Fitbit Inspire HRThis latest tracker is more affordable than the fitness bands it replaces within Fitbit's range and it comes sporting more tech than those older products too. It isn't the most affordable tracker on the market, but everything works well here and it's a great option if you're looking to start tracking your fitness journey.
Garmin Forerunner 235The Garmin Forerunner 235 has accurate GPS for tracking runs and a 24/7 wrist-based heart-rate monitor. It can track all-day activities like steps and sleep, and can display notifications from iPhone and Android devices. It's water-resistant and can be worn in the shower or while swimming.
Garmin Forerunner 25 The Garmin Forerunner 25 is a no-frills running watch. The screen is black and white, there's no heart rate monitor (HRM), and it tracks only runs. But the Forerunner 25 gets the basics right and is the best fitness tracker for someone new to running who doesn't want or need a lot of bells and whistles.
Garmin Forerunner 35The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a good, but unexceptional, running watch. It has a safe design, connects fairly quickly to GPS satellites, and lasts a while on a charge. However, if you want a GPS watch with more features.
Garmin InstinctThe Garmin Instinct is the best adventure watch you can get for under $300, making it an attractive option for the outdoor enthusiast who cares about design durability and GPS accuracy.
Polar M430For normal use, the M430 got over two weeks of life. For activity usage, there are three separate battery settings you can use. We got over eleven hours in running mode while using the medium setting. This means if you are willing to sacrifice some GPS accuracy, this watch will easily last ultramarathons.
Suunto 5 Multisport GPS WatchIn pure watch mode, with no features turned on, we found the Suunto 5 managed to hold out for just over a week. With full tracking on during a long hiking weekend, the battery life went down to about 20 hours before running out. Enough for most endurance sports, until you start getting towards 24-hour ultra events.
Suunto 9 BaroThe Suunto 9 Baro is a niche watch. Its features and hardware were designed for one purpose — ultra-endurance events. In other words, all of the creative features in this watch are intended to optimize battery life without sacrificing accuracy.
Timex Ironman GPSThe band is super comfy and it's sooo nice to run phone-free and be able to glance at your watch to check your distance. After every mile it gives you a little buzz. The watch has an optical heart rate monitor, onboard GPS, and, most importantly for die-hard weekend warriors, an estimated 25 days of battery