What do we even mean by fitness trackers or smartwatches for women? Well, when you’re shopping for a female in your life, and you want to treat them to a tech gift like a smartwatch or smart band, you’ll want to consider a few things. First, many bands and watches out there offer different types of menstrual health and cycle tracking, while others provide safety and assistance features, which both have the potential to be appealing to women.
And if you do want to surprise someone special soon with a wearable tech gift, you’ll want to consider a few other things as the shopper:
- Whether you need to shop for a fitness tracker, a smartwatch, or if she already has one and needs a few accessories
- What she would look for in a smartwatch or band
- How much do you want to spend
Below is a quick guide to finding the perfect fitness tracker or smartwatch for women, but keep in mind that none of these are exclusively marketed toward women. These products are for all and are great gifts for anyone.
Best Fitness Trackers for Women
There is an elegant simplicity to the Luxe fitness tracker, with its lightweight design, basic tracking features, and reliability backed by the Fitbit brand. You can track six workout modes covering your basics: cycling, running, treadmill running, walking, aerobics, or yoga. And when you track a run or bike ride, your Luxe can track your route with Bluetooth and your phone’s GPS. In terms of all-day health monitoring, the Fitbit Luxe offers heart rate monitoring, SPO2, temperature tracking while you sleep, and even more scientific sleep tracking data.
- Durable and comfortable
- Accurate Heart Rate and Sleep tracking
- Not as many workout modes as its competitors
- No altimeter, so no calculation of stairs and floors climbed
A perfect wearable tech gift for someone who’s never used a smart tracker or smartwatch before
Xiaomi Mi Band 7
The Mi Band 7s have a slightly more rounded look, but other than that, they resemble the Fitbit trackers in design. The biggest draw on the newest fitness band from Xiamoi is the 7’s huge list of workout modes that you can track: over 120! And while she is working out, she can control her music and see texts or missed calls, all on her wrist.
- Improved battery from the Mi Band 6
- Over 120 workout modes
- Low price
- Not as durable of materials as a Fitbit or Garmin
A perfect wearable tech gift for young women, teenagers, and girls
Garmin Vivosmart 5
Garmin added a few more features and modes to their Vivosmart 5 compared to their 4 edition. This means more workout modes, including Strength, HIIT, Cardio, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing, Treadmill, Pilates, Yoga, Running, Biking, and Swimming.
And when it comes to fitness trackers for women, the health monitoring features are really where the Vivosmart 5 shines: all-day heart rate and SPO2 monitoring, heart rate alerts, detailed sleep insights, women’s health tracking, and respiration rate. To whomever you gift this watch, they’ll also be able to use a few of Garmin’s safety and assistance features like Livetrack, Incident Detection, and Assistance.
- Use of Garmin safety and assistance features
- Smart Notifications
- Some may not like the smaller screen
A perfect wearable tech gift for any woman or girl who likes cardio fitness like running, cycling, or HIIT.
Fitbit Charge 5
Anyone receiving a Fitbit Charge 5 as a gift can take complete control of her health and fitness. The Charge 5 is an impressive little machine and comes at an easy-to-take price. New on this band is the Fitbit Electrocardiogram App/ECG app (click to see if it is available in your country). With this is the all-day heart rate monitoring and the ability to set up abnormal heart rate alerts. Fitbit will also provide Zone Minutes based on her heart rate data.
The fitness tracker comes with 20 exercise modes she can track and the ability to track location during certain workouts with the help of her smartphone. Other health metrics she can track include detailed information about sleep, her cycle, or meditation time.
- Great price for the number of features
- Reliable and durable
- Not as make workout modes as some smartwatches can offer
A perfect wearable tech gift for shoppers on a budget.
Smartwatches for Women
Garmin Venu 2S
The Venu 2S is part of a series of Venu smartwatches from Garmin, with the 2S being the smallest size and all great smartwatches for women.
The light and compact watch offers four different color styles and a comfortable silicone strap. It is a watch made for active people and a great gift for any sports enthusiast but especially for golfers, cyclers, swimmers, stand-up paddleboarders, rowers, and yoga-lovers.
And if she’s serious about sports or recreation, she may also be serious about her health. The 2S has a large host of health-monitoring features, including the basics like step counting, heart rate monitoring, or sleep tracking, but also more insightful features like abnormal heart rate alerts, all-day SPO2 monitoring (with the option to spot or sleep track only), and women’s cycle tracking.
- Helpful and detailed health insights
- Excellent battery life
- Big price tag
- Heavy for its size
A perfect smartwatch gift for active women who want to take serious control of their health and wellness.
Huawei Watch Fit 2
$160USD (estimate based on current €150 price)
Mobile tech giant, Huawei, is coming out swinging with its new Watch Fit 2 smartwatch, which is currently available in European markets (possible global release for the fall). There are new features on the Fit 2, which is a clear improvement upon the original Watch Fit. Some notable features include Bluetooth functions, a compass, a remote camera shutter feature, the Watch Fit 2’s stretching guide, and improved GPS with added satellites.
One major improvement on the Watch Fit 2 is the screen, which is 18.6% larger than the first Watch Fit. The Fit 2’s 1.74″ AMOLED color screen allows for touch controls and remains bright and clear in the sun.
The 97 Workout Modes you have available for activity tracking can keep you busy with all sorts of sports and leisure activities.
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A perfect smartwatch gift for busy women and moms or anyone who can wait until its North American release!
Samsung Galaxy Watch4
If you want to compare the Galaxy Watch4 to any other on this list, it will come closest in price, design, and features to the Venu 2S. They are, in fact, quite similar smartwatches, but Samsung is built for the Android user (the Venu 2S and most Garmin smartwatches work well with both Android and iOS).
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There are four size options in total between the Watch4 and Watch4 Classic. On the Galaxy Watch4, she can opt for a 40mm or 44mm case; and on the Classic, a 42mm or 46mm case. All-in-all, the Watch4 might be the best gift option with more color customization options and smaller sizes.
The activity tracking on the Watch4 supports 90 different workouts and, as a bonus, can auto-detect specific exercises with your GPS movement included. And when it comes to health, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 uses several sensors to monitor your/her vitals, but best of all is the watch’s BioActive Sensor which measures ECG in real-time.
- We could see a drop in its price in the coming months with the release of the Galaxy Watch5
- Not as pricey as some comparable Garmin or Apple models
- Best-suited to Android smartphone users, leaving iPhone users to shop elsewhere
A perfect smartwatch gift for dedicated Android users or females with Samsung smartphones.
Apple Watch Series 7 Hermes Edition
The Apple Watch Series 7 is getting a bit of an upgrade soon with Apple OS9 and the new features. Currently, the Apple Watch on OS8 doesn’t boast as many functions as a Fitbit; however, OS9 aims to change that. Once OS9 is available, she will be able to get scientific sleep data and scores based on that information, a new collection of watch faces, the addition of heart rate zones, and new running metrics.
The Apple Series 7, no matter which operating system, is excellent for any woman who wants to stay more connected by phone calls, text, music, or calendar. She can do or view it all from her Apple Watch 7. And even if they are looking to use it for sport, in addition to everyday wear, the Hermes edition can be perfect for both types of uses.
A perfect smartwatch gift for anyone who takes their fashion and style seriously.
If you are shopping for fitness trackers and smartwatches for women, you can also keep an eye out for cool accessories. Or, you can check out these accessories for a woman in your life who already owns and loves her smartwatch.
Fitbit Sport Bands for the Charge 5
There is almost endless opportunity to customize your Fitbit Luxe or Charge 5 when it comes to replaceable bands. Fitbit produces an extensive range for both fitness trackers.
These unique-looking Charge 5 bands are an excellent companion to any woman’s workout, as they provide breathability and comfort. She can take these Sport Bands on her most intense adventures and forget all about the tracker.
Fitbit Luxe Woven Bands
Add a bit of sophistication and comfort to your Fitbit Luxe strap with a woven band in either slate or hibiscus. The bands are durable and soft and can fit a wrist as small as 133.5mm, and as wide as 228.5mm.
3-in-1 Wireless Apple Charger from Belkin
This top-rated Apple charging station delivers a charge to your Apple Watch, iPhone, and Airpods all at once. Compatible with iPhone 12 or later.
Garmin Quick Release Bands
While we mention the Garmin Venu 2S and Sq models as great smartwatches for females, these quick-release bands from Garmin are compatible with several others like the Forerunner series, Vivomove, Approach Series, Vivoactive, and D2 Air. You can choose silicone, nylon, leather, or Milanese, all in various color options.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2
If you’re looking to enhance her android music play, the Buds2 are an excellent way. The Buds 2 enhances workouts, travel, or their commute with noise canceling sound.
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Last Updated on September 13, 2022
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