Full-time fitness tracking is increasingly popular today. Many of us go about our day with a tracker on our wrist, connected to an app. But in the past, these fitness watches have not exactly been a fashion statement. Large faces, garish colors, and plasticky straps make them look out of place with many outfits beyond the gym or track.
To combat this issue, companies have started designing fitness tracker “jewelry” to help people remain conscious of their body’s habits and heart rates even while they aren’t in workout gear.
While we love many of the running watches and fitness trackers out there for their function, style plus function is something we can all really get behind.
If this sounds like something you are looking for, you’re in luck. We’ve narrowed down some of the best fitness bling to determine what works best.
Top 3 Best and Favorites
1. Bellabeat Leaf
The Bellabeat Leaf takes a different approach to the jewelry aspect of fitness tracker design.
This delightful little piece can be a necklace, a brooch, or a bracelet to track your activities. It’s battery-operated, and the battery lasts a long time. One user even claimed to still have a full battery after two months of use.
That being said, since this piece really puts its focus on being jewelry, it is not designed to track workouts. You’ll need a separate device for that.
Everything recorded on your Bellabeat leaf will be recorded on the accompanying app, which can be accessed on your phone or tablet.
The app is well-designed and is all-around attractive. You can monitor your breathing, sleep schedule and step count for the day, although where you wear it on your body seems to have an effect on how well it tracks data.
- Attractive design
- Can be worn as necklace or bracelet
- Not waterproof
Top Fitness Tracking Watch
2. Garmin Lily
Garmin’s Lily smartwatch combines the style of a classic watch ready for any occasion with the functionality of a smartwatch and fitness tracker.
This small, lightweight watch is made to track your healthy lifestyle. In addition to tracking steps and sleep, it monitors heart rate, stress, hydration levels, and overall energy level.
And it manages to look good while doing so. The Lily comes in several colors with a variety of bands to choose from – all of which look more like a fashionable watch than a clunky fitness tracker more common with these types of products.
Like other smartwatches, the Lily also syncs with your phone to show notifications, calendar events, plus emergency alerts if you need help.
Battery life lasts up to 5 days. And the watch is water-resistant, perfectly fine for swimming or getting wet.
- Small and stylish
- Choice of colors and bands
- Smart notifications when synced with phone
- Requires fairly frequent charging
3. Kate Spade Smartwatch
This smartwatch puts style and fashion before anything else.
The Kate Spade smartwatch presents a beautiful design, coming in either gold or rose gold coloration with a leather strap to hold the display in place. You can determine what model you want as your watch face display to match the style elements you choose to dress in.
The display itself present sharp colors and styles on a 390 x 390 resolution screen, although the watch could be considered a little large for a woman’s watch. Regardless, it has a touch screen display with swipe compatibility, able to track essential activities as you go about your day.
The watch supports Bluetooth connection with either Android or iPhone. It shows you mobile notifications from third-party apps, plays music, and holds up to 4 GB of extra storage.
You’ll also be able to give voice commands through the supported Google Assistant feature to pull up information either on your phone or your watch.
- Nice design
- Gorgeous display
- Good notifications
- Not many features compared to other smartwatches
Top Band With No Charging
4. Misfit Flash
These little gadget tracks steps, sleep, and calories. But what’s unique is that it can be worn with a band on your wrist – or with clip that attaches to your belt.
It’s water resistant and doesn’t use a rechargable battery, instead the coin batter will last 6 months before it needs to be replaced.
The Flash syncs with your phone and works with a variety of apps to display your data. The main downside is this info can be seen on the unit itself, which just store and tracks the data. You need the app connection to actually see it.
- Can be worn on wrist or clipped to belt or shoe
- Long battery – no charging needed
- Tracks steps, cycling, yoga, and other activities
- Not as pretty as other bands
- Needs to sync to phone to see data
Best Tracker with Metal Band
5. Fitbit Inspire 2
The Inspire 2 is one of Fitbit’s more popular fitness trackers. But what we like about this one is that you can purchases some nice accesories that transform it from drab fitness tracker to a fashionable wrist-band tracker.
There are quite a few band options to upgrade the Inspire 2. There are stainless steel mesh bands, printed bands, and leather bands.
As for the Inspire 2 as a fitness device, it tracks over 20 types of exercise; it’s swim-proof; and the battery lasts 10 days between charging.
Guided breathing exercises, sleep tracking, phone notifications, and an easy-to-use design make this a great fitness tracker.
- Advanced sleep monitoring
- Phone notifications
- Tracks heart rate
- Vibration notifications go off quite often
Top Leather Bracelet
6. Misfit Ray
The Misfit Ray is a more basic activity tracker that can be worn as a bracelet or on a necklace.
It holds a slim design and can pass as any piece of jewelry, no problem. The Ray will track your activity automatically when you start moving, and when you’re sitting still for too long, you’ll feel a vibration reminding you to get up and walk around.
The app is supported on both Android and iOS phones, and is the sole way of monitoring your progress. That being said, it can give you ideas and exercises to help meet your calorie goals, and you’ll have a detailed chart that gives you a breakdown of all of your activities for the day.
Even with all of these features, you’ll have the six-month battery life to keep you moving.
- Slim design
- Water Resistant
- Doesn’t fit all wrists