Is there any activity tracker (For the wrist, like FitBit or JawBone) which measures the heart rate in addition to all the other measurements?

They all seem just to measure insignificant statistics.

Thank You.

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    Shouldn't a heart rate monitoring equipment be close to the heart? – Kneel-Before-ZOD Apr 14 '14 at 2:24
  • There should be technologies which enable measuring the heart rate at different places. – Royi Apr 14 '14 at 5:56
  • I think the Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear Fit do that. But I don't know if they classify as activity trackers. And also you need a Samsung phone... – Luciano Apr 14 '14 at 9:18
  • Its about features on a tracker, rather than how to use the tracker in a program. – JohnP Jan 22 '17 at 14:09
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    @royi if you note, one I vtc but was not a mod at the time. The other hs the intended use as part of tge question. Gear and gadgets are on topic if they are part of a program, "recommend/find me x" are not. – JohnP Jan 22 '17 at 18:59

There are quite a few heart rate monitor fitness trackers coming soon to the market. I'm sure many of us (including me) are anxiously awaiting something that can accurately measure calorie expenditure, rather than relying on a pedometer. Obviously, nobody wants to have to inconveniently strap a heart rate monitor around their chest.

Here are some options you may keep your eye on for releases in the near future:

Already on the market (or almost on the market) are some other watches/wristbands that might suit your needs, such as:

Another option is the Withings Pulse, which is a little widget that doesn't really fall into any of these categories:

And maybe somewhere way down the line, you'll be able to have a smart contact lens that watches your heart rate as well, such as:

  • And why is it inconvenient to "strap a heart rate monitor around" your chest? – rrirower Apr 15 '14 at 12:45
  • @rrirower Because if you want to wear it all day, it's not comfortable, difficult to take off and put on, and looks strange under a dress shirt. – Daniel Apr 15 '14 at 12:54
  • Heart rate monitors aren't typically worn all day. And, besides, isn't that just your opinion? – rrirower Apr 15 '14 at 12:56
  • @rrirower Well, thanks to the upcoming wearable tech, they can be worn all day. People want a more accurate representation of activity level than a pedometer can provide. They want to be able to track their heart rate all day. That is why these products exist. And no, it's not just my opinion. I imagine most everyone would agree it's more comfortable to wear a fitness band all day than a chest strap, and it's more convenient for a number of reasons. The point can be argued, but what's that got to do with the poster's question? – Daniel Apr 15 '14 at 13:32
  • @Doc, Thank You. The Atlas and Amiigo looks great. – Royi Apr 16 '14 at 8:17

Apple Watch heart rate monitor is surprisingly accurate for not having to wear a rib cage band. Especially with the watchOS 3, where there is a dedicated app for heart rate monitoring. Try it! I can't live without it now that the Apple Watch is swim-proof.


We have tested the Vivoactive HR, and it measures different times during the day, and pairs it to your activity. However it might be to bulky for small wrists. I have not tested the apple watch 2, but some say it is improved a lot in measurements, like calorie burning.


Well, I think the new apple watch is what you need. It can measure your heart rate and provide more informations.

But yes, at least you need to pay 300$, but you get more then a monitor, but a smart watch. I have one and I think it is great!

  • I see... It is an option, though I'm more into the open approach of Microsoft Band. How accurate the Apple Watch HR Monitor? Thank you for your answer. – Royi Jun 1 '15 at 21:54

As ZOD has indicated, for a more accurate record of heart rate, the standard practice is to wear a heart rate monitor belt paired with a wrist watch receiver. Polar heart rate monitors are a leader in that industry.

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