Top Budget Fitness Trackers Launched In 2017

Fitness Trackers

Nowadays, fitness trackers aka smartwatches are gaining rapid importance. You can buy a wide range of trackers at competitive prices manufactured by various companies. While watches designed by Apple and LG are expensive, you can purchase budget-friendly fitness trackers from popular companies such as Xiaomi, MGCOOL, and Honor at less than $50. The smartwatches are manufactured with great design and will include all the features commonly found in expensive wearables.


MGCOOL is a popular and emerging brand based in China. The MGCOOL Band 3 is equipped with a 0.66-inch OLED display including the ability to count hear rate, steps, calories burned. Moreover, the Band 3 also includes an accurate sleep monitor, which tracks your sleep accurately.


The heart rate is measured as soon as you wear the gadget. Moreover, you can just raise your wrist to view the time and heart rate. There is no need to tap on the display. However, this feature is applicable only if you have activated the feature on the app. The wearable is also capable of alerting if you are sedentary for a long time and also includes stopwatch, call/message reminder. The MGCOOL Band 3 is also water-resistant and hence you can wear it during bathing or swimming.


Within few days of the launch of the MGCOOL Band 3, the company launched the next-generation MGCOOL Band 4. The features included with the MGCOOL Band 4 are same as the Band 3 except the fact that the wearable device is integrated with a large 0.96-inch OLED display. Moreover, the Band 4 comes with four customizable watch faces using which you can modify the appearance of the band. While the weight of the Band 3 is 25 grams, the overall weight of Band 4 is 26.3 grams.

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Xiaomi Mi Band – HRX Edition

If you want to buy high-quality fitness trackers, you should consider Xiaomi Mi Band – HRX Edition since it includes all the features. The Mi Band is equipped with a 0.42-inch OLED display, Bluetooth 4 in addition to a power-efficient accelerometer. Powered by a 70mAh Lithium polymer battery, the Mi Band – HRX Edition provides a standby time of 23 days. The advantage of the band is that it’s lightweight at 7 grams and is also water-resistant via IP67 technology.

Xiaomi Mi Band

Honor Band 3

Honor is a popular smartphone company and is the subsidiary of Huawei. The Honor Band 3 features a PMOLED black & white display coupled with 3-axis accelerometer. The band also includes a detachable PPG cardiotachometer with an infrared wear sensor. The weight of the Band 3 is slightly higher at 18grams. The 100mAh battery is capable of delivering 1.5 hours of backup time. The Honor Band 3 is available in Blue, Black, and Orange color variants.

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