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The holidays are just around the corner and if you still haven't put a gift shopping list together yet, now would be the best time to finalize it. It can be hard to think up good gifts for those who are extra special to you, especially if you're on a budget but one thing that everybody seems to appreciate is a good fitness watch. These wearables look cool and are very useful, even the more affordable ones and almost anybody would be happy to get one for Christmas.

You'll find so many fitness tracker bands on Amazon nowadays and while known brands like Garmin, Fitbit and Apple are always nice, they can be quite pricey. In our list below, we'll look at a few lesser known models that offer a lot of value at a lower price tag that won't make you wince when you give them as a gift.

HONOR Band 6

The Honor Band 6 has been called the "best budget fitness tracker" in a lot of reviews online. This comes as no surprise as the Honor is a sub brand of Chinese electronics giant Huawei and this watch in particular is rivaled only by another Chinese brand established in the same space, the Xiaomi Mi.    


Compliments Complaints
  • Good battery life
  • Fraction of the cost of a Fitbit
  • Colored screen on an entry level fitness band
  • Heart rate tracking a bit laggy
  • Can only use camera remote with Huawei OS
  • May overheat in the shower

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Amazfit Band 5

The Amazfit Band 5 is another attempt from Amazon to win users and prove itself in the gadgets space. This budget fitness band boasts some features that can be found in more expensive models like SpO2 reading, stress tracking, high HR alerts, but it can be more dependent on your smartphone than its contemporaries.
Compliments Complaints
  • Lots of features at a very attractive price point
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Alexa integration
  • No GPS
  • Battery life doesn't really reach up to 15 days, more like 7
  • Some find the display hard to read 
  • Tracking not as accurate

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Xiaomi Mi Band 6

The Xiaomi Mi Band is considered to be the direct competitor of the Honor Band and it has also gotten rave reviews online. If you're looking for a solid fitness tracker within the Honor's price range, then the Mi is your next best bet.

Compliments Complaints
  • Larger color display screen
  • Good battery life
  • Cool watch faces
  • No GPS
  • Tracking not as accurate
  • Settings are a bit counter-intuitive
  • Firmware update may disable communication with third party apps

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Fitbit Charge 4

Fitbit is one of the best in the fitness wearables space so you kinda know what to expect from the Charge 4. This is a no-nonsense tracker meant for active people who want good activity and sleep tracking and don't mind a minimal display.
Compliments Complaints
  • Great sleep tracking
  • Built in GPS
  • One of the best in its price point
  • Non color display
  • Battery life can drop to 4 days or lower when using GPS
  • Sometimes there are issues tracking 
  • GPS have to be turned on/off to conserve battery life

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Garmin Venu Sq

If the Apple Watch is out of your budget, the Garmin's Venu SQ is your best alternative. Even though it is pricier than most in our list, you should take into consideration that this is a smartwatch & fitness tracker combo made by an established brand in the fitness tracking space.
Compliments Complaints
  • Good-looking AMOLED display at an affordable price point
  • Smartwatch capabilities
  • Good battery life
  • Sleep tracking not as good as Fitbit's
  • Glass is not as scratch-resistant
  • Third-party integration is somewhat limited

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