So you want to track your steps and exercise, but you’re not interested in a utilitarian looking fitness band, sports watch, or gaudy pedometer. As activity trackers become more popular there are newer, more fashionable options available for women or men who want something nicer looking. There are many workout bracelets that make an attractive accessory as well.
With these fashionable fitness bands, you can keep track of your health at work, parties, or just out on the town. You’re also not limited to workout bracelets or wristbands. There are necklaces and clips as well. A lot of these exercise bracelets and watches work for both men and women. Check them out below and see if you can find a tracker to match your style.
Tracker Jewelry Comparison Chart
Check out our comparison chart for tracker jewelry and stylish fitness trackers. If you want to read our in-depth review of each tracker, scroll down to the next section.
|Fitbit Flex 2||Waterproof, sleep tracking, silent alarm, auto exercise tracking, 5 day battery|
|Misfit Ray||Waterproof, 6 month battery, smart alerts, move remidners|
|Misfit Shine 2||Waterproof, Interchangeable Bands/Clips, Move Reminders, Vibration Alarm|
|Withings Activite Pop||Waterproof, Traditional Watch, Step Counter, Sleep Tracker, 8 Month Battery, Auto Run Detection|
|Bellabeat LEAF||Sleep Tracking, Smart Alarm, Breath Tracking, Period Tracking, 6 Month Battery|
|Apple Watch||Full Feature Smart Watch, 18 Hour Battery, Interchangeable Bands|
|Ringly Luxe||Step Counting, Smart Alerts, Guided Meditations|
Want to compare all of the fitness trackers we’ve reviewed? Check out our Fitness Tracker Comparison Chart.
Best Workout Bracelets & Tracker Jewelry
Fitbit Flex 2
Fitbits are some of the hottest fitness trackers around and now they have a model that is perfect if you’re looking for a stylish fitness tracker. Out of the box the Flex 2 looks like any other fitness band, but the tracker itself is actually a pill inside the band. That means it can be removed and worn as a pendant necklace or a stylish bangle bracelet for a night out or to match your office wear. There are plenty of third party jewelry pieces to create even more looks for your tracker.
In addition to being a versatile fashion piece, the Flex 2 is also a fully robust tracker. This activity tracker provides all the basics you’d expect like step tracking, but thanks to the Fitbit app, you get so much more. SmartTrack recognizes and automatically tracks a variety of workout types in the app. You can also receive text and call notifications through a vibration. The accurate and automatic sleep tracking also means this is a great 24/7 tracker to really help give you the data you need for all facets of your life. This is one of the best options if you want the best of both worlds: an attractive jewelry piece you can customize to any outfit and an accurate and sporty fitness tracker for a variety of exercise types.
One important thing to note, the Fitbit Flex 2 is only waterproof when worn in its original band. So if you’re wearing it as a necklace or other jewelry, don’t hop in the pool!
Available colors: black, lavender, magenta, navy
Tracks: steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, sleep quality and quantity
Notable features: silent alarm, swappable wristband, automatic sleep monitoring, 5-day rechargeable battery, syncs wirelessly to computers and smartphones, waterproof, SmartTrack auto exercise tracking, waterproof, move reminders
Check out our article on Fitbit fitness trackers to learn about the other models.
Misfit Ray Activity Tracker Bracelet
In a similar concept to the Flex, Misfit now offers their own stylish fitness tracker. The Ray is a sleek tracker pill that can be worn with a variety of accessories including bracelets and necklaces, plus out of the box it already looks stylish and fashionable. When you order you get a choice between a sporty silicone band or a leather band with a clasp similar to those seen on watches. That customability makes it easy to accessorize for a variety of different outfits.
Now that we’ve talked about the fashion, it’s time to discuss the features. It has a lot of the features you expect in a fitness tracker, including step and sleep tracking and a waterproof design for swim tracking. The main thing that sets it apart from the Fitbit Flex 2 is the Ray utilizes replaceable batteries that last for 6 months. It’s a great alternative to frequently charging your activity tracker bracelet. This means you can truly wear it 24/7. It’s also waterproof no matter what band you’re wearing.
Available colors: Black with Black Leather Band, Black with Black Sport Band, Gold with Black Sport Band, Gold with White Leather Band, Navy with Navy Sport Band, Rose Gold with Black Sport Band, Rose Gold with Gray Leather Band, Stainless Steel with Black Leather Band, Stainless Steel with Black Sport Band, Stainless Steel with White Sport Band
Tracks: Steps, Distance, Calories, Sleep, Sports
Notable features: Swimproof to 50m, 6-month replaceable battery, vibration call and text alerts, move reminders, alarm, activity tracking, smartphone app (iOS7+, Android 4.3+), smart button capable to control smart devices
Misfit Shine 2 Necklace Activity Tracker
The Misfit Shine 2 generally comes with a wristband, but with optional accessories you can turn it into a stylish pendant necklace. There’s two styles available: a simple pendant necklace and the bloom style. (Note: you have to buy the tracker seperately.)
The Shine 2 automatically tracks all modes of your life: running, swimming, sleeping. The Sleep tracking helps you make the most of your nights, so you’re ready to hit the ground running the next day. Hit the pool with confidence as this waterproof tracker will record your swimming activity. The minimalist design means it matches any outfit or occasion so you can truly wear it 24/7. One con is if you wear a traditional watch or smartwatch, the round design prohibits you from wearing both on the same wrist. The Misfit Ray is great for bracelet stacking though.
Available colors: carbon black, rose gold (other third party replacement bands are available)
Tracks: steps, calories burned, distance, activity types, sleep quality and duration
Notable features: waterproof up to 50 meters, interchangeable bands, vibration alarm for text and call alerts, move reminders, 6 month replaceable battery
Withings Activite Pop Activity and Sleep Tracking Watch
If you’re looking for a fitness tracker that actually looks like a traditional watch, the Withings Activite line will suit you. This is a well-rounded fitness watch that’s meant to track steps and sleep. It has automatic run detection, so it’s perfect for runners who want a discrete fitness tracker.
The watch face tells time and also features a dial tracker to show you how close you are to reaching your daily activity goal. Sync with your smartphone to get detailed data on running or walking distance, and sleep data. It’s also waterproof so you can wear it while you swim or shower without damage.
Available colors: black, sand, azure, pink (customizable with additional wristbands)
Tracks: steps, distance, running, calories burned, sleep cycle, steps taken
Notable features: silent alarm, sleep cycle analysis, 8 month battery life, automatic run detection, water resistant to 150 feet
Bellabeat LEAF Activity Tracker
Made specifically for women, the LEAF tracker has some awesome features you don’t usually see in activity trackers. Sure it tracks your activity and your sleep, but it also monitors your breathing. Using guided breathing exercises, the leaf helps you relieve stress and fall asleep easier. It also tracks your monthly cycle and reproductive health.
Use the smart alarm to wake you in the morning or as a reminder to take your birth control pill. To make this tracker even better, LEAF is a gorgeous clip-on device that looks like a leaf and has the appearance of fine jewelry with wooden housing instead of cheap plastic found on most trackers. Buy optional accessories to wear it as a bracelet or a necklace.
Available colors: blackwood/rose gold, white/silver
Tracks: activity, breathing, sleep, period and ovulation, calories burned
Notable features: smart alarm, tracks breathing to relieve stress, sleep tracking, LEAF app, 6 month battery life
The Apple Watch is one of the hottest smartwatches on the market right now. A lot of people forget it is also a fitness watch as it has advanced activity, step, and heart rate monitoring features. It’s also fully customizable with different sizes, colors, and a number of different bands to create the perfect look for any outfit.
The smartwatch factor is off the charts with the Apple Watch. We’re only going to focus on the fitness and health apps (because there are hundreds more), but it comes with a few that rival other fitness bands. The Activity App helps you achieve 3 daily fitness goals: standing, moving, and exercise. The Workout App allows you to track specific types of exercises by utilizing specific sensors based on the workout type you select. Apple also has health apps to track your heart rate and other stats.
Beyond that, the endless apps, and nearly limitless band choices make this a cool and fashionable choice for an activity tracker.
Available colors: aluminum case (space gray, silver aluminum, gold aluminum, rose gold aluminum) or stainless steel case (stainless steel or space black stainless steel)
Tracks: steps, heart rate, exercise, and so much more
Notable features: 18 hour battery life, Retina display with Force Touch, swappable bands, call, text, and other iPhone notifications, App store
Ringly Luxe Smart Ring
If bracelets and necklaces aren’t your style, you can still get an activity tracker in a fashion ring. Made with semi-precious gemstones, this ring is nothing like any of the other jewelry trackers on this list. At first sight it just looks like a piece of costume jewelry, but this compact tracker has most of the features you’d expect in regular fitness tracker bands, like step counting and calories burned. If you’re looking for a tracker that can help manage stress and help you meditate more, Ringly also features guided audio meditations and breathing exercises. You can schedule daily reminders to take a break and relax.
The biggest pros with Ringly is it’s designed to be a “smart ring.” Though it doesn’t have a screen, it will buzz and light up for a variety of notifications. Even if your phone is tucked away in your purse, Ringly will let you know if you have a call coming in or a new text message. You can also select from hundreds of smartphone apps to receive alerts and reminders about the things most important to you. At the end of the day, return Ringly to its smart charging box and it’ll be ready to go the next morning.
Ringly does not feature sleep tracking and it is not waterproof, so if those features are important to you, Ringly probably isn’t the right choice.
Available colors: Gold with Black Onyx Stone, Gold with Lapis Stone, Silver with Tourmalated Quartz Stone
Tracks: Steps, Distance, Calories Burned
Notable features: Charger box, 4 hour charge time, smartphone app (iOS or Android), set fitness goals, smart alerts from your favorite apps, guided meditation and breathing guides