Our guide of the best fitness tracking watches features the top devices to keep tabs on those calories torched, steps taken and more..

The wearables listed are hybrid smartwatches, a.k.a. smart analog watches, so along with fitness tracking, you can expect the style and quality of a classic watch, especially from the Swiss made numbers at the top.

The Best Fitness Tracking Watches

Movado Motion

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The Motion collection by the luxury Swiss watch maker consists of some extremely stylish hybrid smartwatches for women and men. Our favorite of the Movado Motion watches is the Museum Sport, pictured above.

With exception to the Movado Bold Motion, these smart analog numbers will track your steps, distance, calories burned, sleep quality, and goals. They also offer silent vibrating alarms, move reminders, and a smart digital fitness coach that learns about your habits and offers recommendations based on your goals.

The Movado Motion watches don’t feature smart notifications (calls, text, email, etc) with exception to the Bold Motion.

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

Starting at around $995 USD.

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Frederique Constant Horological

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The Frederique Constant hybrid smartwatches bring all the style and luxury you’d expect from a high-end Swiss watch. There are two models to choose from; one with an activity tracking dial built into the watch face, and the other which uses the hour and minute hands to show your activity goals. The latter also offers smart notifications and is pictured at the top of the page.

Fred’s Horological watches keep track of your steps, distance, calories burned, sleep quality, and goals. They also offer silent alarms, move reminders, and a smart coach that learns about your habits and offers tips and recommendations based on your goals.

Smart notifications (calls, text, email, etc) are available with the latest version of the watch (the one without the activity tracking dial pictured at the top of the page).

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

Starting at around $598 USD.

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Alpina Horological

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Simply stylish, this smart analog watch by Alpina comes in his and her’s sizes.

It will track your steps, distance, calories burned, sleep quality, and goals. There’s also silent alarms, move alerts, and a smart coach that gets to know your habits over time and offers recommendations based on your activity goals.

The Alpina Horological hybrid smartwatch doesn’t feature smart notifications (calls, text, email, etc).

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

Starting at around $479 USD.

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Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smart

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This connected watch by Modaine offers a combination of high-quality and minimal aesthetics rolled into a very tidy Swiss made bundle of mirth.

Designed in tribute to the iconic Helvetica font, Mondaine’s hybrid smartwatch tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, sleep quality, and goals. It features a vibrating alarm, move alert, plus that smart old coach that gets in touch with your habits over time and offers recommendations based on your activity goals.

Mondaine Helvetica no.1 Smart doesn’t feature smart notifications (calls, text, email, etc).

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

Starting at around $478 USD.

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Fossil Q Collection

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Fossil are the busiest company in wearable tech right now. Along with releasing several smart analog watches co-branded with other designer labels, they also have their own Q collection which consists of various models for women and men.

The Fossil Q smart analog watches keep track of your steps, distance, calories burned, goals, and sleep quality. On board is a vibrating alarm, a phone finder, and the Q-Link button that allows you to control your smartphone’s music player and camera from your wrist.

The hybrid Qs deliver smart notifications for incoming calls and texts.

Compatible with iOS 8.2 + and Android 4.4 +

Starting at around $125 USD.

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Withings Activite

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The Withings Activite was the first fitness tracking watch to be made in Switzerland, although it was designed in Paris.

The beautifully simple and stylish Activite keeps track of your steps, distance, calories, goals, and sleep quality. It automatically recognizes activities: running, walking and swimming. The Activite offers silent alarms and the companion app allows you to create healthy reminders, get rewarded for your efforts with badges, and climb up the community leaderboard.

The Withings Activite doesn’t feature smart notifications (calls, texts, emails, etc).

Compatible with iOS 7.0 + and Android 4.3 +

$450 USD. Withings.com

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Misfit Phase

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One of the original wearable tech companies (now owned by Fossil) recently started taking orders their first fitness tracking watch, the Misfit Phase. It brings all the essential connected features along with a classy, sporty type look. Although it does tend to look better in pictures than it does in real life.

The sleek fitness tracking watch number monitors your steps, distance, calories burned, goals, and sleep quality. It also features silent alarms, move reminders, and Misfit Link compatibility with a Smart Button for controlling your smartphone’s music, camera and other connected devices.

The Misfit Phase brings smart notifications: incoming calls, text messages, emails, and app alerts to your wrist.

The Misfit App is compatible with iOS 7 + / Android 4.3 + / Windows 8.1 +

The Misfit Link app is compatible iOS 8.0 + / Android 4.3 + / Windows 10 +

$175 USD. Misfit.com

Garmin Vivomove

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The Garmin Vivomove isn’t exactly the type of wearable we’ve come to expect from the gadget-centric GPS firm. Instead it offers a basic activity tracking feature set, living inside a tidy smart analog watch.

The Vivomove keeps track of your steps, distance, calories burned, goals, and sleep quality. Other than the Move Alert feature that reminds you to get up and swing a limb after periods of inactivity, there are no extras onboard; extras like music or camera control, and there’s no vibrating alarm.

The Garmin Vivomove doesn’t feature smartphone notifications (calls, texts, emails, etc).

Compatible with iOS (iPhone 4S +) / Android 4.3 + / Windows 10 +.

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Skagen Hagen Connected

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The trendy Skagen Hagen caters for the minimalist in terms of looks, but has a feature set to satisfy the taste buds of techies.

It comes with all the essential activity tracking features: steps, distance, calories burned, goals, sleep quality, move reminder, and a vibrating alarm.

Additional features offered by the Skagen Hagen include automatic time zone updates and the Skagen Link feature which means you can control your smartphone’s music player and camera. It also has a phone finding feature – activated by pressing the side button.

The fashion-forward Skagen Hagen vibrates when you receive an incoming call, text or email notification.

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

£195. Skagen.com

 

 

 

 

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