Want to compare fitness trackers or smartwatches before you buy? Now you can with this easy to use tool.

With so many different options, it is not easy to pick the perfect fitness tracker or smartwatch. After all, this is something you will probably strap to your wrist 24/7 for the foreseeable future.

The right wearable will be based on your individual needs; whether it’s step counting, sleep tracking or 24/7 heart rate tracking, there’s something for everyone. That said, you shouldn’t have to scour the internet for days and weeks to do research and filter down your choices.

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We are dedicated to helping consumers make sense of this fast growing market and stay up-to-date on the latest health and fitness tech industry news and product releases. This space is now awash with manufacturers each fighting for a slice of the wearable pie.

While some of these devices may seem pretty similar, a closer look reveals small but important differences. To that end, we have created a tool which allows you to pick any 10 fitness trackers, and compare them side-by-side to view features, technical specifications and Amazon ratings. You can do the same for smartwatches, heart rate monitors, biometric headphones, smart scales and more. The full range of options can be seen in our Compare Tool menu option.

If you were, for example, to pick Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Alta HR, Garmin Vivosmart HR+, and Jawbone UP3 – this is what you would get.

 Fitbit Alta HRFitbit Charge 2Garmin Vivosmart HR+Jawbone UP3
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Tech specs 
SizeWidth 15mm
(Sizes depend on type of band)
Width: 21mm
Small: 14 cm - 17 cm in circumference
Large: 16.5 cm - 20.6 cm in circumference
XL: 20.6 cm - 23.6 cm in circumference
Width: 21.0 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
220mm x 12.2mm x 3.0mm-9.3mm
MaterialWristband is made of a flexible, durable elastomer. The tracker is made with surgical-grade stainless steel, and the buckle is made with aluminum.Stainless steel casing, elastomer strapSiliconeAnodized Aluminum, TiN coated Stainless Steel, TPU
ChargingUSBUSB. USBMagnetic USB cable
BatteryLithium-polymerLithium-polymerLithium batteryRechargeable lithium polymer, 38 mAh battery
Battery lifeup to 7 daysup to 5 daysUp to 5 days watch/activity tracking mode (24/7 heart rate monitoring, no GPS) or up to 8 hours using GPSUp to 7 days
Water-resistanceSweat, rain and splash proofSweat, rain and splash proof.Up to 50 metres (5 ATM)Water resistant up to 10m
Weight15 grams36 gramsRegular: 31.0 g
Large: 33.0 g
29 grams
Sensor3-axis accelerometer, Vibration motor, optical heart rate sensorOptical heart rate tracker, 3-axis accelerometer, altimeter, vibration motor3 axis-accelerometer, altimeter, heart rate monitor, vibration alert, GPSAccelerometer, Bio-impedance, Skin Temperature, Ambient Temperature
DisplayOLEDOLEDTouchscreen,160 x 68 pixels, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)Three single-color LEDs, Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications
Screen size1.4-inch, 128 x 36 pixel resolution3.8 cm25.3 mm x 10.7 mm
ColorsBlack, Blue/Gray, Coral, FuchsiaBlack, Plum, Blue, Teal, Lavender Rose Gold, Black/Gunmetal Black, Imperial Purple, Midnight BlueVarious
OtherMEMORY: 7 timed activities, 14 days of activity tracking data
Activity tracking 
Calories burnedYesYesYesYes
Heart rate24/724/724/7Yes
Stress & recovery
UV exposure
Skin temperatureYes
Galvanic skin responseYes
Hydration level
Calorie intake
GPSConnected GPSYes
Running featuresAccelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod), personal records, virtual pacer (compares current pace to target).
Swimming features
Other Clock, auto sleep detection, silent wake alarm, auto exercise recognition.Guided breathingClock, music control, auto goal, move barPace, Respiration, Ambient Temperature
Non-fitness functions 
Smartphone notificationsYesYesYes
On-board music storage
Connected pay
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So, if you want something discreet and simple, you’ll probably opt for the Alta HR or UP3. For a more feature-packed device, the Charge 2 or Vivosmart HR+ might fit the bill. Neither one look quite right? No problem – there are hundreds more to choose from.

The interactive tool can be found on this page.

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