In the competitive world of pedometers, the Flex 2 brought to you by Fitbit outshines the competition, making this the clear winner of our Editor's Choice Award. This pedometer isn't just a step-counter but truly a life tracker. The tiny device can be switched between an assortment of bands, bangles, and pendants, allowing for ultimate style and portability. While the device does lack onscreen tracking, linking it to a smartphone and computer lets you track a wealth of health and activity data. In addition to counting your running or walking steps, the waterproof Flex 2 can track swimming distance. It can also track cycling distance as well as the duration of intense activity. The Flex 2 can also monitor sleep, distance traveled, overall activity, weight gains and loses, calorie budgets, food and water intake, and even menstruation. The rechargeable battery lasts approximately four to five days, and it is easy to forget that you're wearing it. The only downsides of the Flex 2 are that the band can be difficult to break-in, the device takes a long time to charge, and the band can get sweaty if worn too tightly.
A less expensive option is the 3D TriSport, which tracks steps, mileage and calories burned. This device doesn't track as much data as the Flex 2 or Bellabeat Leaf, but it doesn't require a smartphone and, at $24.99, the 3D TriSport gets the job done at an incredible value.