Fitbit’s second stab at a smartwatch, the Versa, is one of the best we’ve tested this year. The Versa combines a slick design, powerful battery, and an attractive price point ($200) with all of the activity, heart rate, and sleep tracking functionality the company has used to become one of the biggest names in wearables. BestProducts.com agrees, it’s one of the most user-friendly smartwatches you can buy.
Key Features: all day tracking, sleep tracking, multi-sport mode, water resistance, connected GPS, heart rate tracking, on-screen workouts, smartphone alerts
Suunto 3 Fitness Smartwatch
Suunto, which is best known for high-level orienteering equipment, took a stab at a smartwatch for more general exercisers and the result, the 3 Fitness, is a no-frills tracker that offers something for just about everyone, with ability to track dozens of activities and guided training plans. One of the biggest reasons the 3 Fitness works well is the newly-overhauled Suunto smartphone app, which gives more detailed feedback about your workouts than just about any other watch-style tracker.
Key Features: color screen, heart rate tracking, water resistance, connected GPS, adaptive training guidance
G-Shock GBA800 Training Timer
If the reams of data available on a smartwatch screen are too much for you, you’ll love the simplicity offered by this chunky analog watch (there’s a digital clock, too). The durable, large face gives you the time, the ability to set timers, and your step count — and that’s about it. For more smart features, you’ll have to check out the connected smartphone app.
Key Features: shock resistant, 200m water resistant, 3-axis accelerometer, countdown timer
Download the Beginner’s Guide to Strength Training and use your new fitness watch to track these workouts.