Best Fitness Trackers For Women | Garmin VS Xiaomi VS Amazfit
Garmin Vivosmart 4 Fitness Tracker for Women

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With Google and Fitbit working on a merger, Fitbit’s current fitness trackers and smartwatches are on the bubble. To put it simply, we don’t know if Google will discontinue software and app support for existing Fitbit devices. It’s difficult for me because the Fitbit app is one of the best fitness apps, so hearing that Google is taking over is a little discouraging.

     With female Fitbit users outnumbering male users by over 70%, it’s extra tough on women. Maybe you’re in the market for a new fitness tracker or you’re just not confident in Google’s stagnant history with fitness tracking software? Either way, here are 3 easy ways for women to jump ship:

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Garmin Vivosmart 4

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Garmin Vivosmart 4 Premium Color Options

Color Options: Midnight, Berry/Gold, Gray/Rose-Gold, and Azure-Blue/Silver

     The Vivosmart 4 is one of our favorite fitness trackers for women for three main reasons:

  • Size
  • Style
  • Advanced features

The Look

     The 4 color combinations are elegant and simple, so they’re extremely easy to match any style. The Vivosmart 4’s sleek design is perfect for women with smaller wrists. It’s also perfectly designed to allow your wrist full range of motion. Besides the physical design, the tracking software is the best part of owning any Garmin wearable, let alone the Vivosmart 4.

Stress And Sleep Tracking

      Even though Garmin’s Connect app isn’t as simple and straight forward as the Fitbit app, it’s the most comprehensive. Being able to track things like stress level and Vo2 Max, it’s perfect for women who want to better understand the link between physical and mental health.

     With a 7-day battery life, you’re also able to track sleep effectively. The Garmin app displays everything you would want to see about your sleep quality with these important metrics:

  • Sleep type (light, deep, and REM)
  • Pulse Ox (blood oxygen levels)
  • Physical movement
Garmin Vivosmart 4 Yoga Timer

Fitness Tracking

     When it comes to activity and workout tracking, the Vivosmart 4 is just as effective as similar Fitbit trackers. Start and stop workouts directly from the fitness tracker. Also, you can see your “body battery level” directly on your wrist. It’s Garmin’s unique way of using multiple metrics, to judge how much “juice” you have left. When it comes to the app, Garmin Connect tracks and displays more metrics than any other brand.

Conclusion

     With the Garmin Vivosmart 4 having a small monochrome screen, it’s a bummer to only have 7-days of battery life max. On the other hand, with the 24/7 heart rate, advanced sleep tracking, and all the other metrics, it’s understandable. For a sale price of just under $100, the Vivosmart 4 is a no-brainer for women who want something simple that can grow with their fitness level.

Key Features:

  • 7-Day battery life
  • 4 Elegant color combinations
  • Advanced sleep tracking
  • Unique “Body Battery” metric
  • Stress level management
  • 24-7 heart rate monitoring
  • Alerts for weather, text, call, and other smart notifications
  • Control music from your wrist
  • Compatible with iPhone and Android
Garmin Vivosmart 4 Swim Tracking
Garmin Vivosmart 4 Swim Tracking
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Xiaomi Mi Band 4

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Notable Features
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Fitness Tracker for Women

Color Options: Black

     The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is one of the most popular fitness trackers for women, mainly because of the custom options. Even though you may not be familiar with the brand in the US, Xiaomi is now the #1 wearable device company worldwide. Yes, even above Apple. With all of their choices of wearable devices, the Mi Band 4 is also one of their best overall wearables.

The Look

      Even though the Mi Band 4 only comes in black with a black band, there are hundreds of third-party replacement bands to choose from. For fitness purposes, the silicone straps are obviously the best choice. If you’re dressing up, you can easily switch the tracker over to one of the many leather and metal band options. On top of that, there are hundreds of digital watch faces that you can download for further customization.

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Sport Modes
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Sport Modes

Fitness Tracking

     The 20-day battery life, 5 ATM water resistance, and multiple sport tracking modes are perfect for all active women. The long battery life is perfect for hiking and camping trips. The health monitoring provides 24/7 heart rate tracking and HR alerts during workouts. The Mi Band 4 even allows you to control music from your wrist.

     The Mi Fit app isn’t as comprehensive as Garmin’s Connect app, but it’s still plenty powerful. On top of simple steps and heart rate, it displays advanced runner’s metrics and GPS tracking (via your phone’s GPS). You can even connect with family and friends that use Xiaomi and Amazfit devices and have step competitions.

     The best part is that the Mi Fit app is compatible with Google Fit and Apple Health. When connected, heart rate, sleep, and other metrics can be automatically imported. This allows you to leave your expensive Apple Watch or Wear OS smartwatch safely at home during workouts. All while keeping all of your fitness and activity data in one place.

Sleep Tracking

     The long battery life and 24/7 heart rate monitoring also gives you advanced sleep tracking. The Mi Band 4 tracks your light sleep, deep sleep, and awake time every night. It also gives you recommendations for better sleep and comparisons to other Mi Fit users.

Conclusion

     Even though the Mi Fit app isn’t as comprehensive as the Garmin Connect app, it’s still powerful enough for higher-level athletes. At just under $35, it blows every other budget fitness tracking band out of the water. Use those savings to pick up a couple of different styles of replacements bands so you can accessorize. In the end, you’re getting one of the most versatile fitness trackers in the world.

Key Features:

  • 20-Day battery life
  • 5 ATM water resistance (swim-ready)
  • Advanced sleep tracking
  • Beautiful AMOLED display
  • 6 Workout modes
  • 24/7 Heart rate
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Alerts for weather, text, calls, and other smart notifications
  • Control music from your wrist
  • Compatible with iPhone and Android
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Swim Ready
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Swim Ready
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Amazfit Bip

Amazfit-Bip-Fitness-Tracker
Amazfit Bip Fitness Tracker

Color Options: Cinnabar Red, Onyx Black, Kokoda Green, and Cloud White

     Now that you know Xiaomi is the new #1 wearable device company, meet another reason why. Based in Mountain View, CA, Xiaomi’s Amazfit brand made a splash with the Bip’s 45-day battery life. This Apple Watch look-a-like is one of our overall favorite fitness trackers for all, for many reasons. In our article, Amazfit Bip VS The Field, we show you why it’s been such a hit, but here, we show you why it’s one of the best, specifically for women.

The Look

     As I said, this the Amazfit Bip looks similar to the Apple watch but there are some huge differences. Basically, it’s a fitness tracker with extra smartwatch features. You can’t download any extra watch apps, but you still get plenty of on-screen functions. The Bip features a simple and snappy menu system that has all of the fitness tracking essentials. Also, there are thousands of 3rd-party watch faces to download and customize with.

     The large transflective display actually looks better in the sunlight and is a lot easier on the battery. It’s not as nice as a typical smartwatch AMOLED screen, but for a fitness tracker, it’s premium. On top of that, the Bip’s 1.2in transflective display is able to display the full watch face, even in Always-On mode.

     Unlike the Mi Band 4, the Bip comes in 4 body colors, Cinnabar Red, Onyx Black, Kokoda Green, and Cloud White. Also, it has a 20mm pin setup, so almost any 20mm replacement watchband will fit. For fitness, our favorite watchband for the Bip is a sport loop and they come in tons of colors, but the choice is yours. Just make sure you get replacement watchbands with quick-release pins so it’s easy to swap out bands.

Fitness Tracking

     The Amazfit Bip is a fitness powerhouse! Here are the 3 best onboard fitness features:

  • Up to 45-day battery life
  • Built-in GPS for tracking road/trail workouts, hiking trips, marathons, and other long-distance athletic events
  • Completely control and monitor your workouts directly from your wrist

     The Amazfit app displays extra advanced running metrics, heart rate zones, and more. It’s also just like the Garmin and Mi Fit all-in-one apps. Everything from tracking to wearable settings is wrapped up in an easy yet powerful app. If you want a Fitbit-style community fitness sharing, the Amazfit app is able to be linked to Strava. 

Amazfit-Bip-45-Day-Battery-Life
Amazfit Bip 45-Day Battery Life

Sleep Tracking

     The Amazfit sleep tracking is similar to the Mi Band 4. The super-long battery life and 24/7 heart rate monitoring gives you advanced sleep tracking. The Bip and Amazfit app tracks your light sleep, deep sleep, and awake time every night. Based on that and other metrics, it also gives you recommendations for better sleep and gives you comparisons to other Amazfit users.

Conclusion

     With the squarish Apple Watch design, the Amazfit Bip is the best Fitbit replacement for women AND men. It looks good on small or big wrists and it’s super light, so there’s no ball-and-chain feeling of typical smartwatches. This is one of the best replacements for Fitbit Versa and Ionic users and a nice upgrade from any other Fitbit user. With an always-low-price of around $79, it’s one of the best values of any wearable.

Key Features:

  • 30-45 day battery life
  • IP68 dust and water resistance
  • Built-in GPS
  • Advanced sleep tracking
  • 1.2in transflective display
  • 4 sport modes
  • 24/7 heart rate
  • Alerts for weather, text, calls, and other smart notifications
  • Compatible with iPhone and Android
Amazfit-Bip-Fitness-Smartwatch
Amazfit Bip Fitness Smartwatch
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BONUS: Amazfit GTS and GTR

     If you’re looking to upgrade even further, check out the Amazfit GTS and GTR 42mm version. They’re even a nice step up from the Fitbit Verge and Ionic series. The GTS and GTR are fitness trackers on steroids when it comes to premium smartwatch look. They both have big and beautiful AMOLED screens and they’re overall construction is durable and versatile.

Amazfit GTS

Amazfit GTS Smartwatch Collection
Amazfit GTS Smartwatch Collection

     Just by the looks of the GTS, you can tell it’s the upgraded version of the Bip. It also looks A LOT more like an Apple Watch. It doesn’t have the battery life of the Bip, but that’s because of the huge 1.65in AMOLED display. They say 14 days, but with the always-on feature, you get about 6-8 days of battery life. That’s still better than the Versa and Ionic.

     On top of that, it has 24/7 heart rate, built-in GPS, and 12 workout modes to choose from. You also still get advanced sleep and heart rate monitoring through the Amazfit app.

Amazfit GTR (42mm)

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Amazfit GTR Smartwatch - 42mm Color Options

     If you’re looking for more of a classic looking wearable, the 42mm version of the Amazfit GTR is perfect for ladies with medium to larger wrist sizes. It features a beautiful, round 1.2in display, 10-day battery life, and all the same features as the GTS.

Conclusion

     The GTS and GTR series feature 20mm pin setups, so you have tons of replacement watchband options. Also, just like the Bip, there are thousands of 3rd-party digital watch faces for further customization. If you want to see our in-depth review of these wearables and their features, check out this article. You can also click below to see the colors that are available on Amazon.com:

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