Fitness Tracker vs Smartwatch: Which is the Best Option?

Fitness tracker vs Smartwatch which one is best?

Fitness Trackers
  • Focus on Fitness: Designed to track your health and activity. They typically monitor steps, heart rate, sleep, and sometimes calories burned.
  • Simple and Sleek: Smaller and lighter than smartwatches, making them comfortable to wear all day and during workouts.
  • Long Battery Life: Because they have fewer features, they can last a week or more on a single charge.
  • Affordable: Generally less expensive than smartwatches.
  • All-in-one Device: Essentially an extension of your smartphone on your wrist. Let you check notifications, make calls, control music, and even use apps.
  • Advanced Features: Many have built-in GPS, advanced health sensors, and can store and play music.
  • More Stylish: Can be more stylish and customizable than fitness trackers.
  • Shorter Battery Life: Need to be charged more frequently, usually every day or two.
  • Pricier: Can be significantly more expensive than fitness trackers.

Let’s us compare both the products According to its “Pricing” , “Tracking Ability” , “Technology used in it” , and finally the “Right one According to the age of a person”.

Fitness Trackers
  • Price Range: You can find decent trackers for under 8,000  with some basic models even cheaper.
  • Price Range: Smartwatches can range anywhere from8,000  to well over 41,600 . Even basic models tend to cost more than a good fitness tracker.

Here’s what to consider based on your budget:

  • Budget Friendly: If you’re on a tight budget, a fitness tracker is the clear winner.
  • More Flexibility: If you can spend more and want the additional capabilities of a smartwatch, you’ll have more options to choose from. There are also smartwatches with features similar to fitness trackers available around the 8,000  mark, but keep an eye out for deals or older models.



Fitness Tracker:

  • Wins in: Focus on fitness and health metrics (steps, heart rate, sleep, calories burned).
  • Pros: Typically cheaper, longer battery life (often a week or more), comfortable and lightweight for workouts.
  • Cons: Fewer features beyond  tracking, limited display options.


  • Wins in: All-in-one device with smartphone features (calls, texts, notifications, music).
  • Pros: Offers advanced features like built-in GPS, advanced health sensors, music storage, stylish and customizable.
  • Cons: Shorter battery life (usually needs daily charging), pricier than fitness trackers.


Technology used:
Feature Fitness Tracker Smartwatch
  Focus Health & Fitness Tracking All-in-one device with smartphone features
  Sensors Accelerometer, Heart Rate Monitor (basic) Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Monitor (often advanced)
  Battery Life Longer (often a week or more) Shorter (daily charging typical)
  Display Simpler (LCD/OLED) More varied (LCD, AMOLED touchscreens)
  Connectivity Bluetooth Bluetooth (often with additional options)
  Additional Features Limited (may have basic notifications) GPS, Microphone, Speaker, Storage, Advanced Health Sensors
                                                                                                                                                                       Reviewed by: Ravve

3 thoughts on “Fitness Tracker vs Smartwatch: Which is the Best Option?”

Leave a Comment