5 Waterproof Fitness Trackers For Under $250

If you enjoy working out whilst in the water, these 5 handy waterproof fitness trackers that will suit both casual and the serious swimmers … and all under $250.

5 Waterproof Fitness Tracker Under $250


Fitibit Flex 2

At the time of writing, the Fitbit Flex 2 is available for around $85 and is one of the most popular fitness watches currently on the market. The Fitbit flex 2 is aesthetic, it’s comfortable, and it is packed full of features designed to help you get more out of your workouts. Plus it is the first Fitbit wearable that is waterproof for swimming!

The device allows users to track calories burnt, distance covered, active minutes, steps taken, and much more besides. For people who enjoy water-based activities, the Fitbit Flex 2 is also fully waterproof so can be worn in the pool, or even in the ocean, and recognises the 4 swimming strokes for tracking and will provide basic swim metrics like distance, speed and duration of a swim. The tracker offers technology which instantly recognises the activity you are doing and logs it via the Fitbit app.

With sleep tracking, and much more besides, the Fitbit flex 2 is a fantastic piece of kit and will suit a casual swimmer and someone who wants to monitor one’s general health and activity.


Garmin Swim

Garmin Swim – This Garmin fitness tracker is built for swimmers in mind and will log all the vital swim metrics from distance completed, pace of a swim stroke, number of strokes per 60 seconds, time swum every 100 meters, and more.

Other notable features of Garmin Swim include a waterproof rating to 50 meters, a decent battery life up to 12 months, as well it can sync data with Garmin connect using ANT. At around $124, this waterproof fitness tracker is worth an investment for a serious swimmer. Plus you can strap it on as a sports watch or normal wear to get the time plus some.


Moov Now

Up next we have the Moov Now. Coming in even cheaper at just $59.99, this fitness watch offers audio coaching to talk you through your workouts. What’s more, it actually gets to know you as it monitors your activity and offers useful advice accordingly. The battery life lasts for up to 6 months, and again, it too is fully waterproof so whether you’re swimming, surfing, or anything else, you needn’t worry about getting the device wet. The omni-motion sensor really brings this device to life and provides some of the most accurate fitness tracking you could wish for.


Swimovate Poolmate Live

The Swimovate Poolmate Live is available for $115, and as the name implies, is perfect for use in water and ideal for swimmers. It is waterproof for up to 50 metres, and will log laps, strokes, calories, distance, rest, pace, swim efficiency, recovery time, and much more. Best of all is that, for checking progress, you can simply refer back to previous sessions, as the device will store up to 50 sessions. There is a clock and an alarm, and the poolmate is considered one of the most advanced waterproof fitness trackers currently available, as it uses the same tech previously used by NASA.


Garmin Vivoactive HR

The Garmin Vivoactive HR is a GPS smart watch like no other. Available just under budget, at $249.99, it is incredibly advanced and looks fantastic in the process. The display is sunlight readable, it features a color display touchscreen, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, along with smart notifications so you can get notifications on your watch, from other devices. There are in-built sports apps, which will track numerous sports and activities like golf, paddling, skiing, cycling, swimming and more.

Swimmers will enjoy this Garmin waterproof fitness tracker as it can provide metrics like swim intervals, number of laps, intervals, stroke count, swim efficiency and more. This is truly a sports mad geek delight.