149.

MOOV NOWMOOV NOW

Like having a personal trainer in your pocket, the MOOV NOW not only tracks your distance and speed when running, walking, cycling or swimming, but provides real-time feedback on a wide range of workouts.

When running, the MOOV NOW can tell you when to land softer, shorten your stride, or speed up, while the cycling programme monitors speed, distance, cadence, elevation, and can even coach you on the best time to change gear.

The tiny, discrete sensor connects to your smartphone via the control app (Android, iOS) and, using headphones, provides real-time voice guidance to help you improve your technique.

Impressively the battery will last for 6 months, and it’s dust and waterproof. The strap is available in a great selection of colours.

The MOOV NOW will be available from Autumn 2015, with a pre-order discount, so you can get it for just $59.99 (around £39). Normal price is $99 (around £65).