Top 5 Fitness gear in South Africa

Choosing the right kind of activity tracker for you needs means you will keep using it and get the full benefits. Here is how we found the best value products in South Africa, for different kinds of users.

  1. We test the main features, including advanced functions and ease of use.
  2. We check the build quality, use of durable materials and smart design.
  3. Finally we consider the price compared with its competitors.
  5. We also consider the suitability of each product for different kinds of users.

And that’s how we arrive at this list…

Need more guidance? Read our guide How to buy a health tracker in South Africa.


1. Garmin vívoactive 3 Music

It’s the most complete fitness tracker for health fanatics (but not for professional athletes) with excellent GPS and other metrics. Upload your workout playlists to the watch and play on your Bluetooth buds. FULL REVIEW
R6 000

2. Fitbit Versa Lite

We like the big, colour face which is far more practical to use as an everyday watch, and we don’t miss the on-board music storage that has been removed on the Lite. It’s a great looking tracker with useful smart watch features built in, or available through add-on apps. FULL REVIEW
R3 000


3. Fitbit Alta HR

It’s thin and stylish, but it delivers a lot of very useful data for its size, including reliable step count-, sleep- and heart-rate monitoring. It’s ideal for basic gym workouts, walking and yoga, but not really for serious sport.  FULL REVIEW
R1 600


4. Garmin vivofit 4

It looks a little boring but this is a well-rounded product offering a few innovations on top of the standard steps/sleep/heart tracking. The stress measurement and burnout battery meter set this tracker apart, and its waterproof too..  FULL REVIEW
R2 900

5. Huawei Watch GT

The great balance of a health monitor and a smartwatch, this one tracks a bunch of activities accurately using GPS but handles phone notifications very well too, and looks likes like stylish office wear. Most importantly, with its bright and colourful screen, it still boasts nearly a week of battery life.   FULL REVIEW
R4 000

Need more guidance? Read our guide How to buy a health tracker in South Africa.

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