Best Fitness Tracker for Android Review December 2018

Best Fitness Tracker for Android 2018

updated December 1, 2018

If you’re an Apple user, there are some great fitness trackers designed specifically for your platform. But what about if you’re an Android user? While some iOS operating systems will not work on Android, there are some fantastic options out there that will work on both platforms. In this article, we’ll review 2018’s best fitness trackers for Android.

Best GPS Tracker For Android

Letsfit Fitness Tracker

The LetsFit Fitness Tracker is a an attractive, slimline tracker that allows you to monitor your sleep activity, monitor your heart rate and track your fitness activity. It will continuously and automatically track your sleep activity and provide you with comprehensive analysis of your sleep activity. You can track as many as 14 different types of sports with this tracker. The GPS tracks distance and pace while mapping out your run or walk.

The strap is made from a silicone material with a metal buckle. It feels very strong yet feels lightweight and comfortable on the wrist. There is an attractive curved rectangular look to the face. It features large, easy to read digits on a bright display. Unlike the FitBit Surge, the watch doesn’t protrude off the arm too much. It is very sleek and slimline.

The Smart Notification function of this device allows you to get notifications of your calls, calender, SMS and SNS messages. It features wireless data syncing from the tracker to your phone or other device (Android 4.4 or above). This device pairs with the VeryFitPro app, which provides you with a comprehensive analysis of your workout and sleep data. It is IP67 water resistant. That means that it is able to take rain water, slashes or sweat; however, you would not want to jump into the pool with this device on your wrist.

Overall, the LetsFit Fitness Tracker is a very user friendly, comfortable to wear watch that provides advanced tracking features to allow you to drill down on your workout analysis.

Best Android Calorie Counter

Activity Tracker

The Garmin VivoFit 2 can be purchased as a stand alone product or bundled with the Garmin chest strap heart rate monitor for an extra. However it will pair with any ANT + heart rate monitor. The VivoFit 2 strap has a very secure locking mechanism. It is a quarter turn system, so it will not fall off your wrist.

The Garmin VivoFit 2 also has a back lit display which makes it much easier to see in all light conditions. It is far more customizable than previous versions of the VivoFit. It allows you to set a different group of settings depending on what you are doing.

The VivoFit 2 has a great battery life as well as very good water resistant properties. You will get about 12 months battery life due to the watch style replaceable batteries that are embedded in the device. The VivoFit is water resistant up to 50 meters. That means you can wear it in the shower or the pool with no adverse effects. The watch does have sleep tracking functionality. However, you do have to manually enter sleep mode. In addition, the sleep analysis on the app is not very detailed.

The VivoFit 2 will track your calories consumed as a result of all of the activities that it records. The most accurate calorie counting function takes place when you are also wearing the chest based heart rate monitor.

You do have to manually sync the Garmin VivoFit 2. You need to hold down the button until the word SNYC appears on the screen.

The Garmin VivoFit 2 is a big improvement on the first generation product, which Garmin are still selling at the same price point. We suggest going for VivoFit 2 and pairing it with a chest based heart rate monitor.

Best Android Sleep Tracker

Fitness & Tracker

The LetsCom Fitness Tracker is a versatile, functional and stylish fitness tracker that tracks your daily activity and your sleep activity. It provides you with 24-hour heart rate monitoring, long with automatic sleep monitoring, all-day activity tracking to help you maintain your good habits. You can set reminders on this tracker so that you are regularly moving. With Multi Sport Management you can monitor 14 exercises, such as running, walking and riding. You’ll see real time stats such as pace and distance and record a map of your workout routine by connecting to your phone’s GPS.

The LetsCom Fitness Tracker pairs with the VeryFitPro app which is compatible with most Smartphones, including Android 4.4 or later. You can set alarms on the app and on the tracker to keep you on top of your appointments. Caller ID, texts and social media messages can also be displayed on the tracker screen. The tracker is IP67 waterproof so that you never have to worry that rain, splashes of water or sweat won’t damage the unit. 

The tracker device on the nit is removable from the rubber band and is fitted with its own USB connection. Plug the device into a USB port to recharge it. It will take about an hour to fully recharge an that charge will provide you with about an hour’s worth of charge. This device has an OLED touch screen, so that you tap or swipe the screen to move between readings. The VeryFitPro app is downloadable from the App store and is free of charge. The app will sync all of your data from the device in just a few seconds.

The most useful functions on the LetsCom Fitness tracker are the pedometer, the heart rate sensor, notifications and the sleep monitor. The 24-hour rate monitor features the newest heart rate sensor adopted for accurate and effective monitoring. 

Overall Best Activity Tracker for Android

VivoSmart HR Activity Tracker

The VivoSmart HR is the second generation VivoSmart. It is water resistant down to 50 meters. The battery life is around 5 days. If you have the heart rate sensor turned, off, however you will get better battery life. The device has Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility. It will sync your data as soon as you open up the app.

The display on the VivoSmart HR is big and comfortable to read from. It has good visibility in all conditions, and it does have a back light. The display is touch screen, which is how you navigate between the software. You can adjust the orientation of the screen from horizontal to vertical. There is a single physical button on the side of the unit. You use it to get into the settings and to start your workout.

In contrast to previous Garmin fitness trackers, the VivoSmart HR has gone for more of a traditional watch style strap locking mechanism. The band is also very soft and easy on the wrist. On the underside of the device is the optical heart rate sensor. Garmin call this feature ‘Elevate’. Elevate will provide you with very accurate heart rate monitoring when running and cycling. But the heart rate sensor does not do a good job when it comes to weight lifting and crossfit.

Similar to the FitBit Charge HR, the heart rate sensor on the VivoSmart HR is running 24 / 7. It will be cataloging your heart rate data and storing it within the Garmin Connect Application.

The VivoSmart HR is an activity and sleep tracker, complete with a heart rate monitor. It will also act as both a workout tracker and as a Smart device. In terms of being an activity tracker, it logs your 24/ 7 activity, including steps, calories and distance. It will also record your floors climbed and intensity minutes.

Garmin has a feature called ‘auto goal’. It will automatically adjust your daily steps goal based on your most recent activity level. That way your goal is always a stretch, but it is always within your reach. You also get move reminders for when it’s time to get active. A move bar on the display gets larger the more lazy you are. A single daily alarm can be adjusted on the mobile app. It automatically tracks your sleep and will sync this information as well as all the rest of your activity information to the Garmin Connect app.

As a workout tracker the VivoFit HR is mainly designed for running and cycling. The internal accelerometer is very good at estimating the distance traveled during your run.

​The VivoSmart HR is also a Smart device. It will display all of your phone notifications. You can also control the Garmin Active camera from the device. It also has a ‘find my phone’ feature and a music control feature.

Conclusion

There are a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a fitness tracker for your Android device. Our review selections allow you to cut through the pack and direct you to the very best activity tracker for Android to meet your specific requirements. We have found that the best overall fitness monitor for Android is the VivoFit 2 by Garmin. The VivoFit 2 will give you the best calorie counter, while your best bet for a sleep tracker in the LetsCom Fitness Tracker. If you want the GPS tracker for Android, you can’t go past the LetsFit Fitness Tracker.

​Check out an in-depth review of the Smart Health Walking Fit watch here and here for our latest review for the best fitness trackers available out there in the market.

Garmin VivoSmart HR


Our #1. Recommendation

Garmin VivoSmart HR

jim roose

My name is Jim Roose. I'm a former competitive power lifter and gym owner. I've bought millions of dollars of fitness equipment over the last 20 years. This site is my way of giving back to the fitness community that's done so much for me. Every article on here is carefully researched and written by me. Leave a comment if you have any questions.

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