Amazfit's upcoming Garmin rival will track over 100 sports for just $50

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Amazfit will soon launch a new fitness tracker that will be able to monitor over 100 different sports, and will cost just $50. Details of the forthcoming Amazfit Band 7 have leaked via GSMArena, including images and a handful of key specifications.

The Band 7 will be a slimline fitness tracker to rival devices like the Garmin Vivosmart 5 and Fitbit Charge 5. It will have an optical heart rate sensor with 24/7 tracking, sleep monitoring, and stress tracking, plus a choice of over 100 workout modes. Many of these will likely only monitor heart rate and time, but the watch will be able to detect certain activities (such as walking and running) and begin tracking automatically.

The new tracker will also have respectable battery life for such a small device, lasting around 18 days in regular use, or nine days in heavy use. That's particularly impressive considering it'll be sporting a bright color AMOLED screen, which will eb relatively power-hungry.

Fitness for all

What we don't know yet is whether the Band 7 will have on-board GPS unit to monitor your runs and hikes. At this price it seems unlikely (most cheap fitness trackers connect to your phone's GPS to keep tabs on your whereabouts), but Amazfit is known for its inexpensive fitness tech.

When asked how that's possible, a spokesperson explained that the company builds its own components rather than buying them from third-party suppliers, which lets it keep production costs down. It can then pass these savings along to customers.

While the best GPS watches like the Garmin Fenix 7 and Forerunner 955 are great tools to help improve your sporting performance, they're also a serious investment – something that might be tough to justify right now as the cost of living continues to rise. 

Simple fitness trackers don't give you as much insight, but can still be a valuable way to keep tabs on your overall health, and nudge your towards making healthier everyday choices.

Cat Ellis

Cat is Homes Editor at TechRadar and former editor of Advnture. She's been a journalist for 15 years, and cut her teeth on magazines before moving online. She helps readers choose the right tech for their home, get the best deals, and do more with their new devices.