fitness watches for men

The Best Fitness Watches for Men of 2018

Track Health Data with Fitness Watches for Men

We finally live in an era where your daily movements, exercise stats, and personal habits can be tracked. If you’re someone who likes to pump iron, hike mountain trails, run, catch waves, these devices will be perfect on your wrist.

Fitness watches used to be simple, including not much more than a stopwatch. Now they have altimeters, barometers, a GPS for finding your way home, and a heart rate monitor. Whether you’re a runner, a jogger, a pro cyclist, or a surfer, there’s something useful in these fitness watches for you.

This smartwatch has several different functions. It includes a counter sleep monitor as with blood pressure and heart rate measurement. If you're looking to improve your health, this is an essential accessory for you.

The watch supports iOS and Android systems so you can connect your phone to your watch via Bluetooth. This means you can also use this watch to receive calls and SMS notifications. The watch can auto monitor your heart rate in real time.

This watch also includes a pedometer. It helps you calculate your calories. If you are sedentary for too long, it gives you a reminder to get up and move. It includes a voice recorder and different languages.

Features

  • Alarm Setting
  • Message and Incoming Call Notifications
  • Sedentary Reminder
  • Notifications with Gentle Vibrations
  • Has a supporting software for smartphones

PROS

  • Relatively Affordable
  • Can be used to track your heart rate and all-day activities
  • Gives you a better understanding of your fitness levels

CONS

  • While water resistant, it will be damaged if held underwater
  • Does not have replacement bands

This elegant smartwatch features Swiss quartz movement, 316 stainless steel frame, a comfortable leather strap, and a 9H hardness sapphire lens. 

The black color makes it work with anything you might wear. The smartwatch looks very conventional and modest while retaining a technological edge. This phone is compatible with Android 4.4 and iOS 8.0 and above.

This watch comes with an app that will help you monitor your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, sleep quality. It also works as a pedometer with calorie burn and distance statistics.

You can easily share this data on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. It also can display your notifications, SMS, call, or other details without the need to remove your phone from your pocket.

You can go swimming with this unit. No need to worry about the rain ruining your watch. You can also see the display clearly whether late at night or in direct sunlight.

 It only takes 2 hours to charge this unit with a USB 5V/1A charging plug.

Features

  • Measure Function for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Blood Oxygen and Fatigue
  • Vibration Reminders and Social Network Sharing
  • You can shake the watch to take a photo of the display
  • Emit Light for Touch Screen

PROS

  • Works as advertised
  • Helpful for watching blood pressure

CONS

  • Difficult to read the dial at night
  • Short Battery Life

With a slim and ultra-light design, the Qiwoo Fitness Tracker allows you to read data clearly, even under a glare. Not only is it a sports watch, but it’s also ideal for everyday wear.

This watch comes with a health assistant that tracks your heart rate in real time automatically. It provides quality of sleep data, tracks your blood pressure, and monitors your health condition. If you’re sitting for too long, a sedentary reminder will let you know when you get up and get active.

Similar to other watches in the category, this device is compatible with both your iPhone (iOS 8.0) and your Android (4.4). With the Smart Synchronous App, you can receive notifications from all different social networks on your phone including Facebook, WhatsApp, or Line. Any relevant details will be brought to your attention with the use of the smart assistant.

The Activity Tracker stays on top of your steps throughout the day, while an advanced 3D sensor helps to keep your readings accurate. Whether you’re cycling, walking, or swimming, your personal data will be managed appropriately so you can hit your goals every week.

This watch comes with a capacity for a large battery. It provides 20 days of working time with 60 days of standby time. It also comes with a lifetime warranty with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Features

  • Blood pressure monitor
  • Sleep monitor
  • Standard mode function
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    Movement of trajectory supports walking, running, mount multiple movement modes
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    Notifications: SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Skype, QQ, WeChat, Line
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    Remote Control Camera
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    Heart Rate Monitor

PROS

  • Snug and comfortable fit

CONS

  • Can be challenging to connect to your phone

This watch tracks blood pressure and heart rate, as well as your all-day activities. Some of the data tracked includes your calories burned, active minutes, distance, and steps. Even if you disconnect your watch from the app, the watch can work independently.

With a new generation MTK2502 CPU, this watch supports both Android and iOS operating systems. The dial is made from top-grade metal, while the strap is made out of soft and sturdy Silica Gel. The watch is sweat-proof, so you can wear it while working out. It's also lightweight so it won't feel so bulky on your wrists.

This smartwatch comes with an HD LCD Touch Screen. It has a smooth touch and is glare resistant. Because the power consumption is low, this watch has an average use time of 2 days. This watch also comes with a 12-month warranty.

Features

  • Pedometer
  • Calorie Data
  • Sedentary Reminder
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    Voice Recorder
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    Multi-language
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    Heart Rate Monitor

PROS

  • Great for Measuring Progress
  • Does Not Require a SIM card

CONS

  • There are times when some of the features don’t work as advertised

This watch monitors changes in your heart rate, your calories burned, and your sleep duration. If you like doing any kind of indoor or outdoor sports, this watch will be perfect for your needs. It will track your effort while doing outdoor sports like running, cycling, and even swimming. It will monitor your fitness levels while doing sit-ups, jumping jacks, jumping rope, or running on a treadmill.

Like most of the other watches in its category, you can connect to your phone via Bluetooth. It will provide notifications from your social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter or Whatsapp. It gives a soft vibration when something requires your attention. You'll never miss an important message again.

Not only does with watch have a sporty design, but the sports wristband is also comfortable and sturdy. The OLED display is bright and keeps the watch lightweight on your wrist while you work out.

Features

  • Sleep Monitor
  • Clock Alarm
  • Pedometer
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    Multiple Sports Modes
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    Never Miss a Call
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    Track Activities – Set Sports Goals
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    Remote Control

PROS

  • Good value for the money

CONS

  • You can’t answer calls using the watch

This watch has durable, soft silicone bands. They’re lightweight, comfortable, environmentally friendly, and waterproof. They’re excellent for activities such as yoga or other vigorous exercises.

This watch was crafted to be breathable on your wrist. There are many choices of colors that you can decide on when purchasing.

Features

  • Metal Clasp Conjunction
  • Seamless Fit
  • Waterproof
  • Stylish Design

PROS

  • Very, very affordable
  • Comfortable

CONS

  • The band can irritate the skin depending on the user's allergies
  • Clasp is fragile

The bands of this watch are made from flexible, durable Silicone with a smooth surface. Soft and safe to wear this watch is perfect for high-intensity workouts and tracking the quality of your sleep. 

The watch is resistant to water splashes, rain, and sweat. It won't be damaged by going for a job through a storm. The watch can also be adjusted for any wrist circumference.

The bands have multiple holes to make it breathable on your skin. They’re also replaceable with several different colors to choose from. If you dislike your current color, change it out with something more appealing.

The watch is fastened by a stainless steel buckle to keep your watch secure while engaging in intense exercise. No need to worry about your watch falling off.

Features

  • Adjustable Replacement Sports Strap Bands
  • Water Resistant
  • Syncs to your phone with Bluetooth

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Soft and Light

CONS

  • Sometimes the clip malfunctions
  • Excess band loop breaks easily

Now here’s a more expensive offer in comparison to the other fitness watches I’ve reviewed. 

This watch is a practical step tracker to help you evaluate and reach your fitness goals. This waterproof watch is very accurate. You can use it to monitor your lap times, heart rate, and health data conveniently. 

You don’t need a phone to use this watch to its fullest potential. It will monitor your sleep patterns, caloric intake, and daily exercises without requiring any extra software.

Features

  • Accurately count steps
  • Keep track of laps, sprints, HIIT workouts
  • Set target goals and monitor progress
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    Set reminders from your calendar
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    Sedentary reminder
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    IP67 waterproof design

PROS

  • Very accurate
  • Provides more information than other fitness watches
  • Easy to set up and use

CONS

  • Sometimes has syncing issues with certain phones

While this watch looks conventional, this no-charge hybrid has built-in smartwatch features, including filtered notifications, multiple time zones, and activity tracking.

The watch works as an interface to your phone via a Bluetooth connection. For example, you can switch music tracks, adjust the volume, snap a photo, and even ring your phone in case you lose it.

You can set goals and track your progress, just like with other fitness watches. The watch sends you notifications with a very gentle vibration. If you get a message from a social network, an email, or an SMS text message, you won’t miss it.

The battery life extends for one year based on how actively you use the device, and it syncs to your phone automatically. This watch is compatible with Android 5.0+ and iOS 9.0+.

You can use the interchangeable straps to switch to a style you like.

Features

  • No Charging Required
  • Receive Notifications
  • Activity Tracking
  • Star
    Check Commute Time
  • Star
    Customizable Watch Straps
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    Customizable Buttons

PROS

  • Elegant Style
  • Looks like a regular watch
  • Great Functionality

CONS

  • You can't swim with this watch, and it's not waterproof
  • No touch screen to feature notifications

Conclusion

While most of these watches essentially the same service, you can see how this technology could help you reach your fitness goals. I imagine in the future these functions will be standard features in all watches. With style and substance, you can see how these items are also excellent gift ideas. Speaking of gift ideas, don't forget to check my list of the best gym accessories for 2018.

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