Swimming worry-free: the best water-resistant fitness trackers

Fitness trackers are becoming more and more a part of our daily lives. This is another gadget that can tell us about miles traveled, calories burned, and hours of sleep. And if you love to swim with your fitness monitor or don’t want to worry about the rain and the damage it causes, here are some of the best waterproof fitness trackers for you.

There are water resistant fitness trackers out there for everyone. The simpler devices cost only a few dollars, but there are more complex devices that look like smartwatches. That is why we have classified them into three distinct categories.

The most affordable devices (under $ 50)

Xiaomi mi band 3

We’re going to start this list off with Xiaomi’s successful fitness tracker. A product that revolutionized the industry with its low price: at $ 24, you can’t ask for more. It is easy to use and has a 0.78 ”OLED touchscreen. You can dive to a depth of 50 meters without any problem. Its configuration will not give you a headache thanks to the My Fit application and its Bluetooth 4.2 LE connectivity.

It will show you the number of steps you have taken, the calories you have expended, as well as other statistics on how much time you have exercised and how long you sleep. This is enough for any user. Xiaomi makes sure that its battery can last up to 20 days. This is a surprising figure, but it does not correspond to reality. You will safely get a week of battery life from the device.

If you prefer, you can buy its predecessor for $ 16.99, the Mi Band 2, which isn’t submersible to the same depth, but is IP67 certified.

Water resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM


It’s an alternative to the Mi Band 3 for a similar price, although you can’t dive with it with the same peace of mind, as the device only has the IP68 certification.

The device is compatible with Android and iOS through the VeryFitPro apps, which support 14 different sports and have a heart rate monitor. It can be charged in about an hour, with autonomy close to a week.

Oh, and be careful if you have a Samsung J3 or Huawei P8 as it has been proven not to work with these devices.

Water resistance: IP68


Mid-range (between $ 50 and $ 100)

Misfit Shine 2

Thanks to its 8.5g weight, you won’t even know you’re wearing it. Also, the Misfit Shine 2 design is a bit different, with a circular sphere that looks like a smartwatch. In addition to recording your hours of sleep, steps or lengths, you can manage your notifications. Its screen emits 12 LEDs of different colors and each of them has a different meaning. If you see a green light, for example, it means that you are receiving a call.

The most incredible is the battery, which promises 6 months of autonomy.

Water resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM


Moov Now

This fitness tracker is different from the others on this list because it doesn’t have a screen. How it works? You need to install an app on your smartphone, where all your physical activity will be recorded. The metrics offered are comprehensive, with all the functions of a personal trainer. Swimming is highly recommended as you can dive up to 30 meters deep. The only downside is that since you don’t have a screen, you won’t be able to track your training in real time. However, it can be positive to switch off a bit and just focus on exercising.

Water resistance: 30 meters / 3 ATM


Fitbit flex 2

Fitbit is one of the best-known manufacturers of fitness tracks, with several great products. The Fitbit Flex doesn’t have a display, but it does use an LED system to let you know everything going through the Fitbit app on your smartphone. The device monitors your steps, distance traveled, calories burned and minutes of physical activity, even when submerged in water. You will have almost a week of battery life. The bracelet is light and discreet and suitable for all styles.

Water resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM


Huawei Band 3 Pro

Huawei’s fixation on artificial intelligence has also arrived on this fitness tracker, the latest on the market. Thanks to AI, the accuracy of the sensors and heart rate monitor is excellent. It has built-in GPS and a 0.95 inch AMOLED touchscreen. In addition, you can analyze the quality of your sleep with Huawei TrueSleep. The Chinese brand promises an autonomy of 20 days… or 7 hours if you use GPS.

Water resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM