The Best Wearable Sleep Trackers in 2019 Reviewed

Woman sleeping with a smartwatch to track her sleep
What Are the Best Wearable Sleep Trackers?

I was interested to find out what are some of the most popular wearable sleep tracking devices available to use for me to review.

When I’m considering using a wearable sleep tracker I’d want one that can accurately help me assess sleep quality and quantity.

One of the big benefits of tracking your sleep is being able to help you learn what affects your sleep and how to optimise your sleep stages.

So I went out researching online for what are the highest rated & most recommended sleep trackering wearable products and brands available to buy online.

Top Rated Wearable Sleep Trackers to Buy in 2019

Here is the list of recommended sleep tracking devices that you wear for you to quickly compare.

1. Oura Ring

Oura Ring stealth heritage design
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Where to Buy

The Oura Ring is only available to buy on the official Oura website. Use the Oura ring promo code BIOHACKERSLAB at checkout to get a nice discount on the recommended retail price.

Specifications
  • Heart rate tracker: Yes
  • Activity tracker: Yes
  • Available colors: Silver, black, stealth and premium rose
  • Available sizes: US 6 to US 13 ring size
  • Battery life: Seven days, with wireless charging

The new Oura Ring is my personal favourite sleep ring and I feel is the most accurate.

Oura is the startup behind this new wearable and their goal in creating the original Oura Ring was to make a high-tech wearable that looked like a classy piece of jewellery instead of a big band of rubber on your wrist.

The latest upgrade improves on battery life, memory and design and offers some additional features like circadian alignment and wireless charging. (ref)

Let’s compare some of the other features:

  • Is water-resistant up to 100 meters deep
  • Is the first consumer wearable to feature circadian alignment technology
  • Has a sleek, inconspicuous design
  • Has a long battery life and can be charged wirelessly
  • Has had delivery time issues
  • I had a ring needing replacing under warranty for unexpected battery life

2. Fitbit Charge 3

Fitbit Charge 3

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Specifications
  • Heart rate tracker: Yes
  • Activity tracker: Yes
  • Available colors: Black, blue, plum, teal and special editions gunmetal and lavender rose gold
  • Available sizes: Small, medium, large
  • Battery life: Seven days

Fitbit may be the most widely known brand name in the world of health wearables.

Fitbit been making wearable trackers since 2007 and are pretty much the pioneers of the industry. Fitbit uses their app to keep people motivated with challenges, badges and friendly competition. They offer a wide range of wearable trackers for both casual and serious users. (ref)

Let’s compare some of the other features:

  • Water resistant up to 50m
  • Can be synced to almost any device
  • Comes with guided breathing sessions and reminders to move
  • Can receive calendar, call and text alerts through your app
  • Comes with the option of interchangeable bands to match a casual or formal wardrobe
  • Stores up to 7 days worth of sleep data before needing syncing
  • No option to turn Bluetooth off on device

3. Amazfit Equator

Amazfit Equator

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Specifications
  • Heart rate tracker: No
  • Activity tracker: Yes
  • Available colors: Black and white
  • Available sizes: One size fits all
  • Battery life: Ten days

Amazfit has only been in business since 2014, but they have already sold over 50 million units. They create fashionable wearables that are designed to be inconspicuous with formal attire. They currently have four different activity trackers, the Equator being the most lightweight tracker currently on the market. (ref)

Let’s compare some of the other features:

  • Comes with a one-year limited warranty and a money back guarantee
  • Has a very long battery life
  • Is slim and lightweight
  • Can receive call notifications
  • Is water resistant up to three feet for 30 minutes
  • Is made to have the look and feel of jewelry, making it appropriate for a formal wardrobe
  • Is only available in one size
  • Does not include a heart rate tracker
  • The company is young and does not have a long proven record of quality products

4. Misfit Shine

Misfit Shine

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Specifications
  • Heart rate tracker: No
  • Activity tracker: Yes
  • Available colors: Black, gray, champagne, Coca-Cola red, pure silver, coral, sea glass, storm, topaz and wine
  • Available sizes: One size fits all
  • Battery life: Six months (non-chargeable)

Misfit is committed to three pillars of the future: wellness, fashion and intelligence. They sell an array of smart watches, fitness trackers and accessories. They also have several different apps you can connect with based on what type of device you use and what activities you are tracking. (ref)

Let’s compare some of the other features:

  • Is waterproof up to 50 meters
  • Is available in a plethora of colors
  • Has a long battery life and does not need to be charged
  • Is made to look sleek and fashionable, making it appropriate for a formal wardrobe
  • Their website has a cool customization feature where you can design your color and strap to your tastes
  • Does not include a heart rate tracker
  • Only comes in one size
  • The battery may be cumbersome to buy and replace every six months

5. Withings Sleep Tracking Mat

Withings Sleep Tracking Pad

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The Withings Sleep tracking mat is ideal for people not wanting to wear a sleep tracking device, but rather have it built into the bed. It also is the only device that will measure snoring duration. This is important for people with suspected sleep apnea. The mat slides under your sheet and is easy to get started. The other metrics measured and detected are your sleep stages (REM, light, deep), sleep duration, sleep onset, continuous and average heart-rate.

6. Sleep Shepherd Blue

Withings Sleep Tracking Pad

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Specifications
  • Heart rate tracker: No
  • Activity tracker: No
  • Available colors: Black
  • Available sizes: One size fits all
  • Battery life: Unavailable

Sleep Shepherd’s founder created the company and product as a solution to his daughter’s sleeping disorder. Since then, they have sold over 10,000 units. Unlike other wearables, the Sleep Shepherd Blue is worn around the head when you sleep at night. This allows it to measure in-depth brain activity during sleep. (ref)

Let’s compare some of the other features:

  • Measures brain activity
  • Is equipped with a biofeedback sleep aid that helps you set and achieve sleep goals
  • Includes a 60-day money back guarantee
  • Is backed by independent studies
  • Is the company’s only product—making it their sole focus
  • Is only available in one size and color
  • Requires the latest Apple and Android devices
  • Exclusively measures sleep, not activity or heart rate
  • Battery life information is unavailable
  • While the product is revolutionary, it uses new technology that may or may not yet be reliable

7. Whoop Strap 3.0

The Whoop strap 3.0 is a health wearable that is both an activity tracker and sleep tracker. The Whoop will sync with your cellphone app and tell you how long you were in each sleep cycles (REM, Deep, Light), how many disturbances, what your respiratory rate was, Your HRV and heart rate. This will also help you determine your circadian rhythm to optimize your sleep.

Related Products

Other products and ways for you to consider if you are looking to improve your sleep would be:

Last updated: December 8, 2019

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