As most of us work from home in the COVID-19 pandemic, health becomes a strong point of focus for a lot of us. After all, you want to keep yourself fit by running, working out, or cycling daily. To keep a track of your fitness, you should invest in a reliable fitness band/watch. And thankfully, you do not have to splurge a lot to get a good quality option. In addition to getting call notifications and the ability to track sleep and steps, you also need something that can monitor your blood oxygen levels.
1. HONOR Band 5
The Band 5 from Honor features a 0.95-inch AMOLED screen with touch support and it also has a home button for feature control. It gets a belt clip design that firmly sits on the wrist. You can pair it with any Android or iOS phone. The fitness-centric options available with the Band 5 are sleep monitoring, multiple sports modes like indoor run, walking and cycling. And you can also track blood oxygen levels with the built-in SpO2 monitor. It supports Bluetooth 4.2 for pairing with devices. You also get smart playback controls, allowing you to change music on the wrist itself. It gets 5 ATM resistance against water. This allows you to dip into the pool while wearing the band. Honor Band 5 offers up to 14 days of battery life.
2. Noise NoiseFit Endure
Noise is another brand that has caught our eye in the fitness segment. The NoiseFit Endure is a reliable option that also comes equipped with an SpO2 monitor to measure blood oxygen level. It features a 1.28-inch TFT display with support for 100+ watch faces. The bezel of the watch is made of stainless steel making it durable for usage in all conditions. The watch gets IP68 rating that makes dust and water resistant. You get call and message notifications on the wrist, as well as control music and camera through it. Pair this with your phone using NoiseFit app on Android and DaFit for iOS devices. In addition to this, it also tracks your sleep, counts steps, and tracks the calories you have lost. NoiseFit Endure will last you for around 20 days on a single charge.
3. HUAWEI Watch GT 2e
If you are willing to spend extra, the Watch GT 2e is a worthy choice with its wide array of features. Yes, it has the SpO2 monitor to track the blood oxygen level. But in addition to this, you get other fitness-centric features and the ability to control music from your wrist. The built-in GPS means you can head over to outdoor hikes without losing track. The 1.39-inch AMOLED screen gives you call and message notifications, so that you don’t have to pick up the phone all the time. Other sensors include heart-rate and even after all this in tow, you can battery life up to 2 weeks on a single charge.
4. Lenovo E1 Pro
Lenovo is the odd one out in this list, but the E1 Pro does pack a punch. It helps this fitness band does not cost a lot. This wearable gets a square-shaped 1.4-inch display with full HD quality and touch support. It has heart rate sensor that works 24×7, sleep monitoring and SpO2 monitor as well. The watch features 3ATM waterproof, allowing you to wash hands wearing it and even work out. Other fitness features like steps count, cycling, outdoor are also integrated into the software of this device.
5. PEBBLE Impulse
If you want to start of with something basic and do not want to spend big, the Impulse should be on your list. This wearable can be used with Android and iOS phones and gets IP67 rating that makes it dust and water resistant. It pairs with devices using the built-in Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The display helps you with notifications from WhatsApp and call. It has SpO2 monitor, inbuilt step pedometer, multiple sports mode and more.
Other options to consider
HONOR Magic Watch 2
Amazfit Bip U
GOQii Vital 3.0
Honor Watch ES